phyouth worships

CONTINUALWORSHIPWe had such an amazing weekend with the Senior High Youth at Shepherd of the Ozark. We are very much looking forward to our Junior High having a similar experience at Refuge in just a few short weeks.

This week, to gather us all back together, we are having a very special Sunday night youth-led evening of worship.  We need everyone there to make it perfect!


1.  Last call to sign up for Refuge!  Visit to register and upload forms.

2.  We have our first Sunday nursing home ministry this week!  Meet at the church at 2:30pm to make cards for our members, then we will head out around 3.  We will be back to the church between 4-4:30!

3.  It’s time to start signing up for OMP!  Be on the lookout for an email with dates and deposit amount.

This week:


6:30pm – Girls’ Small Groups

  • 7/8th meet at PHUMC in the 7th/8th Sunday school room with Leigh-Alyson Walters
  • 9/10th meet at Newk’s with Susan Hoskyn

8pm – Senior Small Group at PHUMC mee in the youth room with Jay


7:30am – Breakfast Club!  Meet at Chick Fil A off Markham!


9am Worship (Sanctuary/New Heights)

10am Sunday School – meet in the phyouth room

11am Worship (Sanctuary/New Heights)

12:30pm Cornerstone Choir

2:30pm Nursing Home Ministry – meet in the phyouth room

5:30pm Youth Worship!

7:15pm Senior High Bible Study with Jimmy Faulkner


Have a great week!


Am I Wrong?


This week the senior high is traveling to the Ozark mountain oasis that is SOTO (don’t worry middle school–you’ll get to see it at Refuge!).  The theme for the retreat closes out our series What’s Your Jam?  with “Am I wrong?”  Please be in prayer for our senior high youth as we prepare for a weekend of introspection and deepened faith.  Also, we’re going to have a lot of fun, too!

Other notable things for phyouth:

  • 6th-9th graders: sign up for Refuge on asap!  We already have a great group going and you don’t want to miss out on this weekend.  The cost is $130 and the dates are Nov. 7th-9th.
  • No phyouth this Sunday! We will resume on October 5th, with our first nursing ministry visits starting that afternoon followed by regular youth programming.
  • Basketball Registration Begins October 1st!  Be on the look out for forms and mailings!

This week:


6:30pm–Girl’s Small Groups

  • 7th/8th Grade Girls-meet at Newk’s with Stacie Wickliffe
  • 9th/10th Grade Girls-meet at PHUMC in the Sunday school area with Jennie Williams


5:30pm–Fall Retreat: meet on the upper parking deck with your bags and your medical release forms! Eat before you come – no food or drink will be allowed on the bus.


9 or 11am Worship in New Heights or Sanctuary

10am Sunday School–meet in the youth room for announcements

1pm–Senior High return from Fall Retreat


Have a great week!


Jennie and Jay

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

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.


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:

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


6:30pm-Girls small group

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


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.


Jennie and Jay

One Less Problem…


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.


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: 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 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”:

This Week


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


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!


Jennie and Jay




Come With Us Now


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:


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


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 with questions.


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!




In case you missed these items…

1) We need this form!


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