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Job Opening: Worship Band Director

August 17, 2021

First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop) is a progressive, 500-member congregation, located on Duluth’s Skyline Parkway. We have a long tradition of musical excellence in a wide variety of genres, and music is an integral and critical component of our worship services. We are a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, a network of United Methodist congregations seeking full inclusion for, and participation of, members of the LGBTQ community. In addition, our congregation is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Worship Band Director for our worship band “Tapestry.”  The Worship Band Director is responsible for recruiting and training members for Tapestry, and directing them both in rehearsal and our worship services. We have one “blended” worship service each week and each service contains a creative mix of music. Because of the blended worship format, Tapestry plays an integral role in these services, along with our many other music groups and our organist. Tapestry plays during Sunday services most weeks during the school year and once a month in the summer. The Worship Band Director reports to the Director of Music Ministries, and is expected to maintain a collaborative relationship with our pastor and other music directors in using music to support the spiritual development and mission of the congregation.

The position is open September 1, 2021 or until filled.


  • BA or BS Degree in Music (performance or teaching) or equivalent experience in leading music ensembles
  • Ability to lead a music ensemble while also participating in the group
  • Ability to select music for eclectic tastes and appropriate for a theologically-progressive congregation

For a copy of the complete job description and/or to submit an application, please contact Velda Bell, Director of Music Ministries/Organist, at music@fumcduluth.com or 218-727-5021.

First United Methodist Church
230 E. Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN 55811

Upcoming Worship

January 1, 2021

This fall we will continue to worship live and in-person in our Sanctuary every Sunday at 10am AND online on our YouTube channel every Sunday morning at 10am. The service can also be watched any time after the 10am service. At this time, due to the conference COVID plan as well as the county’s request for masks indoors for all people regardless of vaccination status, we are asking everyone to wear masks at all times indoors. Weather permitting, we will have our fellowship time each Sunday outdoors, as we cannot allow eating indoors.

• September 5 – Holy Communion. We will be hosting the PRIDE community here for PRIDE events in the Twin Ports. Come ready to offer a warm welcome and help everyone feel our spirit of inclusion.
• September 12 – We will talk about “God’s Kind of Love” and how that kind of love offers hope, help, and healing to us, others, and the world.
• September 19 – The sermon is called “OK From the Inside Out.” We will honor/remember Miriam Mount with prayers and pies.
• September 26 – We will reflect on the question “How Do We Find Meaning in Life?” We will have ice cream treats in the east parking lot following worship.

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