The Bible encourages us to “Sing unto the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of melody, with trumpets and sound of the horn; make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King”.                                                                                                                                                                                    Psalm 98:5-6.

The First United Methodist Church of Warren offers many options of musical praise to our Lord. All ensembles are open to new members; there are no required auditions.  In addition to the musical groups listed below, we encourage solos and small ensembles. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Twylia Voshol, music director, at or 586-264-4701.


Sanctuary Choir

Sanctuary Choir

Vocal choir for high school age-adult. This SATB group sings a variety of Christian music, ranging from classical to contemporary styles, during the 10:30 a.m. service, September to May. Rehearsals are Thursdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.


Bell Choir


Handbell ensemble for all ages. This 5 octave bell choir plays a variety of religious music once a month during the 10:30 a.m. service, September to May. Rehearsals are Thursdays 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Bell Choir


Instrumental Ensemble

Instrumental Ensemble

This drop-in ensemble (band and orchestra instruments) plays monthly during the 10:30 a.m. service, September to May.  Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary,  October to May,  on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m. prior to playing in that morning’s 10:30 a.m. service.


 Praise Band

Praise Band

Praise Band

Vocal and instrumental group for all ages.  This ensemble, presenting contemporary Christian music, participates in the worship  service on the 3rd Sunday of the month, September to May, during the 10:30 a.m. service as an accompaniment to congregational singing. Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, vocals at  9:15 a.m. and instrumentalists at 9:30 a.m.

Note:  rehearsals will be cancelled if Warren Consolidated Schools are not in session due to  inclement weather.


2019 Warren First Winter Music Department Schedule

January 6  Sanctuary Choir

January 13  Sanctuary Choir, Instrumental Ensemble 

January 20  Sanctuary Choir,  Praise Band 

January 27  Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir 

February 3  Sanctuary Choir 

February 10  Sanctuary Choir, Instrumental Ensemble

February 17  Sanctuary Choir, Praise Band

February 24  Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir 

March 3  Sanctuary Choir

March 6 (Ash Wednesday)  Sanctuary Choir 

March 10 (Lent)  Sanctuary Choir,  Instrumental Ensemble 

March 17 (Lent)  Sanctuary Choir,  Praise Band

March 24 (Lent)  Sanctuary Choir,   Bell Choir 

March 31 (Lent)  Sanctuary Choir 

April 7 (Lent)  Sanctuary Choir 

April 14 (Palm Sunday) Sanctuary Choir,  Instrumental Ensemble 

April 18 (Maundy Thursday) Sanctuary Choir 

April 21 (Easter)  Sanctuary Choir, Praise Band,  Bell Choir


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