Refuge! 9th-12th ONLY phyouth!

Refuge Friday-Sunday!

For our registered 6-9th graders the Refuge weekend is finally here!  We are so excited to be taking 70 youth and adults (our largest group ever!) to Shepherd of the Ozarks for a weekend of fun and worship.  For many of our youth, Refuge is not only a blast, but it’s one of the most spiritually formative experiences.   We will leave at 5:30pm from the Upper Parking deck of PHUMC (eat before you come-we will not eat at SOTO that evening) and will return around 1pm on Sunday afternoon to the same spot.

Sunday night, November 8th, during our normal phyouth gathering time (5:30-7:15) will be our first ever 9th-12th grade ONLY youth night!  While we let our middle schoolers rest and get homework finished for the following week, Jay and I will be worshipping with our older youth.  We are going to be talking about Expectations!  You don’t want to miss this experience!


  • November 15th – Shane Claiborne is preaching at PHUMC during 9 and 11am worship services!  There is a luncheon featuring Shane as speaker immediately following the 11:00 service.  Sign up for lunch at the reception desk – 501-664-3600.
  • November 15th – That same afternoon, meet in Jay’s office at 2pm to prepare to lead worship at Methodist Family Health.  We will be back to the church aroun 4:30/4:45.
  • November 15thPrison Ministry (5:15pm-7:30pm) with Jimmy Faulkner
  • November 22nd – phyouth Family Potluck!  We want our phyouth families to join us for a thanksgiving meal to celebrate the many things we have to be grateful to God for.  Watch for an announcement in the coming week about what to bring!

This week…


6:30pm Act Groups for all ages!  Meet in the phyouth room-bring something to eat or drink while we gather if you like!


10am Breakfast Club @ Ozark Country Restaurant (201 Keightly Drive).  Come celebrate your day off of school with a phyouth brunch!


5:30pm Refuge departure!  Meet at the Upper Parking Deck off of Woodlawn.  Eat before you come-we will not eat a meal at SOTO Friday night! Bring your Refuge Medical Release form (if you have not uploaded it) and your SOTO form (must have a hard copy of this form!!!).


9am Worship
10am Sunday School
11am Worship
1pm Refuge return!  Pick up on the upper parking deck off of Woodlawn!
5:30pm 9th-12th Grade ONLY phyouth group!  6-8th graders have the night off to finish homework and rest for the coming week.
7:15pm 9th-12th Grade Bible study with Jimmy Faulkner

If you have any questions about times or forms for Refuge let me know!  It’s going to be a wonderful week.

Peace and Love,