Music Ministry

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. – Psalm 100:1

It’s true – Methodists love to sing! And we are no different here at Coralville UMC. Music is a vital part of our worship experience and one of the many ways we offer praise, love and thanks to God. It gives all who are gathered an opportunity to fully participate in worship, together in one common voice.

Notice that the Psalmist says “make a joyful noise”, not “make a perfect noise”! If you love music and want to share your God-given gifts – whether for one week, a few weeks or every week, we would love to have you join us! Contact Karen in our church office at office@coralvilleumc.org, and she will connect you to one of our music leaders.

Coralville UMC music ministries include:

Contemporary Music
Our contemporary music team skillfully blends a wide range of styles into our worship service, from newer praise songs, both upbeat and contemplative, to familiar hymns presented in fresh settings. Alternative instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, keyboard, and occasional drums.

Celebration Choir
The Celebration Choir is a dedicated group of singers who generously share their musical gifts to enhance our weekly worship. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm. 

Bell Choir
Our hand bell choir represents a rich and beloved musical tradition which is featured in worship during the Christmas and Easter season and other special occasions. They meet for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm, September through June.

Alleluia Choir
All children in grades 1-6 are welcome in the Alleluia Choir. The group meets every Thursday evening at 5 pm to learn and practice music and to participate in other fun activities. Their enthusiastic voices can be heard in worship several times throughout the school year.

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