Lakewood offers a variety of music and arts programs for people of all ages. Our mission is to use the gifts of music as a means of worshiping and praising God. Our primary purpose is to provide musical leadership and support for all worship services, as well as special programs during the year. New members are always welcome at any time during the year. Come be a part of this exciting ministry... you'll be glad you did! For any additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to expect: "Thinking about Joining the Choir?"
This choir is the largest singing ensemble for adults and is also one of the most visible groups of our music ministry. Members sing at the traditional worship services in the sanctuary, and rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The choir usually performs two major works a year and takes a rehearsal break during part of the summer.
Please contact Greg Gathright for more information.
New Song Worship Band
This is a group of musicians and singers who lead the congregation in music during the New Song contemporary worship service at 10:50 a.m. most Sunday mornings. We are always looking for dedicated people wanting to be a part of worship by either playing an instrument or singing. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and anyone interested should contact Erik Henson for more information.
This adult hand bell choir rehearses on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in room FC109 under the direction of Greg Gathright. Music reading skills and prior hand bell experience is helpful (but not required). Rehearsals are not held during the summer months. JuBellation plays monthly in worship and for special services. Contact Greg Gathright for more information.
*Child care is available during the above adult rehearsals.
Lakewood Chamber Ensemble
This group is for grades six through adult who read music and have their own instruments, and meets under the direction of Todd Burrer. They perform regularly in worship, and rehearse Thursday evenings in room FC108 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm during the school year.
Our worship experience is greatly enhanced by this small ensemble that rehearses on Sunday evenings and performs regularly in worship under the direction of Tom Schulz.
Please contact Tom Schulz for more information.
"Hands of God" Hand Bells
"HOG" is designed around developing musicianship while emphasizing worship participation and leadership. This group is for high school students and adults with any level of music reading ability. Rehearsals are 5:00 - 6:00 pm Sunday afternoons in the Music Suite from September through May under the direction of Dani Gathright. Prior hand bell experience is helpful but not necessary.
The Lakewood Chimes
The Lakewood Chimes (TLC) introductory music group is for children in grades two through five and meets Sundays during the school year from 12:15-1:00 pm Sunday afternoons in the Music Suite, under the leadership of Dani Gathright. TLC plays in worship on a regular basis with an emphasis on beginning musical instruction.
Children's Choirs - His To Own
All children’s choirs meet Sunday mornings from 8:25am to 9:20am beginning in September and continuing through May.
The Children’s choir program is an important and vital ministry at Lakewood UMC. Participants not only gain musical skills, but learn to become active participants in worship. There are choral opportunities for children K-6. Through involvement in our children’s choirs, singers will:
We TEACH them how to sing tunefully with good vocal quality and reading skills.
We TRAIN them as worship leaders by preparing anthems, leading the congregation in worship. We are building tomorrow's church choirs.
- We ENHANCE their Christian education through the scriptures, praise and prayer time.
- We OFFER opportunities to learn firsthand about serving God by using their musical gifts, talents and time. They bless others and glorify God.
- We DEVELOP poise and self-confidence. The unity of choral singing not only builds upon these qualities, but produces long-term benefits that will eventually transfer to all areas of life.
- We NURTURE the development of good, solid Christian friendships.
For more information about our any of the children's choirs, please contact Susan Shipman.
The Creekside Carolers
(Elementary children in K through 2nd grade)
At the early elementary level, children in this choir learn about fundamental musical concepts and begin to develop healthy vocal technique. In addition to learning songs, we will spend time emphasizing basic music reading skills though games and activities. We also discuss song text/bible verses and how they apply to daily life. Carolers perform in service once per month and combine with the Living Waters to present both a Christmas and spring musical. Cheryl Strain and Kathy Falknor direct the Creekside Carolers.
- WHERE: A203 (upstairs above the church offices)
- WHEN: Sunday Mornings 8:25am - 9:20am
The Living Waters Choir
(Elementary children in 3rd through 6th grade)
Love the Lord. Learn a Lot. Lead in Worship.
These are the three components that are the focus of our Living Waters Choir under the direction of Susan Shipman. The choir is open to 3rd through 6th graders and meets Sunday mornings from 8:25a in Room A200. They present prepared anthems every month throughout the school year. They also join with the other choirs to sing as part of our Christmas Eve and Palm Sunday services, participate in the Houston Chapter Choristers Guild annual festival, and share their talents in other musical venues of the church.
- WHERE: A200 (upstairs above the church offices)
- WHEN: Sunday Mornings 8:25am - 9:20am
Thank you in advance for your parental support, enthusiasm and devotion to ensure the success of this vital children's music ministry.