If you love music, Latham has a place for you!! We offer a diverse music ministry… from our traditional Chancel Choir to our Contemporary Praise Bands. Come and join us! NO APPLICATION NEEDED…. just a desire to praise God in music!!! For more information on any of our music groups, contact the church office.
The LUMC Chancel Choir is a mixed adult choir which sings at the 11:00 service on Sunday mornings. This choral group of all ages enjoys not only Sunday anthems but also festive service cantatas and larger choral works in cooperation with other area church choirs. Auditions are not required to participate; however, singers are expected to learn the music in the appropriate time given. If singing is your passion and your preferred way of worship, please come and meet with us on Wednesday nights at 7:00 in Room in 217 of the Family Life Building.
The Wesley Singers are a wonderful group of ladies and gentlemen that raise their voices so beautifully in song. They practice on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 in room 151 of the Family Life building. This choir mainly performs Southern gospel selections and traditional hymns. They sing monthly at the Liturgical Service and also sing for special programs at the church and in the community. Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join!
Jubilation Handbell Choir
This 3 octave English Handbell Choir meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:00. Occasionally featured in the 11:00 Traditional service, this ensemble is a wonderful addition to the musical sounds of worship. This choir has participated in the TVHA (Tennessee Valley Handbell Association) Handbell Festival.
Adult Praise Bands:
The Orchard, our Contemporary worship experience, features two alternating adult praise bands. Led by Jim Geisinger, these bands are driven by electric guitars and drums. They play some of the latest in Contemporary worship songs by artists such as, Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster and Jared Anderson. The bands rehearse on Monday evenings in Farley Hall at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.
Children’s Music Groups
Children’s Orff Instruments and Handchime Choir: This ensemble is made up of children in grades 1-6. Basic musicianship is taught as well as team work! This group is led by Melody Young and performs throughout the year during special worship events. They meet on Sundays at 4:00. No previous experience required!
The Celebration Choir is for grades two through five. They work on more complicated pieces but always save time for fun activities during rehearsal. This choir also sings at The Orchard and the Traditional Service. Celebration Choir meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-5:45 and is led by Sam Cox.
The Cherub Choir includes children from age 3 through first grade. They sing (always with great enthusiasm!!) periodically at both of our worship services. Cherub Choir meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-5:45.
Youth Praise Band
Youth Praise Band is made up of students in grades 6-12. They lead worship on Sunday nights during Generation Next and occasionally play with the adult bands in The Orchard. Musical experience is preferred by not required to participate. Adult musician mentors also work with the group on shaping the songs and proficiency of their instruments. They meet on Sunday evenings at 3:30pm in the Youth Wing. Led by Jim Geisinger.