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HANDBELLS / CHIMES


Our Bell choirs perform in worship from September through May. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR the directors listed in the descriptions below.


  • Heavenly Metal:

    Heavenly Metal is a hand bell group for students in grades 6-12. Their music is challenging and fun. They rehearse every Wednesday from 4:50 – 5:20pm in the Uptown Bell Room, September through May, and will present their music in worship at the Uptown site. (Elaine Oursler, Director)

  • Praise Ringers:

    Praise Ringers is the adult hand bell choir. This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm in the Uptown Bell Room, located behind the Chapel. They ring at the 8:30 and 11:00 Uptown services once a month, as well as a few special occasions. (Elaine Oursler, Director)

  • Bells of Faith:

    Bells of Faith is a daytime tone chime choir for adults. Little or no experience is required. This group rehearses Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am at Faith Chapel, and shares their music at the Faith Chapel services once a month.

  • 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


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