Being the visible and active presence of Christ in our community

Tomoka United Methodist Church offers many opportunities for involvement in the Music and Worship Ministry of the church.

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Music and Worship

We believe that all people are called to “love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength”; and that all Christians are admonished to “speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.”

The goal of the Music and Worship Ministry is to equip the entire congregation to worship in a way that gives honor and praise to God. That means that some people will lead from the chancel area while others offer praises from wherever they are in the sanctuary. God doesn’t care where you sit, but God is concerned with what you offer from your heart during worship!

Music Ensembles

For those individuals who are comfortable with participating in a more visible way during worship we offer several opportunities to sing or play musical instruments:

Agape Handbells

The Agape Handbell Choir rehearses August through May, on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Music reading skills are crucial for this group. Previous musical experience is also very helpful.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings weekly at the 10:30 worship service and performs a diverse selection of choral styles. Our rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., August to May. Please join us for rehearsal, fellowship, devotion, and worship! Developed musical skills are helpful, but not necessary.

Melodeez

Our women’s ensemble rehearses on Thursday at 7:00 p.m., August to May. Melodeez performs a wide variety of different styles of music, and sings in worship at least once a month, as well as special services throughout the year. Membership in the Chancel Choir is encouraged.

Soloists and Ensembles

Individuals and small groups are encouraged to present vocal or instrumental offerings during both of our worship times on Sunday morning.

Please Contact the Music Director for more information about any of the music ensembles!

Non-musical Ways to Serve

If you would rather serve in a way that doesn’t involve musical performance you may consider the following:

Acolyte

Carry the light of Christ in at the beginning of worship and out at the end. Children, youth, and adults are all welcome to be acolytes in our worship services.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is responsible for decorating the sanctuary for worship, including paraments, banners, and special displays. In addition, they prepare communion each week.

Liturgist

The liturgist leads the congregation in the Call to Worship, Affirmation of Faith, and assists the pastor during the worship service, including Holy Communion.

Usher/Greeter

The Ushers and Greeters are available to welcome all people to Tomoka United Methodist Church, and are ready to assist in any way!

Remind

If you would like to opt in to periodic updates concerning the Music and Worship ministry visit the Remind website. You may choose to receive updates via text message, email, or both.

Join the Music Ministry Remind list.

Join the Acolytes Remind list.