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

2022 Music ministry

Christmas Music Rehearsals Begin


This is a great time to join a choir! Christmas music rehearsals begin in September, and we have a fun repertoire of seasonal music planned, including a cantata with traditional carols accompanied by handbells and
instrumentalists, and a bluegrass Christmas Jubilee to be presented by the Sanctuary Choir and the JOY Choir. If you love to sing, or would like to learn to ring handbells, please consider joining a choir!  Rehearsals begin on the following schedule:


Tuesday, September 13 at 11:00

JOY Choir in the Fellowship Hall


Wednesday, September 14 at 6:45

Sanctuary Choir in the Choir Room


Monday, September 19 at 7:00

Sanctuary Bells in the Handbell Room

If you are interested in joining, please contact the church office at 478-987-1852.  

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, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (ages 4-5th grade)
in the Back Porch


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: 

Christmas Cantata: The Incarnation by K. Lee Scott

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

Magnificat by John Rutter

Mass in G by Franz Schubert

Messiah selections by G.F. Handel

The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Shaw

The Snow Lay on the Ground by Julian Wachner

What Sweeter Music by John Leavitt

What Sweeter Music by Mark Hayes

For I Know by John Behnke. Commissioned by the Perry UMC Music Ministry in 2016

Christmas Canticles by Benjamin Harlan

International Carol Suites by Mark Hayes