Music of First United methodist Church

Be a part of our Music!
Vocal Choir, Handbell Choir, and Instrumental Ensembles
Interested in participating?  Contact the office at 262-542-4256.
Music is a vital element of our worship services, and is a meaningful way to engage in Christian fellowship.  Please join us!  

Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Greg Carpenter, enhances the service with particular attention to the worship theme for the day.

Tower Bells
Tower Bells, also under the direction of Greg Carpenter, plays a five-octave set of Malmark bells, adding to the beauty of sound and sight to worship.

Associate Musician and Special Ensembles
Tom Ajack serves as an associate musician for FUMC worship services, providing liturgical finger-style guitar music specially arranged to compliment the theme of the services. In this role, he also provides direction to jazz/contemporary ensembles to enrich the worship services.

The Organist
We are privileged to have John Sheaffer at our Schantz Pipe Organ.  John brings his own special talents to the service music and the hymns.

John Sheaffer's Music

Piano Music

John has recorded his comments at the beginning of this recording which includes;
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen             Jack Butler
He Will Raise You Up On Eagles Wings            John Carter
Sweet Hour of Prayer                                             Mark Hayes
A Children's Medley                                                Mark Hayes
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child     John Carter
Hymn of Promise                                                    John Carter
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus                         Fred Block
Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross                           Mark Hayes
Morning Has Broken                                              Lloyd Larson
Benediction Medley                                               Mark Hayes

Organ Music

The pieces I’ve recorded here are some of my favorites.  I’ve played them all in services over the last few years, and the congregation has told me they are among their favorites too.  I hope you enjoy hearing them again. - John Sheaffer
  • Great is Thy Faithfulness, arranged by Dan Miller.
  • You Satisfy the Hungry Heart, arranged by Charles Callahan.
  • Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past, arranged by Charles Callahan.
  • Amazing Grace, arranged by Fred Swann.
  • Give Me Jesus, arranged by Richard Billingham.
  • Hymn of Joy, arranged by Albert Travis.


"The Light of Christmas"
by Bill Peterson