Chapel Choir

Chapel ChoirThe Chapel Choir has a rich history at First United Methodist Church. Since 1960, this choir led Sunday worship at the 9:30 service during the school year. They now collaborate with other choirs during the 10:00 a.m. service. The Chapel Choir is open to all high school youth regardless of musical abilities or background. You can start at any time throughout the year! 

For the past 48 years, the choir has participated on a week-long Spring Break musical trip spreading God’s message in words and song to congregations throughout North America, including such places as New York City, Boston, Denver, St. Simon’s Island, Memphis, Pensacola, Nashville, Toronto, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, Ft. Worth, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Wilmington, and many communities in between. The 2020 tour was suspended due to the coronovirus pandemic and will likely not take place in 2022. 

Choir members practice Sunday morning after the 10:00 a.m. worship service in preparation for concerts. Members also give their time through fundraising and mission trip activities at church. The youth are actively involved at their schools in athletics, speech, band, choir, dance, and many clubs.

The Chapel Choir goals are to:

  • Share our faith in Jesus Christ through our music and our actions.
  • Learn to participate in the leading of a Worship Service.
  • Grow in our music skills through our rehearsal and performance schedule.
  • Develop new relationships within our own group
  • Learn to participate in and contribute to a large, diversified group.

The Chapel Choir typically rehearses on Sundays from 11:15 to 12:00 p.m.

Choir Director: 
Nick Loos, Director
Accompanist: 
Kevin Zehme
Rehearsal Time: 
Sundays, 11:30pm to 12:15pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Chapel Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 10:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 29 2022 except Sun Apr 17 2022.

News and Events

Children's Choirs Start Soon

We hope you and your children will join us for choir this year! We have choirs for all ages from four through grade 12! Join anytime with a lot, a little, or no experience!

Children’s choir rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, September 14. Come to the parlor a few minutes before your choir rehearsal time to register for choir or register online.

Choir ages/grades and times are below. Please note that we have changed some of the ages and grades for the choirs this year.

Register for Children’s Choir in the Parlor then to rehearsal: 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

  • 4:30 p.m. – Angel Choir (4 & 5-year-olds & K) – Room 16
  • 5:00 p.m. – Cherub Choir (1st – 3rd grades) – Chapel Hall
  • 5:00 p.m. – Chorister Choir (4th – 5th grades) – Fellowship Hall
  • 5:45 p.m. – Connection Choir (6th – 8th grades) – Fellowship Hall

| Online Choir Registration |

Have a child in high school? Join Chapel Choir!

Join Chapel Choir (grades 9-12) for rehearsal on Sundays. They will be rehearsing on September 4 at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. It's not too late to join! For more information, contact Nick Loos, Chapel Choir director, at loos.nicholas@gmail.com or stop by a Sunday rehearsal.

Christmas Eve Services 2021

You are Invited to Celebrate Christmas Eve with us!
Join us on Friday, December 24! 

4:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Family Worship

A worship celebration specially geared toward children and their families, with music provided by the Children's Choirs (Angel, Cherub, Chorister, and Connection Choirs).

Worship Service on YouTube


9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring our Chancel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing.

Worship Service on YouTube  Worship Service Bulletin


11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Greet the first moments of Christmas morning with a traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chapel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing.

Worship Service on YouTube  Worship Service Bulletin

Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Join the Chapel Choir as they present their Christmas Concert, Christmas Blessings on Sunday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations are sincerely appreciated. All money raised supports the Chapel Choir program and future choir tours. Come celebrate our blessings this year!

Christmas Eve Services

You Are Invited to Celebrate Christmas Eve with us!
Join us on Thursday, December 24! 

4:00 p.m. - Family & Children Christmas Eve Service

This family service is prerecorded and features some of the members of our children's choirs and church families. Pastor John leads us!

View Video


7:00 p.m. Online Family Christmas Eve Service

This service will be on Zoom and feature the Chapel Choir with Pastor Claude offering the sermon.

View Bulletin | View Music


10:00 p.m. Online Traditional Christmas Eve Service

This service will be live on Zoom and most closely follow our traditional Christmas Eve worship service. Pastor Claude officiates.

View Bulletin | View Music

Celebrating Chapel Choir Seniors

This weekend, we would have celebrated the 50th Chapel Choir Tour, and, in a few weeks, our current Chapel Choir, who would have been leaving for their annual tour.

In honor of these canceled celebrations, Deacon Wes created a video to celebrate our Chapel Choir seniors and congratulate them on their graduation! Enjoy!

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