Praise Band​

The Utica UMC Praise Band is a contemporary style band that leads our 11am service. Utica United Methodist Church has proudly been offering a contemporary service option since 1997.  Our contemporary service is held at 11am on Sunday mornings in our Fellowship Hall. This service features praise and worship music, praise in motion pieces, as well as some drama.  This service is open to all, come as you are and try it out.

Our Mission in this service is to spread Christ’s Message of grace and love for all.  Leading a time of worship is the primary job of our praise team. We are a group that is open to all musicians.  There is also opportunity to participate in motion ministry, drama, or to learn how to run sound, lights or computer. If you are interested in learning more about what it is that we do, or would like to get involved, please contact Chris Heldt at