In my many years as the Fine Arts Minister here at Parker UMC, I find myself surrounded by the most blessed church family anyone could ask for!
The Fine Arts Ministry at Parker United Methodist Church strives to not only provide meaningful musical worship experiences for the members of the congregation but it also is committed to providing opportunities to use the Arts as a vehicle to integrate the mission work of the Methodist tradition.
The whole PUMC family is welcome to come and participate in this energizing ministry. I invite you to come and experience wonderful fellowship, meaningful music, and the opportunity to share your gifts with our awesome God!!
Director of Fine Arts
Parker UMC Choir
Do you love singing classical to contemporary Christian music with a lively, welcoming group of friends? Then Choir is the place for you! We sing most Sundays at the 8:00am and 9:30 a.m. worship services. We also sing special seasonal cantatas, and participate in the annual Christmas Messiah performance. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00. We welcome new singers throughout the year. If you love to sing, and can stand a few zany musical friends, come join us. We’d love to sing with you.
Did you know a “cambiata” is a particular kind of musical tone? At Parker UMC, Cambiata is a largely contemporary musical tone, filled with praise and joy. We are members of Chorale who carry our musical enthusiasm into music of praise and worship. We rehearse from 6:00-7:00 Wednesday evenings, and sing one Sunday each month. If you need a little more musical fun, we’re always happy to welcome you into our circle. [/one_half]
If your musical style is Southern Gospel/Bluegrass, this is the musical small group for you. In true Bluegrass style, we set our music to guitar and banjo accompaniment. We’re always on the lookout for new players – and singers. Our rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00. We sing monthly at Parker UMC, as well as for occasional community engagements. Contact Debbie Hootman, through the church office for more information.
Hand Bell Ringers
Are you a ringer? Have you always wanted to be a ringer? Either way, you’re invited to be a part of the wonderful world of hand bells. If you read music (or can at least count), we’ll help you figure out the rest. We play a variety of five octave musical pieces monthly at Parker UMC, and as scheduled in the community. We’d love to ring alongside you! Check us out on Monday nights at 5:45, or contact Hope O’Brien through the church office for more information.
Sound System Techs Needed
We are always looking for people who have a head for technology and an ear for music to become trained to help run our sound system on Sunday mornings and for special events such as weddings or funerals. Contact Kurt Stroman.
Solo & Instrumental Opportunities
There are many opportunities to minister to the Parker UMC congregation as a soloist during worship services. If you feel comfortable with your art, we can find a place for you to “sing or play the Spirit”. Contact Kurt Stroman through the church office.
Past Performances and Events
Living Last Supper: A Dramatic Presentation We were very blessed this year to present our version of the Living Last Supper for the Parker community at Parker United Methodist Church. The presentation takes place after Jesus tells his disciples that one of them will betray him. We learn more about each disciple, their character and…
December 7, 2014 This year’s performance of Handel’s Messiah was again a very special time at Parker UMC. Professional musicians and vocalists from around our community as well as members of our congregation brought Handel’s score to life. Videos of this year’s performance are available for viewing in four parts. Part I Part II Part III…
March 29, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 21: 1-11