Welcome Sara Trammell, choir director

Sara will join the staff of UCUMCstarting August 9th for her first choir rehearsal and worship on the 13th. We warmly welcome her into the ministry and life of this congregation. She brings a rich tradition of music and styles as a church choir and formerly the handbell director in her San Marcos church position. She is the full-time choral director at the New Braunfels Middle Schools. Her heart’s objective is to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ through music. She will oversee the music in both services with her key emphasis as Choral Director. She will also have a supervisory anda collaborative role with the Music Team’s leadership at 11 am.

Sara received her Bachelor of Music Studies in 2011 and is Texas All-Level Certified. Herhusband Richard is a private voice teacher in the San Antonio ISD. He is a highly trained vocal musician and he will join the choir as a tenor! They will commute from their home in Kyle until they relocate to our area later this year. Her contact information is:

188 Onyx Lake Drive — Kyle, TX 78640 — 512-618-5957 — strammell@nbisd.org


Music Ministry

Our church has many ways to worship through the ministry of music whether you are a child or adult.  Opportunities include a Children's Choir, Adult Chancel Choir, Praise Team, and a Bell Choir.  We also have a special group of individuals, the Grace Notes, who carry the Lord's blessings to churches all over Texas with their own mix of praise and gospel music.

Adult Chancel Choir

Universal City United Methodist Church is blessed with a wonderful adult choir that enriches our worship experience with a wide range of music that seeks to minister God's love. They also provide special music presentations for the community and in worship with guest soloists and instrumentalists. The Chancel Choir sings at the 8:15 and 11:00 Services on Sundays. Practice is on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

Sing in the Choir for Christmas Season and Cantata!

Seeking singers! A short yet wonderful commitment! Come to choir rehearsals on Wednesday nights at 7 pm (Come a little early and for $4 have a bite to eat at the 3rd Day Café Meal which serves until 6:30 pm). Start learning the awesome music from the Christmas worship season and the Christmas Cantata which will be presented to the community on Saturday, December 16 at 1 pm!


Music Team

This is a diverse team of musicians who lead music at the 11 am worship. Musically this includes guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. They practice every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 am in the Sanctuary.

Bell Choir

Organized in 2000, the Hosanna Chimes is an English handbell ensemble which plays regularly in Sunday church services. They are a source of great praise! They also prepare special event concerts throughout the year. A program highlight is their annual Christmas Community Concert. 

The Bell Choir practices every Monday in the sanctuary from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

For more information contact Director, Pam Daniel through the church office at 210-659-5555.

Grace Notes

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Grace Notes

The Grace Notes are a music group who are members of this congregation. They have ministered  together for a number of years through the sounds of Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Emmaus-styled music for worship and spiritual events in South Central Texas.




"Grace Notes is a phenomenal group! You get the WHOLE package. Not only do they bring the Word to life through song, they are also gifted lay preachers and worship leaders. Rarely do you see such a combination of faithful servants with so much talent in one group. I am inspired and my cup is filled every time I hear their melodious songs!"
-Patti Zaiontz, Director, Mount Wesley Conference Center, Kerrville, Texas