Cumming FUMC plays host to a wide variety of concert programming, festivals, and special events. Throughout the year, the CFUMC family and the Cumming/Forsyth Community can enjoy many different opportunities and many different styles: vocal to instrumental, visual to dance, film to literature.
Cumming FUMC offers a wide variety of opportunities for people to be involved with the Music & Arts Ministry. By visiting the various tabs below, you can find out more information about what is already available. However, we are always interested in the creation of new opportunities. To learn more, contact Director of Music, Worship & Arts, and Organist, John Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cumming FUMC Festival of Arts was established in 2008 with the intent of showcasing professional and student visual artists in gallery settings and performing artists in concert settings. The two-week-long Festival of Arts has quickly become recognized as one of the leading fine arts festivals in North Georgia and regularly features the disciplines of visual art, music, dance, film, drama and literature.
The Cumming First United Methodist Permanent Collection currently resides in the narthex (lobby) of the sanctuary building. The building is open to public on a daily basis and people are welcome to come and view the artwork at their leisure.
The pipe organ of Cumming FUMC was designed, built and installed by Randall Dyer & Associates of Jefferson City, TN and completed in November of 2003. It is the primary instrument used for worship on a weekly basis. It contains four divisions – Great, Swell, Choir and Pedal – and approximately 2330 individual pipes. The organ contains complete Principal Choruses on all manuals, chorus reeds on all manuals, and two sets of strings. Mechanically, the organ has a record/playback system, piston sequencer and transposer.
The Hutchinson Organ was built over the course of several years beginning in 2014 and concluding in 2018. The console shell was originally built in 1930 as Opus 1400 by the Casavant Organ Company of Canada and has served in multiple locations in both Canada and the United States in churches and private residences.
MEET OUR DIRECTOR
John Hutchinson is a native of New Mexico and West Texas having been raised in a parsonage household by United Methodist parents. His father, Bishop William W. Hutchinson served as the resident Bishop of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church from 2000 until 2012. His mother, Kay A. Hutchinson is a skilled musician both as performer and teacher.