Experience God
and respond
in praise

At Ankeny First United Methodist Church, music and the arts are vital parts of the worship experience. We offer a variety of musical opportunities for children, youth and adults to BURST into jubilant song. There is something for every musician at every site! Whether you are a singer or instrumentalist, prefer traditional or contemporary music, play flute or guitar, we encourage you to share your gifts and join us for fellowship, fun rehearsals and meaningful worship!

To get involved, contact Jose Clavell, Director of Traditional Worship (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Amity Wagner, Director of Contemporary Worship (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions or for more information.

Want some worshipful music to keep you connected to your faith?
Here's a Spotify playlist from our worship directors!

Below are some of the worship arts rehearsal schedules. This will give you an idea of the types of opportunities available in worship leadership @first.

Uptown Rehearsals
  • 4:50-5:20pm – Heavenly Metal (6th - 12th gr. Youth Hand Bell Choir) 
  • 5:30-6:00pm – Celebration Chimes (3rd - 5th gr. Tone Chime Choir)
  • 6:00-6:40pm – Uptown Little Cherubs (Age 3 - Kindergarten Children's Choir) 
  • 6:00-6:40pm – Kids of the Kingdom (1st - 5th gr. Children's Choir)
  • 6:00-7:00pm – 11:00 Worship Team (Sr. High - Adult) 
  • 6:00-7:00pm – Praise Ringers (Adult Hand Bell Choir)
  • 7:00-8:00pm – Instruments of Peace (Sr. High - Adult rehearsal for church orchestra) 
  • 7:00-8:00pm – Chancel Choir (Sr. High - Adult rehearsal) 

Other Offerings

  • (Times vary when preparing for performances) – Visual Scriptures (4th grade - Adult Puppet & Drama Ministry)
CLC Rehearsals
  • 7:00-8:30pm (Monday) – Worship Team
  • 6:00-6:30pm (Tuesday) Kids Music Collective - (1st-5th grades)
  • 6:00-6:30pm (Tuesday) – CLC Little Cherubs (Age 3 - Kindergarten Children's Choir)
  • 5:30-6:00pm (Wednesday) Spark Worship Team - Illumin8 - (youth 6th-8th grades)
  • 7:00-7:30pm (Wednesday) Ignite Worship Team - Illumin8 - (youth 9th-12th grades)
  • 4:00-5:00pm (Saturday) – Worship Team
  • 10:00-11:00pm (Tuesday) – Bells of Faith (Adult Tone Chime Choir)
  • 8:00-9:00am (Third Sundays) – Chapel Singers (Sr. High - Adult Choir)
  • 10:10-10:25am (Sunday) – Faith Chapel 10:30 Worship Team (6th grade-Adult)
Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023