Dear 6/7 graders going to Refuge this weekend:
We will plan to leave from IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH ON WOODLAWN AT 3:30pm on Friday. That means pulling out at 3:30…the charter bus is on a strict schedule. We will return to the church at 2pm on Sunday. I will have kids call when we are 30 minutes out. Sunday afternoon is also our annual hayride and bonfire at the Hoskyn Farm- we will leave again from the front of the church at 4pm.
SOTO furnishes bedding and towels. Pack light. You will only need money for snacks and SOTO sells shirts/hoodies. If you want to horseback ride, cliff swing, or ropes course on Saturday- that is an additional $10 and we will sign up for ONE of those on Friday night. There are lots of free things to do, too if you don’t want to do a $10 activity.
Let me know if you have any questions. Here is the link for the TWO forms I need back by Thursday afternoon (they are in this post at the bottom). You can email them at email@example.com or text me a picture of them. I have to upload them before we leave.
Casual clothes. Toiletries. Warm jacket. A little snack money.
Soto provides bedding & towels
The bare bones schedule:
Friday night: arrive, move in, eat, worship.
Saturday: breakfast, morning watch, worship, big group games, lunch, small group, free activities/hiking/adventure activities, dinner, worship/communion, movie, bed
Sunday: breakfast, morning watch, pack/clean, closing worship, leave.
Sunday, we will leave Soto at 11am and will NOT top for lunch. They will have a wonderful big breakfast.
Here is who I have going:
Click HERE for the 2019-2020 phMIDyouth calendar. Please note the special events throughout the year that 6th graders may attend.
We enjoy taking our students to events that further their discipleship. Often times the church has fronted the money and collected from the student/parents later. We cannot allow this practice to happen anymore. Here is a registration form with most of our events for 2019-2020 and deadlines. A NONREFUNDABLE deposit for each event should accompany this form. **FOR OZARK MISSION PROJECT, I WILL ONLY RESERVE SPOTS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TURNED IN THIS FORM AND DEPOSIT AT THE BACK TO SCHOOL BASH.
Print the form HERE
Bring it with you to the Back to School Bash or to the church by Wednesday, August 28.
Dear phyouth and parents,
Here is the updated phyouth summer calendar. We hope you are enjoying your summer…it is going by too fast!
ASSOCIATE MINISTER/DIRECTOR WITH YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES
Fulltime Associate Minister with Youth and Their Families, Pulaski Heights UMC, 4823 Woodlawn, Little Rock, AR. 72205. Salary commensurate with experience, education. Benefits include pension, health insurance, continuing education, and collaboration on reaching our young people. Ministry description available. Inquiry and resume to Rev. Jay Clark, (501) 978-0538 or firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline, March 1, 2019. Start date, flexible.
We are so excited to welcome to the phyouth staff, Mr. Rod Hocott! Rod will be working with confirmation and starting a new “MID-phyouth, too! “program on Wednesday evenings. He recently retired as the Director of MidYouth Ministry at First United Methodist Church in Conway, Arkansas after 50 years in local church and community youth ministry. Prior to serving Conway FUMC, Rod served as Arkansas Conference Minister for Youth and Young Adults, Youth Minister at FUMC in Springdale, St. James UMC in Little Rock, FUMC in Fort Smith (2 times) and spent four years working with youth in a state hospital in Kansas after finishing his master’s degree in Music Therapy. Rod is married to Rev. Gail D. Hocott and they have three children, seven grandchildren, two dogs and a cat. Rod’s Philosophy of Youth Ministry: The importance of youth ministry lies in it’s ability to help youth build relationships with God and peers, while learning leadership skills that will not only help them as they grow in the church, but in their lives outside the church as well. These two elements and all that they encompass, worship, missions, justice, stewardship, etc., will develop our youth into strong disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world.