Sign Up NOW!

1The most important (phyouth) thing you can do this week is to sign up for Fall Retreat and/or Refuge (9th graders can attend both retreats!).  The cost is $135 each and includes transportation, lodging for 2 nights, and 4 meals.

Here’s how:

  • Fall Retreat (9th-12th) @ Shepherd of the Ozarks, September 25-27.  Email and add your name to the list!
  • Refuge (6th-9th) @ Shepherd of the Ozarks November 6-8.  Because this is a conference event, you must register yourself and pay to hold your spot.  Do it this week because spots fill up fast! Go to and use this information to register, along with your student’s information:


Church:  Pulaski Heights UMC

District: Central

Cell phone:  501-944-8400


We won’t be having phyouth this Sunday night in observance of the Labor Day Holiday weekend.  We can’t wait to see you back the following week for our 2nd installment of What’s YOUR Jam? 

This Week


7:30am 1st Breakfast Club of the school year!  Meet at Chick Fil A off Markham!  Bring $$ for breakfast.


9am Worship

10am phyouth Sunday morning fellowship in the youth room

11am Worship

NO PHYOUTH on Sunday night!  See you on the 13th!



What’s YOUR Jam? 2015


Thanks to everyone who was a part of making our Back to School Bash happen!  We had 186 youth and another 25 or so adults in attendance-a phyouth record!  This week we are having our regular phyouth Sunday night activities at PHUMC (5:30pm).  We are so excited about beginning this school year right.  That said, it’s time for a phyouth favorite: What’s YOUR Jam?-POP (1)

On Sunday night we will begin the first of 3 weeks of our theme: What’s YOUR Jam?  We believe that our faith in Christ should be woven into the details of our everyday lives (even what we listen to on the radio!) and not just something we examine once or twice a week in church.  So, each week at phyouth we will be looking at a popular song and exploring how the lyrics and music might point us toward God.   We hope you join us this Sunday for food, fellowship, and a look at our own faith.

Weekly Events:


9am Worship

10am Sunday School for grades 6th-12th (meet in the phyouth room)

11am Worship

12pm Confirmation luncheon (RSVP to 664-3600 asap!)

5:30pm phyouth group: What’s YOUR Jam? Meet in the phyouth room, pick up at 7:15!

Upcoming phyouth activities…

  • September 3rd – First Breakfast Club of the year!  Meet at the Markham Chick Fil A at 7:30 am – We will get you to school!
  • September 6th – NO phyouth!  Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
  • September 12th – Hog Parking @ 11am (Lower Parking Deck)
  • September 13th – PHUMC Churchwide Fall Kick-Off! 
  • September 25th-27th – phyouth Senior High Fall Retreat!  Register now by email:

Don’t miss an opportunity plug in at phyouth!  We love you and we can’t wait to see you Sunday night!




High Altitude


We had an amazing week last week at VBS-thank you to the many volunteers who came to help PHkids ministries.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Our “TBA” Thursday activity is phyouth at Altitude Trampoline Park!  We will meet at the park at 10am and jump for 2 hours.  Pick up will be at 12pm from Altitude.  Bring $15 and extra money for concession.  If you have never been to Altitude you are required to fill out a release form.  You can find that here.  If  you have any questions email

Jr./Sr. High Assembly starts on Saturday @ Hendrix!  Registration opens at 4:15 and lasts until 5:45.  You are responsible for getting to and from Assembly (older youth may drive themselves and leave their cars on campus for the duration).  Pick up is at noon on Wednesday the 29th.



10am Meet at Altitude (Bring $15 plus extra $ for concession and don’t forget to fill out the online waiver!)

12pm Pick up at Altitude


4:15 Registration for Jr./Sr. High Assembly opens!  Meet on campus at Hendrix College (1600 Washington Ave, Conway)!


9am Worship

10am Sunday School (Jennie Stortroen will be teaching!  Everyone meet in the phyouth room.)

