Worship & Music

Making Beautiful Music

AUMC has long been a leader in the church music community in Orange County. With a beautiful pipe organ, a 9 foot concert grand, 7 foot grand, and a 6 foot grand readily available, not to mention excellent acoustics, the facilities are excellent for making music.

Music and Worship

We aim to employ a variety of musical forms and expressions from both the past and the present. We incorporate the organ, piano, guitar, bells, and more to create a meaningful worship experience.

Our chancel choir shares their gifts during Sunday worship with a variety of styles.

Consider Sharing Your Musical Talents

Our music program is always looking for people that have a passion for music. Below are some ways you can become involved.

Chancel Choir 

Only requirement: wonderful people that have a desire to sing as a team.

  • You don’t have to read music!
  • You don’t have to sing a solo!
  • You don’t have to come to every rehearsal or service, and our schedule is flexible!
AUMC Children’s Choir

A perfect opportunity for children ages 5-12! No musicianship or prior experience required. The Children’s Choir meets Wednesday evenings from 6:15-6:45pm in the choir room (across from the patio, click here to see a church map). To sign your child up for the Children’s Choir, click here.

Gather Worship

Our Gather service meets on Wednesdays at 7pm, with an option for Zoom attendance. Led by Emilio Tello, the Gather Worship team brings joyous and modern music to each service. Volunteer musicians are always welcome, whether you play an instrument or sing.

Musical Instrument

Do you have a special talent on an instrument? Would you like to play with the choir or maybe even play a solo? Please contact me and we can work together to plan for this.

Herman Hope
Minister of Music

Serving in Worship

Along with our music program, there are many volunteers who give of their time and talents to make worship a meaningful experience for all who attend. Here are some things our Worship Committee and volunteers do: 

  • Serve as Liturgists who guide congregants through Sunday worship services
  • Read scripture passages during worship services
  • Aid in the preparation and distribution of communion
  • Serve as ushers and greeters on Sunday mornings
  • Decorate the sanctuary for Easter, Christmas, Holy Week, etc.
  • Prepare for special services and events

All are welcome to serve in any way they choose- there is a volunteer position for every age and every skill level. We would love to have you as often as you like!