Refuge Forms

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 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:

Kate Adams
Olivia Adams
Noah Anderson
Tristan Baker
Annie Blick
Virginia Brantley
Liza Bynum
Angelene Cain
Christianne Cain
Brooklyn Cain
Madi Carr
Stella Cochran
Sybil Curren
Catherine Daugherty
Meredith Gadberry
Lilla Gordy
Louis Gornatti
Lacey Gross
Lauren Grotte
Drew Guinn
Turner Harbour
Jake Harrelson
Sadie Harris
Parker Hartsfield
Lucie Haynes
Saer Hollingsworth
Eden Holman
Sophie Howell
Vivian Huff
Sydney Johnson
Jacob Jones
George Knox
Kate Kostopulos
Walker Lampley
Cash Lee
Madison Mace
Barrett Mehrabi
Juliana Neesvig
Addison Linder
Katharine Olsen
Will Palmer
Nate Palmer
Spencer Pittman
Heidi Sanders
Ella Scott
Addie Spencer
Leslie Wallace
Guy Webb
Jay zADULT- Clark
Rachel zADULT- Knox
Trenton zADULT- Teegarden
Rod zADULT-Hocott
Corie zADULTHollingsworth
Shelly zADULT- Gross
Sarah zADULT- Clem


CLICK HERE: Refuge SOTO- 2019

CLICK HERE: Refuge Medical 2019

Event Registration 2019-2020

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.

Looking for 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 Deadline, March 1, 2019. Start date, flexible.

Welcome Mr. Rod Hocott!

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.Rod-pic