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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.


The Light Has Come logoThe Children's Christmas Program, "The Light Has Come" will be held on Sunday, December 9, 3:00pm in the Christian Life Center worship space. This musical will feature those involved in children's music ministry (Kids Music Collective, Kids of the Kingdom, Little Cherubs, and Celebration Chimes) as well as Sunday School students (Pre-K-5th grade). Dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00am at the CLC. CDs and lyrics are available at all sites, so please make sure to take them home and listen regularly. Rehearsals take place during Sunday School and children's music rehearsals. A Playlist can be found here

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