In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and to protect our musicians, staff, and congregation members, SHUMC musical groups are not meeting publicly until it is deemed safe to do so. While this means a delay in our usual September start, we stay in contact through email, phone calls and zoom meetings. And we pray for an effective treatment or vaccine so that we can continue to contribute musically to the ministry of this church!

      Shepherd of the Hills Sanctuary Choir’s second virtual choir performance, Majesty  by Jack W Hayford and arranged by Jack Schrader,was presented to the congregation on the weekend on October 6 & 7, 2020. Over 30 choir members joined in this project. Thanks to Shirley Fiske for video editing. Audio editing by Ken Goodenberger, Music Director.

      On September 6, 2020, the music department of SHUMC presented this song: “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood during our worship service. This was a labor of love on the part of many, as none of us had any experience with virtual choirs! But with God, all things are possible! Even virtual choirs! Over 20 members of our choir video recorded their parts of this song, and approximately 100 hours went into editing those videos together. (Thanks Shirley Fiske and Ken Goodenberger for editing) We are so grateful to God for His many gifts, and for allowing us to make music together after 6 months of Quarantine! Total Praise, indeed!
We welcome you to join our Music Ministries at any time!

Music Ministry

God put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Psalm 40:3

Sanctuary Choir If you love to sing – we rehearse on Fridays at 1 pm – 3 pm in the choir room. No Auditions Required
Singing Shepherds A smaller group, we rehearse on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the choir room. Click here to learn more.
Soloists and Instrumentalists We welcome people as they share their talents in our services.
Shepherd’s Bells Hand bells add a special music to some of our worship services.  Shepherd’s Bells rehearses at 10 AM on Fridays starting in September.
Miriam Dancers A liturgical dance group that adds beauty and grace to our some of our worship services.


 To find out more about our Music Ministries please contact: 

Ken Goodenberger Director of Music at