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

Fall Service of Music

Sunday, September 17, 2023

at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Services

presented by The Sanctuary Choir and String Quartet

with State Representative Bethany Ballard, narrator


A Ceremony of Song

Classic Hymns of Praise and Thanksgiving

by John Leavitt

Dr. Carol Goff's Music Featured in a Daily Devotional App that you can download!

Dr. Carol Goff's piano music is being featured in the daily devotional app d365. 

This 5-minute daily devotional can be found in the app store of your cellphone as d365.

The hymn selections performed are from her recent recordings Songs for the Soul.

We are so fortunate to have Carol on our music staff!

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, 4:45 PM-6:15 PM (ages 4-5th grade)
in 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: 

Sing Gloria! A Concert of Worship for Christmas by David Hamilton

In the Final Week by John Purifoy

Rhapsody in Bluegrass: A Christmas Jubilee by Joseph Martin

In the Final Week by John Purifoy
Sing Gloria! A Concert of Worship for Christmas
 by David Hamilton

Witness:  Revealing the Power of the Living Christ by Lloyd Larson

International Carols and Suites:  Carols of Europe by Mark Hayes

Come, Touch the Robe by Pepper Choplin

Christmas Canticles by Benjamin Harlan

God's Wondrous Love by Robert Lau

What Sweeter Music:  A Christmas Cantata by Dr. John Leavitt

At the Ninth Hour by Tim Long and Allen Pote

The Snow Lay on the Ground by Julian Wachner

What Sweeter Music by Mark Hayes

Followers of the Lamb by Lee Dengler and Susan Naus Dengler