Music plays an important role in the life of Laurel First United Methodist Church. As we build upon the firm foundation of Christ through a rich history of quality sacred music, we are blessed to have a diverse group of talented musicians who serve faithfully in the church’s music ministry. The mission of the music ministries at Laurel First UMC is to glorify God by enriching our community of faith through an inclusive, comprehensive, and dynamic arts program.

For more information about becoming involved in the music ministries of Laurel First United Methodist Church, contact Creighton Holder, Director of Music Ministries.


The Sanctuary Choir

Led by Creighton Holder

Adults and Youth(9th grade and up)

REHEARSALS: Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Offers anthems and leads in worship each Sunday for the Traditional Worship Service. In addition, the Sanctuary Choir prepares and sings three major concerts each year (two with full orchestra) during the Lenten/Easter Season, the Summer, and the Advent/Christmas season.


FirstBells Handbell Choir

Led by Creighton Holder


REHEARSALS: Sundays, Noon to 1pm

Plays for worship services and special programs throughout the year


FirstPraise Praise Band

Led by Sue Bush

REHEARSALS: Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Leads in worship each Sunday for the Non-traditional Worship Service


Children's Choir

Led by Creighton Holder

Children (K5 through 6th grade)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm-6:20 pm

Lead in worship and provide programs seasonally


The Jubilee Singers

Adults, Senior Adults and anyone who likes to have fun making a joyful noise

REHEARSALS: Fridays, 10:30am - 11:30am

Shares a 30 min musical program with area nursing homes on the last two Fridays of each month and provides music at other special occasions.

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