Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mission Opportunity


Saturday, April 30

As many of you know, one of our neighboring church's was destroyed by this week's tornado. The church building is a total loss and the graveyard next door has extensive damage. This morning, their congregation is there trying to clean up the grave yard and remove the debris from the church. THEY NEED OUR HELP! Please join us this morning and help our neighbors begin the process of rebuilding.
Bring your gloves, chain saws, trailers, trash bags, etc. The church is located on Hwy 365 north directly across the street from Palarm Liquor, and Sody's Liquor Store. Let's BE the church that God has called us to be today!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


FIRST AND FOREMOST: The youth room has officially changed its name to THE INSTILLARY

This Sunday is Senior Sunday. Come celebrate our amazing Instill Class of 2011 with us at 9:30 in the Family Life Center!

Get the 4.1.1 on Instill 4:12
Summer is almost here and we want to make sure we can stay in touch with you! Get plugged in to one of these “Top 4 ways to communicate with Instill 4:12”:
1) TWITTER: Follow @instill412 or @allikemp for constant updates on Instill 4:12
2) FACEBOOK: Become a fan of both Instill 4:12 and First United Methodist Pages and check their newsfeed.
3) BLOGSPOT: Follow
4) EMAIL: Starting May 2nd. Weekly INSTILL 4:12 Emails will be sent out about upcoming events. Sign up at the front desk today for these weekly emails
BONUS: Check out the bulletin every week for exciting new updates!
Morning with Mom
May 7th from 9-10:30, 4:12 Ministries is hosting Morning with Mom. The cost if $5 per person and reservations can be made at the front desk. Breakfast will be served. There will be door prizes, crafts and surprise entertainment.
Summer Sizzle Registration
All summer sizzle registration is online! Jr High OMP sign up deadline is May 12th so please hurry and register! All of these events are going to be awesome so don’t forget to sign up!
Stuck Like Glue
Stuck Like Glue sermon series starts tonight May 1st at 6:30 pm in the Youth Room for [SR]High and Wednesday May 4th for [JR]High. COME WORSHIP and HEAR A GREAT MESSAGE EACH WEEK THIS MONTH!! Also, there is an Instill 4:12 Family Scripture Guide for Stuck Like Glue Series. The messages this month will be rooted in Isaiah 43:1-7.
Bags-R-Packed Fund Raiser
We are hosting our last Honduras Fund Raiser next week May 8th. We will be collecting money and supplies for our trip to Honduras to House of Hope. Suitcases will be placed in the main lobby of the church where supplies and money may be given to the Honduras Mission Team. Please be in prayer this week about making a donation to this mission team.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Instill 4:12 May Newsletter

Instill 4:12 and Families,
April has been an amazing month of service and community. We started with Madhouse and have continued to grow in our understanding of being the church throughout this month.
As May begins, I ask that you continue to be in prayer with us as we enter into a series called “Stuck Like Glue”. In this sermon series, we will be talking about sticky faith. The glue of sticky faith is comprised of scripture and our identity. Scripture, or God’s word, allows us to continually be connected with God and grow in our understanding of who God is and what God wants for our lives, or our callings. Our identity is continually being changed, but one thing that is for sure is that from scripture we can gain a more complete understanding of who we are by gaining a deeper understanding of who God is. So this month, the Instill Class of 2011 will be preaching what it means for them to be “Stuck Like Glue”. However, we want this message of scripture and identity to not end at church. We are asking that all Instill 4:12 families will covenant with us this month to study scripture and learn about God’s vision for our identity. In order to make this simple and enjoyable, we have provided a list of scripturally based identities with bible passages connected to them. We ask that you and your family make a commitment to plan out when you will read these scriptures and further understand God’s identity for our lives.
There is also a list of calendared events listed below as a reminder of all the Instill 4:12 activities we have planned for the months of May, June, July and August.

