Sunday Services: 10:30 am | 201 Templeview Drive Beckley, WV 25801

Music Ministry

Music awakes and feeds the soul’s desire for God through praise, music and devotion in song, both traditional and contemporary. Our traditional music is rooted in a rich heritage and timeless faith of the saints, while our contemporary style is speak to new generation in a language that is vibrant, upbeat and creative. Music unites every heart and soul reaching out to God in a way that goes beyond mere words. It creates harmony in a polarized world and elevates praise to a level that lingers well beyond Sunday morning. The Music Ministry assists the worshippers to center their thoughts upon God, release the distractions of a busy life and inspire disciples on the journey into the Kingdom of God. For those who desire more of God, music cleanses the soul, preparing for the Holy Spirit to minister to them, and to be rededicated to the mission of service and witness.

Vision: Our vision is to leading people into the presence of God through music and song that goes beyond Sunday morning, create an atmosphere of openness for the Holy Spirit to bring healing, change hearts, and re-energized the saints. In essence, the Music Ministry will set an atmosphere of authentic worship.


Sanctuary Choir – United Methodist Temple’s largest adult choir, the sanctuary choir is open to all adults, young and old. The choir sings each Sunday and participates in numerous special services throughout the year. Please call Daniel Spurgeon for more information.

Flames of Faith Women’s Ensemble – This ensemble is open to all women and sings once a month in our traditional worship. The group rehearses on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays at 1 pm in the choir room. Please call church office at (304) 252-6213 for more information.

Men’s Ensemble – This group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm and leads traditional worship on a monthly basis. Contact church office at (304) 252-6213 for additional information.

SonRisers Choir – Affectionately known as the Kamakaze Choir because of the early hour and limited rehearsal, the SonRisers sing twice a month for our early traditional worship, with a short rehearsal in the choir room 30 minutes prior to the service.


Sounds of Joy – This ensemble is composed of older adults and the forever young who meet for fellowship, community, singing, and fun. It leads our 8:30 traditional worship service on the 3rd Sunday of each month and also sings for special occasions. The choir periodically visits nursing/retirement homes in the area to share their music ministry. Please call the church office at 424-224-1505 for more information.


United Methodist Temple offers five different handbell choirs which add joyful ringing to our Sunday morning worship services. These groups attend area handbell festivals in the spring and are featured in a Christmas Ring and a Spring Ring each year. Please call Daniel Spurgeon for more information.

Mosaic Youth Bells – Sunday 4:00 pm

Silver Bells – Monday 12:30 pm

Children’s Chimes

 – Sunday 5:00 pm


The orchestra is open to all high school and adult musicians (1 year experience) and plays regularly in the Traditional Worship services. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 in the sanctuary.

Sound & Video

The vocals and orchestra of worship is dependent upon the excellent care and blending of the Sound and video technicians. open to all high school and adult volunteers. Online training and  (1 year experience) and plays monthly in the Traditional Worship services. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 in the sanctuary.

Please call Chris Boyd for more information.