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 jwilliams@phumc.com.

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!




OMP 2.0 (Blytheville)

largeSome of you are already enjoying summer vacay, and the rest of you will meet the sweet, sweet relief of summer break very soon-hang in there!  Never fear, phyouth will not leave you bored at home this summer!  Our summer Bible Study Kick off is this Tuesday night at 6pm at Taziki’s (Cantrell) – the first of many fun ways to stay connected to your faith family this break.  Come join us, even if it means a study break from finals.

This is our second week of OMP dispatches!  Our first team of Sr. High students will head to Blytheville, AR to grow closer to God and serve neighbor.  Blytheville campers:  Meet in the narthex at 8:45 am to sit together for commissioning. See below for more info.

Other things:

  • If you have not signed up for Jr/Sr High Assembly (July 25-29th) you need to do it by this Sunday in order to get the early bird price ($185)!  After June 7th, the price goes up to $200.  Registration closes on July 3rd!

This week.


6pm Bible Study Kick-off!  Meet at Taziki’s on Cantrell.   Joel McGowen and Miller Wilbourn will be leading our topic.


1pm Shoal Creek OMP campers return to PHUMC, pick up in the lower parking deck


8:45am Blytheville OMP campers meet in the Narthex to be commissioned

9am Worship (OMP commissioned in the 9am Sanctuary service)

10am Sunday School

11am Worship

Have a great week!




1-2-3 OMP

omp 1Sunday after worship we dispatch the first of our 3 OMP teams-our Jr. High group going to Shoal Creek in Dardanelle!  Please be in prayer for us as we travel, serve, and are ministered to by those in our family groups and our neighbors around us.

Other things.

  • Feed the Funnel – don’t forget that this Sunday, June 7th is our PHUMC church-wide mission project as we pack 40,000 servings of food to fight hunger in Arkansas. Set up starts at 8:30am in the gym and the event is at 10am and 12pm after each service.  Register through phumc.com/feedthefunnel
  • Rising Confirmands – get your confirmation forms in asap to register to be confirmed in 2016!  See the Discipleship tab at the top of the site for Confirmation forms and info.

This Week.


8:30am Set up for Feed the Funnel

9am Worship

10am Sunday School

11am Worship (OMP Commissioning in the Sanctuary Service)

12:15pm Leave for Shoal Creek OMP!

Have a wonderful week!



Celebrate Youth!

Celebrate pinned on noticeboardJoin us for dinner and a concert this Sunday and Celebrate Youth!, May 31st hosted by the PHUMC foundation to benefiting the youth endowment.  There is no charge to attend, but registration is requested: sign up at phumc.com/celebrateyouth.  See Grace Jackson, Karen Clark, and phyouth performances on this special evening!

There is an OMP training meeting this Sunday, May 31st at 12:15pm in the phyouth room.  Lunch will be provided. This is an opportunity to meet with the other people in your campsite and a chance to ask any questions about tools, OMP projects, and packing lists.  Email jwilliams@phumc.com to RSVP so that we can provide lunch for everyone!

This Week.


9am Worship

10am Sunday School (phyouth room)

11am Worship

12:15pm OMP Training Meeting/Lunch

5:30pm Celebrate Youth!

Have a great week!




confirmationThis week marks a rite of passage for our 2015 confirmation class.  34 6th graders are set to be confirmed as full members of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.  As we prepare to send them on with our prayers and support, I hope that each of you will take a moment to remember your confirmation day, or the day you joined the church and promised to support the church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

Are you still praying for your church?

Are you present in weekly gatherings (worship services, youth group, small group/bible study)?

Are you giving to your local church out of your talents and your resources?

Are you serving those around you, both inside PHUMC and outside?

Does your character reflect Christ to others?

This week is an opportunity for all of us to renew our own vows to Christ’s body-or perhaps make them for the first time.  Join us this Sunday in the 9am services to celebrate these confirmands.

All of the Things.

  • Methodist Family Health service opportunity – Meet in Jay’s office at 2pm this Sunday to plan worship for MFH!
  • OMP – if you have not paid in full or turned in your paperwork for OMP this summer, the time is NOW!  Also, be on the look out for a packing list and a special OMP training class-more info in the next 2 weeks!
  • Y15 – Youth 2015 final payment is due by June 15th.  If you have questions regarding your balance email jwilliams@phumc.com
  • JR/SR High Assembly – July 25th-29th; Register now at http://accym.org/assembly/

This Week.


5:30pm – Confirmands being confirmed on Friday meet in Shamblin Chapel

6pm – Friday Sanctuary Service


8:30am – Confirmands meet in the chapel

9am – Worship (Confirmation in both Services)

10am – Sunday School

11am – Worship

2pm – Methodist Family Health – meet in Jay’s office

5:15 – Prison Ministry with Jimmy Faulkner

5:30 – Last phyouth until Fall 2015!!!!!

Have whatever week you have (I hope it’s good),






Yo’ Mama

mom tattooNot everyone in the world has a mom, but almost everyone has a female in their life who has helped shape their character or influenced them in a positive way. This Mother’s Day Sunday is your opportunity to find that woman and thank her!  (Of course we should be doing this more than once a year.)  There will be no youth this Sunday evening.  We encourage you to spend time with your families and especially the women who love you best.

Seniors 2015Thank you to all the seniors and families who helped phyouth ministries honor our 2015 graduates yesterday during the worship services and at our noon banquet.  I speak for the whole church body when I say we are anxiously awaiting the great things you will do and that God will do with and through you.  Remember:  you are always welcome home to PHUMC as often or infrequently as you make it back!

Confirmands:  If you have not called phyouth ministries to schedule your pastoral interview, please do so IMMEDIATELY!  You must be interviewed in order to be confirmed.  If you would like your confirmands picture to be in the Tower, send a headshot to cenglade@phumc.com by 3p.m. Tuesday (tomorrow!), otherwise they will not be pictured.


7:30am – Last Breakfast Club until school starts again! Meet us at Chick Fil A on Markham


9am Worship

10am Sunday School (and Confirmation rehearsal)

11am Worship


Happy Mother’s Day!