In Grace Abundant,
Alli Kemp
Instill 4:12 May – Stuck Like Glue Family Guide

God’s Vision for My Identity
Below is a list of names that describe God’s vision for your identity from Scripture. Some of them may make you uncomfortable. Some of them may make you laugh. Good. Take time as you’re reading to hear God say them about you, and about the Church.
Image of God Genesis 1:26
God’s Delight Isaiah 62:4
The Redeemed of the Lord Isaiah 62:12
Sought Out/Desirable Isaiah 62:12
Not Forsaken Isaiah 62:12
Salt of the earth Matthew 5:13
Light of the world Matthew 5:14, Ephesians 5:8
Beloved John 15:9
Temple of the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20
New Creation 2 Corinthians 5:17
Chosen 1 Peter 2:9
Royal Priest 1 Peter 2:9
The Holy People/Nation 1 Peter 2:9, Isaiah 62:12
Child of God 1 John 3:1, Galatians 3:26
Bride of Christ/God Revelation 19:7,8

Imagine yourself a year from now. Write down words or phrases that describe who you hope to be in the following areas…

In my relationship with God, I want to be…

In my relationship with my family, I want to be…

In my relationship with current friends, I want to be…

In my relationship with new friends, I want to be…

In the way I think and feel about myself, I want to be…

In my job or studies, I want to be…

Based on the words and phrases you’ve jotted above, write a 3-5 sentence description of who you want to be a year from now:
A year from now I want to be…

May 2011– Stuck Like Glue Sermon Series
1-Senior Sunday; No Sunday School; Jump 6:30 pm
4-Lift 6:30 pm
6- 4:12 Ministries Morning with Mom 9:00-10:30 $5 per person
8-Mothers Day; Jump 6:30 pm
11- Lift 6:30 pm
13-14 Relay for Life
15- No Sunday School; Confirmation Sunday
18- Lift 6:30 pm
20-28- Honduras
22 – Jump 6:30 pm
25- Lift 6:30 pm
29- No Jump; Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 12-1:30 pm
June 2011– Flip Flop Faith Sermon Series
1-Movies in the Park TBA
18-4:12 Ministries Father/Daughter Crazy Cotillion 7-9 pm
19-SUMMER SIZZLE 6:30-8:30 pm
22-Movies in the Park TBA
24-25 All night EXTRAVAGANZA- Dropoff – 6:30 pm– Pickup 6:30 am Church 7-12th
26-2 OMP SR High
July 2011– Flip Flop Faith Sermon Series
3-No Sunday School; No Summer Sizzle
4- 4:12 Ministries Maumelle Parade Float TBD
6-Movies in the Park TBA
7- Travelers Baseball Game Meet at the Church 6 pm
10-16 OMP SR High
17-Last Day to Register for Mystery Tour
21-23 VBS Work Day- Instill 4:12 Volunteers Needed
23– VBS Volunteer Meeting 3pm
24-VBS Begins at 6:00-8:30
24-29 VBS 6:00- 8:30 Instill 4:12 Volunteers Needed
30- VBS Cleanup day
August 2011– Flip Flop Faith Summer Sermon Series
2-8 Mystery Tour
9- 20 4:12 Ministries Under Construction Volunteers Needed
21- Last Summer Sizzle 6:30- 8 pm; Volunteer Training 2-4 pm Location TBA
28- Vision Night 2011-2012 5 pm; FLY MISSION TRAINING 9-12th 7 pm

Sunday School – 7th-8th- 9:30-10:30 Every Sunday unless stated otherwise
Jump– Sunday Nights- 6:30-8:30
Lift– Wednesday- 6:30- 8

Fall 2011 Preview
September 4th- No Sunday School
September 9th- 2nd Annual Wacky Tacky Back to School Night
September 10th- Back to Sunday School Bash
September 11th- First Sunday School
September 11th First Jump
September 15th- First Lift

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh May Oh MY!

Instill 4:12

May is going to be an amazing month and I just want to keep you updated on all the things we have coming up!
May 1st starts our new Sermon Series " Stuck Like Glue". We are talking about how God's love has nothing to do with circumstances and that we are loved through situations with a love that sticks to us like Glue. I am chilled by the power that God has placed on this sermon series has to share God's amazing grace and love. We have been praying about this sermon series since January and we hope that you will pray with us as we continue to prepare for it.



2) MAY 8TH IS MOTHERS DAY! WE ARE HAVING MORNING with Mom day on May 7th from 9-10:30
3) May 15th is Confirmation Sunday (No Sunday School)

4) May 22nd. I will be in Honduras. Please pray for the group as we prepare for this amazing adventure.