To celebrate the month of October with the rest of the Western world, we are going to take a look at Ghosts during the next 3 phyouth groups.  Specifically, the ghosts we read about in the Bible.  This is the stuff of campfire legends, people!  We hope you will join us as we marvel over the mystery and the spooky we find in God’s story and throughout scripture.

Other things

  • Refuge – It’s not too late to  sign up!  Follow the link: and register your student asap before it’s full!
  • Act Groups this Wednesday!  Come join us as we dig deeper in faith and fellowship and love of God.
  • Connect the Rock Youth Choir – We want everyone that possibly can to participate in a 7 week United Methodist youth choir called Connect the Rock! We will rehearse in our choir room after the 11am worship service for 4 weeks and then sing at the three participating church’s 9am worship service. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to sing with youth from PHUMC, Trinity, and FUMC. See you at 12:00-1:30pm this Sunday, October 4.
  • Mission/Service Opportunities!
    1. PEEPs –  Come be a friend to children with special needs for an evening (Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 5pm-8pm ) while their parents have a night out!  Contact Cindy Burns ( to find out more.
    2. Nursing Home Ministry – Share neighborly love with our PHUMC church family in nursing facilities or  home-bound this Sunday at 2pm!  Meet in the phyouth room to make cards.  We will leave around 3pm and be back to the church around 4:30.

This week

Wednesday, 9.30

6.30pm  Act Groups – All students* grades 6-12th meet for discipleship and accountability. Bring a friend and your dinner to eat while we gather!

*7/8th grade boys will meet starting in two weeks (Oct 14th)

Saturday 10.3 

5pm PEEPs service opportunity!  Contact for more info

Sunday 10.4

9am Worship

10am Sunday School (meet in the phyouth room)

11am Worship

12pm CtheR Youth Choir in the choir room at PHUMC

2pm phyouth Nursing Home ministry (meet in the phyouth room)

5.30pm phyouth group featuring Ghosts

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Stay plugged in – let us know how we can support you and your family!



Simplify Your Life

simplify-001 Friends,

Please be in prayer for our Senior High students as we travel to peaceful Shepherd of the Ozarks with about 40 students and adults this weekend.  Fall Retreat is upon us and we are to headed north Arkansas to unplug for a couple of days.  Our theme is Simplify: we want to continue to learn how to live simply like Christ.

Other things to be aware of this week:

  • Our 2nd week of Act Groups!  We had a great first week last week and want you all to continue to make a point to spend an hour with us on Wednesdays studying scripture and looking harder at our faith.  We have a group for every grade/gender (except 7/8th grade boys, who will begin their study on Renegade Gospel October 14th!)
  •  Since the Senior High youth don’t return until Sunday evening from retreat, Sunday night we are having a movie night for phyouth, featuring Disney’s Descendants!  We will begin the movie right at 5:30pm in Wesley Hall, so make sure you are on time to dinner so you don’t miss out on the beginning! *Parents, phyouth may run over about 10 minutes in an effort to show the entire feature*



6:30pm Act Groups! Meet in the phyouth room at 6:30pm and we will be finished at 7:30.


5:30pm 9-12th Fall Retreat: Simplify!  Meet on the upper parking deck at PHUMC to load the bus for SOTO.  Make sure you eat before you come; we will not be stopping for food along the way!


9am Worship

10am Sunday School – meet in the phyouth room

11am Worship

1pm Return from Fall Retreat (pick up on the upper parking deck at PHUMC)

5:30pm phyouth night at the movies, featuring Disney’s Descendants!  (Pick up Sunday night around 7:30pm!)

7:15pm 9th-12th Bible Study with Jimmy Faulkner

Have a wonderful week!


Let’s Get our ACT Together

- George Addair (1)

ACT Groups start THIS WEEK!

Join us 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 16th, in the phyouth room – you don’t want to miss out on this awesome new adventure into discipleship! Please make it a point to be a part of these groups as much as possible!

In Case You Missed It…

Act Groups are intentional discipleship groups for young people in a small group setting – an opportunity to grow deeper as followers of Jesus and ask those questions about our faith that arise as we get older and mature in life and in faith.

There is a study for every age group:

6th Graders: Serving From the Heart – Learn about your spiritual gifts and how you can use them!

7th/8th Grade Girls: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know – Talk about the daily struggles of school, friends, and social media and how we can deal with them as Christians.

7th/8th Grade Boys: *Starts October 14* Renegade Gospel – Jesus was the ultimate rebel who started a revolution.  He invites us all to join him.

9th-12th Graders: Back 2 School – How do we add time for God into our everyday life?

Other Things

  • Last Chance to Sign up for Senior High Fall Retreat: Simplify!  Cost: $135, Ages: 9th-12th.  Email today to add your name to the list!
  • Confirm your spot on OMP!  6/7th at Bear Creak *new location!* (June 5-9) and 8-12th in Mountain View (June 19-25)
  • We have around 66 6th-9th graders signed up for Refuge!  If you haven’t registered  yet do it now here: before the spots fill completely!

This Week


6:30pm – 7:30pm

ACT GROUPS for all age groups (*except 7/8th grade boys – your group will begin Oct. 14th)!  Meet in the youth room for a short time of fellowship before we break off into our individual groups.


