Nothing moves the heart and spirit like music. At First Unitarian Church, we are blessed by music, lifting us up individually while joining us in community. First Unitarian’s music ministry plays a vital and valued role in Sunday services and provides a welcoming place for musicians of all ages and talents.

There are several ways for members and friends to share their musical talents within the church community. Join one of these choirs, or provide special solo or small ensemble music as an instrumentalist or vocalist. We welcome you!

UU Singers

The UU Singers, our adult choir, performs two times per month. This choir also welcomes high school youth with choral experience. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings (August – May) at the church from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The choir provides a Music worship service each year, and performs occasionally in special concerts in the community. New singers are always welcome to join this fun group! Contact Karen Kraemer atchoir@ucdsm.org.

Bell Avenue Ringers

This musically motivated group of adult handbell ringers join together to create and perform beautiful music one Sunday each month. They rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (August – May). Though not required, some previous musical experience is encouraged. Find out more about joining this enthusiastic group by contacting Karen Kraemer, Choir Director, at choir@ucdsm.org.

Chalice Choir

First Unitarian children and youth rehearse on Wednesday nights starting at 6:00 p.m. (August – May). Rehearsals are filled with age-appropriate musical games, singing, and rhythm instruments sure to engage all young musicians ages 6-12! The Chalice Choir sings in Sunday services quarterly and on special holidays. The Chalice Choir program is directed by musically-talented volunteers as part of the larger Faith Formation RE program. Contact Devon McClurken, Director of Faith Formation, at DRE@ucdsm.org about how your child(ren) can join the musical fun!

Special Musicians

One Sunday each month, special music is provided by musicians from within our congregation and invited guest musicians. If you are a musically trained instrumentalist or soloist interested in sharing your talents by performing in a worship service, please contact our Special Music Coordinator, Barb Martin at specialmusic@ucdsm.org.