Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local restrictions, participation in our Music ministries is limited. Contact Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music, for more information.

Bethany United Methodist Church has a growing and diverse music ministry with opportunities for people of all ages, musical interests, and abilities. If you enjoy music, there is a place for YOU!

Weekly Worship Ensembles

Bethany Choir
Wednesdays, 7:30 PM ~ Music Suite

The Bethany Choir provides music for the Sunday, 11:00 AM (8:45 AM starting Aug 15) worship service each week. This group prepares more advanced music in all styles; classical, gospel, contemporary Christian, spirituals, etc. The choir presents larger choral works at Christmas and/or in the Spring. No Wednesday rehearsals in July. No audition required.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Messengers of Grace
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM ~ Worship Center

Messengers of Grace provides contemporary praise & worship style music for the Sunday, 9:30 AM (11:15 AM starting Aug 15) worship services each week. This is a versatile group of vocalist and instrumentalists.  Audition required.
Contact: Nic Whitworth

Bethany Orchestra - Beginning Aug 26
Thursdays, 6:30 PM ~ Music Suite

The Bethany Orchestra is composed of adults and youth who play brass, woodwind, strings, or percussion. The full orchestra occasionally play during regular worship, concerts, cantatas, and other special events. Various instrumental opportunities each week in worship.
Season:  August - May
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Saturday Praise
Saturdays, 4:00 PM ~ Worship Center

Saturday Praise is a relaxed group that provides a blend of traditional, gospel, and contemporary praise & worship style music for the Saturday, 5:00 PM worshp service each week. No mid-week rehearsal. Music reading ability desirable.
Contact: Nic Whitworth

Chapel Musicians
Sundays, 9:00 AM ~ Chapel

The Chapel Musicians provide music for the Sunday, 9:30 AM worship service in the Grimes Chapel each week. Chapel musicians choose one Sunday a month to play Taizé style music for the contemplative musical communion service.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Other Ensembles
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local restrictions, participation in our Music ministries is limited. Contact Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music, for more information.

Grace Notes - Coming Soon!
Women's Ensemble
Wednesdays, 9:00 PM ~ Music Suite

Grace Notes Women's Ensemble is open to all women; music-reading ability helpful; all styles of music; sings occasionally for 8:15 & 11:00 (8:45 AM starting Aug 15) worship and concerts. No audition required.
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Journeymen - Coming Soon!
Men's Ensemble
Wednesdays, 9:00 PM ~ Music Suite

Journeymen Men's Ensemble is a group who occasionally sings for Sunday, 8:15 & 11:00 AM (8:45 AM starting Aug 15) worship and concerts. This group sings spirituals, gospel, and hymms. Music reading ability desirable. No audition required.
Contact: Jamieson McCaffity

Bethany Bells - Coming in September!
Thursdays, 7:30 PM ~ Music Suite

Bethany Bells is an intermediate level handbell choir that occasionally plays for Sunday, 8:15 & 11:00 AM (8:45 AM starting Aug 15) worship and concerts. Music reading ability is helpful. Audition required.
Season: August - May
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Hallelujah Ringers - Coming in September!
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM ~ Music Suite

Hallelujah Ringers is a beginning to intermediate level handbell choir that plays occasionally for worship and concerts. Music reading ability is helpful.
Season: August - May
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Youth Music
PURE SOUND
Grades 6-12
Sundays, 4:30 PM ~ Music Suite

PURE SOUND is a dynamic youth choir for Grades 6 - 12. We sing periodically during worship and concerts, and we go on an annual summer outreach tour.
Contact: Jamieson McCaffity

JAM
Grades 6-12
Sundays, 5:30 PM ~ S-100

Jam Teaching youth to worship and lead in today’s alternative music styles. ALL youth who are interested in being part of Praise and Worship are welcome. Bring your guitars, drums, horns, voice, etc. and a worshipful attitude, and to worship and lead in today's alternative music styles.
Contact: Nic Whitworth

Bethany Orchestra - Beginning Aug 26!
Thursdays, 6:30 PM ~ Music Suite

The Bethany Orchestra is composed of adults and youth who play brass, woodwind, strings, or percussion. We occasionally play during regular worship, concerts, cantatas, and other special events. (audition required)
Season:  August - May 
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music

Student Ministries

Kids Music
** Kids Music programs are currently not active due to COVID-19
Do you love working with kids?

Consider volunteering in our Children's Music program!
Contact: Don McAvoy, Executive Pastor of Worship & Music


Kidz Fantastik!
Grades 3 - 5
Wednesdays, 6:15 PM ~ Rm D-219/220

Kidz Fantastik occasionally sings for worship and presents a children's choir concert in the spring.
Season:  September - May

Joy Singers
Grades 1-2
Wednesdays, 6:15 PM ~ Rm D-222/223

Joy Singers occasionally sing for worship. This level teaches the rudiments of music and instills a love of music.
Season:  September - May

Kidzpraise!
Four Year Old - Kindergarten
Wednesdays, 6:15 PM ~ Rm D-217/218

Kidzpraise! occasionally sing for worship. This level teaches the rudiments of music and instills a love of music.
Season:  September - May

Children's Minstries

All God's People (Special Needs Adults)
All God's People Music
Chime Choir for Special Needs Adults
Sundays. 11:30 AM ~ Room D-213

All God's People* Music is a chime choir of adults from the All God's People special needs Sunday school class. Adaptive notation is used. This is a fun and challenging activity for all. Performs at Christmas and Spring Concerts
Contact: Jude Richard

*All God's People is a Special Sunday School Class for males and females, high school age and older, who have special needs. As with all other Bethany missions, you do not have to be a member of Bethany in order to participate.

Special Needs Ministries