Music in Our Church

Music is a vibrant and integral part of the spiritual experience at Shawnee Mission UU Church. Music selections are chosen from a vast array of sources running the gamut from Classical to World Music. Selections chosen typically complement the sermon topic for that particular Sunday.

All congregants, ranging from novices to professional musicians, are invited to be a part of the musical fabric of the church. This might include joining the SMUUCh Choraliers who typically sing at services two times per month or, for children, the SMUUCh Children’s choir ranging in ages 5-12 and who provide service music four times a year. Both groups rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from August through May. If this isn’t your cup of tea we invite you to get involved in other musical ways. We are blessed with many professional and amateur musicians in the congregation (including vocalists, pianists, percussionists, instrumental soloists and ensembles) and guest musicians from the greater Kansas City area who fill out the Sunday morning service music schedule on non-choir Sundays.

As the church grows into its new space the music department is committed to growing the musical ministry of the church by offering new opportunities for musical expression. We encourage all people with music in their souls to join us in our shared musical ministry. If you have musical talent you might be interested in sharing at Sunday morning service please contact our Music Director, Dave Simmons.