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Children's Music Ministry

At Ankeny First, our desire is to encourage the musical potential God has gifted to each child by developing musical skills including expressive tuneful singing, artful movement, instrument playing for the purpose of participating in individual and corporate worship. Our children's ensembles rehearse weekly during the school year and present the music they learn periodically in various worship services. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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  • Kids of the Kingdom:

    Kids of the Kingdom is our elementary children’s choir for students in 1st - 5th grades. They rehearse a variety of sacred choral and contemporary Christian music and present their music in worship regularly. They also participate in the children’s Christmas program in December, and present a showcase in May. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays, 6:00-6:40pm in the Uptown Choir Room (located on the 200 Level/Sunday School Hallway), September through May. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director. Register here.

  • Little Cherubs:

    Little Cherubs is a high-energy program for children ages 3 through Kindergarten to learn about God while singing, playing instruments, and moving to music. Two identical rehearsals are available so that families can choose the weekly rehearsal that best fits their schedule: Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 6:30pm, CLC Room 102, OR Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:40pm, Uptown Room 215, September through May. Tina Davis, Director. Register here

  • Kids Music Collective:

    Kids Music Collective provides children in grades 1st-5th with short-term worship arts opportunities such as children's praise team, dance, and musical theatre. This group meets on Tuesday evenings in the CLC Music Room. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director. Watch for future sessions to open.

  • Celebration Chimes:

    Celebration Chimes is the beginning tone chime group for children in 3rd – 5th grades. This group learns to play chords and read music, and will present their music in worship. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:30-6:00pm in the Uptown Bell Room (by the Chapel), September through May. JoAnn Orthel, Director. Register here.

  • Rattle and Rhyme:

    It’s never too early to get children started in music class! RATTLE & RHYME is a program for infants, toddlers, and Pre-K which is designed to encourage parents and children to sing, dance, and play instruments together. The class is geared toward children ages newborn-3, but the whole family is welcome to attend the class. Instructor Jessica Schreier will introduce a lot of fun musical activities in class which can also be used at home to nurture a strong bond between you and your little ones. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know other parents in the community! Register here.

  • Show Choir Camp:

    Each summer we present this week-long camp full of fun, friends, and inspiring music and movement where students who have completed 1st - 8th grades can experience the basics of show choir in a positive environment. They will spend the week learning an entire show choir set with uplifting music and fun choreography, while also exploring the inspirational themes of the music through devotions and a service project. The week ends in an epic performance for family and friends, which includes all camp students.

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023