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Chancel Choir

The Ashland Chancel Choir is a dedicated group made up of people who love to sing and desire to use their God-given talents for a higher purpose. This diverse group is comprised of people from all walks of life, from retired teachers and doctors, to real estate agents, to college and high school students. Some members have music degrees and others just enjoy the opportunity for fun and fellowship. In additional to leading worship at the 11:00 service, the choir presents yearly concerts and music at special events. 


Rehearsal Time: Wednesday evenings - 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Bell Choir

Bell choir rehearsing for Christmas Eve serviceAshland's Bell Choir, the Bell Tones, provides music monthly at the traditional worship services as well as playing for other special choral anthems which require handbells. The Bell Tones also host two handbell concerts for area nursing homes, one in the springtime and the other at Christmas, as well as playing for weddings and special events. The music staff is always looking for an opportunity to start an additional choir for beginning and intermediate ringers if and when the need arises, as well as creating a children's handbell choir.


Rehearsal Time: Wednesday afternoons - 4:00-5:15 pm

Praise Band

Ashland's praise band leads our contemporary praise and worship service on Sunday mornings. Using songs from such artists as Chris Tomlin, Mercy Me, Newboys, and Paul Baloche, the band aims to bring an energetic worship experience to congregation members. Our musical style encourages individual participation and involvement from congregants. The praise band consists of three main components: the instrumentalists, the lead vocal singers, and the praise choir. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, contact Shaun Agnew, the Director of Music and Worship Arts for more information.


Rehearsal Time: Wednesday evenings - 6:00-7:15 p.m.


Soloists and Ensembles

Ashland provides an opportunity for gifted soloists and ensembles to participate and lead in worship weekly, as well as special events and occasions as needed. Several of our musicians have been or are currently active soloists with the St. Joseph Symphony, St. Joseph Community Chorus, and have been featured on American Guild of Organists concerts. In addition, we provide an opportunity for instrumentalists to particpate in worship through special ensembles throughout the year and featured soloists for bell and choir selections.

New Generation Singers

Ashland is the host church for the New Generation Singers, a Christian ensemble from St. Joseph, Missouri. They are composed of approximately 100 area high school and college age youth from all over the region. Composed of youth from many churches and many denominations, New G each year builds a "Sermon in Song" that is shared every summer Sunday with local churches. The group then goes on a two week tour, after which they begin preparing for and perform a pair of Christmas concerts in December.



Ashland United Methodist Church  *  2711 Ashland Avenue  *  St. Joseph, MO  64506  *  (816)-279-7419

Sunday Morning Worship Times  *  8:00  *  9:00  *  11:00