OUUMC offers three worship services each Sunday: two traditional services in the Sanctuary and The Journey, a more relaxed and informal service in our Activities Center. Our 10:55 service features the Chancel Choir.
8:45 a.m. Traditional Service, Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. The Journey, Activities Center
10:55 a.m. Traditional Service, Sanctuary
Experience the joy of singing with us, from Mozart to Copland, large works to spirituals, in church services, and some special services. Join the camaraderie of an exceptional group of singers. Membership is open to all who have an interest in singing great church music and who have the desire to serve Christ to the best of their musical abilities.
The Chancel Choir sings every Sunday in the 10:55 a.m. service and occasionally in the 8:45 a.m. Sunday service. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. from August to May. Warm-ups begin at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning.
The OU Chancel Choir is directed by director Brooke Worthy with Anita Ludlow accompanying on organ and/or piano. For more information, please contact Brooke Worthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is our desire in the Journey to create an environment where all that come can encounter God in a meaningful and transformational way. We do this as we praise God together, as we think deeply about Jesus and ourselves through the music that we experience, and by having fun as we share the joy of Christ with one another. We invite you to come and be a part of this wonderful experience with us…
If you have musical gifts and would like to explore being a part of our worship team please contact Cody Hickman, Journey Worship & Creative Director, at email@example.com.
Celebration Ringers meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday nights in Room 3. During the school year, this group of thirteen ringers participates in worship at both the traditional service and The Journey. This choir also plays seasonal music at Christmas and Easter. We are always looking for ringers with experience to fill vacant spots or to substitute when a regular member is out.
Genesis meets at 5 p.m. on Sunday nights. This group has some experienced ringers who serve as helpers for beginners. Anyone interested in experimenting with handbells is encouraged to come to this choir. Basic knowledge of music is helpful, but not required. For further information, contact Mary Poole at 281-8103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the early 1980s, Frances Grant Ellis, organist at Oxford-University United Methodist Church for many years, recognized the growing musical needs of the church. The deteriorating condition of the 1952 pipe organ made the timing right to begin the acquisition of a new instrument. In 1998, under the leadership of Dr. Gerald Walton, an organ committee was formed and chaired by Dr. Ron Vernon. The committee recommended the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut to build the new instrument.
Austin’s representative, David Finch, worked closely with the committee, Director of Music, Lee Uhlhorn and Organist, Jason Derrick to design a two manual and pedal instrument of thirty ranks. The organ has over 1,600 pipes ranging in size from a few inches to sixteen feet and was designed both to lead and support congregational singing as well as choral accompaniment and for use as a solo instrument. The congregation heard the new organ for the first time in May 2001. Today, Frances Ellis’ legacy of beautiful music lives on in the majestic tones of Austin’s Opus 2778.