Music Ministries


Our worship teams exist to help lead the congregation of GUMC in authentic and vibrant worship. We offer opportunities for both traditional music, as well as modern worship.

For modern worship questions, please contact Adam Ruggieri (Worship Director - and for traditional worship groups, please contact Janet Lunsford (Traditional Music Director -

Modern Worship Team

The Worship Team provides music for our modern service each Sunday at 9:30, as well as our Come As You Are service on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. They practice Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm.  If you play an instrument or sing and would like to join the team, please contact Adam.

Chancel Choir

This adult choir sings at the 11:00am service every Sunday, along with special concerts and occasional appearances at the 8:00am and 9:30am services. If you have a desire to sing, please come to our rehearsals from 7:30pm-9:00pm on Thursday evenings.

Handbell Choir

If you love the sound of handbells and you can read music, we are looking for you!  Our bell choir practices on Tuesday evenings and plays periodically throughout the year at our 8:00am and 11:00am services.

Young Student Ensemble

 This group is open to all students from 6th grade - 12th grade - no prior choir experience is necessary! They rehearse on Tuesdays at 4:30pm.

Children's Choir

Children's Choir Rehearsal is lively and varied!   We meet in the Choir room on Wednesday afternoons at 5:00pm and practice until 5:50pm.  Please join us for fun and fellowship and ......PRAISING GOD!!


(Gainesville United Methodist Barbershop Acapella Lads [& Lady] Singers)
If you've ever thought about singing those great, tight four-part harmonies, the time is now! We sing TTBB arrangements with as many voices as show up for rehearsal. It's a fun way to fellowship in music and participate in a unique ministry. In past years, the GUMBALLS have also had the opportunity to perform in conjunction with music instruction programs at local schools. We rehearse on Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm. Times may change, if necessary. All you need to bring is you! For more information, contact Kathryn Peters,