Music Ministry  

Music

Music begins our services and sends us on our way when they are over. It sets the tone for our worship in preludes. It draws us together in praise as we sing. It uplifts and teaches through inspired texts and supports the delivery of the Word of God from the pulpit. Sometimes God delivers His word to us in a very personal way through music.

We welcome all with a voice to sing or an instrument to play, to become a part of our Music Ministry. If you’re a good listener, not a singer, there’s still a place for you as well. Service opportunities include tech team, music librarians, children’s choir helpers, and individuals to care for the robes. All of us work together, with God’s help, to use our gifts for His glory.

Music Directors
John Coakley: Minister of Music, Adult Choirs & Choruses
Bobby Rutherford: Worship Leader, Youth Band Director
Christopher Rogers: Organist
Elise Coakley: Children’s Choir
Judith Alvarez: Adult Bell Choir
Kurt Schneiderhan: Brass Ensemble
Karen Chimenko: Strings Ensemble

Musical Groups

Our worship services are not complete without the beautiful music heard from our various choirs and instrumental musicians. Each week, these groups come together to rehearse for worship, and prepare for upcoming performances.

Choir Rehearsal Schedules

Adult Choir – Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Sings in worship every Sunday, from September to May
Festival Choir – A short-term commitment choir to sing for special services and events

Worship Band

Our adult worship band practices on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. The band also gathers to sound check in the community center each Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m. 

Instrumental Rehearsal Schedules

Children & Youth Rehearsal Schedules

Bell Choir – Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
String Quartet – At the discretion of the Director
Brass Ensemble – At the discretion of the Director
                Cherub Choir- Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
                Kids Choir- Every Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
                Youth Band- Every Wednesday night 7:30 p.m.
For more information about our music ministries, or to get involved, Please email john@westlawnumc.org or bobby@westlawnumc.org