First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


First Beats Choir

This choir for children in grades 1 through 6 is led by Minister of Music Jacqueline Stilger. Practices are on Tuesday afternoons from 4:15-5:30 p.m., September through May. The choir sings at the 11 a.m. service approximately six times a year. 

A popular part of the children's vocal training is participating in two musicals a year, one during the Advent season and one at the end of the program year.  

This year's end of program year musical, "In the Image," written by Mark Burrows, was performed on Friday, May 31, 2019 and Sunday, June 2.

"In the Image" features a group of people who have just experienced the story of The Creation. And now they're starting to wonder what it really means to be created in the image of God. Through humorous, earnest exploration, the children discover that being created in the image of God isn't about physical appearance. It's about creativity, faithfulness, responsibility, community, and the ability to find the good in all that is around us. We welcome you to invite family and friends to this wonderful program.