9am Worship

10am Sunday School – meet in the phyouth room

11am Worship

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

5:30pm phyouth – Our final night of What’s YOUR Jam?!  Join us as we take one more look at how our faith affects our lives outside of the church.

Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow night!




Woo Pig Sooie!

Hog Parking

This Saturday is the big game here in Little Rock!  71GxXbuT2XL._SY355_If you do not have plans to go to the game, you can come and help us park cars to fund-raise for the youth mission fund, and earn some $$ for yourself to go toward one of our phyouth mission opportunities (SBX, OMP, Guatemala).  If you ARE going to the game, you can support our phyouth ministry by parking your car at PHUMC for a $20 donation!  If you want to help park or work the concession stand, meet at PHUMC in the lower parking deck at 10am.  We will provide sandwiches and drinks for our volunteers for lunch!

Fall Kick off and Building Consecration (Sept. 11-13th)!

This weekend is our PHUMC church-wide Fall Kick off!  There is a special service on Friday night followed by a meal in our new gathering space (rsvp to 664-3600) and Bishop Mueller will be preaching/simulcast to all four worship services on Sunday morning! -POP (1) Then, Sunday Night Live begins the night of the 13th, and phyouth will be eating at 5:30pm with the adults and children in the Great Hall before breaking off for our regular phyouth activities in Wesley Hall and the phyouth room. This is week 2 of our What’s YOUR Jam? series, you don’t want to miss!

Don’t Forget…

  • To register for Refuge:
  • To let us know if you’re interest in our Spring Break Mission Experience: ATL.  We will be touring a few major civil rights cities in the south including Atlanta, Memphis, and Selma during this experience!
  • To come to Sunday School this Sunday!  In addition to confirmation for 6th graders, our new classes are 7/8th grade (studying the major figures of the Old and New Testament); 9th-11th Grade (studying Christ’s lessons on LOVE, in all its forms); and Seniors (studying the 5 marks of a Methodist)!

This week:


10am Meet in the lower parking deck for Hog Parking!

11am Eat sandwiches and then break into parking/concession groups

3:30pm Parking volunteers finish up

6pm Concession volunteers finish up

11pm The gates of the lower parking deck close for the night


9am Worship/ Consecration of new building

10am Sunday School – meet in the phyouth room

11am Worship/ Consecration of the new building

5:30pm phyouth What’s YOUR Jammeet in the Gym for dinner, then we will head over to the youth building.

Let us know how we can be in ministry with you and your families this week!  Love you all!


Sign Up NOW!

1The most important (phyouth) thing you can do this week is to sign up for Fall Retreat and/or Refuge (9th graders can attend both retreats!).  The cost is $135 each and includes transportation, lodging for 2 nights, and 4 meals.

Here’s how:

  • Fall Retreat (9th-12th) @ Shepherd of the Ozarks, September 25-27.  Email and add your name to the list!
  • Refuge (6th-9th) @ Shepherd of the Ozarks November 6-8.  Because this is a conference event, you must register yourself and pay to hold your spot.  Do it this week because spots fill up fast! Go to and use this information to register, along with your student’s information:


Church:  Pulaski Heights UMC

District: Central

Cell phone:  501-944-8400


We won’t be having phyouth this Sunday night in observance of the Labor Day Holiday weekend.  We can’t wait to see you back the following week for our 2nd installment of What’s YOUR Jam? 

This Week


7:30am 1st Breakfast Club of the school year!  Meet at Chick Fil A off Markham!  Bring $$ for breakfast.


9am Worship

10am phyouth Sunday morning fellowship in the youth room

11am Worship

NO PHYOUTH on Sunday night!  See you on the 13th!



What’s YOUR Jam? 2015


Thanks to everyone who was a part of making our Back to School Bash happen!  We had 186 youth and another 25 or so adults in attendance-a phyouth record!  This week we are having our regular phyouth Sunday night activities at PHUMC (5:30pm).  We are so excited about beginning this school year right.  That said, it’s time for a phyouth favorite: What’s YOUR Jam?-POP (1)

On Sunday night we will begin the first of 3 weeks of our theme: What’s YOUR Jam?  We believe that our faith in Christ should be woven into the details of our everyday lives (even what we listen to on the radio!) and not just something we examine once or twice a week in church.  So, each week at phyouth we will be looking at a popular song and exploring how the lyrics and music might point us toward God.   We hope you join us this Sunday for food, fellowship, and a look at our own faith.

Weekly Events:


9am Worship

10am Sunday School for grades 6th-12th (meet in the phyouth room)

11am Worship

12pm Confirmation luncheon (RSVP to 664-3600 asap!)

5:30pm phyouth group: What’s YOUR Jam? Meet in the phyouth room, pick up at 7:15!

Upcoming phyouth activities…

  • September 3rd – First Breakfast Club of the year!  Meet at the Markham Chick Fil A at 7:30 am – We will get you to school!
  • September 6th – NO phyouth!  Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
  • September 12th – Hog Parking @ 11am (Lower Parking Deck)
  • September 13th – PHUMC Churchwide Fall Kick-Off! 
  • September 25th-27th – phyouth Senior High Fall Retreat!  Register now by email:

Don’t miss an opportunity plug in at phyouth!  We love you and we can’t wait to see you Sunday night!