First Church has an extensive handbell choir program consisting of two children's choirs, a youth choir, two adult choirs and a 4 person ensemble which play several times a year during the services. The church owns and uses 6 octaves of Schulmerich handbells, and 7 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. In addition to ringing in church frequently and at special services, the choirs perform in concerts outside the church and take part in festivals and workshops.
Entrance into a ringing choir is by invitation or audition by Dean Wagner.
Boomwhackers: Kindergarten and 1st grade. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 5:45 pm
Carillon Chimes: 2nd and 3rd grades. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 5:45 pm
Wesley Ringers: 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 5:45 pm
Epworth Ringers: 7th - 12th grades. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
New Life Ringers: A group for adult ringers who are able to meet in the daytime. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Chancel Ringers: A group for experienced adult ringers. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
EnsemBelle: A handbell quartet that performs several times a year in the church and at many community events.