We always have room for another ringer! New ringer, or an experienced ringer, we have a spot for you! We offer beginning music classes for both adults and children. Handbells, chimes and boom whackers are our instruments of choice to learn music. Another option is to become an understudy within one of our existing handbell choirs.
Beginning ringers are not expected to ring in Worship during the learning process.
2015 Genesis Ringers
Auburn Lane, Jordyn Noland, Natalie Griffin, Kendall Welborn, Grace Harris, Lucy Long, Alexis Harrison, Sarah England, Jaiden Wright-Goff and director James Schrag
The Genesis Ringershandbell choir is our entry level choir for youth ringers. Typically, starting ringers are in the 4th and 5th grade. Youth can join at anytime regardless of their music experience or ability.
Youth in this choir not only learn how to ring, but learn the importance of group commitment. However, the most important lesson learned is that ringing in a handbell choir is a true ministry to glorify GOD!
As a ringer's skill and experience allows, they "graduate" into the next level.
2015 Ring of Fire!
Amy Schrag, Sam Mackie, Garrett Jackson, Morgan Foshee, Megan Noland, Hunter McConnell, Emma England, Zach Harris, Mitchell Wood, Bradley Hammons and director Steven Eddington
Most ringers in the Ring of Fire handbell choir started their handbell experience as a member of the Genesis Ringers handbell choir.
The Ring of Fire are a vital ingredient within the total handbell ministry. This choir participates in many ministry events above and beyond Sunday worship services including concerts, festivals and summer camp experiences.
2015 Believers Bell Choir
Left to right, front row: Jennifer Eddington, Nicole Schrag, Carol Eddington, Morgan Foshee, Laurie Hall (not pictured), James Schrag, Becky VanHouse. Middle row: Mary Beth Schrag, Karen Scheer, Karen Ash, Audrey Reeve, Paul VanHouse and Olivia Long. Directed by Steven Eddington, back row.
Our original handbell choir is truly multi-generational. This choir features ringers as young as 14 up to proud grandparents!
The Believers Bell Choir leads the total handbell ministry at First United Methodist of Owasso. The goal of every ringer within our ministry is to become a member of this dynamic handbell choir.
Throughout the year, small ensembles are formed for special occasions.
This quartet is the Schrag family playing in last year's Green Country Ring! Handbell Festival.
Playing Do Lord is, left to right, James Schrag, Amy Schrag, Mary Beth Schrag and Nicole Schrag.
As a true outreach ministry, any of our handbell choirs are available to ring for special occasions. We share our music in weddings, funerals, concerts, festivals, summer camps and in worship services in other churches. To receive more information please send us a message by clicking here!