Come With Us Now

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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:

Thursday

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

Saturday

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 jwilliams@phumc.com with questions.

Sunday

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!

Love,

Jennie

 

In case you missed these items…

1) We need this form!

14-15 PERMISSION FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

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

 

Back to School Bash 2014!

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As the summer comes to a close, and after record numbers participating in youth ministry events over the summer- we are looking forward to kicking off phyouth Sunday night youth group at Big Rock Mini-Golf and Fun Park on Sunday night, August 24 from 5-7:30pm.  Mini-golf, go-carts, batting cages- plus worship, food, and fellowship!  We also welcome our new class of confirmands to the youth ministry.  There is not a cost except to play games in the arcade.
Also, there are so many other places to get involved after the school year begins!  Cornerstone Singers on Sundays, Small groups on Wednesday nights, Coach Jimmy Faulkner’s Sr. High Bible Study on Sunday nights after youth group, Breakfast Club, AND monthly mission opportunities at the Alexander Youth Prison, Methodist Family Health, and our new nursing home ministry will all be on the calendar for this school year!  We will also be participating in the Out of Darkness walk on Nov. 2 raising awareness and money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (register for our team Pulaski Heights United Methodist Youth or #3people4life).  Plus special events like our Sr. High Fall Retreat and Jr. High Refuge Retreat – both at Shepherd of the Ozarks!  The Halloween Carnival, hayrides, bonfires, the Winter Peace Worship Service, Miracle League buddies…and the list goes on and on.  Of course we also want you to commit to weekly Sunday School and worship too- remember your vows of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness!
After Labor Day, all youth in grades 6-12 are invited to come to phyouth group.  We meet on the third floor of the Disciple Center on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:15pm and that includes a snack supper, fellowship, worship, and small groups (with our awesome team of adults!).  We have a lot of fun- but the key is building relationships with each other and learning more about how we can be Christ’s representatives in the world around us.
If you have questions about our youth ministry- please let me, Jennie, or Cathy know.  Remember you are loved!

VBS and other things…

photoIf you find this photo disturbing, then there’s a good chance we have traumatized 400 K-4 graders at the 2014 VBS Workshop of Wonders….

This year over 50 phyouth are working with our PHkids during VBS.  They are doing an amazing job!

Other happenings this week:

Tuesday

12pm-Bible Study lunch at Canon Grill, (pick up at 1:15)

Thursday

12pm-Lunch and Altitude Trampoline Park!  Meet at PHUMC at 12pm in the Great Hall for pizza, and bring $12 for Altitude admission.  We should be done between 2:15 and 2:30!

Sunday

10am-Sunday School in the youth room

We hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Let us know how we can be in ministry with you this summer.

Love,

phyouth

Climb Every Mountain…

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Well, we won’t be climbing EVERY mountain, but we are hiking Little Rock’s very own modest but beautiful peak, Pinnacle Mountain, on Thursday.  Join us for some fresh air, exercise, and spiritual renewal as we worship together in the midst of God’s creation!

Remember in prayer this week:

  • Jay Clark and Miller Wilbourn who are representing PHUMC at the Global Young People’s Convocation in the Philippines–for safe travels and holy conferencing
  • All those volunteering with and attending VBS at PHUMC next week–for us all to build our faith in Christ through mission and ministry

Tuesday

11:30am- Bible Study Lunch @ US Pizza Hillcrest

Thursday

9am- Meet in the Southeast Corner of the East Summit Parking Lot (located on Pinnacle Valley Road) near the vending machines.  If you need a ride from PHUMC let me know by tomorrow, otherwise we will plan to meet everyone at the base).

11am-conclude hike and head to Izzy’s for lunch (bring $$ for lunch)

12:30pm- pick up at Izzy’s

Sunday

10am- Sunday School in the youth room

4-5:30pm- VBS Kickoff!  All youth VBS volunteers meet at the reception desk outside of Wesley Hall!

It’s going to be a wonderful week!

Pizza, Bowling, and Snow cones…and Jesus…

bowling-party-ideas-pizza.This week, keep our Hot Springs OMP campers in your prayers as they serve our neighbors in this hot (and rainy) weather!

Tomorrow we will be meeting for Bible Study Lunch at 11:30 at the Rodney Parham US Pizza.  Immediately after lunch we will go to Professor Bowl for a fun early afternoon of bowling!  Bring money for lunch and $5 cash for bowling!

This Sunday will kick off our Local Mission Week!  See below for Sunday and Monday’s schedule!  Be on the look out for more details regarding our events.  Also we will have 2 locations whose directors require permission/medical release forms.  Anyone who does not have a form filled out will not be able to participate in these service projects.  I will email the forms this week.  Print them off and bring them with you when you come!

Here’s the Schedule for the week:

Tuesday, June 24th

11:30-Bible Study Lunch at US Pizza on Rodney Parham (next to Professor Bowl)

12:45-Bowling at Professor Bowl (bring $5 cash)

Thursday, June 26th

6pm-CrossTraining and Snow cones, meet in the chapel!

Sunday, June 29th (Local Mission Week, Day 1)

10am-Sunday School in the Youth Room

1:15pm-Local Mission Week kick off!  Meet in Jay’s office to plan the worship service for Methodist Family Health

2:15pm-Worship at Methodist Family Health

4pm-Worship at Methodist Behavioral Hospital

5pm-Dinner at (TBA) following our time at Methodist Family Health

(After dinner, youth may be picked OR they can join us at St. James for the Conference Youth Choir Worship Service)

7pm- Conference Youth Choir Final Worship Service at St. James

8:30pm-Pick up at St. James or head back to PHUMC to be picked up there

Monday, June 30th (Local Mission Week, Day 2)

8am-Tornado Recovery Project for those affected in Vilonia/Mayflower (exact destination TBD).  Meet at PHUMC in the lower parking deck.  This project will require a Medical Release Form, so be looking for one in your email in the next day or so.

Let’s have an awesome week!

Much love,

Jennie