“I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing
The Music and Arts ministries of Salem United Methodist Church are an active and
growing ministry at Salem UMC. We believe that music is an integral part of the worship service
and not just a creative outlet. Music moves something in our hearts that hearing only words
cannot, fine arts have to ability to awaken our senses and make worship even more meaningful.
Salem UMC is committed to the Music and Arts ministries and encourages all those to come and
make a joyful noise NO MATTER the level of ability!
CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES
ALL CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES ARE OPEN TO ANYONE WISHING TO DEDICATE
THEIR TALENTS AND TIME AS A MUSICAL OFFERING TO GOD. No auditions are
required, just a commitment to serve.
The Chancel Choir performs a variety of music including classical, traditional, hymns and
spirituals. It rehearses and sings in worship weekly. The choir performs with orchestra several
times a years. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Salem’s Youth Choir is a new opportunity for the 2017-2018 school year! Open to all guys and
girls, 6th-12th grades who like to sing, play drums or just enjoy music. They sing during various
worship services and for special programs and events. During the summer, the choir attend a
music camp in Lake Junaluksa, NC in June. Rehearsals are Sundays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Salem’s children’s choir introduces children to the wonderful world of expressing their faith
through music. All choirs sing at various services and special events. Children’s choirs rehearse
the last Sunday of every month during Sunday School and Sunday evenings from 5:45-6:30pm.
Our handbell choir provides special music for prelude or anthem once a month. We are blessed
to have a three-octave set of Malmark handbells and a three-octave set of Choir chimes. They
rehearse on Sunday afternoons at 4:00, but take some time off during the summer months. This
group is open to anyone interested in ringing and is directed by Mr. James David Lindler. The
ability to read music is not required to be in the handbell choir. The only prerequisite is a desire
to serve the Lord through music