Music Ministry

Music Ministry

Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.  Psalm 21:13

Adults, youth & children are welcome to participate in our music mnistries at Genesis UMC.  The music ministry is a vital part of our church life offering all styles of church music for all ages.

If you are interested in participating in any of the music ministries, contact our music directors Helga Bogardus,, or Christina Johnson,

Vocal Groups

A traditional SATB ensemble, the style of music sung by the Genesis Chancel Choir varies from classical to contemporary. The choir rehearses each Tuesday at 7 p.m., and leads music on Sundays at 11:20 a.m. We are often accompanied by the Genesis Instrumental Ensemble, one of our Handbell Choirs, or the Horns of Praise.

Chancel Choir

The Genesis Praise team leads music at 9 am each Sunday. The praise team consists of vocalists who are often accompanied by a keyboardist, a guitarists, a drummer and percussionist, or a bass player, This group rehearses on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m.

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Instrumental Groups

Talented musicians who play woodwind, brass, string or percussion instruments come together to create an ensemble that participates in worship from time to time. Rehearsals are right after the 11:20 a.m. service on Sundays.

If interested, please email your name, contact information, instrument, and general level of playing to Helga Bogardus so she can prepare arrangements with proper instrumentation.  At least 2 years of middle school band experience is needed to play.


This adult handbell group rings 4 octaves of Malmark handbells and choir chimes. Some music reading experience is required to join this choir. We rehearse each Monday at 7 pm. We ring at least once a month for the 11:20 am service; accompanying the choir, the congregation, as well as solo handbell choir pieces.