Northside United Methodist Church

At Northside we believe that artistic expression draws us into the presence of God. Participation in our music ministry provides the opportunity for spiritual growth, fun, fellowship, and of course wonderful music. We would love to include YOU!

Our aim in all of our musical endeavors is to glorify God through music. Hymns are the folk songs of the Christian Faith. 

Persons with musical gifts of any kind are encouraged to use those gifts to the glory of God. We’re always looking for more voices to join!
Desire counts for a lot in any of our Music Ministry Groups!  Not only is it a lot of fun but it is a wonderful way to contribute to our worship time together. 

Northside has three music ministry groups and a Cantor in Residence:

The Northside Choir under the direction of  Dr. Gary Mazzola, our Director of Music Ministry leads us in song and praise during worship services on some Sunday Mornings. Their ministry fills our sanctuary with the Spirit of Northside.

The Northside Cathedral Bells, also under the direction of Dr. Gary Mazzola, fill the air with lilting melodies and harmony at worship service on Sunday Mornings.

The Northside Praise Group under the direction of Shelley Dobbs, lead us in song to uplift, inspire and celebrate God Sunday Mornings. 

Thorpe Cantor in Residence,  Antonio P. Abate. 

The words of our Benediction, written by Jill Brennan, puts into song the true Spirit of Northside UMC.

  • May the love of Northside, travel everywhere you go.
  • Peace surround your soul and spirit, let your goodness show.
  • Live your life in His word. Make a difference now.
  • Fill your week with acts of kindness, till we meet again. Amen.

A thought for you to consider: We can all sing to God.

If you’d like to join Choir or Handbells, Contact Dr. Gary Mazzola at 

If you’d like to join Praise Group, contact Shelley Dobbs