Music figures prominently in Methodist worship, a tradition that goes all the way back to our founder, John Wesley, who even took the trouble to include instructions on how to sing hymns in worship, found in his hymnal, Select Hymns: with Tunes Annext, published in 1761. Wesley’s younger brother, Charles, was a prolific hymn-writer whose familiar hymns are sung not only in United Methodist churches, but in virtually every other faith tradition.
Pinnacle View UMC is no exception to this deep and abiding appreciation for music in worship, as seen in the liturgies of our Sunday worship. Much care is devoted to selecting music that supports the theme being considered in the scripture, sermon and meditation each week. If you appreciate this level of attention to detail, you will enjoy our worship.
We offer a varied diet of musical styles, including “high church” anthems, favorite traditional hymns, toe-tapping gospel songs and spirituals. In additon to sacred music, you might even hear a movie theme or Broadway show tune that relates to the week’s theme.
Better yet, if you have a special love of creating “beautiful sound,” PVUMC is the perfect place for you. We offer several channels of musical expression, including:
Sings primarily traditional-style anthems and hymns arranged for four-part harmony, accompanied by organ or piano.
Sings mainly newer, contemporary-style gospel songs, accompanied by keyboard and prerecorded music track.
A treat for the congregation as this group performs only occasionally.
VOCAL OR INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
Another treat for the congregation is the occasional opportunity to hear a lone musician sing or play an instrument, usually for the offertory.
If you are interested in participating with this important group of vocalists and instrumentalists, contact Jim Maase, our interim director of music and worship arts, who is never not looking for additional musicians!
MESSAGE IN THE MUSIC