Methodist Church announced ‘Introduction to the Church Organ’ workshop


The Community United Methodist Church is offering a free workshop, “Introduction to the Church Organ,” which will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. 

The church is located at 434 Lewis St., and the class will be held in the sanctuary.

This workshop is open to the public and is geared toward people who are proficient on the piano and interested in expanding their keyboard skills to play the king of instruments; however, all are welcome at this introductory session. 

“Playing the organ is becoming a lost art,” said workshop leader Sarah Riehm. “We need more people, especially in rural areas, to learn organ skills and enjoy the many blessings of playing in worship.” 

If you play the piano at an intermediate level (Bach, Mozart), you can easily transition to playing the organ.

The Community United Methodist Church recently purchased a new Rodgers three-manual Inspire model electronic organ, due to generous donors from the community and the church. It is truly a magnificent instrument and has some amazing bells and whistles that make it a joy to play. The workshop will concentrate on the main differences between the piano and the organ. Everyone will have a chance to test drive this great instrument during the class. 

 Ready to learn more about the “King of Instruments”? Contact Sarah Riehm at to reserve your spot in the class, or if you have further questions.