Worship & Fine Arts
 
 “I need to worship because without it I can forget that I have a big God beside me and live in fear. I need to worship because without it I can forget his calling and begin to live in a spirit of self-preoccupation. I need to worship because without it I lose a sense of wonder and gratitude and plod through life with blinders on. I need worship because my natural tendency is toward self-reliance and stubborn independence.”–John Ortberg
 
 
Lake Erie Church is an unashamedly Pentecostal and Charismatic church.  We fully believe that Christians should be expressive in their worship unto God.  Although these expressions may differ from one person to the next, we believe that, all together, they combine to form a chorus that is pleasing to God.  Below we have listed the expressions of worship that Lake Erie Church offers.
 
 
Voices of Praise
 
Voices of Praise is the name of our choir and band at Lake Erie Church.  This anointed group exists for the purpose of helping to create an atmosphere, every Sunday, for us to be able to experience the presence of the Lord and receive what He has for us.  God has also blessed Voices of Praise with multiple opportunities to be able to exercise their gifts outside of the church.  They have led worship at various camp meetings, churches, and events with the goal of helping people connect with the life-changing presence of God. 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.M.O.P. (United Movement of Praise)
 
U.M.O.P. is our adult worship and dance ministry group.  Once or twice a month, this group does a great job of blessing us with a powerful, thought provoking dance or small skit.  
 
W.O.W. (Warriors of Worship)
 

The Warriors of Worship Praise Team (better known as W.O.W.), is a praise dance team within LEC’s Worship and Fine Arts Ministry.  W.O.W. consists of  students divided within two different age groups who are committed to extending the message of hope, healing, forgiveness, and God’s love through the art of dance.  It is our belief that the ministry of dance should not be confined to the four walls of a church or restricted to just the faith community. Our WOW dancers have ministered throughout Ohio for various venues such as Willoughby Fine Arts, Shore Cultural Center, and the Village of North Perry Gospel Extravaganza Days.  Our team has achieved first place awards in the Ohio Church of God Junior and Teen Talent competitions.  Our Teens have had the opportunity to represent the State of Ohio in 2017 International Teen Talent Competition.  What makes us different from most praise dance groups is that we are dancers called to minister, and not a ministry that only dances.