The music program at Plainfield UMC embodies a spirit of service, fellowship, commitment, and involvement. From the newly-renovated carillon that calls us to worship, music supports our worship services in many ways and involves both gifted volunteers and professional performers. The Bell Choir and Chancel Choir energize and embellish the worship experience primarily in the 8:30AM service. Meditative organ preludes and uplifting organ solos by Kathleen Hermansen are complimented by other soloists, brass ensembles, string ensembles, and specialty performances. These all contribute to the musical diversity that makes worship at PUMC a special experience that touches spirits in exciting ways!
Summer Music Help Needed
Our summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, May 29 with one worship service at 10:00AM. We are asking for volunteers to help worship God through music. We welcome singers and instrumentalists to contribute special music. If you need an accompanist, please submit your music two weeks before your date. Once you have selected your music, please contact the church office to let Cheryl know the title and composer of your piece for the bulletin. If you have questions, please contact Beth Best via email or at the church office.
Chancel Choir welcomes singers of high school age and older to this SATB choral worship experience. Under the direction of Beth Best, the choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00PM to 8:00PM, and prepares anthems that include diverse styles of music: from light masterworks to gospel, spirituals to Mozart ~ and up-tempo contemporary selections as well. Often accompanied on organ, piano, drums, bass guitar, and electronic instruments which add color and vitality to their presentations, they lead worship at the 8:30am service each Sunday morning. For more information, please contact Beth Best via email or at the church office.
Led by Megan Marconi, the Worship Band augments and enhances the musical offerings of the service with praise hymns, interpretations from The Faith We Sing hymnal Worship and Song book, and other contemporary Christian music. In addition to Megan providing lead vocals and, band members include Chip Mackley (guitar), Mary Snydersmith (bass), Eric Wellman (drums), and Kathy Hermansen (piano). Participation is welcome from others, including youth members!
Calling all ladies! If you are middle school age and up, we would love you to join PUMC's new Women's Choir! For more information or to join, contact Director Megan Marconi via email or at the church office.
The Bellissimo Handbell Choir welcomes those middle school age and up (with some ability to read music). They rehearse Saturday mornings at 9AM in the Sanctuary and share music at both 8:30AM and 11AM services, once or twice a month. For more information or to join, contact Director Megan Marconi via email or at the church office. Bellissimo is a beautiful way to enhance worship through music!
Children’s Choir (K-5)
The Children’s Choir normally meets every Wednesday from 6PM to 6:30PM in the music room. No pre-registration is required. Simply bring your voices and your enthusiasm to praise God in song. Due to the ongoing health precautions surrounding the pandemic, we have paused the Children's Choir. Stay tuned for more details! For more information, contact Karyn Holstead via email or at the church office.