Sunset UMC in Pasadena is actively recruiting a part-time Organist and Hand Bell Director.

Sunset United Methodist Church 709 Allendale Rd Pasadena, TX 77502 Tel. 713-473-7658



Contact John Haw 832-621-6258

Number and Times of Services:

  • Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. Choir rehearsal Wednesday at 7:15 – 8:30 pm. Hand bell rehearsal Wednesday at 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
  • Accompany such incidental services as scheduled, weddings & funerals (1st refusal), etc.
  • Choir and hand bells are normally on vacation in July.


  • Work with the Director of Worship & Music in selecting hymns and choral music for the Sunday service
  • Accompany choir and other musicians at regular Traditional Service, concerts and other such events.
  • Help to recruit some paid soloists as choir members
  • Prepare an organ prelude, offertory, and postlude for each Sunday
  • Select music and prepare Hand Bells to ring in Sunday services 8 – 10 times per year
  • Position requires approximately 10 hours per week,


  • Organ & piano proficiency. Prefer a degree in organ performance or 5 years experience
  • Knowledge of traditional hymnody and organ works
  • Knowledge of hand bell music and ringing techniques


  • Our organ is a two-manual Wicks electro-pneumatic 17-rank pipe organ. There is also a grand piano in the Sanctuary and another in the Choir Room. There is a 5-octave set of Schulmerich hand bells plus various additional instruments.


  • Will be commensurate with the level of experience

Additional Information:

  • Sunset is a small congregation that has a Traditional service that values the music aspect of worship. We also have a 9:00 am Contemporary service and an 11:00 am Spanish language service.