Sanctuary Music

Wesley Singers Directors: Suzanne Fowley, Theresa Calhoun Pianist: Laura D. Lusk

This opportunity is for children in first through fifth grades that would like to participate and learn the joys of praising God through singing. The Wesley Singers are involved in the Traditional service and Lifesong throughout the year. The children begin to learn the fundamentals of music along with performance etiquette and how singing is used in worship for God’s glory. The choir meets most Sundays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Chancel Choir room.


Grace Singers Directors: Theresa Calhoun, Lindsay Gilliam    Pianist: Laura Lusk

This group of singers is our middle school/high school age choir and meets bi-weekly. The Grace Singers is an opportunity for social and musical interests to merge and provides an area of service for young adults. The students learn music fundamentals, performance etiquette, and will have the opportunity to participate in services and seasonal concerts throughout the year.
Susan Burgess
Sanctuary Music Director
803-279-7525 ext. 210

Chancel Choir Director: Susan Burgess

The Chancel Choir is a volunteer group of singers whose ministry is music. They provide musical assistance and leadership in the worship of God in the Traditional Service at 11:00 AM each Sunday. They are dedicated to excellence in the worship experience and sing a variety of sacred music through the liturgical year as well as seasonal concerts. The Chancel Choir is a place where members can use their talents for the glory of God and enjoy the fellowship of other believers. The choir rehearses each Wednesday at 7PM in the choir room. All are welcome and invited to participate.

Chancel Bells Director: Chuck Deen

The handbell choir is an advanced group of musicians that participate in the Sanctuary worship on a regular basis. Music reading skills and a commitment to rehearsal time is required. The Chancel Bells are open to all adults interested and meets each Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Chancel Bell room just off from the choir room.
Grace Ladies and Men of Grace
These ensembles are for vocalists who are interested in using their talents but aren’t able to make the commitment of weekly rehearsals. Each group rehearses periodically throughout the year and sings only a few Sundays during the 11:00 service around holidays and select occasions.
All musicians that would like to be involved with playing, accompanying, rehearsing, or just filling in here and there, are invited to do as little or as much as you would like. The music program always needs and is looking for a variety of instruments for special concerts, anthems, and programs. Please let us know If you are interested in participating in the music program. We will be thrilled to get you plugged in.


LifeSong Contemporary Service Musicians

At Grace UMC, musicians of all ages have various opportunities to be involved in the music ministry of the church.   We have several praise team members that serve on a rotational basis leading worship for our LifeSong Contemporary Service that takes place in the Wesley Center at 8:45 a.m. Sunday mornings.  If you feel that God is calling you into this ministry, and that you would like to schedule a time to audition, contact our Contemporary Worship Director. Positions available on the team include Worship Leaders/Vocalists, Drummers, Bass Guitarists, Keyboardists, Guitarists (Electric and Acoustic)
Andrew Doolittle
Director of Contemporary Service


Through age-appropriate group lessons, Kindermusik allows infants, pre-schoolers, and young children to explore rhythm, melody, listening, movement, and playing simple instruments. Pre-registration is held twice a year. There are 12 classes per semester. Parents/guardians pay a semester fee that covers the cost of home materials and instruments. Scholarships are available to assist with the cost of materials when needed.  Complete information concerning Kindermusik sessions is available from the church office. Teachers in the Kindermusik program have completed specialized training and are licensed by Kindermusik. Fall 2017 classes begin in August and continue through the end of November. Winter 2018 semester will begin in early  January and continue through the end of April with registration beginning in November 2017. Fees usually run $85 per semester which includes required at home materials.  Themed May camps and Summer camps are also offered with registration for these beginning in April 2018. Classes meet in room 206 of the Asbury Building. Classes offered at Grace include the following:

Kindermusik Level 2

(18 months – 3 years)

Sunday at 5pm, Wednesday at 9 & 10:00 am

Fall Semester  “Wiggles & Giggles”

Winter Semester  “Away We Go”

Kindermusik Foundations

(newborn -18 months)

Sunday at 4pm, Wednesday at 11:00 am

Fall Semester  “Do-Si-Do and Feathers”

Winter Semester “Cock-a-doodle Moo and Dew drops”
Mary Chris NewellKindermusik Teacher