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Topic: 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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Kaitlin Kendel from Abilene Emanuel UMC leads a group practicing to lead worship at the Great Plains Annual Conference session during the recent Amp It Up! music camp at Southwestern College. Photo by David Burke

Amp It Up! at music camp

High school students develop talents and a love for leading worship at this annual music camp at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Read More

Chase Crispin, a senior at Nebraska Wesleyan University, practices the organ at First United Methodist Church. His interest inspired the church's music director, Brent Shaw, to start a scholarship at Wesleyan. Photo by Emily Case, Journal Star

Student’s interest spurs growth of Wesleyan organ program

Blind student's dedication to read braille sheet music and memorize his music pieces inspires the creation of a scholarship at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Read More

Church, bishop celebrate pianist’s 70 years of Sundays

"This is my contribution," says Betty Trotter, who was 16-years-old when she started playing piano for the Spring Creek United Methodist Church in Riceville, Tenn. Read More