Veritas 2015

Veritas is coming up in just a little over a month (March 6-8th) for grades 7th-12th. The event will be in Hot Springs this year and cost is $125 which covers the cost of the event, lodging, and most meals.  If you would like to go we need to know by Thursday, Jan. 29th at 12pm.  Registration for the event closes this week, and the conference will not allow any late registrants.  Please email to add your name to the list.

Upcoming Payments.

  • For those going on Spring Break Mission Experience: Dallas, payment is due March 1st ($225)
  • If you have not paid your OMP deposit of $50, that is due immediately
  • The next payment of $200 is due March 15th for Youth 2015

Other Things.

  • Our next nursing home ministry outreach will be on February 8th.  We will be making around 200 Valentines cards for us to mail to our members in various facilities around Little Rock.  We will need all the help we can get so bring your friends and your most creative card-making skills!
  • Youth Sabbath is February 8th.  Please plan to come to one of our 4 worship services to show your support of phyouth to the whole congregation.  If you are interested in participating in any of the worship services, please email

This week.


6:30pm – Girls small groups

  • 7/8th Grade girls meet at PHUMC in the 7th/8th grade SS classroom.  Feel free to bring dinner or a snack with you!
  • 9/10th Grade girls meet at Panera!


9am – Worship

10am – Sunday School

11am – Worship

12pm – Super Bowl Sunday! (Lunch in the youth room and then flag football and other activities @ War Memorial stadium).  Pick up will be at 2:30pm at War Memorial!


Many thanks and much love,


We are back!


I love this verse from the book of Revelation because it holds such hope for the future.  No matter what struggles and frustrations we are living through we can know that God’s word tells us that all things are being made new and whole again!  And what a wonderful reminder at the change of the calendar year that God is going to do something new in our lives.  And yet this is not just something to look forward to, but something that we can expect now!  God is NOW beginning to make ALL THINGS NEW.  This starts with the Church, and we get to participate in God’s transformation of the world.

Somehow the transition of the New Year has come and gone and we are in the full swing of things!  Basketball, Sunday night youth, girls small groups, Sunday afternoon local missions – there are plenty of opportunities to stay plugged into your church!

Upcoming things.

  • Veritas (March 6-8th) Registration starting soon!
  • Deposits for SBXD, Youth2015, and OMP payments coming up!
  • Confirmation Day with the Bishop (March 15th) – More info coming from Jay soon!

This week.


Small groups

  • 7th/8th Grade girls – meet at Newks @ 6:30pm
  • 9th/10th Grade girls – meet at PHUMC @ 6:30pm


9am – Worship

10am – Sunday school

11am – Worship

2pm – Nursing home ministry

4:15pm – Cornerstone Choir

5:30pm – Shoot Christians Say! A look at some of the things we say without even considering what they mean in our worship services.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


I hope you all are able to make it to one of our 6 Christmas Eve Worship Services tomorrow (12pm, 2pm, 4pm – Children’s service, 6pm, 8pm, or 11pm).

For those traveling early, we are offering a Christmas Eve-Eve service in Wesley Hall tonight (Dec. 23rd) at 6pm.

Wherever you find yourself this holiday, may you take a moment to be overwhelmed by God’s gift of Peace, in Christ.  Safe travels and the merriest of Christmases to you all!

Reminder: NO phyouth on Sunday, Dec. 28th


We do have 2 mission and service opportunities on Sunday, Dec. 28th:

  • Methodist Family Health – meet in Jay’s office at 2pm to help plan and lead a worship service at MFH.  We will be back to the church around 4:30.
  • Prison Ministry – meet in the lower parking deck at 5:15, led by Jimmy Faulkner

Have a wonderful week!  We will see you soon!


Jennie and Jay


Let’s Party!

christmas party

Finals week! I hope everyone will be ready to party with phyouth after your tests and final projects are over!  We have three different grade-based options for your enjoyment this week:

7th/8th grade on Friday, Dec. 19th @ 6pm at Lydia Schallenberg’s.  Bring a $10 unisex gift  for gift exchange and a dish to share! (email for directions)

Confirmands on Sunday, Dec. 21st @ 12:15pm at US Pizza Hillcrest (in the party room upstairs).  Bring $$ for lunch and a $10 unisex gift for our gift exchange!

9th-12th on Sunday, Dec. 21st @ 6:30pm at Will and Claire Thompson’s house.  Bring a $10 unisex gift for gift exchange AND a dish to share. (email for directions)

***phyouth also has the opportunity to party AND earn service hours this weekend with foster families from around the area @ the Call Christmas party on Dec. 20th @ 1:30pm in the Great Hall.  Meet in the gym @ 1:00 to set up – you’ll be done by 3!  Talk to Jennie about getting service hours.

Looking forward.

  • Dec. 28th – 2 service opportunities: Methodist Family Health worship, meet in Jay’s office at 2pm.  Senior High goes to the Prison with Jimmy Faulkner that night, meet in the lower parking deck at 5:15pm
  • Dec. 28th night – NO PHYOUTH!
  • Jan. 4th 5pm – phyouth RESTART @ Professor Bowl

This week.


