Music Ministry


March 2018


 Choir,  Christmas 2017


Interim Music Ministry Team, Becky & Dave Olsen

Becky served as a United Methodist Music Director in South Florida for over thirty years. After retiring in 2014, she and her husband Dave moved to Middle Tennessee for a quieter lifestyle and they are now acting as the Interim Music Team at LaVergne First UMC. Her experience covers both traditional and contemporary vocal music, handbells, and crazy personas for Vacation Bible School each summer!

Dave has been her right hand and accompanist for all of those years. He has been involved in music publishing and copyright licensing for over 35 years.

Together they served as worship leaders for the Florida Confrence United Methodist Women's Retreats for several years, and also at the District level in Southeast Florida.

Do you love to sing and serve the Lord? Come talk to them after worship on Sunday!


      Our choir is made up of folks who love to sing. Yep, that's it. A love of singing and a belief in God are all that are required! Throughout the year, we sing classical, pop, gospel, rock & roll, praise and worship, country...just about anything that keeps us excited! It is our way of serving God and serving our church. It's like being part of a "church within a church", where you'll quickly become part of the family. We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30‐7:30 pm for most of the year. When we're preparing for special seasons of the year, like Easter and Christmas, we rehearse 6:30‐8:30pm. So, if  you have a love of singing and love the Lord, please come and be a part of our choir.

Choir Concerts
         In addition to singing on Sundays from July to the end of May every year, we do a Christmas Concert, and either a Spring Concert or something special on Easter,  and a  Good Friday service or service of Tenebrae. The Christmas Concert is typically a traditional "choral" concert in style, although we have been known to do Christmas Musicals from time to time.  Whatever the style, it features the main Choir, soloists, and small groups from within the choir. Sometimes we invite guest soloists to come and share their Christmas spirit with us. We always do a wide variety of musical styles and send everyone off knowing that Jesus is on His way! 

Other Musical Events

We are excited to see what this new year brings! Have some ideas of things you'd like to see? Let us know!