Music is very important to Court Street United Methodist Church. It is a way for church members to reconnect with God and show their love for him, and to enjoy its beauty and inspirational components.
We have an active music ministry that includes a Jubellation Choir, Chancel Choir, and Children’s Choir. If you would like to join, please contact the Church Office at 815-962-6061.
JuBellation is an adult hand bell choir that performs in worship every 4-6 weeks and on high holy days. Bell ringing is a skill anyone can learn. We meet Tuesday evenings in the choir room from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir is a God-centered choir for people ages 18 and up who wish to share their musical gifts with the congregation on a weekly basis. Chancel Choir participates in nearly every Sunday service by leading the congregational hymns and offering an anthem in response to the week’s scripture or sermon. We meet Tuesday evenings in the choir room from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Children’s Choir is for children ages 6 -14. This group’s focus is on building healthy singing voices, blending, note-reading, understanding rhythm and integration of instruments into our group (bells, rhythm instruments, Orff instruments, etc.). We also work on a special Christmas program each year. Children’s Choir meets Sunday mornings from after worship untill Noon in the youth music room. Children’s Choir participates in worship every 6-8 weeks.