Music Ministry


Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!  Psalm 150: 6

Music is a very important part of Lexington United Methodist Church's spiritual expression. All are invited and encouraged to offer their talents in worship to praise God through music. If you want to offer your talents, please contact the church office at (803) 359-6838 and make arrangements to visit with our Choir Director, Dr. Jerry Gatch,, and with our Organist, Ken Robbins,  

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir provides a wide variety of types of choral music for the regular Sunday services as well as special music for services during Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter. The Chancel Choir provides music at the 11:00 AM traditional service, and soloists or small groups of singers or instrumentalists provide the special music for the 8:30 AM traditional service.

The Chancel Choir sings each Sunday except for those Sunday's with special children's programs. Its membership is made up of persons with a wide variety of musical skills and experience; some do not read music at all; others read music, but with some limitations; still others are trained musicians with considerable background in choral music. Auditions are not required, but anyone interested in joining the choir should contact choir director, Dr. Jerry Gatch.  The Chancel Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary and Sundays at 10:30 AM in the choir room.

ANew Music

Two music groups provide the music in the ANew service (11:00 AM in Wesley Hall). Many new songs and hymns are sung using guitars, keyboard, drums, and other instruments. One of the groups, Grace Station rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Wesley Hall.  

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is available for 6th - 12th grade young people. This group offers a threat-free and accepting environment for young people to learn choral singing and the opportunity to be a part of the Sunday worship service on special occasions. The Youth Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:10 PM in the choir room.

Children’s Choir

The Children's Choir is for children 4, 5 and 6 year olds. The children learn Christian music that is sung during the year for church worship services.

Hand bell Choir

Lexington’s hand bell choir plays on special occasions as part of the Sunday worship service. The hand bell choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 in the Ladies Bible Class room next to the choir room. Musical experience is not necessary. Contact the church office at (803) 359-6838 for more information.

Special Music and Worship Services

During the year, special music and worship services are offered.

Ash Wednesday
Palm/Passion Sunday
Holy Thursday Communion
Good Friday
Easter Sunrise
World Communion Sunday
All Saints Sunday
Advent/Christmas Cantata
Moravian Love Feast
Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight
Monthly Taizé Prayer