Joy is a recurring theme at First UMC

and music is a great expression of that joy!

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

Chancel Choir

Sings all year except August at our 10:45 am Traditional Worship Service under the direction of Sam Richards. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:15 pm in our choir room. We would love to have YOU join us in song!


Worship Band

Plays the 9:15 am Modern Worship Service. Their style and song selection are much like what you hear on Joy FM 99.1 FM. If you have a talent that may fit our band, contact us to get connected with Paige Laiben, our Modern Worship Leader.

Christmas Musical

For nearly 100 years First UMC has provided a spectacular Christmas Musical for our Community with local celebrities and professional musicians. Mr. Scott Gray has been conducting since 1985. The house is always packed. Watch for your opportunity to participate and attend.

Organ / Piano

We are grateful for Andrea Johnson serving as pianist for our Saturday 6pm Casual Traditional Worship Service and Donna Feig and Judy Hughey serving as organists for our Sunday10:45 am service.​


First United Methodist Church - Festus/Crystal City

113 Grand Avenue, Festus, Missouri 63028

636.937.6205  ~  Rev. Tish Green