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!


Out of the Darkness

out of the darkness walk

Halloween Carnival was a big hit, as usual!  Thank you to all the youth and parents who came and helped support this ministry opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you!

This week we have 2 major activities.  First, on Sunday afternoon we have the Out of the Darkness Walk that benefits suicide prevention.  PHUMC has two teams participating in honor of Wil Foltz and Cal McCastlain.  The walk is at 2pm – meet at the Clinton Library.

The second phyouth activity is our annual Bonfire/Hayride at the Hoskyns’!  This will be on Sunday evening and take the place of phyouth.  Plan on meeting at PHUMC in the lower parking deck at 4pm.  We will be back to the church between 7:15-7:30.  We will also need parents and youth counselors to help drive us out there, so if you are available to drive a church van or your own vehicle, email Jennie at jwilliams@phumc.com.

Other Things:

There are 2 spots left for junior high OMP (6th/7th graders) and 1 spot left for Senior high OMP (8-12th graders).  Send in your $50 deposit ASAP to claim your spot!


6:30pm-Girls’ small group

  • 7th/8th Grade girls @ PHUMC with Stacie Wickliffe. Meet in the 7th/8th grade SS room and feel free to bring a snack/dinner/just yourself!
  • 9th/10th Grade girls @ Taziki’s (Cantrell) with Susan Hoskyn.


9am – Worship

10am – Sunday School – meet in the phyouth room

11am – Worship

12:15 – Cornerstone Choir

2pm – Meet at Clinton Library for Out of the Darkness Walk

4pm – Meet in the lower parking deck at PHUMC for Bonfire/Hayride @ Hoskyns’

7:15pm – Return to PHUMC, Senior High Bible Study with Jimmy!


Have a great week!


Trick or Treat!

happy halloween

This Sunday, Oct. 26th, is our annual PHUMC Halloween Carnival!  Each year, phyouth ministries organizes the Halloween Carnival in an effort to reach out to our Hillcrest community and invite people into the church in a casual and non-intrusive way.  In addition, we also invite and provide transportation for children staying at Methodist Family Health to participate.  It’s one of the biggest community outreaches that our church does, hosting over 600 kids and their families in 2013.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS – both youth and parents – to help set up, run the carnival booths, and tear down.   We will be in the gym immediately following the 11am worship service and finish up around 5:30pm.  Lunch will be provided for volunteers.  If you can help email Jay or Jennie, or just show up ready to work!

Other Things.

We only have 2 spots left for junior high (Shoal Creek, June 7-11) and 1 spot left for senior high (Blytheville, June 14-20) OMP camps. We will be making a waiting list in case anyone’s plans change. A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot, let Jennie know immediately if you would like to go!



6:30pm – Girls Small Groups

  • 7th/8th grade – meet at Cantrell Taziki’s with Jennie Williams
  • 9th/10th grade – meet at Potbelly (University) with Emily Stotts


6:30pm – Confirmands Walk the Labyrinth with Jay.  Meet in the youth room.  Pizza will be provided for dinner


9am – Worship (Sanctuary or New Heights)

10am – Sunday School

11am – Worship (Sanctuary or New Heights)

12pm – Set up for Halloween Carnival in the Gym/Great Hall; lunch will be provide

3pm – Halloween Carnival!  The carnival is over at 5pm and we should be done cleaning up about 5:30.  This will take the place of phyouth, so come and help out and you’ll be done for the evening!

We hope it’s a great week – let us know how we can be in ministry with you!

Jennie and Jay

What if God was One of Us (and other questions of Faith)…



The Hogs are taking Little Rock this weekend and phyouth is providing our annual parking services here at PHUMC!  You can support phyouth in two ways:

1) For all ages:  If you are attending the game, come park at PHUMC for a $20 donation to phyouth mission and ministry, and buy your concessions from concession stand #29 inside War Memorial!

2) For phyouth: Come and work Hog Parking or Hog Concession and phyouth will bank a portion of the funds raised in each individual’s name to be used on a future mission opportunity!  The longer you work, the more money towards mission you will earn.

This week at phyouth Sunday night – Jay is back!  He and I will be attempting to tackle some of the hard questions of faith that the youth have written down over the last several weeks.  Why do bad things happen to good people?  Is heaven real?  Who will be there?  Questions like these will be open for discussion this Sunday night!



6:30pm: Girls Bible study

7/8th – meet at PHUMC in the 7th/8th grade Sunday school room with Leigh-Alyson Walters, bring a snack or dinner if you want!

9th/10th – meet at Panera with Becky Langley for dinner and devos!


10am – HOG PARKING/CONCESSION!! Meet at PHUMC in the Lower Parking deck at 10am to begin parking cars or setting up at War Memorial for the concession stand.  Parking will be over at 3:30 and concession will be over sometime during the 2nd half of the game.


9am – Worship in Sanctuary or New Heights service

10am – Sunday school, meet in the phyouth room

11am – Worship in Sanctuary or New Heights service

5:00 – Prison Ministry with Jimmy Faulkner (meet in the lower parking deck)

5:30 – Youth – Is Heaven For Real (and other difficult questions of our faith)?


Have a Great Week!


P.S. Jay sends his love from Caesarea!


The Big Questions


Last Sunday.

Youth Worship on Sunday night was amazing.  Each small group wrote and led us in a piece of the worship service and I was reminded how vital young people are to the life of the church – not just their presence but also their perspective.  Thank you to all who were here and participated.  It was both a proud and humbling moment for me and the other adults who were there.

What’s next?

At Senior High Fall Retreat Jay and I provided time for the youth who were there to write down some troubling, difficult, or unanswered questions they had about the Christian faith.  In two weeks we will attempt to tackle (or at least talk out) some of these very hard (but very good) questions.  Before we do, we want to give the rest of the youth group an opportunity to ask the “big questions” of faith they have.  To get the ball rolling and to hear an interpretation of one of the mysteries of our faith, we will be watching the movie Heaven is For Real in youth Sunday night.  During the movie we will pass out note cards for people to write their own questions on.  We will have to start the movie almost immediately, so make sure you get here on time!



6:30pm Girls’ small groups

  • 7th/8th grade meet at Panera (University) with Lauren Manatt
  • 9th/10th grade meet at PHUMC in the Sunday School area with Allyson Pittman


9am – Worship in Sanctuary or New Heights

10am – Sunday School, meet in the youth room before we break into classes

11am – Worship in Sanctuary or New Heights

12:20pm – Cornerstone choir

5:30pm – phyouth: Is heaven for real (and other important questions of faith)?

7:15pm – Senior High Bible Study with Jimmy Faulkner