Feb
28
8:00 AM08:00

East Flora Elementary School Incentive Day - PK - 2nd Grade

We are planning for TWO Incentive Day Celebrations in support of East Flora Elementary School, one for PK - 2nd grade on Thursday, February 28th, and one for 3rd-5th grade on Friday, March 29th. Incentive Days allow those students who have met the criteria for positive behavior and academic responsibility to enjoy a morning of celebration with music, food, games, crafts and fun!  We'll need lots of help. Contact Allison Jordan to add your name to our volunteer list.

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Mar
29
8:00 AM08:00

East Flora Elementary School Incentive Day - 3rd - 5th grades

We are planning for TWO Incentive Day Celebrations in support of East Flora Elementary School, one for PK - 2nd grade on Thursday, February 28th, and one for 3rd-5th grade on Friday, March 29th. Incentive Days allow those students who have met the criteria for positive behavior and academic responsibility to enjoy a morning of celebration with music, food, games, crafts and fun!  We'll need lots of help. Contact Allison Jordan to add your name to our volunteer list.

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Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Night Dinners Resume

Join us on January 16thfor dinner at 5:30 pm, then stay for fellowship. MENU: Lemon pepper chicken, English peas, mac-n-cheese, salad, rolls, fruit, dessert, tea, water, or lemonade. Kid's Option: Pizza. Bunk Bed Building will commence right after dinner on the 16th. (About 6-ish) All other Wednesday Night Programs will begin the following weekJanuary 23rd.

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Nov
20
10:15 AM10:15

Grace Place Thanksgiving

Join us at Galloway UMC in Jackson to help serve a Thanksgiving meal to the homeless and marginalized on Tuesday, November 20th. We also will distribute the hand-knitted and crocheted hats we made this year, as well as some much needed socks!  Meet us here at the church by 10:15 am to carpool, or meet us at Galloway by 11:00 am. Contact Juliet Huam if you have any questions.

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Church-Wide Thanksgiving

Next Sunday, November 18th, we will gather together at 6:00 pm for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner! As always, the church will provide the turkey, gravy, dressing and cranberry sauce. You bring your favorite sides and desserts to share.

Let's take some time to name all we are grateful for among those for whom we are thankful!

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Oct
5
8:45 AM08:45

Read at East Flora

From 8:45-10:00 am on Friday, October 5th, a group from Parkway Hills will read "The Apple Pie Tree" with our youngest friends at East Flora Elementary School. We always ask questions and talk about new concepts and vocabulary words to improve reading readiness. Then, we teach a cute craft to help fine-tune small motor skills, and enjoy a tasty apple snack! If you would like to help with this ministry, contact  Allison Jordan.

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Oct
1
to Oct 29

Women of God Speak

On Mondays at 6:30 pm
October 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

All women are encouraged to meet in Dawn's home for this study of how God is revealed in scripture. Grow in your spiritual journey by exploring images of God such as light in darkness, water in desert, and guide in wilderness. Speaking of God with the richness of Biblical imagery will nurture and strengthen us, and help us understand the expansiveness of Christ's embrace. See you on Monday nights!

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Women Speak of God

A new, 5-week series begins this Monday, September 24th. All women are encouraged to meet in Dawn's home on Monday nights at 6:30 pm. This study of how God is revealed in scripture invites us to grow in our spiritual journey by exploring images of God such as light in darkness, water in desert, guide in wilderness, rock that gives birth... Our speaking of God with the richness of Biblical imagery will nurture and strengthen us, and help us understand the expansiveness of Christ's embrace. Join us!

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Sep
12
6:15 PM18:15

Wednesdsay Night Book Club

This is one book you don't want to miss. Join us this fall as we move through Kate Bowler's book, "Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved." We'll take it slowly, just a chapter a week; but feel free to simply show up for the discussion! Begins Wednesday, September 12th at 6:15 pm. Let us know if you would like us to order copy for you.  (Hardcover book is about $15, or you can download a kindle version for about $13.) Click HERE to hear Kate Bowler's interview with Terry Gross on "Fresh Air".  Still not sure? Listen to a few of Kate's podcasts HERE.

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Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Hope - 2018 Choir Christmas Music Presentation Rehearsals Begin

Hope! "A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen - the notion that what is wanted can be had, and that events will turn out for the best. Hope has always lifted the human heart. In Old Testament times, the beleaguered hoped for deliverance, the sick hoped for healing, and the Israelites hoped for freedom in a new and peaceful world. But during one moment in time, Hope took on a new meaning and we celebrate that moment each season of Christmas when Hope came as a gift from God.”

