Ministry through music is a centerpiece of worship and fellowship at Johns Creek United Methodist Church. Our music offerings are stylistically diverse and reflect our commitment to sharing the gospel of Christ through music in song, worship, fellowship and special events. It is our hope that everyone who participates in the Music Ministries program is challenged to grow in Christ and to experience God's unconditional love through the love of music that we all share. Whether you are a professional musician or just a music lover, we have a place for you!
Children & Youth Programs
All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join in singing, fun and fellowship! Weekly rehearsals take place on Sundays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. This ensemble participates regularly in Sunday morning worship, church-sponsored mission events and attends summer choir tour annually. Contact Meg Gurtcheff for more information.
JOYFUL NOISE CHOIR
Children in 1st-5th grades are invited to participate in the Joyful Noise Choir. Practice is on Wednesday from 6:00-6:30pm in Room 200. The Joyful Noise Choir is part of the Wednesday Mid-Week Program which runs from 5:00-7:00pm. Dinner is served from 5:30-6:00pm and J-Walkers (1st-5th grade fellowship) takes place from 6:30-7:00pm. Contact Meg Gurtcheff for more information.
Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten are invited to sing in the Cherub Choir. Practice is on Wednesday from 5:10-5:30pm in Room 132. Cherub Choir is part of Wednesday Mid-Week Program, with dinner served from 5:30-6:00pm. Contact Meg Gurtcheff for more information.
The Chancel Choir is open to all who enjoy singing and sharing music and wish to enter a commitment to create music with others to share the glory of God. A wide variety of musical abilities are welcome in the Chancel Choir. This choir primarily leads worship at the 11:00 am worship service on Sunday mornings. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings 7:30pm-9:00pm. The Chancel Choir also performs a variety of concerts throughout the year. You can join by attending one of our regularly scheduled rehearsals. Contact Nathan Frank OR Meg Gurtcheff for more information.
J.O.Y. SINGERS: SENIOR ADULT CHOIR
The Joy Singers is a ministry of the Johns Creek United Methodist Church. It provides an opportunity for anyone 55+ to be involved in the joy of singing. We share the joy we have as a group, showing the love of God as we interact with our audiences. “Lifting voices in song remains a chief way that we praise God. Singing praises together unites minds and hearts, breath and voices – indeed the whole being – in praise.” (Hakyoung Cho Kim)
The Singers sing throughout the community, sometimes for our senior adult group at JCUMC, sometimes for retirement communities, for assisted living residences and nursing facilities, and for other opportunities that may arise. Singing as senior citizens has been shown scientifically to be one of our best activities, offering a myriad of benefits. It increases our brain functionality, increases our self confidence, and helps to ensure a better quality of life through regular interaction with others. Taking deep breaths and letting the air out slowly builds your core. Stress tends to disappear as one is singing.
For more information, contact Charlie Boone.
The Johns Creek Orchestra is composed of adult and youth instrumentalists. Experience levels range from beginner to professional. They play regularly in the 11:00 worship service, as well as for the Christmas POPS. They rehearse Sundays, 12:30-1:30 pm. Contact Meg Gurtcheff firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The adult handbell choir participates periodically in Sunday morning worship services. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:15 to 7:15 pm. Contact Charlie Boone for more information.
About the Organ
The congregation of Johns Creek United Methodist Church decided that it was time to build a dedicated worship space. It was always accepted as fact that this space, the sanctuary, would be furnished with the finest pipe organ obtainable. An organ committee was formed and began the process of selecting an organ builder. Trips were made to hear organs in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Roswell, Greenville, South Carolina, and St. Paul, Minnesota. A builder was selected and a design formulated. However the funding of an organ project was not slated for the initial phase of building due to the cost.
It has long been known that rebuilding and installing a used pipe organ was less expensive than having a new one built. Trinity Church, Wall Street, NYC had a very large pipe organ in storage. The church had removed the pipe organ from its sanctuary after the attacks on the World Trade Center. It was thought that dust from the collapse of the towers (just blocks from Trinity Church) had irreparably damaged the organ. Continue Reading...