Booneville First UMC youth make journey to Lake Junaluska


The Booneville First United Methodist Church youth group attended “Surge 07” at Lake Junaluska, N.C., in June. 

The featured speaker was Laura Early from North Carolina. The theme was “The Journey.” They touched on their “journey” as a group and individually. Besides the meetings, the event featured a volleyball tournament. The Booneville youth reached the championship game. The 20 youth and seven chaperones also went to the “sliding rock.” 

“Growth groups were everyone’s favorite experience,” said Ben Napier, youth director. “This is a really interesting way in which you meet new people, learn about yours and their faith, and get comfortable with being around people you don’t know. The youth really had a great time and are looking forward to going back, as they said, ASAP.”