The purpose of Young Harris’ Music Ministry is to share the redemptive love of God expressed through his son, Jesus Christ. Whether in worship or with community outreach, we seek to glorify God with the beauty and strength of the musical gifts He has so generously given. To that end, we want YOU to make music with us! If you are a singer, pianist, organist, handbell ringer, guitarist, percussionist, violinist, on and on…our music department has been waiting for you! By joining one of our groups, you will find a home for your musical expression of faith.

We welcome new members at any time of the year, and also welcome anyone who is interested in only participating in short-term projects like, Christmas or Easter musical productions.  

Please see Jenn LaRue with any questions you may have.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is the center of a vital music ministry at YHMUMC. Under the leadership of music director, Mrs. Jenn LaRue.  The Chancel Choir provides music for Sunday worship and special occasions.

The Chancel Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. in the choir room. We invite you to learn more about the choir and join us for worship. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in singing. If you are interested in joining the Chancel Choir,  please contact Jenn LaRue or call the main office 706-543-2612.


Special Musical Services

During the Advent season, our Chancel Choir presents an annual “Service of Lessons and Carols”. During this time of the year, our Handbell ringers can be seen in the community as they ring in the joyous sound of the season!  They enjoy ringing at the mall, the hospitals, and have even been seen ringing in the Athens Christmas parade!

The Christmas Eve service is an especially beautiful time of music and worship.  With the sanctuary doors opening at 5:00, guests are offered a time of prayer and contemplation. Christmas Eve Candlelight worship begins at 5:30, and concludes with “Silent Night” by candlelight.

During Lent, we use a three-year rotation schedule for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.  The rotation includes a“Living Last Supper” service on Maundy Thursday, a “Last Words” service on Good Friday, or the “Tenebrae: Service of Light and Darkness” on Good Friday evening.