Children’s Choirs

Children’s Choirs

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Resuming Wednesday, Feb. 2!

Due to increased numbers in COVID, all Children’s Choirs will not meet during the month of January, and will resume on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. Our Children’s Choirs help children experience the joy of music and the satisfaction of praising God as they serve in cultivating their God-given talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through music.

Our Children’s Choir Mission is to provide an engaging environment for children that encourages musical, spiritual & personal growth through education, fellowship, & outreach.

Order a Children’s Choir T-shirt

The Children’s choirs are ordering t-shirts now through February 28, 2022. The t-shirts are $10 each, 100% cotton and available in the following sizes:

  • Youth sizes: XS, S, M, L, or XL
  • Adult sizes: S, M, L

Order t-shirt by February 28!

If questions about the t-shirts, please email Emily Pikaard.

SonShine Singers (Kindergarten & 1st Graders)
SonShine Singers

Day: Wednesdays (Sept-May)
Time: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Location: Room 141
Director: Tara Sintek   

SonShine Singers rehearsals are full of singing and music exploration, as well as faith lessons and hands-on service projects. All groups begin and end the time together with fellowship and fun, which includes learning hymns and praise songs and making new friends. SonShine Singers performs during the worship services.

Joyful Noise (2nd & 3rd Graders)
Joyful Noise

Day: Wednesdays (Sept-May)
Time: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Location: Room 118
Director: Erin Bryan   

Joyful Noise rehearsals are a time of sharing music, playing games, and reading Bible stories while learning about God and exploring the power of music! Members of Joyful Noise participate in field trips and service projects. All groups begin and end the time together with fellowship and fun, which includes learning hymns and praise songs and making new friends.  Joyful Noise performs during the worship services.

Music Makers (4th & 5th Graders)
Music Makers

Day: Wednesdays (Sept-May)
Time: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Location: Room 100 (Music Room)
Director: Emily Pikaard

Music Makers rehearsals focus on the importance of each unique voice while making music as a community, Members of Music Makers work to use their voices and hands to serve others through music-making, field trips, and service projects. All groups begin and end the time together with fellowship and fun, which includes learning hymns and praise songs and making new friends. Music Makers performs during the worship services.

Register / Learn More / Forms

Please register and complete a Consent Form per child:

Please complete the Minor Consent Form per child and turn it in at choir or email it to Emily Pikaard. After processing, you will receive a signed copy to keep for your records.

For more information about any of these groups, please contact Emily Pikaard.

Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer with any of our Children’s Choir, you must be Safe Gatherings, formerly called Safe Sanctuary, certified. To learn more, please click on the blue button:

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Pajamas to Donate!

The Children’s choirs, Sunday school classes, and Circle of Friends Preschool families are collecting warm pajamas for children of all ages and sizes. Collected jammies will be distributed to LifeWise StL and Epworth Children and Family Services.

Drop them off in the wagon outside of the Director of Children and Family Ministry’s office in the lower level.


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