children's music

Kids will worship through song and instruments in the new FUMC Kidz Music Program!  Music is an important, lively way to connect to God.  We work with kids to teach them worship through singing and instruments to bring them closer to God.  See some of the exciting parts of the program below!

illuminate choir

Age to participate 1st-5th grade.


The Illuminate choir uses white gloved hands to worship and praise God with Christian contemporary music during The ConneXion Worship Service and for special evening events in the Sanctuary.


A black light is used to illuminate the white gloves as the choir uses their hands to build a visual message set to music.  Students work an average of two months for an hour and a half a week to produce four minute mime worship for our congregation.


We are the youngest hand-mime choir in Hot Springs, Arkansas!  We work very hard each week on our assigned mime parts and end each class with a group power prayer.  Because of our age ranges and abilities, it is important to be at most practices.  Students are expected to make the scheduled worship date due to the inability to have someone with the ability to step in to substitute your part in the choir.


The choir practices on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm during the Spring semester. You are welcome to invite friends and you do not need to be a member to be part of this worship group. .  Black shirts and gloves are provided.  Participants are asked to furnish their own black pants and socks.


Contact Tim Tucker at ttucker@fumchs.com to be part of this choir.







kidz praise choir

1st-5th grade


The Kidz Praise Choir is a vocal choir for boys and girls wanting to worship God!  Most songs will be sung with accompaniment of a piano or guitar in worship.  Songs may be in the genre of traditional hymns or contemporary.


Students will have the opportunity to audition for a solo or a duet experience in worship.  Each class begins with vocal warm ups, rehearsal of songs, and ends with personal “highs and lows” of each week.


We have lots of grace in this class and you do not need to be an amazing vocalist!  You just need to love God and enjoy learning in a group of your peers.


The Kidz Praise choir presents songs in the Traditional Worship Service at 10:45 am throughout the year.  The choir also sings for special evening events like Hanging of the Greens service, the Grand Central Christmas Concert, and Easter services.


The choir practices on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 pm during the Fall Semester. Choir folders are provided and church attire is requested for most worship services.


Contact Tim Tucker at ttucker@fumchs.com to be part of this choir.

quarter notes choir

Pre-K-Kindergarten


Your child is automatically enrolled in this choir if they are in the Pre-K-Kindergarten W.A.K. class on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 pm.


Our music teacher comes into your child’s classroom at 5 pm every week and teaches students age appropriate worship songs, movement songs, and simple instruments. This choir performs in both the Traditional Worship Service and The ConneXion Worship Service at 10:45 am on Sunday mornings throughout the year.  Parents are notified via email and written reminders as to when their child will be part of worship and where to meet for the performances.


Contact Tim Tucker at ttucker@fumchs.com if you have further questions about this choir.

drama squad

Do you like music and acting? Then the all-new Drama Squad is for you!


Drama Squad is just getting started here at First United Methodist church.


Students will use music, acting, mime, and puppets to lead worship services!


For more information about the Drama Squad, contact Tim Tucker at ttucker@fumchs.com