Music and arts

North Decatur UMC’s Worship and Arts Ministry creates worship, fellowship, encouragement, and outreach through an inclusive program of music and other worship arts. Worship at NDUMC includes expressions ancient and modern, challenging and simple, old and new. Our goal is to prepare music for worship that exalts Christ and transforms ourselves.

Our music ministry has gone through some significant changes to serve the needs of our church during COVID with creativity! We provide recorded music for the online worship service and have individuals or duets providing music for worship in the sanctuary.

If you sing or play an instrument, we would love to have you join us. Please contact Sandra Kirton, our Director of Worship and Arts, for information on ways to participate.

The information below is from 2019, we hope to return to many of these groups and ensembles in 2022!

The Chancel Choir

Open to adult volunteers of various skill levels and musical backgrounds, this choir sings for most 11:00 AM Sunday morning services, and is present in the Lessons and Carols service during Advent. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM and warms up on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM before worship.

Children's Choir

This choir’s goal is to help children learn how to serve God with our gifts through worship and to build basic musical skills and good vocal technique. The choir is currently open to children ages 6-12. Rehearsals are held on announced Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

handbell choir

The NDUMC Handbell Choir is open to those interested in ringing and learning more about this unique instrument. Some music reading is helpful, but is not required to participate. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.


The Table Praise Team is a team of volunteers who are committed to singing and leading worship that is inclusive and multicultural in theology and style. The music encompasses many genres including Contemporary Christian music, traditional and contemporary gospel, hymns, and much more. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM.


Composed of volunteer instrumentalists of all ages and skill levels, the orchestra organizes for the annual Lessons and Carols Service during Advent. Rehearsals are scheduled by the Director.