Music & Arts Ministry

We have discovered a true sense of calling within our faith community to minister through the arts in creative and vital ways. It is our prayer and intention that these developing ministries will transform us, our faith community and beyond by providing opportunities for growth, training, service and worship.

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Advent Evensong

Advent Evensong

December 10 - 7:00p.m. - Sanctuary
Participate in an Evensong service of Advent themed music, poetry and prayer to slow down and focus on this season of hope, anticipating the light we know is coming with Christmas. The service will center around the Advent Antiphons by Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite and music by artists such as The Brilliance and Josh Garrels and Seattle-based musicians, led by musicians from Edmonds UMC, Maple Park Church, and Grace Church Seattle. A freewill offering will be taken to help support our music ministries and desire to continue offering events such as this.

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Handel's Messiah Sing-a-long

Handel's Messiah Sing-a-long

December 17 - 7:00p.m. - Sanctuary
The Music Ministry team at Edmonds UMC invites you into our sanctuary for festive singing! Join your favorite choruses from this masterwork by Handel with soloists from our Chancel Choir. Bring your own musical score or borrow one from our church library! A freewill offering will be taken to help support Music Ministries and continue offering events such as this to our community. We look forward to singing with you!

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Candlelight Christmas Pageant

Candlelight Christmas Pageant

December 24 - 5:00p.m. - Sanctuary
Children's Ministries present the annual Christmas Pageant featuring children of all ages. Come experience the joy of Christ's birth through the eyes of a child.

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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

December 24th – 7:00pm & 9:00pm - Sanctuary
Led by our Chancel Choir, organ and strings, we will hear the story of the birth of Jesus as told in Bible readings and the singing of beloved Christmas carols and hymns. The choir will present anthems by John Rutter, Hector Berlioz, Phillip Stopford, and others. The service will culminate with our beautiful tradition of singing Silent Night, illuminated by candlelight throughout the sanctuary.

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Music Ministry Offerings

Chancel Choir

This group is committed to serving as worship leaders for our corporate worship services. Presenting a wide variety of musical styles, the Chancel Choir is keenly aware of its responsibility and privilege in proclaiming the Good News of Christ throughout our church community. The Chancel Choir also prepares at least one special presentation per year, which is important to the church’s outreach throughout the local community. The choir's main rehearsal is from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings and at 8:00 a.m. Sunday mornings.

Chapel Bells

CHAPEL BELLS is a group of adults who present music in worship on a semi-regular basis, often for special worship services such as Christmas Eve and Easter. They hold a major fund- raiser on the Saturday before Lent starts by preparing and serving dinner, followed by the All-Church Variety Show. They also present concerts at other churches and throughout the community. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Choir on the Move

This group welcomes singers of all ages and generally meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month for a brief rehearsal. The group then goes out into the community bringing the ministry of music to area nursing homes and similar settings.

Various Small Groups

CHARISMA is a talented group of vocalists and instrumentalists who bring a wide variety of musical and worship styles on a semi-regular basis to our services.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE a small group of musicians that provide a variety of musical styles for worship

Instrumentalists & Musicians for Special Music

This growing group of talented musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, works to add a variety of musical gifts to our worship services. Anyone who plays any instrument or sings is encouraged to contact the church music office and leave a message in order to be added to the pool of people available to serve in this way.

Arts Offerings

EUMC Art Gallery

This exciting new ministry brings the visual arts to EUMC by creating exhibits in our east hallway/gallery. This ministry encourages people from our congregation and the greater community to use their artistic gifts in the gallery and in the corporate worship experience. Contact Dana McMechan to find out how you can be involved in this dynamic ministry.

Sound & Production

During our worship services and for special events, volunteers run the sound and projection systems offering their gifts to greatly enhance the congregation meeting together. New volunteers are always welcome to help in this ministry.


As the Music and Arts Ministries of our church grow with a sense of vision and purpose, there is a growing need for people willing to provide office and administrative support for these ministries. These tasks include filing, phone calls, data input, both short- and long-term projects, and general assistance in the music office. Whether you can give a little or a lot of time, we have projects that can fit your schedule!



We are always thrilled to have people join us in our arts ministries. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the church office: 425.778.2119.