Music ministry

Perry United Methodist Church has a long tradition of excellent music in worship, and the numerous and varied groups which participate are an integral part of this tradition. "Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy." -- Psalm 33:3

The many gifted individuals and groups who are a part of our extensive music ministry richly enhance our worship experience. Through the glorious sounds of voices, instruments, and handbells, we celebrate the joyful bond between God and our community of faith. There is a place for you in the Perry United Methodist Music Ministry! 

Please email me at for more information.



Dr. Jane Kimbrel

Director of Music Ministries/Organist

The JOY Choir has been invited to sing for the Macon Morning Music Club in Pierce Chapel at Wesleyan College on Thursday, February 8, at 10:30 AM. The Morning Music Club was established in 1912, and the membership includes both music professionals and supporters of music. The Club meets monthly, and supports outreach programs to raise awareness of the arts.


The Sanctuary Bells will attend a handbell festival at
Memorial United Methodist on Amelia Island on February 17. Our ringers will join groups from North Florida for a day of learning and instruction under the direction of
clinician Dr. John Behnke, who retired from the music
faculty at Concordia University Wisconsin.


February Music Ministry Calendar

  8-10:30 JOY Choir Sings at Wesleyan College

13-10:30 JOY Choir Sings at Church Home LifeSpring

14- 6:00 Sanctuary Choir Sings for
Ash Wednesday Service

17- Sanctuary Bells Attend Amelia Island
Handbell Festival

25-9:00 and 11:00 Sanctuary Bells Ring in Worship


Rehearsal schedule


                                           Wednesdays, 6:45 PM -8:15 PM
Choir Room

JOY CHOIR (Older Adults)
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Fellowship  Hall

Mondays, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Handbell Room

Wednesdays, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM (ages 4-5th grade)
the Family Life Center

the sanctuary choir

The Sanctuary Choir offers excellent choral repertoire in a variety of styles to enhance the traditional worship experience. The musical expressions of worship through sung anthems and instrumental music helps worshipers experience the deeper dimensions of faith. The choir fosters a high degree of camaraderie, and provides a community of friendship and fellowship. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15 pm in the Choir Room.

The Sanctuary Choir sings at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am worship services.
Seasonal services accompanied by orchestra are presented throughout the liturgical year. 

Major works include: 

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

Mass in G by Franz Schubert

Messiah selections by G. F. Handel

Magnificat by John Rutter

The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Shaw

The Snow Lay on the Ground by Julian Wachner

International Carols and Suites: Carols of Europe by Mark Hayes

Christmas Cantata: The Incarnation by K. Lee Scott

The Living Last Supper by Ruth Elaine Schram

What Sweeter Music by John Leavitt

All Good Gifts: A Ceremony of Song by John Leavitt

Rhapsody in Bluegrass: A Christmas Jubilee by Joseph Martin

Commissioned Anthem For I Know by John Behnke