Music Ministries


“Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns,

and songs from the Spirit. Sing

and make music from your heart to the Lord”

Ephesians 5:19


  Click on the above for a “blast from the past”, music from a 1985 Singspiration held at Hammer Memorial UMC! The adult choir is an all-volunteer choir made up of males and females of all ages, high school age and up!  We have a wide repertoire of music, from country gospel to classical (on occasion).  The choir performs every Sunday morning, winter and summer, and also for special events.  We are constantly learning new music, but at the same time, we use a lot of old favorites! Over the years, our choir of approximately 20 members has performed all over, including revivals at other churches, at East Hills Shopping Center, and once on television, for a Christmas special!  We are blessed with wonderful, committed people who love to sing and use that talent to praise the Lord. The ability to read music is not a requirement to sing in our choir-many of our members do not, yet all of our music is sung in 4-part harmony!  

Rehearsals are held in the church sanctuary, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, at 7:00 pm.


 Hammer Memorial believes that music is such a vital part of worship that every person should be given the opportunity to participate in the service.  Congregational songs are only a part of that. There is a special time each Sunday given to “specials” during which individuals and groups sign up to share their talents with their church family. Sometimes people are requested to provide a special, sometimes people have a particular talent they feel led to share, and other times there are “go to” people who always have something ready!


We have a special music team made up of four people who are responsible for making sure there are specials each Sunday.  We keep a list in the choir room, and it gets passed around the congregation every few months, until all the slots are filled.  If we have blank Sundays, we start asking people specifically to do something!  Or we use our “go to” people to fill in.  Doesn’t sound very spirit-led, does it?  Maybe not, but it works, and you would be amazed how God blesses this, and invariably the music flows with the tone of the service.

If you feel led to share your talents, please contact one of the following persons:

Mary Hill       660-535-6294                                                                      
Cindy Anders  660-535-6327                                            
Robin Hannah   816-428-2734
Joy Holeman    660-535-6270

SPECIAL EVENTS At Hammer Memorial, we believe that a variety of worship opportunities should reflect the diverse congregation we serve. This means that in addition to our regular Sunday morning worship, we need to find ways to serve not only our own people, but to evangelize the community. To do this, we promote special music projects that involve the rest of the community.   EASTER CANTATA Holy Week in the King City community is very important to our area churches. This is a time when we all come together to worship and praise for the reason we exist.  The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord is the very basis for all we believe, and we celebrate the Living Lord in a variety of ways during this season. The Easter Cantata, sponsored by our local Ministerial Alliance, is held on Palm Sunday evening, at the beginning of Holy Week.  The Cantata choir is an all-volunteer, all-community person choir, made up of all ages.  Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at Hammer Memorial UMC, 6 weeks before Palm Sunday.  No auditions required.  Instruments besides the piano are welcome!  We have a great time, and we feel blessed to be able to serve the entire community in this manner.  


COMMUNITY CHOIRS The King City Ministerial Alliance sponsors a number of special services during the year. The Holy Week cantata, early morning lay services during Holy Week, Good Friday services, Community Worship, Thanksgiving Service, among others. Often, a community choir is a part of these services. This is just another opportunity for people to get together, fellowship, and make a joyful noise in song!