Music and Fine Arts

Men's Ensemble

Our men’s group meets on scheduled Wednesdays to learn TTBB music they will present during Sunday worship and other worship events.

Gospel Ensemble

This group meets regularly to learn music in the gospel style to present in the worship services and other worship events.

Handbells

This group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in Oaks Hall. They play a 5-octave set of handbells and chimes and often play on Sunday mornings and for community events. Membership is open as space is available.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir leads traditional worship each Sunday morning for the 9:30 and 11:00 am services. This choir is open to adults who feel a call to serve God through the musical gifts He has given them. The choir sings a wide variety of hymn arrangements and choral classics as well as more contemporary music. This group also presents several special programs throughout the year and sings for many community events. They meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Sanctuary Choir, you are welcome to join at any time during the year. Nursery is provided.

Fine Arts Academy

Our mission is clear – Glorify God through experiencing various Fine Arts genres and providing individualized and group instruction in the areas of instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, and art with an emphasis on Christian principles. For more information on the Fine Arts Academy please contact Muriel Sosebee at msosebee@mceachernumc.org

Private Lessons

The McEachern Methodists Fine Arts Academy offers a variety of individual lesson opportunities throughout the year. The teachers employed by the academy are screened, undergo background checks, and are fully backed by FAA and MMUMC.

Tanya Ghoreishi Scholarship Fund

This music ministry scholarship fund was established in 2008 by the Sanctuary Choir to aid and encourage church members to further their education. It was named after Tanya Ghoreishi, the Minister of Music at that time. The choir wished to honor her contribution to the ministry of McEachern Memorial U.M.C. The scholarship will be awarded this year to a high school senior who is headed to an accredited college or technical/vocational school. You do not need to be pursuing a degree in the arts to apply for or receive this scholarship. It is subject to the following regulations:

  1. Candidate must have been a member of McEachern Memorial UMC for a minimum of two years.
  2. Candidate should be an active member during those two years.
  3. Candidate should be in good standing with their current high school with regular attendance.
  4. Candidate must complete the application form and, if requested, be willing to appear before the selection committee.
  5. Scholarship money is paid directly to the educational institution to be applied to the student’s tuition account.
  6. The music team will review the applications and determine the recipient of the scholarship.
  7. Changes to the above requirements must be approved by the music team.

A copy of these regulations shall be kept on file in the church business office.