Music and Arts Ministry

Our Music & Fine Arts Ministry involves people of all ages who want to discover and develop their creative gifts and use those gifts to praise and worship God. Whether you’re interested in singing, playing an instrument, ringing handbells, creating art, dancing or acting, we have a place for you to spend time with the community of faith.

 


Orchestra and Brass

The King's Brass– alternate Tuesdays, 6-7PM, ArtsNow!

Youth and adults who play brass instruments are invited to participate in this ensemble, which plays periodically for traditional worship, as well as special events.

Terry F. Tullos, Director

MDUMC Orchestra– alternate Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, ArtsNow!

High school and adult musicians who offer orchestra music for our traditional services 6-8 times a year.

Terry F. Tullos, Director

Energy City New Horizons Music

Go to www.ecnhm.org for more information.


Fine Arts Opportunities

Theater Arts

Providing performance opportunities and theatrical productions, which incorporate all ages and skill levels, and provide and/or reinforce spiritual growth for both spectators and participants by supporting liturgical education, outreach, and social aspects of the church. For information contact Terry Tullos at 713/468-8356 or TerryTullos@mdumc.org.

Liturgical Dance

Youth and adults are involved in this beautiful statement of faith, and participate in worship, special services and musical concerts. The groups rehearse as needed. For information, contact Ann Ables at 713/468-8356 or AnnAbles@mdumc.org.

Upcoming Concerts

"Aaron, the Allergic Shepherd"

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 | 2:30 PM | MAIN CAMPUS SANCTUARY

Our children’s choirs, the Sonshine Singers and STARS Choir, present the story of Aaron, a new shepherd on the job in Bethlehem. But he's got a problem: he's allergic to sheep! Meanwhile, a miracle is about to happen up the street in a local stable. Join our children as they present this timeless message through a delightfully fun story.

Following the musical, we will move to the gym for our Family Advent Event, including the making of candy churches.

"Together for Christmas: Songs & Stories"

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 6:30 PM | MAIN CAMPUS SANCTUARY

Make plans to join the Chancel Choir, Journey Band, Celebration Ringers, and a string quartet as we all come together to celebrate the Advent season. All are welcome to come and sing carols, hear stories, and enjoy beautiful and inspiring music which reminds us of the miracle of Jesus’ birth.

"Christmas All Over the World"

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 | 7 PM | WEST CAMPUS WORSHIP CENTER

Don’t miss this Christmas Dessert Concert! The Agape Singers and Covenant Carillon, our youth singers and handbell ringers, along with members of the MDUMC Orchestra, lead us into the final week before Christmas with an evening of holiday anthems. Alumni of the Agape Singers are invited to join in a few anthems, so former singers should contact TerryTullos@mdumc.org to participate!

 


Handbells

Celebration Ringers– Wednesdays, 6–7:15 PM, Bell Room

An advanced handbell choir for those with ringing experience that participates in worship and special concerts.

Ann S. Ables, Director

Covenant Carillon– Sundays, 4–5 PM, Bell Room

Handbell ringers in grades 6–12 learn more advanced techniques and repertoire, participating in worship and special concerts and services, such as Maundy Thursday.

Ann S. Ables, Director

S*T*A*R*S* Handbells– Sundays, 6–6:30 PM, Bell Room

Children in the S*T*A*R*S* choir also have the opportunity to begin learning to play handbells.

Ann S. Ables, Director


Our Pipe Organ

Our pipe organ was installed in 1977 by Visser-Rowland Associates (now Visser Organs), with Dr. Robert Lynn of the University of Houston as the consultant. A new console, an antiphonal division, and other additions were made in 2007 leading up to the Jubilee 50th anniversary of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church the following year.

There are three manuals with a floating antiphonal, and a 128-level combination action. For a complete stop list, click here.