Music is a gift from God. The members of the Aldersgate Chorale feel privileged to be able to share that gift with our congregation. Singing is an act of worship, and the chorale is filled with joy when we offer our praise and thanksgiving to God through song.
The Chorale members are men and women of various ages and talents. All are dedicated to serving in the music department of FUMCOR. We welcome anyone who wishes to serve God with the gift of singing.
Our organist is our regular accompanist, although sometimes he will accompany us with the piano. Occasionally other instruments are added—flute, strings, brass, handbells.
Rehearsals: 7-8pm Thursdays and 9:15am Sundays in the choir room. The rehearsal time is spent in preparation for the worship services and special services such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve.
Director: Yvonne Flagg
Organist: David Lines
For more information, feel free to speak with Yvonne after the service on Sundays, or call the church office (951) 683-7831.
The Allegro Ringers, the adult handbell choir, rehearse every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During this time, the group learns two songs. These songs may be contemporary or traditional, slow or fast, and/or have additional musical elements. In addition, the bells may also play with the organ, vocals and other instruments.
The handbell instrument is truly a group instrument. All ringers work together to bring the musical experience to the congregation. The ringers help and support each other during rehearsals. The group not only provides an opportunity to express themselves musically, it also provides a fellowship experience. Working together on a common goal brings the musicians closer together.
If you have any questions regarding the Allegro Ringers, please contact the church office and leave a message for the director. 951-683-7831
Church and Society
The Church and Society (Missions) group seeks to engage the congregation in concrete actions that make the community a more just and loving place.
The group focuses on the following objectives;
- feed the hungry
- support mission projects
- offer comfort and food to those who are suffering
- encourage the congregation to participate in actions that protect God's creation.
Current projects include the following initiatives:
- Hunger Ministry
- Alternative gift fair in December
- Raising money for Heifer International
- Crop walk for hunger
- Gathering food for families in need
- Providing groceries for emancipated foster youth attending UCR
- Collecting aluminum cans to support Habitat for Humanity
- Monthly magazine exchange on the fourth Sunday
We welcome new members.
Faith and Fellowship Ministry
Faith and Fellowship ministry provides social events for the congregation. The committee plans and develops activities for Christian fellowship and fun following worship throughout the year.
• All- American Potluck
• Easter Egg Hunt
• Appetizer Luncheon
• Homeless Shelter Support Luncheon
• Mother’s Day Celebration
• Father’s Day Cake Walk
• Salad Luncheon
• Back to School /Fall Fair
• International Potluck
• Hanging of the Greens (Christmas decorations)
• Christmas Brunch
These gatherings offer a chance for us to get to know one another in a welcoming atmosphere and provide a warm setting for fellowship. In addition, children have a play area with toys and games available.
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men is a creative supportive fellowship of men who seek the following:
• to know Jesus Christ
• to grow spiritually
• and to seek his will daily.
Our primary purpose is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships.
We strengthen FUMCOR (First United Methodist Church of Riverside) ministry by supporting
• Our scholarship program.
• Homeless Veterans
• Weekly Prayer Breakfast
• Monthly Program breakfast
Every man is welcome.
United Methodist Women
We are a group of women in the church engaged in the following:
- Mission Projects (local, national & global)
- Bible studies
- Small interest groups for fellowship
- Craft circles
- Reading Programs
- Monthly meetings with programs
We are a unit of the largest women's organization in the world with over a million members.
The purpose of United Methodist Women is
- to know God
- to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ;
- to develop a creative, supportive fellowship;
- to participate in the global ministries of the church.
We welcome all women and hope you will join us. We can be contacted through the church office.