Mission Statement

To bring glory to God through a variety of musical mediums and styles and to offer an opportunity for people of all ages to use the gifts God has given them in the ministry of First Church.
Jim Brown, Music Director

Good News Singers

The Good News Singers ensemble leads worship at the casual, contemporary worship service. Most material is contemporary Christian. No audition is required. The group rehearses on Wednesdays at 6:50 p.m., and is active year-round. Contact Jim Brown at 319-334-4845.

Blessed Promise Band

“The Blessed Promise Band” is the newest addition to the music ministry at First Church. This instrumental group leads worship twice a month. Participation on any instrument is encouraged. The group rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:25 p.m., and is active year-round. If you are interested, please contact Janell Scott at 319-334-7282 or Jim Brown at 319-334-4845.

Music Participation

The music ministry of First Church encourages participation without audition. If you have a special gift that God is calling you to use in ministry, we can find a place to use it. We are always in need of accompanists, soloists, sound technicians, and equipment care persons. Please contact the church at 319-334-3689 or Jim Brown at 319-334-4845. Or email us!

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a spirited group that provides music ministry at the Sunday morning service and other special events throughout the year. New singers are always welcome at any time. No audition is required. The only requirement is the love of singing and the joy of ministry. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m., September through May. Jim Brown, director. Mary Schubich, accompanist.

Bell Choir

The Bell Choir performs once per month and rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m., September through May. Jim Brown directs this group of Old English Ringers. Anyone interested in bells is encouraged to attend rehearsals. No experience is necessary.

Sunday School Music Program

An active Sunday School music program involves all ages of singers in Sunday morning worship. Classes of different ages sing in worship once per month. Contact Jim Brown at 334-4845.