Chungdong First Methodist Church, English Ministry       

A Welcoming International Community of Faith in the Heart of Seoul

Kid's Worship

Children play a very important role in our Ministry. Every Sunday at 1:30 a dedicated group of Kid’s Worship instructors and kids gather for a time of worship. It's a diverse group of international students and Koreans who gather to celebrate God’s presence and learn from the Bible. The annual Vacation Bible School forms an integral part of ministry life.

Shalom Choir and Trio

Chung-dong EM's Shalom Choir is a small, but energetic and enthusiastic group of about eighteen members who enjoy singing four-part harmony and all kinds of music! Some of us are, or have been, students majoring in music; the rest are from all walks of life. We share the joy of singing, and a belief in music as a central part of worship.

Shalom started with only four members to support the English worship services which began in June 1997 and became a regular choir by appointing Yongshil Jeon (previous senior pastor Jo Yongjoon's wife) as conductor bearing the name English Ministry Choir. When Soyong Joo became conductor in 1998, she dedicated herself for ten years and her dedication bore the fruit of success. The Choir accepted the name 'Shalom' in 1999. With the addition of 3 instrumentalists, Jinwoo Park, Seokjoong Lee, and Hanlim Kim, the Shalom Choir and Trio was born. Shalom Choir and Trio have since been performing and serving in worship and inspired worshipers with outstanding music.

In 2000, Shalom had performed its first music concert, commemorating 3 years of service in the English Ministry. Since then Shalom had performed concerts annually including the prestigious memorial concert for Chungdong FMC's 120 years anniversary with a joint performance with Wesley Choir, Chungdong's 3rd worship service choir. In 2008 soprano leader Hee-Yong Yoon became the conductor of shalom and under her baton, the choir performed various outstanding concerts.

The choir practices two hours per Sunday, one before and one after worship services. Every year we perform a major concert showcasing major works performed throughout the year . If you are interested in joining us, please email Won for more information at [email protected].