Music Ministry

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. – Psalm 100:1Ama M

It’s true – Methodists love to sing! And we are no different here at Coralville UMC. Music is a vital part of our worship experience and one of the many ways we offer praise, love and thanks to God. It gives all who are gathered an opportunity to fully participate in worship, together in one common voice.

Notice that the Psalmist says “make a joyful noise”, not “make a perfect noise”! If you love music and want to share your God-given gifts – whether for one week, a few weeks or every week, we would love to have you join us! Contact Karen in our church office at office@coralvilleumc.org, and she will connect you to one of our music leaders.

Coralville UMC music ministries include:

Contemporary Music
Our contemporary music team skillfully blends a wide range of styles into our worship service, from newer praise songs, both upbeat and contemplative, to familiar hymns presented in fresh settings. Alternative instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, keyboard, and occasional drums.

Celebration Choir
The Celebration Choir is a dedicated group of singers who generously share their musical gifts to enhance our weekly worship. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm. 

Bell Choir
Our hand bell choir represents a rich and beloved musical tradition which is featured in worship during the Christmas and Easter season and other special occasions. They meet for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm, September through June.

Alleluia Choir
All children in grades 1-6 are welcome in the Alleluia Choir. The group meets every Thursday evening at 5 pm to learn and practice music and to participate in other fun activities. Their enthusiastic voices can be heard in worship several times throughout the school year.

What's New

On Sunday, December 11, CUMC is once again offering a soup supper in conjunction with Coralville's Annual Aisle of Lights.


Here are some of the ongoing activities available at CUMC.

Kids.Connect is available for all children, preschool-6th grade.  Children begin in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. to worship with their families. They will listen to the weekly Kids.Connect message, and then be dismissed to their classroom around 9:45. Parents will have time for a quick cup of coffee or treat after worship before collecting children from their classroom at 10:45 a.m.

We believe children should be seen AND heard.  We welcome children of all ages in worship on Sunday mornings!

SPLAT! Youth Group meets weekly on Sundays immediately following worship. Join us for a time of learning, serving, sharing, and fun!  All youth, grades 7 – 12, are invited to take part.

Coffee and Conversation, a Grief/Care Giver Support Group meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:30 am.

Choirs rehearse weekly every Tuesday evening. Under the direction of Jared Shulse, Bell choir meets at 5:45 pm and Celebration at 7:00 pm.  New voices and/or ringers are always welcome, so feel free to join the choirs as they prepare to “make a joyful noise.”

Brew Crew Fellowship after worship every Sunday in the Community Room.  Come share a hot beverage, a sweet treat, and a story or two with friends, old and new.


Our building is open and all are welcome to attend worship in-person at Coralville UMC! Our worship is on Sunday mornings at 9:30.  To all who are joining us for the first time, welcome!

We will continue streaming live from Facebook on Sunday mornings at 9:30 as well. All are welcome! You can find our Facebook page by clicking the icon at the top of this website. Or, you can find it here: Facebook CoralvilleUMC

Regarding our mask guidance, in keeping with the City of Coralville and Iowa City Community School District, we will follow the new CDC guidelines at our church. Please take good care of yourselves and be loving and respectful toward one another, understanding that our personal health and personal levels of comfort will differ.

We are reserving the group of pews on the far right of the sanctuary as you are facing the altar for those who choose to be especially cautious about masking. 

 


Now there are three ways for you to make contributions to CUMC!