First United Methodist Church 225 East Duval St. Jacksonville, Fl. 904 356-5618
At FUMC, we believe that music helps to enrich our worship experience and teach God’s truths to God’s people. The Sanctuary Choir sings in varied styles for our morning worship experience. Classical music, spirituals, and hymn anthems, help us to worship God through praise, prayer and understanding. The congregation enjoys singing hymns, old and new, as a way of professing their faith, and expressing their love for God.
The Sanctuary Choir is open to all singers from high school age and up. They meet on Wednesday evenings with the exception of July in the choir room on the first floor of the Boyd Education Building from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition to leading in worship each Sunday, the Sanctuary Choir performs two major works each year in Advent and in Lent/Easter. Special services and concerts include cantatas and oratorios at Christmas and Easter and other occasions.
The Christmas concert has been an annual event in the life of FUMC for the past 30 years in December of 2013. It is always the first Friday night in December in the church sanctuary with outstanding vocal, keyboard, choral, and instrumental artists helping us begin the Christmas season in a festive way. A gala reception follows in the Fellowship Hall. This annual concert is a gift to the community from the church. Donations given are used to help neighborhood charities.