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!ūüôā


It’s That Time of Year!

It’s Back to School time!!! We’re excited for each of you as begin a new school year – special prayers for those of you who start back today or later this week! Although I know many of you are sad for the homework and tests to start back up again, Jay and I hope that this year will be full of learning and growing for you, full of making new friends and deepening old friendships, full of moments that will lead you to discover the interests and passions that will shape the rest of your life and the person God has uniquely created you to be!¬†

We’re also excited because a new school year means it’s time to kick off another amazing year with phyouth!!! We hope that you’ll join us this coming Sunday night, August 21st, from 5-7:30pm at Big Rock Fun Park for our annual¬†Back to School Bash!¬†We’ll enjoy some¬†food, fun, and fellowship – and we hope you’ll invite your friends to come check out the awesome community that is phyouth!

That morning during Sunday School (10:10-10:50am) we’ll also be lining the halls of the youth area to welcome our new 6th graders as they begin their year of Confirmation. Please join us as we celebrate this exciting time in their faith journeys and help them feel welcome at phyouth!

Have an amazing week and we hope to see you this weekend as we start the new school year off right!

You are love – Jay and Katye


There’s no place like home!


It sure feels good to be back at phyouth! After being away at seminary for three years, I am so excited¬†to be returning to PHUMC and the Youth Ministry staff! For those of you who I already know, I can’t wait to continue developing the wonderful relationships we created and to hear how God has been moving in your life. For those of you who I don’t know¬†yet, I am so excited to meet you and to hear your story. And I’m looking forward to sharing life and loving Jesus with each and every one of you¬†as we journey together through this thing called faith, seeking to love God and love others in all that we say and do.

We’re going to be welcoming our rising 6th graders into their NEW home at phyouth as Confirmation kicks off on August 21st and with a Confirmation Luncheon on August 28th! We hope you’ll all come to Sunday School on the 21st as we make them feel welcome at phyouth!

We’re also sending off our graduated seniors into their new journeys¬†as they begin their college and career paths¬†– but we hope you always remember that you have a home here and that you are loved!

Join us for our BACK TO SCHOOL BASH on Sunday, August 21st from 5-7:30pm at Big Rock Fun Park! We’ll have food, lots of activities, and an opportunity to connect with old and new friends as we kick off a new school year! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!



Local Mission Week: 7/5 – 7/8


Next week is our annual Local Mission Week!

We will be getting out into the community to share Christ’s love and hope with our Little Rock family. ¬†Since it’s a holiday week, LMW will be from Tuesday, July 5th – Friday, July 8th. ¬†Tuesday through Thursday¬†will be a surprise mission opportunity in the city. ¬†Friday we will once again partner with the AR Food Bank/Rice Depot to help pack and sort food for distribution.¬†Closed-toe shoes are required all week!

LMW Daily Drop Off

Tuesday, July

8:30am Meet in the lower parking deck of PHUMC

Wednesday, July 6

8:30am Meet in the lower parking deck of PHUMC

Thursday, July 7

9am Meet in the phyouth room

Friday, July 8

8:40am Meet in the lower parking deck of PHUMC to go to the Rice Depot.  There is a 20 person limit for this service day, so please let Jay or Caroline know that you are coming! Bring the following waiver: Waiver Form РUnder 18 Rice Depot.

If you have any questions, email!

We will be the hands and feet of Christ!


Come to the Zoo!


This Thursday phyouth is going to the Little Rock Zoo!  Meet us at the zoo entrance at 9am on Thursday Morning Рpick up will be at 12pm from the zoo.  Bring $10 for admission and extra $$ for a snack if you want!

Coming Up…

Thursday, June 16th

9am Meet at the Zoo entrance ($10 admission + snacks)
12pm Pick up from the Zoo entrance

Sunday, June 19th

8:40am OMP Mt. View Campers meet in the Gathering Hall
9am OMP Commissioning during Sanctuary service
10am Sunday School/Mt. View Camp loads and leaves
7pm ACCYM Choir Tour Performance in PHUMC Sanctuary

Thursday, June 23rd

11:3oam Bible Study Lunch/Bowling at Professor Bowl!  Meet at Professor Bowl and bring $5 to bowl + money for lunch!  Pick up at 1:30pm.

Saturday, June 25th

12:30/1pm Mt. View campers arrive back at PHUMC in the lower parking deck.

We are praying for you all this summer!  Keep our phyouth in your prayers as they travel on trips, mission experiences, and camps.

Peace and Love,

Jennie, Jay, and Caroline


OMP Bear Creek Campers and Drivers
OMP Bear Creek Campers and Drivers

Coming Up

June 14th, Tuesday 11:30¬†Bible Study Lunch at Ca√Īon Grill.

June 19th, Sunday 9am Mountain View OMP is commissioned in the 9am Sanctuary service and leaves during the Sunday School hour.

Check Out Our Summer Calendar!

You can find all our summer events in one place on our summer calendar here: summer 2016.¬† You can also access the calendar at any time under the tab “Stay Informed” at the top of the website.

This Week


11:30 Bible Study Kick Off at Newk’s!


1pm (ish) OMP Bear Creek returns to PHUMC from camp!

Have a Great Week!



group photo goodbye Jennie

That’s a wrap!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the last phyouth to say “Farewell” Jennie and to celebrate the wonderful 3 years we have all had together! ¬†It was a great start to the summer.

In other news…

Katye Dunn

We are excited to welcome Katye Dunn back to the staff of PHUMC.  Many of you remember Katye when she was Associate Youth Minister before going to Garrett Seminary in Chicago for the past three years.  She graduated this month is thrilled to be returning home to PHUMC.

If you don’t know anything else about Katye, know that she loves young people and is passionate about¬†helping them to understand, build, and process their own faith. ¬†She will be a wonderful addition to the ministry team. ¬†She will begin her ministry with phyouth¬†again in mid-July. ¬†If you would like to send her a note of welcome, you can email her here:¬†

Last Chance for Early Birds!

May 31st is the last chance to sign up for Jr. or Sr. high assembly under the early bird rate!  For more info about Assembly, or to sign up click here.

What’s ahead?

May 29th, Sunday 10am A special Sunday School presentation from the college staff of Ozark Mission Project – if you are in town, don’t miss this opportunity to meet the college students who will be helping you at your OMP camp, or just hear about the great things OMP will be doing this year.

June 1st, Wednesday 6:30pm OMP Training @6:30pm.  Meet in the phyouth area.

June 5th, Sunday 9am Bear Creek OMP is commissioned during service and leaves during the Sunday School hour.

June 7th, Tuesday Summer Bible Study Kick-Off

June 12th, 2pm¬†Methodist Family Health worship. ¬†Meet in Jay’s office.

June 19th, Sunday 9am Mountain View OMP is commissioned during service and leaves during the Sunday School hour.

The full summer calendar will be out by next week! Have a wonderful weekend!