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 Traditional Worship Service under the direction of Sam Richards. You are invited to join the Choir. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary.


Worship Band

Plays the 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 worship team, 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 Traditional Worship Service and Judy Hughey serving as organists for our Sunday Service.



Modern Worship - Sundays 10am

Traditional Worship - Saturdays 5pm


113 Grand Avenue, Festus, Missouri 63028