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.

The Music Department is on summer hiatus until September.  Rehearsals will resume following Labor Day.


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, October 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.



Fall 2019 Warren First UMC Music Department Schedule

September 8  Sanctuary Choir

September 15 Sanctuary Choir,  Praise Band

September 22 Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir

September 29  Sanctuary Choir

October 6  Sanctuary Choir

October 10 (Church Conference)  Sanctuary Choir

October 13 Sanctuary Choir,  Instrumental Ensemble

October 20  Sanctuary Choir,  Praise Band

October 27  Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir

November 3  Sanctuary Choir

November 10  Sanctuary Choir,  Instrumental Ensemble

November 17  Sanctuary Choir,  Praise Band

November 24  Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir

December 1  Sanctuary Choir

December 8  Sanctuary Choir,  Instrumental Ensemble

December 15   Sanctuary Choir,  Praise Band

December 22  Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir

December 24   Sanctuary Choir,  Bell Choir

December 29    Solo

For printable schedule, click here.



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