During the traditional service, in our historic sanctuary, our Chancel Choir under the direction of Emily Gonsoulin, and accompanied by Marlene Mullenix lead the congregation in traditional Christian hymns. After the sermon, the choir performs an anthem.

The Chancel Choir practices on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room on the second floor.

As Director of Music Ministries, I conduct the Chancel Choir and work to develop a deeper understanding of music’s role in the faith and mission of our church. Since music is such an integral part of worship, it is my goal to grow the program through concerts, events, and special music services. If you are interested in joining the choir or would like to support music ministries at FUMC, I would love to hear from you!


Emily Gonsoulin


Assistant Director

MaryKate Core

10-10-2021 -  I Will Praise Thee, O Lord by Mary Rounsavall, the winner of the composition competition.
10-31-2021 - Chain Breaker
11-14-2021 - The Lord Is My Strength (with Asbury Ringers) Joel Raney weekend
11-28-2021 - Give Me Jesus
12-5-2021 - Selection from Cantata
12-19-2021 - Peace  Christmas Cantata by Joel Raney

Some Important Dates:

10-16-2021 Saturday Practice 1-3 p.m.
11-6-2021 Saturday Practice 9:30 - 12
11-12-2021 to 11-14-2021 Joel Raney Weekend. Mark your calendars for a Friday evening piano concert and a Saturday morning rehearsal with a lunch to follow. We will spend time working with him on our Christmas cantata, how exciting!!

Christmas Cantata
Dec. 19

I Will Praise Thee, O Lord by Mary Rounsavall, is the winner of the composition competition.

Chancel Choir

Upcoming Choral Anthems 

Chancel Choir News

Composition Competition Winner