First United Methodist Church of Lenoir has a vibrant music ministry. Besides our Chancel Choir, we have a praise band for our early service; handbells, chimes and small ensembles for both services; and CAST (Creating and Singing Together) for after-school kids.


These are some CAST members visiting a downtown frozen pop shop on one of their outings.


CAST (Creating and Singing Together) is a weekly program that includes recreation, snacks, crafts, singing, chime playing and musical & dramatic presentations. It is open to children kindergarten through 5th grade and runs from September through May. We meet on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm in the Christian Life Center (CLC).


Sometimes the kids go around downtown Lenoir singing. It really blesses the people they run into.


By the way, the church bus picks up kids at Lower Creek and Davenport Elementary Schools and brings them to the church by 3. Other children are brought by their parents and picked up at 5. If your child can’t be picked up by 5, they are supervised in the Christian Life Center doing homework, reading and coloring until 5:30. To join the group, contact music director Jamie Jones at

Handbells & Chimes

The Handbell Choir has five octives of bells that require ten ringers. Talk about coordination! This is a very talented group that also knows how to have fun.



Interested in joining? Contact music director Jamie Jones at

Praise Band

Our praise band leads worship in the Christian Life Center on Sunday mornings at 9 am. Come join us for some exhilarating contemporary music!


Beat it out, brother!


Youngsters, oldsters… Everybody praising God. It’s great worship.


Want to get involved? The Praise Band practices on Tuesday evenings in the Christian Life Center. Contact Praise and Worship Leader, Lynne Carter, at