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Chancel Choir

During the traditional service, in our historic sanctuary, our Chancel Choir under the direction of Emily Gonsoulin, and accompanied by Marlene Mullenix lead the congregation in traditional Christian hymns. After the sermon, the choir performs an anthem.

The Chancel Choir practices on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room on the second floor.

As Director of Music Ministries, I conduct the Chancel Choir and work to develop a deeper understanding of music’s role in the faith and mission of our church. Since music is such an integral part of worship, it is my goal to grow the program through concerts, events, and special music services. If you are interested in joining the choir or would like to support music ministries at FUMC, I would love to hear from you!


Emmie Gonsoulin

Choral Director


Some Important Dates:

Service Music   

Introit - WB 1

Hymn - 158 Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Hymn - 189 Fairest Lord Jesus 

Psalter - 741

Call to Prayer - 349

Anthem - Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God arr. Lloyd Larson

Hymn - 159 Lift High the Cross

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Brian Johnson

Assistant Choir Director/

Assistant Organist

Director Asbury Ringers

From Madison, Wisconsin

Former Director of Music/Organist at Bashford United Methodist Church, Madison, Wisconsin.

Moved to Lake Charles, in September 2020.

"I am thrilled to be here helping the church grow!"

Upcoming Choral Anthems 

4/14 - Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

4/21 - Asbury Ringers playing

4/28 - Be Thou My Vision arr. Robert Hunter

5/5 - Come to the Table of the Lord by Jay Althouse

5/12 - All to Bring You Glory arr. David Clydesdale

5/19 - Asbury Ringers playing

5/26 - Keep Your Lamps! arr. Andre Thomas

Marlene Mullenix

Organist & Pianist

Marlene accompanies the Chancel Choir during worship services, Christmas and Easter Cantatas, and other special performances. She also plays for weddings and funerals. 

Chancel Choir News

Chancel Choir Concert

"A Night of Rejoicing"

Chancel Choir on KPLC

Chancel Choir Concert Broadway

on Broad Street

Lamar Poem
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