Douglas United Methodist Church - Ruston, LA
Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Psalm 95:1-2
- Music Director -
- Pianist -
Dianne Lord 
- Choir Practice -
9:00am Sunday morning
Music is an essential part of worship at Douglas United Methodist Church. It is a way to offer our thanks and praise and share our time, talent, and energy in service to our Creator and Lord. Music lifts the soul, opens our hearts, unites our spirits, and enriches our lives.

Among other resources, used in worship, are the United Methodist Hymnal and the Celebration Hymnal. The sanctuary choir sings a varied assortment of musical styles.

Joining our choir can be a great way to get involved in our church and use your talents to worship the Lord. It's also a great way to get to know some other church members and a great outlet for music lovers.

While it helps to have some musical background, being able to sight-read music usually isn't necessary. A willingness to work hard and have a heart for music is all that's required.

E-mail me if you would like more information about joining our choir. Make plans to join us this Sunday morning at 9am - we would love to have you!             ~Gaylord Lord

Ten Reasons You Should Join the Douglas UMC Choir

  1. Rehearsals are every Sunday morning at 9am. Which means that for those few hours, you will significantly reduce your risk of contracting tendonitis from nonstop operation of a television remote control or computer mouse.
  2. Because you wear a choir robe every Sunday, you are liberated from a task many people find quite challenging: finding clothes that match properly
  4. From your special vantage point every Sunday, in which you look out at the entire congregation from the choir seats, you will develop interesting new hobbies. Among these is a little guessing game called "Who's Praying, Who's Sleeping?"
  5. On the other hand, sitting in full view of 125 or more people on a weekly basis makes it much less likely that you yourself will give in to a chronic lack of sleep. Although it has been known to happen.

  6. If you think your singing in the shower sounds good now, just wait till you've been singing with us for a few weeks.

  7. Singing in a choir is one of the few activities that does not require electronics equipment or expensive power tools. This could be good for the family budget.

  8. For the fitness buffs, singing in the Choir is not only heart healthy, it's soul healthy. But there are no monthly membership fees, and it's a lot easier on the knees than jogging.

  9. If you think you've done everything there is to do, and there are no great challenges left in life, try singing with us and staying on pitch.

  10. Choir rehearsal lasts half as long as a professional football game or a new movie, but is at least twice as satisfying.

  11. When people ask you whether you've been behaving yourself, you can say with the utmost sincerity, "Hey, I'm in the Church Choir."





 This list was published by John Wesley in 1761.


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