Scholarships Available!

If you’ve ever wanted to attend a phyouth event that was too much of a financial burden, we want you to know we have scholarship funds available to every grade level of phyouth!

To make this process more stream-lined, we will be using this scholarship application form:

Form – Event Scholarship Request 2014

If you ever need financial assistance for any of our trips, retreats, or events, fill out this form and return it to Jay or Jennie.  You can find it under the scholarships tab at the top right of the webpage. We want everyone to have the opportunity to participate in something!

For further questions email jwilliams@phumc.com

Love Runs Out…

Love Runs OutOr so says One Republic.  What does Jesus say?  Come to our Sunday night meeting for our final night of “What’s Your Jam?” and let’s look at One Republic’s “Love Runs Out” to see how these words speak about our faith.  We so appreciate all of you for showing up and being an important part of phyouth.

Housekeeping

1.  Fall Retreat (Sept. 26-28th) $$$ is due this Wednesday, September 17!  Bring a check by the church or mail it to 4823 Woodlawn, 72205 attn: Jennie Williams.  If you have not signed up we need to know that you want to go now!

2.  Refuge (Nov. 7-9th) registration continues (until all the spots fill up, which is usually pretty quickly).  Follow this link to register and pay online: accym.org/events/refuge.

3.  This week is our first Prison Ministry led by Jimmy Faulkner for the school year.  All high school students are encouraged to participate if you are interested.  No tank tops or shorts please. See below for more information.

What’s Next

Wednesday

6:30pm-Girls small group

  • 7/8th grade-meet at PHUMC.  Bring snacks or dinner!
  • 9/10th grade-meet at Panera off University!

Sunday

9/11am-Worship in New Heights or Sanctuary

10am-Sunday school, meet in phyouth room

4:45pm-Prison Ministry: (9th-12th) meet in the lower parking deck at PHUMC

5:30pm-What’s Your Jam? “Love Runs Out”:  snack supper starts at 5:30 and youth programming begins at 6pm

Have a great week!  Let us know how we can be there for you.

Love,

Jennie and Jay

One Less Problem…

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We had such a fantastic turnout for our first Sunday night together at the church for “What’s Your Jam?”  Thank you to all who came and if you weren’t there we missed you!  I really encourage you all to continue to make Sunday night a part of your weekly schedule.  It is such a wonderful time of faith and relationship building.

Next week we will be looking at the song “Problem” by Ariana Grande.  Come and join us as we consider things in our life that may be separating us from God or being an obstacle to our faith.

Housekeeping

There are 3 major sign up deadlines that you’ll want to be aware of:

1) Refuge (6th-9th grade) $130 -  Spots for this Nov. 7-9th conference event fill up really fast!  Go here: http://accym.org/events/refuge/ for more info and to register and upload your medical release forms.

2) Fall Retreat (9th-12th) $130 – This Sunday, September 14th, is the deadline to sign up for Fall Retreat!  Fall Retreat is September 26-28 at Shepherd of the Ozark camp.  You do not want to miss this experience of unplugging from the stress of life (school) and learning more about how we become disciples of Christ.  Email jwilliams@phumc.com to sign up.

3) Out of the Darkness Walk (All youth) – November 2nd, come join phyouth as we walk to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Register here under the team “Pulaski Heights United Methodist Youth”:

http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2935

This Week

Wednesday

Bible Study kick off!

6:30pm – 7th/8th grade girls,  meet at Panera at 6:30 off of University

6:30pm – 9th/10th grade girls – meet at PHUMC at 6:30 in the 7th/8th grade room

8pm – Senior guys and girls meet at Panera

Sunday

9am or 11am – Worship in the Sanctuary and New Heights

10am – Sunday School!  Meet in the youth room.

5:30pm – What’s Your Jam? “Problem” Snack supper is at 5:30, programming starts at 6!

7:15pm – Senior High (9th-12th) Bible Study with Jimmy Faulkner in the 11th/12th grade sunday school room

Have an awesome week! (or if that’s too much pressure) Have whatever week you have!

