Basketball Tournament Continues!

The Basketball Tournament continues this week, and we’ve got several PH teams still in the mix! Come support them!
11-12th Grade PHUMC #3 plays at 7pm
11-12th Grade PHUMC #2 plays at 9pm
TOMORROW (Tuesday):
7-8th Grade PHUMC #1 vs. PHUMC #2 at 6pm
7-8th Grade PHUMC #2 plays at 7pm
9-10th Grade PHUMC #1 plays at 9pm

All finals will take place on Thursday night!

7-8th grade boys at 6pm, 9-10th grade boys at 7pm, Girls at 8pm, and 11-12th grade boys at 9pm

Giving Up Expectations

Last night we continued our Lent series called “Giving Up.” We wondered together what our lives would look like if we gave up our expectations about the future and allowed God to surprise us with something better than we could have ever imagined!

Hope you’ll join us at Panera on University tomorrow at 6pm as we continue our Lent ACT Small Group!

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Last night we started our Lent series called “Giving Up,” talking about what our life would be like if we gave up our tendency to try to control everything and trusted God. Have a great week and we hope you’ll join us this coming Sunday at youth for Week Two!

Also, don’t forget our Lent small group that starts TOMORROW NIGHT! Tuesday nights at the Panera on University. 6-7pm. Hope to see you there!

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Veritas registration deadline TOMORROW!

Hey friends! TOMORROW, February 3rd, is the deadline to get registered for Veritas 2017! This event is for 7-9th graders, and if older youth want to go please talk to Jay or Katye ASAP.

Veritas will be held at the end of this month: February 24-26 in Rogers, AR. Cost is $150. For more information and to register, go to

Veritas is a great opportunity to gather with other youth from across Arkansas for a weekend of worship and fellowship. Hope you can join us!

Refuge Registration is Now Open!

refuge-2016-logoTime to register your 6-9th grader for Refuge 2016! This year Refuge is being held at Shepherd of the Ozarks over two different weekends, but phyouth will be attending the Nov. 11-13th weekend!

The Early Bird cost is $135, but the discount ends on Sept. 18th and the price goes up to $150, so be sure to register soon – as spots will also fill up quickly!

Here’s how to get registered: (Disclaimer: We apologize that the registration process is a little confusing! We’ve done our best to provide step-by-step instructions, but please let us know if you have any questions):

  • Go to
  • Once you’ve added 1 (or more if needed) person to your cart, select “View Cart.” Below “Cart Totals” is a red box that reads “Proceed to Checkout.” Select it.
  • Fill out all of the required information. Where it asks for Church Name be sure to put “Pulaski Heights UMC.” We are in the Central District. Also, be sure to select the Nov. 11-13 weekend. We will not be taking students the first weekend.
  • Select the option to pay via credit card and select the red box below to Continue to Payment.
  • Once you have successfully registered, fill out the Medical Release Form attached here: medical-form-refuge-2016. Please return this form to Jay or Cathy.

Again, we apologize for the complicated process as we partner with ACCYM in getting students registered for Conference events. If you have any questions, please call Jay!

Blessings, Katye

I don’t know, but…

“Young people need caring adults who listen to and validate their questions and struggles rather than shutting them down. They need adults who will enter with them into gray spaces of life and faith, rather than whitewashing the walls of doubt with bleached certainty.” -Brad Griffin

Read the whole blog post at:

We hope you’ll check out this great post from the Fuller Youth Institute! It’s an encouraging reminder for parents, mentors, and all of us who are on the journey of faith with young people in some way… If this sparks any questions for you and your family, we hope you’ll reach out to one of us so that we can be there with you in the hard questions!

Love, Jay and Katye


See you tonight!

Tonight we start our regular youth group program! We’ll meet at 5:30pm in the youth area for a time of dinner and fellowship, then move downstairs to Wesley Hall for games, worship, a message, and communion. We’ll end at 7:15pm. I’m excited to share my testimony with y’all tonight as we get to know one another better!

We’ll also begin signups for OMP, Spring Break Mission Experience 2017, Refuge, Hog Parking & Concession Stand, and our phyouth music retreat. Check the Calendar of Events for dates and more information! If you have any questions, please contact me or Jay.

We love you and we hope to see you tonight at 5:30! 🙂