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Music and The United Methodist Church

The choir at First Grace United Methodist Church led a rousing worship for members of the United Methodist Association of Communicators on March 23. The church, formed when two churches merged after Hurricane Katrina, has become a sanctuary church. Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS

Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS


Whether you are singing in worship, community, or prayer, music enriches our lives with its art.

On this page you will find resources, devotions, prayers and more that involve the music we sing and hear during the seasons of the year. We've also included a few useful links that you can use to find additional music resources.

"When you sing, you pray twice." - commonly attributed to St. Augustine


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Scott Mills demonstrates the power of the restored pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City.

Historic organ sets tone for Utah church

Pipe organ restored with pennies, large cash donations and love from Salt Lake City community. Read More

The choir at Plauen United Methodist Church in Sachsen, Germany sings Christmas music.

United Methodist Advent and Christmas Music Quiz

Take this short quiz and see how much you know about the hymns we sing during Advent and Christmas! Read More

Pianist Anna Petrova (second from left) and Molly Carr (right), perform during a concert in New York to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and highlight their “Novel Voices” project. Photo by Ramon Leonardo Cabrera/GFDD.

Pianist, violist seek out ‘Novel Voices’

United Methodist connections have helped a musical duo realize a project — a U.N.-related concert — that helps refugees and highlights human rights. Read More