At First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa, we support a diverse, high-quality creative arts program, as exemplified by our long-standing history of excellent church music & drama offerings. Besides the weekly presentations by our music groups who enhance our worship experience, we also offer special worship skits, seasonal concerts and theatrical shows (produced either at our modern Stony Point Community Worship Center or our traditional “Montgomery Stage” in Fellowship Hall at our Montgomery campus), and visual art displays that enrich the life of our church family.
The Montgomery campus sanctuary was beautifully remodeled during the fall of 2007, which supports our Creative Arts work in new and wonderful ways. Many community music and theater groups from throughout Sonoma County now come here for their rehearsals and performances.
Because of these growing opportunities, a group emerged to help administer some of these programs. Known as the Creative Arts Ministry Advisory Board (CAMAB), their vision statement reads, “To use the creative arts in worship and outreach to help people grow closer to God.”
Our church supports 5 dedicated and talented Creative Arts staffers. They are:
- our full-time Director of Creative Arts Ministries Doug Albertson,
- our Montgomery Music Associate Colleen O’Malley,
- our Stony Point Music Associate Craig Brumbley,
- our Worship Accompanist Jan Lappin,
- our Coordinator of Children's Creative Arts Elizabeth Walton.
The Montgomery campus has a 33 rank Schoenstein pipe organ, which is one of the largest in northern California. Our pipe organ is featured at Sunday services and at special performances.
We heartily welcome participation from creative artists who wish to glorify God in their work – whether they come from within our own church family or from within our greater Sonoma County circle of friends.