This ministry empowers the laity so that they can contribute both leadership and behind –the-scene efforts to support our three unique and meaningful worship services each week. Volunteers take on such roles as recruiting ushers, preparing communion, coordinating those who operate the A-V equipment, and scheduling and training liturgists.
Solo and Ensemble Musical Presentation
Members and friends are encouraged to contact Samuel Kwok, the Director of Worship and Music Ministries to schedule a musical offering in our worship services.
Instruments at FUMC
The rich tradition of instrumental music has been lovingly supported by gifts, memorials, bequests, and budget line items with the church. The instruments in the church serve as an essential resource for services and celebrations and as such receive regular professional maintenance and tuning.
- THE ORGAN – Part of the church’s 150th year renovation project, it is a three-manual tracker Holtkamp with 43 ranks, 33 stops, and 2,296 pipes.
- PIANOS – A 1987 Baldwin grand “L” for the Sanctuary; a 1972 Yamaha upright “U1” for the Fellowship Hall, and a 1968 Yamaha studio “P2” for the choir room.
- HANDBELL & HANDCHIME SETS – A five-octave 1982 Schulmerich, a three-octave 1973 Malmark, and a five-octave 2003 Malmark handchime set along with assorted mallets and percussion instruments. Recently, we received a three-octave set of Schulmerich from the former members of Hope UMC. Thanks to the great support of FUMC Foundation for spending $7,000 to do a complete refurbishment of our five-octave 1982 Schulmerich Handbell set.
Those interested in sharing their musical gifts are invited to contact Koi Hin Samuel Kwok, our Director of Worship & Music Ministries at 338-7653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.