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:


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


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!


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.



Climb Every Mountain…


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


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


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


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,



Summer Fun!


This week phyouth is going to the zoo!  The Memphis Zoo to be exact.  See the details about date/time, departure/arrival below.  If you are interested in joining us, email me:

We are also commissioning our final OMP team on Sunday during the 11am New Heights service.  I encourage everyone to be there to support our friends as they go to serve others in the name of Christ!

Here is what the schedule for this week looks like:

Tuesday, June 17th

11:30am-Bible Study Lunch @ Canon Grill

Wednesday, June 18th

8am-Meet at PHUMC and leave for Memphis Zoo; Bring $15 for admission and $10+ for lunch in the park

5pm-Arrive back at PHUMC from Memphis

Sunday, June 22nd

10am- Sunday School; Hot Springs OMP campers meet in the lower parking deck with luggage and tools to load up for camp

11am-OMP Hot Springs commissioning in New Heights

12pm- Leave for Hot Springs immediately following the service! Don’t forget $$$ for lunch on the way to camp and on the way back!

Let’s Go to the Movies!



Thursday is movie day with phyouth!

We will be seeing Million Dollar Arm with John Hamm.  The movie tells about an MLB agent who travels to India to recruit the next major league baseball stars.  It’s a great story!  Meet at Breckenridge Movie Theater at 12:50pm on this Thursday, 6/12.   The movie starts at 1:05 and we should be done by 3:15pm and ready for pick up.  Hope to see you all there!

Also, don’t forget…

- To RSVP for the Memphis Zoo next Wed., 6/18!  We are leaving PHUMC at 8am and will be returning around 5pm.  Cost: $15 cash for admission and $10+ for lunch.

- To come to Sunday school this Sunday at 10am in the youth room!


We <3 phyouth!



summer             Summer is here!  Now I know some of you are still finishing out your school year (thanks a lot, Ice-pocalypse…), but I think we can all agree that we can almost taste how good the summer is going to be!

This week join us on Thursday night at Taziki’s on Cantrell for our Bible Study/phyouth Summer Activities kick off at 6pm!  Natalie and Molly are back as our summer interns and they will be leading our devotion that evening.

There are many wonderful opportunities for this summer, and we hope to see all of your faces around for any one (or all) of them.  For all the phyouth events this summer refer to our updated calendar which can also be found under the “About” tab at the top of the website:

Summer 2014


How do I register for Jr high/Sr high Assembly?

This is the last week for the discounted price for Assembly ($175)!


phyouth Friends,

When?  July 23rd-27th

Where? University of the Ozarks, Clarksville

How Much?  $175 if you register by May 31st, $195 if you register after June 1st.  Registration closes July 3rd.

Online Registration: The conference has set up online registering for this event this year. This means that each youth can register themselves for Assembly (you must pay to register).

Below I have provided directions and links for registering your youth.

  1.  Click on either the Junior High Assembly or Senior High Assembly link.  Junior High is for all 2013-2014 school year 6th,7th, and 8th graders.  Senior High Assembly is for all 2013-2014 school year 9th-12th graders.
  2. Select the option “Join a Group” and type in Pulaski Heights UMC.
  3. Once you have opted to join Pulaski Heights UMC, you will need to select the number of tickets you would like and “order now.”
  4. Enter the cardholder’s name and info first, then the youth’s info under Ticket #1, etc….
  5.  Email and let me know that you have registered so that I can add you to our transportation list.




Junior High Assembly:


Senior High Assembly:

If you have any questions call or email me (Jennie) and I can help walk you through the process.  We have some scholarship funds available for Assembly.

It’s going to be another great summer!

What does your Summer 2014 look like?

Here’s ours:Summer 2014Stay involved with your phyouth family this summer!


Youth who are 16+ and college-age students have a great opportunity to help with Camp Noah in Vilonia, August 4-8.  This is sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church.  Camp Noah is similar to Ozark Mission Project, except you will be leading vacation Bible School for the children of Vilonia and staying on site at Centerpoint Free Will Baptist Church.  You will also need to be available for the training days on July 12 and July 26.  Please let Jennie know if you are available to serve in this partnership with other Christian denominations.  We need to know by Tuesday, May 27- or there will be no spots available.


Let me know if you have any more questions, this is a wonderful opportunity!