Creative Arts Ministry


God is the ultimate Creator. We are made in God’s image, and so have a desire to express ourselves creatively. At Hayes Barton, the Creative Arts Ministry seeks to provide members a means to use their creative gifts to the glory of God. Through music, drama, and the visual arts, we can praise and worship God with the beauty of sight and sound. Contact Mike Trexler for more information.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir serves as the primary worship leader for the traditional 8:30 and 11:00am worship services. We are a mixed SATB choir and sing a challenging and varied repertoire, from traditional classics to spirituals.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm in the choir room. Contact Mike Trexler.


Using a five-octave set of handbells, the handbell choir rings once a month at traditional worship services and for special, seasonal musical events.

The Sanctuary Bells rehearse on Wednesday mornings from 12:30am-1:30pm.

Prior ringing experience is necessary, and subs are always needed! Contact Mike Trexler.

Children's Music


The Cherub Choir for 3s and 4s sings beginner anthems and children's classics, along with games, singalongs, silly, musical fun. 

The Genesis (K and 1st grade) and Jubilee Choirs (2nd-5th grades) sing church anthems, contemporary Christian songs, study pedagogy and theory, and play fun games. Children have the chance to play instruments, and to sing with adult choir and instrumentalists. 


Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:00pm. Contact Susan Baldwin​. Click here for more information on Wednesday Nights at Hayes Barton.

LightHouse Praise Band

The band provides contemporary music during the 8:45am worship service and for other events throughout the year. The band fosters a passion for creating a worshipful environment that lends attention to the power of Christ moving through the congregation.

Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights at 8:00pm. Musicians play on a scheduled rotation based on their availability. Contact Blair Holland.

Youth Music

The youth praise band performs a varied repertoire of contemporary worship music. They perform for two LightHouse services each year and as needed for special youth group events.

The youth choir sings contemporary and traditional choral arrangements of Christian music. All youth are welcome to join this ensemble, which meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00-6:30pm. Contact Stephen Aber.

Tech Arts

The LightHouse Media Team is called upon to run the lyric slides for the LightHouse service using ProPresenter

The Audio Visual Team for the Sanctuary services record the traditional worship services and operate the in-house camera for the overflow area in the Fellowship Hall and our live web stream. Contact Mike Trexler.


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Our Location

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church

2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC 27608

(919) 832-6435

Sunday Schedule

Traditional Worship: 8:30 & 11:00am

Sunday School for all ages: 9:50am

LightHouse Worship: 8:45am

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