First United Methodist Church has a number of fine handbell ringers who contribute to our overall musical excellence. Due to the nature of ringing, some music reading is necessary to feel comfortable in our handbell ensembles. Our large ensemble, the Carillons, rings four to six times per year in traditional worship. Opportunity for small group ringing is also available. Handbell rehearsals take place in the Nave each Wednesday from 6:00-6:50pm.

A basic introduction to ringing is also available for musicians who are interested but who have no prior handbell experience. If you are interested in ringing, please contact our Organist & Choirmaster, Josh Sumter (jsumter@fumcor.org).