Testament - Lifting a Joyful Noise

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Testament  is the youth choir from First United Methodist Church. Arlington, Texas, This group of Christian young people, regularly leads the 8:15 a.m. worship service.

Each year Testament takes several days out of their summer to participate in a special choir tour. The Primary purpose of this tour is to share Christ and the Love of God with others around our nation through music.  They have the pleasure of singing  in churches, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities during their journeys, and often get  once in a lifetime opportunities to sing in some very exciting locations. 

While sharing Christ on the road with others, members of Testament  sing all music from memory, prepare and participate in devotionals, learn more about who Christ is and who Christ can be in their lives, create a joyous sound, and live a spiritual experience like no other. The time spent together on this trip allows the students and their leaders to build a Christian community within the choir.

Testament will wrap up their Tour  with a special presentation July 16th, of parts of their tour repertoire  in all three Sanctuary Services   and a special complete luncheon concert in the Great Hall at 1:00 that afternoon. 

Several members of Testament participate in First Methodist's Student Ministries Praise Band, using their vocal and instrumental talents. As God would have them, they are now playing a role in leading not only the early morning traditional sanctuary service, but also Praise and Worship for their fellow students at First Church.

Many former Testament members have gone on to take part in their college choral programs, furthering their musical talents. Others have moved on to join the Chancel Choir, and take part in the Celebration Service Praise Band.



First United Methodist Church
313 N Center St
Arlington, TX  76011
Ph: 817-274-2571

Testament @ArlingtonMethodist.org


Testament has traveled to many places across the United States, including: New Orleans, Nashville, Walt Disney World, Florida, Colorado Springs, Williamsburg and St. Louis.  Last year they had the opportunity to perform onstage at Disneyland in California and to lead a musical worship service on the rim of the Grand Canyon. In 2003 they performed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

They have had the rare opportunity to sing in places such as the Air Force Academy Chapel, Duke University Chapel, and fun venues such as Disneyland, the Williamsburg Music Theater, and opening for the Musical "Texas" in the Palo Duro Canyon.

In preparation for worship and other events, the choir rehearses from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. each Sunday afternoon. Testament consists of 7th through 12th graders.

For many years now, Testament has presented special Advent and Christmas music for the church, periodically performs musicals for the church and community, provides musical leadership during Youth Sunday (a student-led worship service), and present a concert of music prepared for their yearly choir tour.