Music Ministry at Castleton

Music that moves us into the presence of God



Bells & Chimes

Young man playing bass on stage in the sanctuary

Universally, across cultures, music moves and transports us.

In worship, music can usher us into the presence of God. It helps us focus our hearts on God and gives us a means to worship God.

At Castleton UMC, there are many ways for you to use your musical talents to worship and help others worship through music.

Many styles of music. One God.

No matter what style of music you love most, there is a place for you at Castleton to both worship and lead worship through music. 

Your gifts and talents have a place here.

Find a place to use your gifts and talents for worship.

When we use the gifts God has given us for worship, we feel more connect to God. Here are a few ways for you to use your musical gifts at Castleton UMC.

John Perkins conducts the bells and choir on Easter Morning

Chancel Choir

The chancel choir leads us in worship every Sunday at 9:00 AM through traditional hymns.

a man's hands close up playing an electric keyboard

Contemporary Band

The contemporary band leads us in worship every Sunday at 11:00 AM through modern praise music.

Wesleyan Bells performing on Easter Morning

Bells & Chimes

Our Wesleyan Bells ring for God about eight to nine times each year at our 9:00 AM service.


Beyond Sunday service, find a supportive community.

The Chancel Choir is meant for ages high school and older and sings for God on Sunday mornings at the 9:00 AM service. Beyond Sunday service, we are a close-knit, supportive, and accepting family. Many nights, people show up exhausted from life’s strains but leave feeling uplifted by each other’s care and the energetic singing. All singers are welcome, despite it being your first or 100th time singing in a group!

To join the choir, contact Dr. John Perkins using the form below.


Modern music and lasting relationships.

Our contemporary worship team is a laid back place to use your musical talents to lead the church in worship. From vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keys and other instruments, you will build strong relationships and grow together as a team.

To join the worship team, contact us using the form below.


The perfect entry point to music ministry.

The Wesleyan Handbell Choir ranges from newbies to people with many years of experience. We are all there to help each other and mentor those excited to ring! The choir has lots of fun and lifts each other up spiritually each week! We ring for God in service about 8-9 times per year.

To join the bell choir, contact Dr. John Perkins using the form below.

Contact our Music Director

Whether you have questions about or are interested in joining one of our musical groups, complete the form below, and Dr. Perkins will get back to you shortly.

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