Music | Adults

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Jeremy Melton

314.966.8167 x1o7



    ***Fall Rehearsals begin on Thursday, August 31, 2023!

    This musical worship group leads the 10:30 am Traditional Worship service. The choir meets on Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:00pm for weekly practice and at 10:00 am each Sunday morning to rehearse and prepare for worship. Music reading experience is helpful, but not a requirement. There is always more room in the choir loft for YOU anytime of year! Contact Dana Self if you are interested in joining. 

    And watch for special invitations around Christmas and Easter to join the Chancel Choir to help with larger musical programs for the holidays.

    Rehearsals | Thursdays | 7:30 - 9:00 PM

                        | Sundays |   10:00 AM before worship

    Rehearsals are held in the Choir Room (Room 117) on the Lower Level. Elevator access is also available. 



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    Contemporary singers and band members perform Sundays at 9 am Contemporary Worship in The Commons.  They also have the opportunity to participate in special concerts and events. Singers must demonstrate accurate pitch and ability to learn music quickly. Soloists are auditioned. Players must demonstrate proficiency on their instrument and an ability to learn music quickly. Talented youth are welcome and are held to the same performance standards as adult players.

    • Rehearsals | Thursdays | 7:00 PM


    Jeremy Melton

    314.966.8167 x107



    WESLEY BELLS - Rehearsals begin on Thursday, August 31, 2023

    Wesley Bells plays intermediate levels of music, and performs at 10:30 am worship once a month and for special seasonal services. 

    • Rehearsals | Thursdays | 6:15-7:30 pm

    MORNING BELLS - Fall Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

    This is a handbell group for beginning to intermediate-level ringers.  Morning Bells is the entry point for beginning adult ringers. Never played before? We can teach you!

    • Morning Bells play at the 10:30 am Worship approximately once a month. 
    • Rehearsals | Tuesdays | 9:00 - 10:25 AM
    Rehearsals for both Wesley and Morning Bells are held in the Handbell Room located at the bottom of the main lobby stairs next to The Commons, or you can take the elevator in the main lobby to the lower level, which will let out directly next to the handbell room. 

    Director: Cheri Long

    (314) 608-1384



Kirkwood United Methodist Church has sponsored several art festivals throughout the years and has acquired many pieces of art from various artists in the region. The collection includes stained glass, sculptures, paintings and more. 

You can view KUMC's art collection website using this link circlerightarrow

With each new Sermon Series, the art in KUMC's Lounge is refreshed to reflect the theme of the series. You are invited to enjoy the art while you meet your friends on Sundays before church for coffee and donuts. If you are visiting with us online or worship from home, you can see these displays below. 

"Are you Afraid of the Dark? " Art Exhibit

October 15 - November, 2023

Narative and art displayed by Ron Krieger

What darkness do you fear? Where do you look for light? This display from Ron and Pat Krieger’s collection of photos and prints they thought illustrated some dark fears together with hopeful scripture references


    Photos taken from the windows of a church in Newfoundland contemplating life and death, whether our own or our loved ones. 

    "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, no sorrow, or crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."  Revelation 21:4

  • Demons

    This photo illustrates demons that are seen in the mind’s eye that may need outside help to dispel. 

    ""When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demonpossessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.” " Matthew 8:16-17


    This photo depicts the enveloping darkness of depression that looks to the light of hope on the horizon. "The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit."  Proverbs 18:14


    This print may illustrate a child that is being abused or the child that has been abused that lives inside a troubled adult. "“Let the little children come unto Me” . . . And He took them in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them". Mark 10:14b, 16