May 7, 2018 - not sure why I remember that date. Maybe because it seemed late this year; but on that day, my first batch of Christmas Music samples arrived! Then, in quick succession, I received many others from a variety of music publishing companies. Thus began my process of not only considering WHAT to sing for the 2018 Choir Christmas Music presentation, but also HOW to get all of you to join me to tell the story of Hope that Christmas brings to us each year!
Rehearsals for Christmas will begin this Sunday, September 9th at 5:30 pm in the Choir room. (2nd floor of the Education Building.) Come have a “taste” of the Adult Choir as a new small group to become involved with for a season - no need to commit past Christmas. I know you will enjoy preparing to share the Christmas story through the ministry of music, and we would love to add your voice to our celebration. All are welcome! - Philip

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Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

A Year of Welcome and Invitation: Welcoming Those with whom we Disagree

We will continue to think about how welcome and invitation are part of our story and who we are to be as disciples of Jesus Christ. As we make this journey together, continually carry these two questions with you: "Am I a welcoming presence?" and, "Who am I inviting?

September 9th: Welcoming Those with whom we Disagree:1 Peter 3:8-9

 

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Sep
2
8:30 AM08:30

A Year of Welcome and Invitation: Welcome as Paying Attention

We will continue to think about how welcome and invitation are part of our story and who we are to be as disciples of Jesus Christ. As we make this journey together, continually carry these two questions with you: "Am I a welcoming presence?" and, "Who am I inviting?

September 2th: Welcome as Paying Attention: Genesis 28:10-22

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

September's Communion Offering to fund East Flora Support

September's Communion Offering will fund East Flora Support throughout the coming year. This year, along with supplying weekly backpacks of food for hungry students, (already fully funded for this school year - THANK YOU!), we are sponsoring a reading incentive program for the 5th grade as well as awards and an Incentive Day to encourage reading in the lower grades. Our work with the preschool class continues as well. Let Allison Jordan know if you would like to help with the quarterly reading and craft program. First program is scheduled for Friday, October 5th from 9-10 am.

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Theology on Tap Begins

Join us for Theology on Tap when we resume our monthly meetings this Tuesday, August 28th. (Go ahead and mark your calendars- going forward we will meet at 6:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month!) This month's guest will be Rev. Dr. James A.  Holowach, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Jackson. Jim holds degrees in the sciences from the University of California and University of Mississippi, practicing medicine for fifteen years before going to seminary. This should be a very interesting conversation; we always learn a lot from our guest and from each other! Hope you'll join us next Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the Musgrove's Home.

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Aug
26
9:45 AM09:45

Playground Planning Committee

There will be a brief meeting this Sunday, August 26th at 9:45 am in The Parlor to begin brainstorming and collecting ideas for a new playground! Our goal is to create a space that is safe and welcoming to all. If you would like to be a part of this planning process, (even if you can't attend this first meeting), send your contact information to Lindsey Norris

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Aug
5
8:30 AM08:30

Promotion Sunday

As well as being Promotion Sunday, this will be a time to learn about our small groups and find your place if you have not connected with a group yet. Take this Sunday to visit one of our Sunday morning small groups, or just come and learn about other opportunities (some weekly, some monthly, some seasonal, some brand new!) to grow and connect with a small group. And finally, we will celebrate and pray for our teachers and students as a new year begins.

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Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Church-wide Shrimp Boil

Please plan to celebrate with us on Wednesday, July 18th at 6:00 pm. Louise Johnson is planning a shrimp, corn-on-the-cob and potato extravaganza for us. 
(There'll be pizza or corn dogs for the children and any who don't eat shrimp... we've heard rumors that such individuals exist.) 
If you can, bring a dessert: cookies, brownies and homemade ice cream are always crowd-pleasers.And, DEFINITELY BRING a spirit of FUN!  
Want in on some water-balloon action? Pick up a package of self-sealing water balloons, (the kind you can fill 100 in 60 seconds)we will have a filling station. Bring a blanket or chair if you'd like, dress for comfort, and let's continue to have summer fun together as a church family!

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Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Women Speak of God

I am eagerly awaiting being with women of our church again to spend time with one another and reflect on our faith together. (Over the summer we will meet on Sunday evenings, but will return to Monday evenings in the Fall.) Our first gathering will be Sunday, June 24th at 6:30 pm at my house. We will be using a video study from The Work of the People entitled "Transforming Through Love."  (Watch the trailer here) 
Hope to see you all then - feel free to bring a friend.  --Dawn

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Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Mississippi Braves Game

Join PHUMC at the MS Braves game @ 5:00 pm. We have reserved tickets in the Dugout level for a group rate of $12 each. Trustmark Park is extending our group rate until June 6th. If you would like to take advantage of the $2 savings, you must RSVP with the church office by June 6th. Or, you can join us at the last minute - just show up the day of the game and purchase tickets at the gate in Section 116 for $14 each.

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