Lakewood First United Methodist has an exciting music program with many opportunities for our members, friends and guests to worship, serve and explore their musical gifts.

Our adult choir, Joyful Noise, leads worship with a mixture of traditional and contemporary anthems and praise music. This is a traditional SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir led by Jackie Beery Director of Music. The choir is accompanied by our organist/accompanist, Hani Yang and our staff instrumentalist, Greg Paxton. Joyful Noise rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:30pm to 9:00pm between September and June and is always open to new members.
Our steel drum band, Lakewood Steel, plays a variety of sacred tunes and rehearses on Sunday afternoons from noon to 1pm in the Sanctuary between September and June. The band is led by Greg Paxton and is open to new members. Finally, we have a Joyful Ukulele Ministry that is a lot of fun, and it is also open to new members...the more the merrier!  Contact Jackie Beery for details.
We have two children’s choirs: Joyful Noise 2 and Joyful Noise 3. Each choir practices every Sunday during Children’s Church. Joyful Noise 2 (K-2nd) is led by Erin Paxton and Joyful Noise 3 (3rd – 5th) is led by Jackie Beery.



Snapshots: Local United Methodist choirs raise their voices in song: