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 debralwilliams00@att.net 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 jwilliams@phumc.com 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 (jwilliams@phumc.com).  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 (jwilliams@phumc.com)!
  • 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 Jwilliams@phumc.com 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








Potluck 2014

Potluck PartyWe hope you will join your PHUMC family for our Thanksgiving potluck Sunday afternoon!  In celebration of Financial Commitment Sunday and of the coming Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to do something as a church body-and what else would good Methodists do but a potluck!  PHUMC is providing the main dish (chicken) and the sides, salads and desserts have been divided up by Last Name.  A-I brings a side, L-Q brings salad, and R-Z brings dessert.  All are welcome, even if you can’t bring a dish – don’t hesitate to stop by, there will be plenty!


Right now there are still a couple of spots available for Spring Break Experience: Dallas.  Email jwilliams@phumc.com immediately if you are interested in signing up!



Wednesday night

6:30pm – Girls Small Groups (Last one until January 2015!)

  • 7/8th Grade – meet at Canon Grill with Jennie Williams.
  • 9/10th Grade – meet at PHUMC with Emily Stotts.  Bring dinner or a snack if you would like to!


9am Worship

9:15am – Confirmands meet in the youth room to go to the Islamic Center, will return before 11:00am worship. If you decide to meet us there, call Jay’s cell (501) 944-8400

10am – Sunday School, meet in phyouth room

11am – Worship

12pm – Church-wide potluck, all are welcome!  Join us immediately following the 11am service!

5:30pm phyouth

7:15pm-8:15pm – Senior high small group with Jimmy Faulkner

Have a fabulous week!



Refuge 2014

We had another wonderful Refuge this last weekend.  We learned about how Christ changes the world through us-all we have to do is Kneel, Stand, and Jump into whatever God is leading us to do.  Thank you to the phyouth and adults who made it meaningful and fun.



#KOTDFINALLY – we have regular phyouth this Sunday night, we are excited.  This week our theme is #KOTD so wear your favorite pair of shoes! Everything will be focused on “kicks of the day.” We will be talking about faith and shoes on Sunday night – see you at 5:30pm in the youth area!


Also, nursing home and prison ministry are this Sunday!



6:30pm – Girls Small Groups

  • 7th/8th grade – meet at PHUMC with Leigh-Alyson Walters.  Bring dinner or a snack if you like!
  • 9th/10th grade – meet at Canon Grill with Jennie Williams. Text or email Jennie if you are coming so I can get enough seating!


9am – Worship

10am – Sunday School

11am – W0rship

12:15pm – Cornerstone Choir

2pm – Nursing Home Ministry with Jay and Jennie (we will be back to the church around 4:30-4:45)

5:15pm – Prison Ministry with Jimmy Faulkner, meet in the lower parking deck

5:30pm – phyouth #KOTD


Have a great week!


Refuge/Imagine No Malaria

Walk 2Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the Foltz and McCastlain families at the Out of the Darkness Walk.  We are guessing that somewhere around 150 PHUMC members and friends were in attendance.  What a special, meaningful time!

A special thank you to the Hoskyn’s for hosting our annual Bonfire/Hayride!  It was a fantastic night, we are so grateful to you guys!

This is another busy week–we have Refuge this weekend, but before that we have girls small groups and Breakfast Club (brunch at Ozark Country Restaurant instead of breakfast because the LRSD schools are out on Thursday!)

Refuge forms.

For those going on Refuge – you must have filled out and either uploaded, or delivered these two forms before you will be allowed on the bus:

1. ACCYM Medical Form: this form must be filled out and uploaded here: http://accym.org/forms-for-refuge/

2.Shepherd of the Ozarks release form: this form must be filled out and returned to Jennie before you get on the bus.

It would be helpful if you brought a paper copy of both forms on Friday when we meet (see below for details).  I sent out an email with the packing list, etc…if you did not get it email me immediately (jwilliams@phumc.com).



6:30pm – Girls Small groups

  • 7th/8th Grade: meet at Panera with Lauren Manatt!
  • 9th/10th Grade: meet at PHUMC with Becky Langley, feel free to bring snacks or dinner with you!


10am – Breakfast Club Brunch @ Ozark Country Restaurant (formerly Ozark Smokehouse).  Since LRSD is out on Thursday, we will meet for brunch instead of our usual 7:30 Breakfast.


5:30pm – Refuge!  Meet in the upper parking deck at 5:30pm to load the bus.  You must bring both forms with you or you will not be able to board the bus! Eat dinner before you come – no food or drink will allowed on the bus.


9am – Worship

10am – Sunday School

11am – Worship

12pm/1pm – 6th-9th graders return from Refuge!

5:30pm – Imagine No Malaria Program at St. James UMC.  This will take the place of phyouth on Sunday evening.  Meet at St. James @ 5:30, pickup time is 7:30.

Have a fabulous week!