This July is the month of Active Rest!! We are taking a break at church from our normal weekday activities for maintenance month. Instead its time to get together and have fun with others who share common interests. Rest your mind from your hectic routine and add some outdoor recreation to your life.

Find a group for what you already do OR try something new!  A group leader will contact you with more details for your summer fun activity. Some activities may have a cost associated with them and your group leader will share that with you once you RSVP.  Click the group link here to see the schedules.

Activity Release Form (click to download and sign and give to your activity organizer).

Active Rest Sign Up

 


 

Running

Every Saturday morning beginning July 7th – Aug 11th

Location:  Murray Park Pavilion 2

Time: 6:15am

Participants should bring water and wear sunscreen.

 


 

Walking

Date: Every Saturday morning beginning July 7th – Aug 11th

Location:  Murray Park Pavilion 2

Time: 6:15am

Participants should bring water and wear sunscreen.

Hiking Team Walking Schedule:

Date (Trail walks): Tuesdays July 3rd, 17th and 31st

Time: 6:30 or 7pm(actual time TBA).

Location: Big Dam Bridge/Two Rivers Trail


Hiking


Date (Trail walks): Tuesdays July 3rd, 17th and 31st

Time: 6:30 or 7pm(actual time TBA).

Location: Big Dam Bridge/Two Rivers Trail

Date (Climb-West Summit: Easy side): Saturday 14th, 28th and August 11th

Time: 7 am

Location: Pinnacle

All participants will need to bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

 Cost: NONE


Cycling


Dates:  July 4, 6, 11, 13, 31, and August 10
Times: 6:15 a.m. (arrive at least 15 mins ahead of time), ride will vary depending on the group. Usually 1.5 hours.  
Place:  Two Rivers Park, 6900 Two Rivers Park Road, Little Rock, AR 72223
Directions:  From I-630 (heading West)
Take I-430 N and AR-10 W/Cantrell Rd to Pinnacle Valley Rd. Follow Pinnacle Valley Rd and Arkansas River Trail to Two Rivers Park Road
Gear Needed:
A bicycle, if you have one
A helmet, if you have one
Sneakers or Cycling Shoes – no street shoes or sandals!
At least one bottle of water, may also bring Gatorade/Powerade
Exercise gloves (no fingers)
Sunglasses
Small towel
Sunscreen
If you’ve ridden before and have more gear (ie padded kit, cleated shoes, etc.), please dress appropriately.
**We are looking to have a few bikes available for those who do not have one, but can not guarantee how many.
**We will have a few extra helmets for those who do not have one.

Fishing


Saturday 7/14/18 from 6:30 am to 9:30 am at Willastein Lake in Maumelle located 
off of Willastein Lake Drive
Wednesday 7/18/18 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Lake Valencia in Maumelle located off of Lake Pointe Drive (Senior Member Focus)
Saturday 7/28/18 from 6:30 am to 9:30 am at either Cooks Landing in NLR or MacArthur Park in LR.

Golfing


Golf Instruction/Refresher 

Date: Friday, July 13th and 20th

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

Location: Arnold Palmer Driving Range, 4705 S University Blvd.

Cost: The cost for buckets of balls is $5 (approx 40 balls), $7 (approx 75 balls) or $9 (approx 100 balls). It is possible to borrow clubs from the Club House to use at the driving range and on the putting green.

Golfer Rounds

Date: Friday, July 13th, 20th and 27th

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: War Memorial Park Golf Course.  Please arrive by 5:00 pm to check in, load your cart and warm-up/stretch before play.

Cost: The fee for a round of golf is $17 per golfer, golf cart rental is $12 per golfer, and pull cart rental is $ 3 per golfer (for walking golfers). You must have your own clubs to play with for these events.


 

Tennis



Activity Schedule:

  • Sunday, July 1st                  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8th                 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15th               6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22nd              6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 29th               6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 5th           6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location:

  • Rebsamen Tennis Center, 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72204

Attire/Equipment:

  • Dress comfortably in shorts, t-shirts, warmups, tennis shoes, etc. Remember that it is summer and we will playing on tennis courts outside. Bring your tennis racket, tennis balls, sweat towel and drinking water. If you do not have a tennis racket, we will have some extra rackets and balls on sight that you can use.

Cost:

  • Group Rate of $3 – $4 per player for each day

We are asking all participants to rate your skill level so we may match you appropriately.

o   Beginner

o   Intermediate

o   Advanced


 

Gardening


Saturday, July 8, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. at Saint Mark – Container Gardening  – Plant assorted vegetables. We will meet in the atrium of the Children and Youth Center.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – Mt. Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway – Lecture on Shade Gardens. Please bring a lawn chair as this is an outdoor session.  We will park on West 13th Street and walk to the Cemetery (about half a block).  Coffee and donuts will be served.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. Plant demonstration – Site to be announced later.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 – Special Project

The cost is $10.00 which covers the cost of the plants, containers and soil.

No equipment is needed. Wear your gardening clothes.


