About us

About us

What is FUMMWA?

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts exists to assist worship leaders in creating meaningful worship experiences that bring people into deeper relationships with God and each other. The South Carolina chapter holds a workshop once or twice a year as an opportunity for worship leaders throughout the state to gather for inspirational programming, browsing worship materials for purchase, and spending time with colleagues in similar leadership positions. 

We Are

  • Musicians, clergy, dancers, artists, lay ministers, and others, all involved in creating, supporting and implementing worship in local congregations.
  • An affiliate of The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship, and serve as a resource for all worship artists.
  • An open fellowship that provides training on all aspects of worship through events, publications, webinars, and the myriad connections that are made with other worship leaders.

Our Calling

We are Christians called to minister through our creative gifts to foster worship which makes disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

To create and support:

  • Worship Arts that lead to spirituality and faith formation.
  • Relationships that lead to hospitality, fellowship and nurture.

Our Structure

The Fellowship is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and operates within the confines of its Bylaws and Standing Rules.

Welcoming All God’s Children

A Statement of Welcome

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts is a community of diverse worship artists who are not of one mind on a wide range of theological and cultural issues. We acknowledge that we have been blessed by the gifts and presence of a variety of people. We covenant to uphold the sacred worth and dignity of all persons, without exception. We welcome all into membership and leadership in The Fellowship, including: 

  • persons with divergent theological and political convictions, even as we seek to emphasize our connectedness and unity in Christ; 
  • persons of all races, cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic conditions; 
  • persons at all places on the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; 
  • persons of various ages and life experiences, and persons who are differently abled. 

Christ made no mistake in opening the table of grace to everyone. Therefore, our membership and its leaders commit to embrace one another with boundless compassion and affirmation so that the reign of God might be made known “on earth as it is in heaven.” 

Meet our leadership

SC FUMMWA Board

The South Carolina Fellowship is governed by a board of directors consisting of musicians throughout the state.  Reach out to any of us if you have questions about involving your church in the upcoming events. 

Officers

Debbie Bauer, President
Shandon UMC, Columbia

Debbie Jaillette, Secretary
St. Luke UMC, Lancaster

Beth Rouse, Treasurer

Rev. Mike Rouse, Chaplain

Jason Barrs, Past President

Members at Large

Sam Courtney
Tabernacle UMC, Lancaster

Eddie Huss
Shandon UMC, Columbia

Catherine Nance
St. John’s UMC, Aiken

Christopher Nash
St. John’s UMC, Aiken

David Salter
St. John/Warrenville UMC, Graniteville

We all enjoy Music and the  Arts, and want to learn more about how to use them as a catalyst for Worship!

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