Music

Music at Community

At Community UMC, you will find a vibrant music ministry that offers opportunities for people of all ages and all musical abilities and backgrounds. Not only will you find hymns and praise music, but you will also be inspired by classical, contemporary, gospel, spirituals and music from around the world. There is a place for you! For more information, contact our Director of Music Ministry & Organist, Chris Garofalo.

Community Singers

This loving group of singers of all abilities and backgrounds worships and builds relationships through inspiring music. The choir is made up of people of all ages from 8th grade, high school, college students and up and sings a wide variety of passionate, spirit-filled music.

Community Singers rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:30pm to 8:45pm in the Sanctuary and sings in Sunday services three times a month.

Carillon Bells

Led by Nate Burke, this heartfelt ensemble expresses their praise through handbell ringing. 8th grade, high school, college students, and adults of all ages who desire to ring are encouraged to participate.

Carillon Bells rehearses Thursday afternoons from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and plays at our 9am Traditional service once a month.

Dance

Rainbow Dancers
For Kindergarten – Grade school. A wonderful way to experience and share our love of God is through dance. We share our dance once a month in the 9am or 11am Worship Services. 

Rejoice Dancers
For Junior High – Adults. We will share dances several times this year and rehearse two times before we dance at a time agreed upon by the dancers.

Anyone interested please contact Donna Pries at 630 637 9316 or donna@pries.ws.

Heart ‘n’ Soul

This intimate group of female singers loves to laugh and build relationships through their offering of music. Women of all ages and abilities from high school and up are encouraged to attend. This ensemble sings a wide variety of music and is led by Joline Bastounes and Amy Hollander.

Heart ‘n’ Soul rehearses on the first and third Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Chapel and sings in Sunday services on the second Sunday of the month.

OnCenter Praise Team

The OnCenter Praise Team, led by Interim Director of Contemporary Worship, Amy Hollander, includes singers, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and occasionally other instruments. We express our passion for God and worship through energetic and fun-filled contemporary Christian praise and worship music.

The OnCenter Band rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. The band leads worship weekly at our OnCenter contemporary service at 11am on Sundays.

Sunday Musicales

A series of Sunday afternoon concerts at 3pm for Community UMC and the community at large sponsored by Senior Ministries and Music Ministries. The programs are offered free to the public with a love offering and are followed by a reception provided by Senior Ministries.