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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.

  • 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 Musical in December, and presenta showcase in May. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00pm OR 6:10-6:40pm in the Uptown Choir Room (located on level B), September through May. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director

  • 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. Three 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 5:30-6:00pm or 6:10-6:40pm, Uptown Room 15, September through May. Tina Davis, Director.

  • 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.

  • 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 (located on level D), September through May. JoAnn Orthel, Director.

  • 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.

    • Save the dates for this summer's camp: July 22-26, 2019!
    • Location: Christian Life Center - 710 NE 36th St, Ankeny, IA, 50021
    • A morning session is offered for students who have completed 1st - 4th grades (9-12:00)
    • An afternoon session is offered for mid-high students who have completed 5th - 8th grades (1:30-4:30)
    • Performance on Friday evening, July 26 - 6:30 PM
    • Volunteers needed: Adults and youth (8th-12th grades). We would love for energetic and fun leaders - people like you - who have a passion for connecting children and youth to the worship arts to sign-up to help as choreographers, music assistants and crew leaders!

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249