Music at Arborlawn
Welcome to the Music Ministries of Arborlawn. There are many ways for persons of all ages and abilities to Meet God, Connect with People, and Live Missionally through music at Arborlawn. Scroll through this page to learn about all of our music ministries.
We want to extend a heartfelt invitation to you to visit us in a Chancel Choir rehearsal at Arborlawn United Methodist Church on Wednesday nights at 7:15 p.m. in the Potts Choral Suite of the church. There are no experience or ability requirements to join. All we ask is that you want to make a joyful sound with us, and we will take care of the rest.
Kids JAM (Joy and Music)
KidsJAM (Joy and Music) is a fun-filled “hands-on” experience in music that will engage your 4 or 5 year-old in games, singing, movement, playing instruments, sign language, and even some Spanish, while learning Bible truths and discovering the music inside of them!
Children will learn to identify rhythm patterns, musical patterns, and intervals through singing games, playing percussion instruments and the autoharp, listening through PVC pipe “telephones”, and telling stories with the step bells. They will also hear and play instruments from around the world. Designed by music educators, KidsJAM provides sequential learning of age-appropriate pre-music-reading activities incorporating a variety of Orff, Kodaly, and Montessori methods.
When: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 143, Lower Level
Age Group: Preschool
Facilitator: Pam Stoker
When: Sundays, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm.
Where: Room 143, Lower Level
Age Group: 1st-5th Graders
Facilitator: Aubrey Kistler and Leanna Noblett
When: Sundays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm.
Where: Choral Suite
Age Group: All Junior High and Senior High Students
Facilitator: Karen Gossett and Michael Plantz
Chancel and Carillion Handbells
The Chancel and Carillion Handbells are auditioned ensembles of 13 ringers each under the direction of Organist Jerry Westenkuehler.
Arborlawn Handbell Quartet
The Arborlawn Handbell Quartet is an auditioned group that rings a variety of handbell ensemble literature. Under the direction of Julie Jacobs, this choir meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
The Sanctuary Organ at Arborlawn
Arborlawn’s sanctuary organ, the 106-rank Dan Garland Pipe Organs instrument was completed in 2012. The organ is played from a four manual movable console and includes six divisions: great, choir, swell, solo, floating bombard, and pedal. The Sanctuary seats approximately 1,150 in the nave area with a choir loft seating 125 in regular arrangement.
Click here to download the Sanctuary Organ Dedication Brochure.
The Elizabeth Cramer Chapel Organ at Arborlawn
The organ in the new 150-seat Elizabeth Cramer Chapel, opened on May 19, 2013, is an Allen Quantum Q265D. This two-manual 37-stop organ is a wonderful addition to Arborlawn’s instruments utilized for worship.