Music Ministry

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!

PUMC’s Bell Choir Will Ring Again… SOON!

Would you like to be part of a group that enhances worship through music?! If your answer is “Yes!”, then Bell Choir is a great place for you! We are looking for middle schoolers and older with a minimum of low-moderate ability to read music. *


Things to know:

  • The Bell Choir rehearses Saturday mornings at 9:00AM in the Sanctuary beginning September 17.

  • We share our music once/twice per month at either the 8:30AM or 11:00AM service.

  • Our first Sunday to share music will be October 2 at the 8:30AM service.


If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Director Megan Marconi at 815-302-5781 or via email.

PUMC Worship Band’s “Musician Search”

The PUMC Worship Band is looking for guitarists (electric and/or acoustic) and vocalists! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM and share music Sunday mornings at the 11:00AM service. If you are high school age or older and would like more information or would like to join, please contact Director Megan Marconi at 815-302-5781 or via email. Music is a wonderful way to worship together, enhance the congregational experience, and have fun!

PUMC Music Ministry Groups

Chancel Choir

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.

Worship Band

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!

Women's Choir

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.

Bell Choir

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.