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!



Emily Gonsoulin

Assistant Director

MaryKate Core

  • May 16 - "Forever Faithful"

  • May 23 - "See What Love"

  • May 30 -  "We Are God's Delight"

  • (The Last Two Anthems Might Be Switched Around)

Some Important Dates:

Dorothy Hanna's Service is Sunday, May 16th at 3 pm.


May 11, 2021

Thanks for a great practice last night! Here are some things we discussed:


New Choir Robe committee-Michelle Mercer, Penny Joiner, Jackie Ellis, Linda Larson

*We will be purchasing new choir robes soon, which can be a long process. Thanks to those who volunteered to help!


150th Anniversary-The music department is hosting a Composition Competition; we will choose a scripture for the choral piece to be set to and choose a winner. Please send me any ideas you have for what scripture best conveys the feeling and message of our choir/church.


Soundtrack of Our Lives-on June 27th, I would like some of the men in the choir to sing "Funny How Time Slips Away", click HERE to listen. Let me know soon if you would like to sing and we will schedule a couple rehearsals.


Dorothy Hanna Memorial Service-THIS Sunday, May 16 at 3:00pm. If you are singing with us, please be in the choir room at 1:30pm sharp! We are singing several hymns and the Hallelujah Chorus.


Thanks and feel free to email me if you have any questions!


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Lake Charles, LA 70601


714 Pujo St

Lake Charles, LA 70601


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