Love,

Jennie and Jay

 

 

 

Come With Us Now

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This week we are getting back into the routine of meeting each Sunday night so that we might grow closer to God and one another.  I really encourage everyone to commit our attendance now.  Between school and the 1,000+ other activities we are all involved in, it’s too easy to put faith and Christian discipleship on the back burner.  Don’t let that happen!  Join us for just 1 hour and 45 minutes each week to decompress and remember the One who makes our lives worth living. Make this a priority now rather than later.

We are kicking off our first Sunday night back together at phyouth revisiting our series from last fall “What’s Your Jam?”  Does God speak to us through unexpected avenues?  We believe he does, and we are prepared to listen to some of our favorite songs to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to us, even through surprising ways and people.  Where do we see Christ in pop culture?  How can we as Christians engage the culture to relate Christ to those who do not know him?  Come with us now as we find God in the ordinary aspects of our lives.

Here is the schedule for this week:

Thursday

7:30amBreakfast Club, meet at Chick fil A at 7:30, Jay and Jennie will take youth to Central and PHMS afterward

Saturday

9:20am – Miracle League, meet at Junior Deputy Park, we will be done for the day by 4pm.  Come be a baseball buddy to some of our friends with special needs, get some service hours, and have a blast! You can join us for the morning or the afternoon session (or both).  For those who stay all day, we will order pizza at the park.  Email jwilliams@phumc.com with questions.

Sunday

10am – Sunday School, meet in the youth room

5:30pm – phyouth!!!!!! Snack supper starts at 5:30, we will be ready for pick up at 7:15pm!

 

Let Jay or myself know how we can be in ministry with you this week!

Love,

Jennie

 

In case you missed these items…

1) We need this form!

14-15 PERMISSION FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

Here at phyouth we would love to provide a place for young people to be calm and relaxed and participate in events like contemplative prayer and silence.  However, we live (and worship) in the real world.  Thus, we need your permission to treat your children medically in the event that our “contemplation” gets out of hand :).  Please fill out this form and send it back with your youth as soon as possible.  And thank you for entrusting your children to us, we love them like our own!

2) Other News

Here is our August Newsletter!  It has all the dates of our upcoming events, including a few in September.  The next newsletter will be out within the week with updated info.  If you have any questions send us an email!

Click here: August (Fall) 2014

 

Back to School Bash 2014!

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As the summer comes to a close, and after record numbers participating in youth ministry events over the summer- we are looking forward to kicking off phyouth Sunday night youth group at Big Rock Mini-Golf and Fun Park on Sunday night, August 24 from 5-7:30pm.  Mini-golf, go-carts, batting cages- plus worship, food, and fellowship!  We also welcome our new class of confirmands to the youth ministry.  There is not a cost except to play games in the arcade.
Also, there are so many other places to get involved after the school year begins!  Cornerstone Singers on Sundays, Small groups on Wednesday nights, Coach Jimmy Faulkner’s Sr. High Bible Study on Sunday nights after youth group, Breakfast Club, AND monthly mission opportunities at the Alexander Youth Prison, Methodist Family Health, and our new nursing home ministry will all be on the calendar for this school year!  We will also be participating in the Out of Darkness walk on Nov. 2 raising awareness and money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (register for our team Pulaski Heights United Methodist Youth or #3people4life).  Plus special events like our Sr. High Fall Retreat and Jr. High Refuge Retreat – both at Shepherd of the Ozarks!  The Halloween Carnival, hayrides, bonfires, the Winter Peace Worship Service, Miracle League buddies…and the list goes on and on.  Of course we also want you to commit to weekly Sunday School and worship too- remember your vows of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness!
After Labor Day, all youth in grades 6-12 are invited to come to phyouth group.  We meet on the third floor of the Disciple Center on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:15pm and that includes a snack supper, fellowship, worship, and small groups (with our awesome team of adults!).  We have a lot of fun- but the key is building relationships with each other and learning more about how we can be Christ’s representatives in the world around us.
If you have questions about our youth ministry- please let me, Jennie, or Cathy know.  Remember you are loved!