Worship Arts @ Ankeny First


At Ankeny First UMC we have many different music ensembles from Children to Adult you can be a life long musician here in this community! For Children we have Rattle & Rhyme, Little Cherubs (3 y/o to Kindergarten), Kids Music Collective (1st -5th grade), Celebration Chimes, Heavenly Metal (6-12th grade), Kids of the Kingdom, Illuminate & Visual Scriptures. For High Schoolers and Adults we have Chancel Choir, Men’s Vocal Group, Various Worship teams across all 3 locations, Bells of Faith, Praise Ringers,Walnut Street Players (string quartet) and Instruments of Peace!

Music Ensembles in Ankeny First United Methodist Church

Ever since I have started here this past July 2018, I’ve been wanting to showcase these ensembles and all the hard work they’ve done. For this last Christmas we collaborated all of our Adult ensembles and had our Christmas Concert “Amid the Darkness Christ is Born”. We had over 100 musicians that came together and made music. It was pretty special and I am looking forward in doing it again! In my search to showcase their talents we have isolated their anthems from our Sunday services and will begin to post excerpts of them online, mostly on this site and on YouTube. If. you a re interested search for us with the name of our church “Ankeny First”. If you are interested in viewing our services live, you can go to our website for more information at ankenyfirst.org.

Christmas Concert 2018

Here I will leave you with two of our ensembles: Chancel Choir & Praise Ringers with a song that they have performed this January.

“We are Called”- Chancel Choir,
José Clavell, conductor
Come to Worship, Praise Ringers
Elaine Ousler, conductor

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