Connect Through Music

Blessings McFarlin!

We in Music Ministries dearly miss seeing and singing with you in person. Take a look below for ways everyone — from our youngest to our most experienced — can find comfort, inspiration and hope through the ministry of music. Read through each opportunity and connect with us through music!

McFarlin Hymn Blog

McFarlin Hymn Blog

Check the McFarlin Hymn Blog weekly for the history and poetry of the many songs of our faith.  Each week, we include the sheet music and several renditions of the songs for you to enjoy and sing along at home!

Hymns For Home

Hymns for Home

Missing some of your favorite hymns or spiritual songs?  Send an email request to jmorrow@mcfarlinumc.org or abowden@mcfarlinumc.org and we will find audio of a pre-recorded favorite from a special Sunday, make a new recording of your favorite songs from a service, or new songs that you are longing to hear.  We would love to create an audio recording to share in song together at home!

Wednesday Zoom Learning & Fellowship

Wednesday Zoom Learning & Fellowship

Have you ever wanted to learn more about choral music or singing in general to gain confidence in your congregational hymn singing?  Check out our Wednesday night Zoom calls, where you can join in our fellowship and music together.  We hope to offer in-person fellowship and learning opportunities, as they are safely recommended, throughout the fall.  Email abowden@mcfarlinumc.org if you’re interested in learning more!

Chapel Choir (6-12 Grades) | Wednesdays | 6PM

Chancel Choir (College – Adults) | Wednesdays | 7PM

Children’s Music

Children’s Music

Here is a beautiful song for all the children (AND adults) to listen and learn.  It reminds us that we still have so much to be thankful to God for in this world.  After you have learned it, make a picture with all the things you are thankful for and display it in place you will see it every day!!

CLICK HERE for “Thankful ” Sheet Music

Thankful  by Mark Burrows

For the little

bird that sings, for the joy that gives me wings, I’m thankful. I’m thankful.
For the gentle rain you send, for the kindness of a friend, I’m thankful.  I’m thankful.

Refrain

For each and every blessing, for all the good you do, O Lord of all, I’m thankful for you.
For the acorn for the tree, for the love of family, I’m thankful.  I’m thankful.

Refrain

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies;
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies.
Lord of all to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise!

Refrain