11am Worship

Have a great week!  Be in prayer for our students going to Assembly!





image 7image11 Nat MccWe had such a great Local Mission Week!  Thank you to all the phyouth and friends that came out to help.  We packed food, sorted clothes, learned about world hunger and poverty, and brightened some of our elderly members’ day.  We don’t do this to make ourselves feel better, but I hope you all have a sense of how important all of this is, even if you are just shaking someone’s hand or writing a card.  How you show Christ’s love to others matters!

Next week is an equally exciting week – it’s time for VBS!  This summer’s theme is “God’s Love in Action!”, I think we’ve experienced a little of that last week.  If you want to volunteer for VBS and have not registered, just show up at the church on Sunday at 3:30pm, or on Monday morning at 8:30pm in Wesley Hall.  We can use all hands on deck!

Next Week.


9am Worship

10am Sunday school

11am Worship

3:30pm VBS Volunteers meet in Wesley Hall *wear whatever color shirt you want


8:30am VBS Volunteers meet to be assigned stations *wear Red or Pink


8:30am VBS Volunteers meet *wear Blue

11:45pm Bible Study Lunch at Canon Grill (we will walk over after VBS)


8:30am VBS Volunteers meet *wear Yellow


8:30am VBS Volunteers meet *wear Green

12pm Pizza Party for VBS volunteers!

1pm Movie Day at PHUMC!  Join us for a movie, popcorn, and candy!  (More info about what we are watching and where to meet next week!)

Have a great weekend and get ready for an even better week!





Local Mission Week Starts Now!

Local Mission Week begins this week at….Arkansas Foodbank!  Arkansas-Foodbank-3

phyouth who participate will be learning about the many ways AR Foodbank helps fight hunger and feed our local Arkansans followed by time spent sorting and packing food in their extensive warehouse!  We have partnered with the Foodbank before and it is a wonderful, well-oiled machine doing amazing work.


Meet in the lower parking deck of PHUMC at 8:30am.  We will leave no later than 8:45 and return between 11/11:30am.  The AR Foodbank requires a waiver for participation, so if you did not receive an email containing that form, print here.  If you have any questions email Jennie at

Keeping in line with phyouth tradition, our locations for the rest of the week are secret, but here is a tentative schedule for the remainder of the week (If any of these details change, I will send out an email to everyone!):

Tuesday a.m.

8:30am – Meet at PHUMC in the lower parking deck

12:30/1pm – Pick up at PHUMC

Wednesday a.m. (Bring $$ for lunch)

9am – Meet at PHUMC in the lower parking deck

12:30/1pm – Pick up at PHUMC

Thursday a.m. 

9am – Meet at PHUMC in the phyouth room

12pm – Pick up at PHUMC

We hope to see you at some point this week as we work to be the hands and feet of Christ in our own community!



phyouth June 22nd – July 5th

prayerThere are plenty of things to be in prayer about this week.

  • OMP Hot Springs: please pray for our 3rd and final OMP team to have a safe and blessed week and for the neighbors they will be serving.
  • Youth 2015: Jay and I will be traveling with 20 phyouth and many other Arkansas youth to Orlando for a quadrennial UMC youth conference.  We will be in worship, mission, and fellowship.  Prayers for safety for the Holy Spirit to move in all of our hearts
  • Charleston, SC: Let us all continue in prayer for the community of Charleston and of Emmanuel AME church and the families of those slain last week.  We are ALL Charleston, and we pray for racial reconciliation across the country.  May God’s transforming love move us into action.

June 22nd – July 5th

Tuesday, June 23rd

6:30pm  Y15 travelers meet at Philander Smith to load the bus and head to Orlando

Thursday, June 25th

11:30am  Meet at Professor Bowl (Towne Oaks Drive).  Bring $7 for bowling (2 games) and $$ for concession/lunch

Sunday, June 28th

10:00am phyouth will be assisting Cindy Burns with PHkids Sunday school during the SS hour!  Head to the 3rd floor of the children’s wing for instruction.

Thursday, July 2nd

9am Climb Pinnacle/Bible Study lunch at Izzy’s! Meet at Pinnacle Mountain on the easy side and bring $$ for lunch at Izzy’s.

12:30pm Pick up at PHUMC

Sunday, July 5th

10am Sunday School

See you soon!