First United Methodist Church of Decatur supports a vibrant and active music program under the direction of Mary Beth Sederburg. Three groups provide music enhancement for Sunday morning worship:

  • Sanctuary Choir
  • First Brass
  • First A’Peals handbell choir

Additional group members are always welcomed and appreciated. There are no auditions. Just show up for rehearsals and give us a try!

Sanctuary Choir

Open to any singers who are high school and older. The choir sings most Sundays throughout the year leading worship with a variety of musical styles.

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsals
Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Choir Room – Second Floor.

First Brass

Open to any brass players, high school and older. The ensemble leads worship about once a month. In addition to hymns, the group plays standard brass quartet or quintet literature, ranging in difficulty from easier to intermediate.

First Brass Rehearsals
Thursdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Choir Room – Second Floor

First A'Peals Bells

Open to those who read music. The group leads worship about once a month. We have five octaves of bells requiring 13 ringers, but we can also play literature for 3 and 2 octaves if there are not enough participants. Music ranges in difficulty from easy to intermediate.

First A’Peals Bells Rehearsals
Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:30am
Bell Room – Second Floor

Additional Music Opportunities

In addition to the groups listed, Mary Beth Sederburg also likes to encourage capable musicians to share their talents in worship by scheduling various solos, duets, and small ensembles.

There are additional opportunities for those who play electric bass, keyboard, guitar (acoustic or electric), drums, etc. to share their talents.

For further information, contact Mary Beth Sederburg.