Music Ministry

Join in Singing Praises to God at First Church Hershey

Worship is the focus of musical life at First United Methodist Church. Our congregation sings hymns and songs from a wide variety of traditions and backgrounds. Instruments used to support our singing include the pipe organ, piano, keyboard, guitars, drums, and more.

Opportunities to participate in a singing choir are available for all ages. Instrumentalists are invited to help lead worship by providing special musical selections as well as by supporting the congregational song.

Children’s and Youth Choirs

  • Kid's Music (K - 6th Grade):  Sundays 4:30 p.m. Children are given an introduction to group singing and playing various instruments including Orff instruments, drums, Boomwhackers®, ukuleles, bells, and chimes. This group will participate in 10:00 a.m. worship occasionally.
  • Youth Ensemble (Seventh-Twelfth Grades) Special schedule (as arranged).

Adult Choirs

  • Praise Team:
    Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. 
    The praise team is a band of rotating groups of youth and adults that play and sing contemporary Christian music for our 10:00 blended worship service.
  • Trinity Choir: Alternate Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    The Trinity Choir is a choir for that sings for our 8 a.m. traditional worship service twice each month.
  • Adult Handbell Choir: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    This group plays music that employs the six-octave set of Malmark handbells and the six octaves of Malmark Choir Chimes.
  • Sanctuary Choir: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    The Sanctuary Choir is a choir for adults that sings for our 10:00 a.m. blended worship service every Sunday as well as other special worship services. 

Concert Series

            Upcoming Concert Events

Our Music Leadership Is Provided By: Dr. Shawn Gingrich – Director of Music Ministry