Cressey Road United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Making Disciples for Jesus Christ

Music Ministry

We all love music, and out Music Ministries bring praise to God and joy to us all! If you're interested in getting involved, or even working on a new music ministry program, please contact our Music Director, Sarah Phinney, at


Click here to see and hear the Adult Choir, Handbell Choir, and FULCRUM perform at a concert to benefit the Angel Tree Project. (December, 2015)

Hymn Site - A site where you can listen to hymns, lots of information, updated regularly



Adult Choir


The adult choir is under the direction of Jamie Swenson, and participates in many of the 10:30 service from September to June.  They  practice on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the music room (on the left as you enter the fellowship hall). There is always room for more, and we welcome anyone interested in joining us!  Singing is a wonderful way to praise and glorify God!!

If you have questions, feel free to talk to any member of the choir.  Or you can reach: Jamie Swenson (director) at 207-653-0044 or

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Children's Choir

Lori McCarty began the Children's Choir in 1995, back when we were still at School Street. After moving back to Maine from Michigan with her family, and rejoining our church, Lori saw this as an opportunity for the church children share their love of God through song. The goal of the Children''s Choir program is to provide children with a musical experience that is enjoyable, and which helps nurture their relationship with God.
Any children from pre-school to 5th grade, who enjoy raising God through song, are welcome to join the choir!. The Children's Choir sing during the 10:30AM service several times a year, and brings a special spontaneity, enthusiasm, and joy as they worship God with their beautiful voices.
For more information contact Lori McCarty at 207-839-8093 or at
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Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir was begun by Lois Vencell back at School Street UMC. Since then, it has gone on to be a frequent source of special music at the Sunday Traditional Worship Service as well as at certain holiday events. In addition to performing at Cressey Road UMC, it had also participated in special concerts within the community. No musical experience is required to join the Handbell Choir-- just a love for beautiful music!
For more information, please contact Penny Glidden at
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FULCRUM Praise Band

Our band, FULCRUM, leads the 9:00AM Praise and Worship Service on Sundays from September through June, and at a 7:00PM service on Wednesday nights during the summer months. The first Sunday of each months features "Praise & Bagels", a service based upon music and worship, served alongside coffee, juice, and, of course, bagels! On other Sundays, our Certified Lay Minister, Tim McCarty, or our Associate Pastor, Woody Woodward, present a short scripture lesson. Prayer and opportunities for testimony occur at all Praise services.
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The Handbell Choir has been active at Cressey Road for many years. It was started by Lois Vencill when we were back at School Street. It has had a number of Directors, including Gail Sinclair, Kathy Baker, Jeanne Dolloff, and Jessi Wolf. The Handbell Choir not only performs frequently at Crtessey Road services, but has been known to get out into the community and share the beautiful music of the bells.



Fulcrum Praise Band
Our very own praise band, Fulcrum, has been a part of Cressey Road UMC for many years. In addition to anchoring our early morning service (and our Wednesday Evening Service during the summer) Fulcrum also performs for our Traditional every now and then and for special music ministry events, such as the Angel Tree Concert. It has also been a guest performer at other area churches and public concerts.