6-7:30pm – phyouth 7th/8th grade Christmas party @ Lydia Schallenberg’s


1:30-3pm – the Call Christmas party for foster families around Little Rock (qualifies for service hours)


9am – Worship

10am – Sunday School

11am – Worship

12:15pm – Cornerstone Choir

12:15 pm – Confirmation Christmas Party @ US Pizza Hillcrest (party room)

6:30pm – Senior High Christmas Party @ the Thompson’s

Good luck with finals!  Let us know if you need anything.

Peace and Love,



winters-peaceIt’s already that time of year, if you can believe it – Winter Peace!  Although, in my experience, nothing during Advent and Christmas seems peaceful!  For that reason I hope all youth and families will come participate in our Winter Peace Worship service this Sunday evening at 6pm in Wesley Hall, as we honor the Prince of Peace who came to us 2,000 years ago on that first Christmas morning.  This service is our gift to our PHUMC family.  phyouth need to be in Wesley Hall at 4:00pm for rehearsal!

Other things:

– Dec. 20th is The Call Christmas party 1:30pm-3pm in the Gym.  This Christmas party provides foster families from the area with gifts and helps meet other needs they may have.  phyouth can use this time for school service hours!

– Dec. 19th/21st-phyouth Christmas parties!  7/8th- Friday night, Confirmation – Sunday @ 12:15, US Pizza Hillcrest, 9th-12th – Sunday night



9am – Worship

10am – SS, meet in the phyouth room

11am- Worship

4pm – phyouth meet in Wesley Hall for Winter Peace Rehearsal

5:30pm – phyouth eats in youth room

6pm – Winter Peace!  We will be done around 7:15pm.

Have a wonderful week!


Shop and Wrap

shop and wrapThis week is our annual phyouth Shop and Wrap Sunday!  Each year our phyouth sponsor 10 of the Wakefield students for Christmas.  Don’t forget to bring a donation so that we can give a great Christmas to each child!  We will meet in the phyouth room at 10am and take planes, trains, and automobiles (or just the vans and some cars of parents who are able to assist in driving) to Target to load up on our kids’ wish lists.  Parents, if you are able to drive a group email me and let me know (  Plan on going to worship at the 9 o’ clock hour so that you can stay and help wrap at 11.


  • Breakfast in Bethlehem – This Saturday, Dec. 6th!  Meet in the gym at 7:00am to set up and get your costumes on.  There are still a few speaking parts left, if you want one let me know (!
  • Winter Peace – Dec. 14th @ 6pm!  Only 2 rehearsals left, and we will be rehearsing at 4pm that afternoon.  We need all of our phyouth to be there – this is our Christmas gift to our PHUMC family!
  • The CALL Christmas party – Dec. 20th @ 1:30pm in the Great Hall at PHUMC. The Call organization helps meet the needs of foster families from all around the area.  We need phyouth who are willing to help serve these families at their Christmas party this year–you will be playing with children, organizing presents with Santa, and helping refill refreshments.  Your time here can be used for school services hours! Email Jennie for more info.



7:30am – breakfast club at Chick Fil A, Markham


7:00am – Breakfast in Bethlehem, meet in the gym at 7:15 – pick up at 10am


9am – phyouth goes to Worship

10am – phyouth meet in the phyouth room to go to Target for Shop and Wrap – Bring $$$ to contribute to our sponsor kids!

11am- finish wrapping and sorting gifts

12:15pm – Cornerstone

5:30pm – phyouth

7:15pm – Sr. high bible study with Jimmy Faulkner

Have a Great Week!



Give Thanks

Give thanks


We have so many things to be thankful for here at phyouth, and all of our families are at the top of the list!  We hope you know that we are so grateful for each and every one of you and your commitment to PHUMC youth ministries.

We pray for safe travels and special time with family and friends this holiday!

A couple of upcoming things to be aware of.

1) phyouth will be helping with The Call’s Christmas party for foster and adopted children and their families again this year!  The party is on December 20th.  Meet in the Gym at 1:00pm with Tricia Rhodes – we will be done by 3.  This event is a really special time and can be used towards your required service hours!  Email to let me know you are interested.

2) IF you want a phyouth spirit jersey, we need a $50 check and your size by Monday–we are ordering based on our demand!

3) There are only a few spots left for Spring Break Mission Experience to Dallas (March 22nd-26th, 2015).  Let us know ASAP if you want to go!  The cost is $250.

4) Winter Peace Rehearsal begins this sunday evening.  You do not want to miss being a part of our annual Christmas worship service.  Seriously!



9am worship

10am Sunday School – meet in the youth room

11am worship

12:15 Cornerstone Choir

5:30 phyouth, featuring “Winter Peace”

7:15 Senior High Bible Study with Jimmy Faulkner

Happy Thanksgiving!


Jennie and Jay