First United Methodist Church
Wadesboro,North Carolina


Music is a vital part of our worship and church life at First United Methodist Church. We are blessed with an active music program for all ages and talents.

     We are indeed fortunate to have a wide variety of musical instruments at First United Methodist Church. The main organ is a 22-rank Moller instrument, and is one of the finest organs in the area. Additionally we have a smaller pipe organ in the Chapel. Other instruments include a grand piano in the sanctuary, a full range of Orff tuned-percussion instruments, 4 octaves of handbells, and a Kurzweil digital keyboard. In December, 2001 we were fortunate to receive the gift of a 222-bell carillon. The carillon plays 3 times daily, and enhances our presence in downtown Wadesboro.

  • CHANCEL CHOIR -- The Chancel Choir meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. to provide music for the Sunday morning worship service. Its membership is a cross-section of our church family.

  • THURSDAY'S CHILD -- Thursday's Child is a community children's choir open to all children in the county from grades 1-6. Click HERE for more information.
    *Because of COVID, Thursday's Child has been postponed until further notice.

  • HANDBELL CHOIR -- The Handbell Choir provides special music for worship and other services. They rehearse Wednesday's at 6:30 p.m.

Music Director ~ Emily Privette

Assistant Music Director ~ Gail Litaker