the Pastor's Desk (August
Welcome to our new Director of Music Shannon Raines. Shannon grew up in Union City where she attended First UMC of Union City. She graduated from UC High School. She attended UT-Martin where she received her degree in Piano Performance.
Shannon has lived in Marietta, Georgia where she attended and then later worked at St. Paul United Methodist Church as Music Director. She moved to the Tampa area in 2006 to take a job as Director of Worship and Creative Arts. She held that position for 10 years until she moved back home to Union City.
Shannon has been married to Derek Raines of Union City for almost a year and a half. Shannon has two sons from a previous marriage. Her sons are Aaron, who is a Director of Music at a Methodist Church in Orlando, Florida, and Kyle, who is a System Securities Analyst at the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission in Washington, DC.
Shannon wants everyone to know that she is "excited to be coming home to a Methodist Church and is looking forward to getting to know her new church family." Her first Sunday with us will be Sunday, August
Peace and Love in Christ,