Handbell News

First Church Handbell Ministry Announces….

Ring Noel

Saturday, December 2 at 7 pm – First Church Sanctuary

Be sure to mark your busy calendars for this annual event. Ring Noel 2017 takes place in the beautiful First Church Sanctuary. Please note that we’ve switched to a SATURDAY night! Pre-concert ringing by our high school ringers begins at 6:30 pm; show begins at 7:00 pm. This concert features the sounds of handbells, voice, string and wind instruments – all under-girded with a beautiful narration.  This is truly a worship experience and will be a wonderful start to your 2017 Advent season!

Audience members are invited to bring lots of canned goods as this event is a benefit for the Round Rock Area Serving Center. A free-will offering will also be taken.

First United Methodist Church is located at 1004 North Mays, Round Rock 78664.


Merry Christmas Bells!

Monday, December 4 at 6pm – First Church Sanctuary

Join us for our annual Holiday Handbell recital featuring our Kids of the Kingdom Bells and Revelation Ringers Tins. A cookie reception will follow this charming event.


Council Oak Bell Team Shines in Dallas Showcase

The Council Oak Bells team continues its dedication to performance this season. This group performed a showcase concert on Saturday, September 9 at Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. This concert was in response to an invitation from the Greater Dallas Handbell Association. The performance was part of the GDHA’s Fall Seminar, attended annually by many ringers and directors from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area. In addition, both Shari Sloane and Carla David taught classes at this event.

We are so proud of the Council Oak Bells. This is the first time a church handbell choir has been invited to perform at the GDHA Fall Seminar. The concert went great. The team enjoyed a standing ovation and performed an encore!  First Church Crossroads musician Brian Batch joined Council Oak Bells for this performance.