The Harris Chapel UMYF had another busy year in 2000. We began the year with the Warmth-in-Winter youth retreat at the Nashville Convention Center. Our youth always look forward to this annual event because it allows them to draw nearer to God and see old friends and make new ones. The year continued with the UMYF's annual Chicken Dinner fundraiser in May. A special thanks to all of the ladies of the church who helped make this event a success. For our summer trip, we made the annual trip to Summer Sizzler in Beersheba Springs. Summer Sizzler is the Tennessee United Methodist Conference summer weekend youth retreat. In the fall, the UMYF participated in several JAM (Jesus and Me) sessions with other local area church youth groups. Finally, we rounded out the year with a New Year's Eve lock-in. Surprisingly, everyone stayed awake all night and attended the Sunday morning early worship service.
In 2001, the UMYF will continue to be active both in and out of the church. We will again be attending the Tennessee Conference sponsored events (Warmth-in-Winter and Summer Sizzler). We will also be hosting our annual Chicken Dinner fundraiser. We will be participating in a local mission trip this summer in Shelbyville, TN to help those in need. Other events include a canoe trip, hayride, and a New Year's Eve lock-in. We look forward to another exciting year of fun, worship, and service.
Darrell & Joanie Day