The Season of Advent is a time of quiet reflection and hopeful anticipation for the coming of Christ: both as a tiny baby on that first Christmas, and as reigning King when he returns. For phyouth, as with everyone else, it’s simply a busy and exciting time of year! This week is no different!
****in case of inclement weather on Fri/Sat, Jay or Jennie will notify everyone if there are any event cancellations****
7th/8th Grade Girls small group: 6:30p at PHUMC
7:30a. Breakfast Club at Chick-fil-a off of Markham
4:30p. Confirmands meet at the B’Nai Israel Jewish Temple (on Rodney Parham) for a Sabbath service and tour
7:00a. phyouth meets at PHUMC to prepare for Breakfast in Bethlehem (we should be finished by 10am)
9:30a Cornerstone choir rehearsal
11:45a. The 7th/8th girls small group meets at Walmart on Shackleford Rd. to ring the bell for the Salvation Army (those who confirmed should have received emails, if you would like to participate email firstname.lastname@example.org)
10:00a. Sunday School
4:15p. Cornerstone Choir rehearsal
5:30p. phyouth and Winter Peace rehearsal (we need everyone here!)
Where has this month gone? We are already nearing one of my favorite American holidays, and to celebrate this time of thanksgiving and family we are doing what Methodists do best (after loving God and loving neighbor): a potluck! This Sunday (November 24th) we invite families of our phyouth to join us during youth to enjoy a Thanksgiving potluck. See below for more info.
Another big event this week is our last Hog Parking/Concession event for the year! We still need volunteers to help park and run concession. Send Jennie an email (email@example.com) if you can help. The rest of the week here at phyouth looks like this:
7th/8th grade girls Bible study at Panera, 6:30p
9th-12th grade CrossTraining in the Chapel, 6:30p
9:30a: Confirmands meet in the Confirmation room to go to the Islamic temple
10:10a: Sunday School
4:30p: Cornerstone Singers
5:30p: phyouth Family Potluck in the Great Hall
This Sunday we are celebrating with the entire PHUMC membership at the JUBILEE celebration at War Memorial Stadium! As you may have seen last week on the videos shown in service, Jay and I are very excited about the positive changes these new additions (particularly the sky bridge) will bring to phyouth! Because we think inter-generational relationships are vital for the spiritual health and discipleship of our youth, this sky bridge will physically connect the phyouth wing with the rest of the church, and help continue to facilitate this connection! This is a big deal! The Jubilee is for families of all ages. The phyouth choir will be showcasing a new song and the phyouth video that was filmed and produced at Fall Retreat will be shown during the program. Plus, when else will you have an excuse to play on such an important field? We hope everyone will show up and enjoy food and refreshments in support.
The Rest of the Week at phyouth:
7th/8th grade girls small group at US Pizza off of Kavanaugh
9th-12th CrossTraining in Shamblin Chapel
10:10a Sunday school all ages
3:00p Capital campaign Jubilee celebration at War Memorial Stadium
****Hog Parking is next Saturday, Nov. 23rd! It’s an 11:00am game! B.O.L.O for more details coming soon!****
We certainly have had a lot of fun this fall, which must be why in such a short time we find ourselves in the first week of November. We have many things to look forward to in this season, some of which begin this week. Scroll all the way down for special Sunday Night phyouth instructions!!!
7th/8th Grade girls Small Group is back! We will be meeting at PHUMC at 6:30 on Wednesday night.
CrossTraining! High school bible study will be back this week at 6:30 in the Shamblin Chapel!!!
Breakfast Club this week! Meet at Chick fil a @ 7:30am, we will take you to school afterwards!
5:30-meet at the church in the lower parking deck to head to SOTO (EAT BEFORE YOU COME!)
10:10am Sunday School
1pm Return from Refuge! Pick up in the lower parking deck.
4pm Meet back at the church to go to the Hoskyn’s for Hayride and Bonfire!! We will be arriving at the Hoskyn’s at 4:30 and returning to the church at 7:30pm. Invite your friends!!
Friendly Jack O’ Lanterns
What an awesome Halloween Carnival! We had about 600 families in and out of our facilities on Sunday from all around the community. A special “thank you” to all of our phyouth who helped set up and run the carnival booths. The adults were very thankful and complimentary of your hard work.
This week at phyouth:
CrossTraining will be at its usual time (6:30) in the usual place. This week Jeff and Emily Stotts are leading!
There will be NO Small Groups for 7th/8th grade girls this week since it’s the 5th Wednesday and because of the holiday. We will meet again next week at PHUMC.
10:10a Sunday School
4:30p Cornerstone Singers
5:30p phyouth–this is the final week of #Hashtag! Don’t miss it!
The leaves are beginning to turn autumn colors, the air is starting to crisp, vegetables are not only simply nutritional supplements, but also adorable decorative pieces, I even turned on my heater at home yesterday…only to find out it wasn’t working, oops! Anyway, the holiday season is upon us already, and we here at phyouth could not be more excited.
This week we have several fun phyouth events, including our annual Halloween Carnival!
7th/8th grade girls: Small Group at 6:30p at Panera off University
9th-12th guys/girls: CrossTraining at 6:30 in the PHUMC chapel (we will be continuing our Animate: the Bible series)
10:10a: Sunday School for 6th-12th, meet in the youth room for announcements
Following the 11:00a service, meet up in the youth room to begin setting up for the Halloween Carnival! We will provide lunch for those who help set up.
3:00-5:00: Halloween Carnival!!! Don’t forget to bring a bag of candy to pass out for phyouth “Trunk or Treat”!
The Halloween Carnival is one of the many ways PHUMC reaches out to the surrounding community and invites people into our home. I hope everyone will join in this awesome hospitality experience!
for questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest phyouth newsletter is on the website under the “About” tab in the top right corner. Be on the lookout for a hard copy coming in the mail to you in the next week or so. We have many exciting events coming up over the next 6 weeks and we don’t want anyone to miss out on anything!