Youth Ministry Update for September
As a special resource for Youth, Midyouth, and their families we provide a monthly round up of our upcoming activities.
New Updates:
Register for Refuge!

Are you ready for the big news??

Refuge (a beloved all-conference youth event at Shepherd of the Ozarks) is open to 10th graders for this year only!!! As a youth staff, we have decided to take 7th-10th graders to Refuge!

7th and 8th grade Refuge: November 4-6

9th and 10th grade Refuge: November 11-13

What is Refuge?
Refuge is an opportunity for Jr. High/Middle School youth to be introduced to the connectional events of the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries of the United Methodist Church. They enjoy a weekend in the beautiful outdoors, focusing on Christ, developing friendships, and having fun while getting away from the busyness of life. This event will be held at Shepherd of the Ozarks, a great setting filled with large, comfortable log cabins surrounded by bluffs and a creek.
When & Where is Refuge?
There are two weekends offered. Join us either November 4-6 or November 11-13 at Shepherd of the Ozarks in Harriet, AR.
Who Can Attend Refuge?
Refuge is for youth in grades 6-9, however THIS YEAR ONLY, the task force is opening Refuge up to 10th graders.

This Sunday September 11 4:00-7:00PM LAUNCH District Event at Ferncliff Camp for 8th-12th !

Drop off and pick up from Ferncliff Camp!

Free dinner, fellowship with churches from around Central Arkansas, worship, and fun outdoor time!

Contact to let us know you are coming. We are so excited to celebrate our amazing UMC youth connection!
Its here! First night of Midyouth 5th-7th Wednesday, September 14th
5:30PM in the PHUMC gym!

What's for dinner, Mom?

Chicken Strips (Option of grilled or fried)
Mac and Cheese

We'll have big games (gaga pit!), fellowship, and a devotional! Check-in in the gym, then walk over to Wesley Hall for dinner. Pick up in front of the gym at 7PM.
8th-12th Grade Wednesday Nights At Pulaski Heights
6:00PM-7:00PM Supervised Youth Study Hall

Youth are invited to come and do homework or rest in the youth room with calming music, snacks, and plenty of table space to spread out.

Once a month, this time will be used for in depth discussions inspired by student suggestions.

September 21: Forgiveness
October 19: TBD
November 16: TBD
December 14: TBD
7:00PM-8:30PM: Youth Bible Study

8th-12th grade youth are invited to take a deep dive into interpreting the Bible!
This semester we are taking a look at the women of the Bible, the role of Women in Christianity, and how our faith is shaped by their stories.

Sunday Morning Service Teams Sign ups for 8th-12th!
NEW Sunday School model launch September 18th.

Want more info on why and how our Sunday School program for 8th-12th grade is changing? View our parent meeting below.

Service teams will have their training and first day of service on September 18th. There are 5 teams forming this fall:
  • 9:00AM Usher/Greeters Classic Service
  • 9:00AM Usher/Greeters Modern Service
  • 10:00AM Children's Ministry Volunteers
  • 11:00AM Usher/Greeters Classic Service
  • 11:00AM Usher/Greeters Modern Service

Participants must be present for at least 50% of Sunday mornings.
10:00-10:45AM Will be intentional community time with breakfast and free play in the youth room.

Click below to sign up for a service team!

We need adults to help lead our service teams and serve breakfast, click below to help!
Food News!
Youth Food Fund covers meals and snacks when volunteers are not available to provide them. Midyouth meals are covered by Youth Food Fund unless otherwise specified by Rod.
Trunk or Treat is Oct. 30th just around the corner!
Candy donations needed!

Purchase candy and bring it to the welcome desk, donation station by entrance 7 (Wesley hall)
Click the button below to donate funds for candy purchase!
Ellen Rowland, Minister to Youth and Families
469-865-3691 (Cell)

Rod Hocott, Director of Midyouth Ministries
501-804-4065 (Cell)