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Sara playing the piano

Sara Hazen is the Director of Music at Central Church. She directs the Youth Choir, the Bell Choirs, the Chancel Choir, and leads music on Sunday morning (among other responsibilities). Sara has two girls, Ashley and Aubrey.


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Jill Leek is the Director of the New Joy Choir and the Carol Choir. She is married to Randy and they have two children, Riana and Becka.


Bell Choir
Bell groups participate in worship approximately every six weeks. Rehearsals currently take place on Thursday evenings. The Good News Ringers are comprised of youth in grades 4 through 8. This is an opportunity for them to learn some basics of music theory and note reading as they prepare anthems for worship services and have fun. No previous musical experience is necessary. Practice Thursdays at 5:15, lower level - Room 15.


Liturgical Dance
Praising God through movement has a tradition steeped in history. Opportunities to praise God with dance are available for two different age groups. No previous dance experience is necessary. Dance Choirs are open to both girls and boys. Sacred and contemporary choreography is set to music for participation in worship services approximately every six weeks. The Alleluia Dance Choir consists of children from 3rd grade through 6th grade. Children learn some basic dance techniques, movement to different rhythms and expressing themselves prayerfully through dance. Rehearsals currently take place on Thursdays from 4:15-5:15 pm in the Sanctuary. The dance choir is under the direction of Katey Gay.


Children Choirs
The Carol Choir & New Joy Choir are for children age 4 through 6th grade. The children's choirs have fun while singing God's praises. Their music is made a part of the worship services approximately every six weeks. Practice is from 6:30pm - 7:30pm on Thursday evenings under the direction of Jill Leek in the Chapel.



Central Cafe
The schedule for Thursday evenings is as follows:
4:15-5:15 Alleluia Dancers
5:15-6:30 Dinner Served
5:15-5:45 Good News Ringers
6:30-7:30 Carol & New Joy Choirs


Central United Methodist Church offers numerous opportunities for children to participate in a variety of fine arts activities including vocal choir, hand bells, and sacred dance. It is our hope that these activities will enhance their spiritual life while bringing new meaning and spirituality to the worship experience. Children are welcome to join any of the groups at any time during the year.