Experience God
and respond
in praise

At Ankeny First United Methodist Church, music and the arts are vital parts of the worship experience. We offer a variety of musical opportunities for children, youth and adults to BURST into jubilant song. There is something for every musician at every site! Whether you are a singer or instrumentalist, prefer traditional or contemporary music, play flute or guitar, we encourage you to share your gifts and join us for fellowship, fun rehearsals and meaningful worship!

To get involved, fill out this simple online interest form or contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Worship Ministries at 515.289.9153 with any questions or for more information.

Choral Ministry

Worship Teams

Band / Orchestra

Handbells / Chimes

Children's Music


Below are some of the worship arts rehearsal schedules. This will give you an idea of the types of opportunities available in worship leadership @first.

Uptown Rehearsals
  • 4:50-5:20pm – Heavenly Metal (6th - 12th gr. Youth Hand Bell Choir) 
  • 5:25-6:10pm - NEW! Youth & Young Adult Worship Arts (youth 6th-12th grades & young adults ages 18-25 choir with dance, drama, band)
  • 5:30-6:00pm – Celebration Chimes (3rd - 6th gr. Tone Chime Choir)
  • 6:00-6:40pm – Uptown Little Cherubs (Age 3 - Kindergarten Children's Choir)
  • 6:00-6:40pm – Kids of the Kingdom (1st - 5th gr. Children's Choir)
  • 6:15-7:00pm – 11:00 Worship Team (Sr. High - Adult) 
  • 6:00-7:00pm – Praise Ringers (Adult Hand Bell Choir)
  • 7:00-8:00pm – Instruments of Peace (Sr. High - Adult rehearsal for church orchestra) 
  • 7:00-8:15pm – Chancel Choir (Sr. High - Adult rehearsal)
  • 8:15-9:00pm - Men's Vocal Group (Sr. High-Adult Men's Choir) 

Other Offerings

  • 9:30-11:00pm (Saturday) – Visual Scriptures (4th grade - Adult Puppet & Drama Ministry)
  • 4:00-5:00pm (Saturday) Spirit Alive Worship Team (6th grade - Adult)
CLC Rehearsals
  • 7:00-8:30pm (Monday) – Worship Team @First
  • 6:00-6:30pm (Tuesday) – CLC Little Cherubs (Age 3 - Kindergarten Children's Choir)
  • 5:45-6:30pm (Wednesday) – Spark Worship Team (6th grade - Sr. High)
  • 6:30-7:00pm (Saturday) – The Road of Recovery Worship Team (Sr. High-Adult)
  • 10:00-11:00pm (Tuesday) – Bells of Faith (Adult Tone Chime Choir)
  • 8:00-8:45am (Third Sundays) – Chapel Singers (Sr. High - Adult Choir)
  • 10:10-10:25am (Sunday) – Faith Chapel 10:30 Worship Team (6th grade-Adult)
Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023