Music & Worship Arts
Fine Arts ministry is an important part of the life of Countryside United Methodist Church. Our worship services offer every person the opportunity to join with others and “sing [our] great Redeemer’s praise” through hymns both old and new, as well as contemporary praise music. Worship services are also enhanced by a wide variety of music & arts offered by Countryside’s many groups. We welcome your participation. Jamie Meyer is our Director of Worship and Arts. She can be reached at 785-266-7541 or email@example.com
This is open to volunteers of all ages and all musical backgrounds. Leading music for the 11:00 AM Sanctuary Service, the choir sings sacred music from a wide variety of styles. Directed by Bill Anderson.
This is a small group that sings a variety of jazz, gospel and contemporary selections. The ensemble leads the congregation in worship twice a month at the 8:30 AM Sanctuary Service, late August through June. Directed by Jamie Meyer, 785-266-7541.
This group of women enjoys singing and praising God and is open to women of all ages, including senior high youth. The ensemble leads the congregation at the 8:30 AM service once a month, September through June. Directed by Jamie Meyer 785-266-7541
Children’s Choir Camp
Our children’s choirs meet during the Wednesday for Kids program which is held September through May on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30. The children sing once a month in worship during the school year, and perform a spring musical. The Alleluia Singers, directed by Jamie Meyer, is for children in grades 3-6. The Promise Choir, directed by Donna Conklin, is for children in grades 1 and 2. For more details, call Jamie Meyer (266-7541).
Countryside Singers: Meet weekly through the school year!
Countryside Singers is for youth in grades 7-12. They practice Sundays at 4:45 PM and sing in services throughout the year. Lindsey Stewart is their director.
If you play an instrument, or have played in the past, you have an opportunity to join our church orchestra. This group rehearses the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month, September through May, from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Chapel. Directed by Jamie Meyer, 785-266-7541.
Celebration Praise Band
Responsible for leading the music for the Celebration Service, this team of musicians meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-7:45 PM. Directed by Jamie Meyer 785-266-7541.
Youth Praise Band
Open to all youth (grades 7-12), who enjoy singing or playing an instrument, we play contemporary Christian music, practicing Sundays at 4:40 PM in the Celebration Center.
Handbell Choirs-Meet weekly through the school year.
Countryside is pleased to be home to numerous handbell choirs. Handbells provide a unique opportunity to belong to a small musical community. If you are interested in participating in one of our handbell ensembles contact Jamie Meyer for placement (266-7541).
Dance Troupe-is not meeting at this time.
(An energetic group of youth, ranging in age from grades 1-10 make up our dance troupe. Using a variety of dance moves and techniques, the troupe brings dance into our worship services on a regular basis.)
Hands in Praise-Meet Sunday Mornings
Puppet ministry open to all youth grades 7-12. This group meets on the stage in the Celebration Center Sunday mornings from 8:15-9:05 AM, Sept. through May. Directed by Bill Anderson.
Jr. High Puppet Ministry-Meet weekly through the School year!
This puppet ministry is for beginning puppeteers. Jeff Hinshaw, along with Bill Anderson will instruct the youth in proper techniques and stage presence for the puppets. This group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm. Contact Jamie Meyer, Worship & Arts director for more information at 266-7541.