 

Swimming


Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays

July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Time: 5-5:45pm

Cost: $5

Location: LA Fitness on University


 

Yoga


July 4th at 7:30 a.m.
July 12 at 7:00 p.m.
July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
July 28th at 6:30 a.m.

Cost: $5

Location: The green space in War Memorial Park along Fair Park Blvd.

Participants should bring yoga mats and blocks (if you choose to use them)


 

Basketball


Dates: July 6th, 11th,  13th, 18th, 25th , 27th

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Saint Mark Baptist Church Gym Floor

 

 


 

Volleyball

Dates: July 5th, 12th, 27th

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Saint Mark Baptist Church Gym Floor

What is PlusOne?

Adding One to the Kingdom


Tell Us How You're Sharing


You. Grow. Here.
At Saint Mark we believe you grow in learning, serving, and giving.
All year we have been learning more about how God has called each of us to Celebrate Grace by going out and communicating the Gospel.

God’s Word Says …
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], …”
[Matthew 28:19]

The next step in our evolution of growth is showing our commitment to Christ by bringing someone else to the faith. It’s what we are calling PlusOne – Communicating the Gospel

  • This pivotal moment in our ministry will arm you with the knowledge to share with the unsaved what you’ve learned about the Gospel.
  • It will challenge you to invite family, friends, and neighbors to grow with you in the knowledge of the Gospel.
  • And it will mobilize all of us to add one more to the body of Christ in the name of the Gospel.

Let’s all become fishers of men!


PlusOne Tips

Make the iCAP Commitment

Be Intentional

Know that you are called to share the Gospel as you go through your daily life. Go with the intent to get souls saved.

Acts 20:17-24 (ESV)

Be Courageous

God will empower you to share the Gospel when the time is right. Understand that you are not going in your own power, but the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5  (ESV)

Be Available

Open yourself up to be used by God to share the Gospel.

Isaiah 6:1-3  (ESV)

Be Prayerful

Pray about opportunities to share the Gospel with others.

Colossians 4:2-4  (ESV)

Share what you believe.

1. Everybody is guilty of sin.

2. God loved me so much He sent Jesus as a substitute for my sins.

3. Jesus carried my sins to the cross and died to set me free from sin.

4. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead conquering sin for good.

5. One day, Jesus is coming back again to take me to heaven.

Because I believe this, I know my soul is safe for eternity!

How do you start a conversation about the Gospel?

1. Start with building a relationship with that person. If its family or a friend you already a type of relationship, but if it is a stranger find some common ground for the conversation.

2. Ask probing questions without using the words saved and Jesus. You want to know what they believe without telling them what you want to hear.

Example:
“You know with all of the crazy things going on in the world, if you were to die today, would you go to heaven?”

If they say yes, ask why?

And if they respond with ANYTHING BESIDES A BELIEF IN JESUS—They don’t understand the gospel!
You have an opportunity to now share it!

If they say no, they wouldn’t go to heaven, you can still share the gospel!

When your PlusOne wants to know more.

1. Invite them to Steps to Growth class and contact Pastor Brodes to find out more.

2. Invite them to attend church with you and register them as your guest.

3. Continue to connect with them on their journey to accepting Christ.


Register Your Guest

Use our Guest Registration Form to let us know you are bringing someone to church so we can help you introduce them to Saint Mark.

Back to School Week Activities

Back to School Week is August 1st-5th.

It all kicks off with a Meet the Candidates Mayoral Candidate Forum on August 1 at 6:30 p.m. Come out and meet the candidates for Little Rock Mayor and hear their position on the issues that matter to you most. This event will be televised live on KARK and KLRT so you will want to be in the sanctuary by 6 p.m. to get a good seat!

Thursday, August 2nd – We will have a Teacher Stop and Shop. Teachers are invited to the Gym Floor of the Family Life Center, August 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. and pick up FREE school supplies to help support what you do.

And on Friday night – It’s Youth Night! More details to come.

Saturday, August 4th, we’ve partnered with Stephens Elementary to present the Back to School Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We’re providing Free immunizations and physicals and of course Free School Supplies, while they last!

Sunday, August 5th we will have a special altar prayer during Sunday worship services to cover our students, teachers, and parents for a successful school year.

With all these great activities planned, we need volunteers to help!

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer.


List of school supplies to donate for the teachers: (place donations in mesh bins in Atrium and Lobby)

Personal Items 

Facial Tissue • Hand Sanitizer (8 oz.) • Clorox Wipes • Lysol Spray • Gallon Size Bags • Quart Size Bags • Large Tote Bags

Office Supplies 

Shoe Box Bins w/lids • Flash Drive • Tape Dispenser • Tape • Staplers • Staples • Staple Remover

Copier Paper • Printer Paper • Craft or Butcher Paper • Construction Paper • Scissors (Fiskars)

File Folders • Paper Clips (large & small) • Binder Clips (large & small) • Rubber Bands

Notebook Paper (Wide Rule) • Notebook Paper (College Rule) • Two Pocket Portfolio w/Prongs

Post It Notes • Index Cards • Index card Holder • Glue Sticks

Writing Supplies 

Pencils (#2 Yellow) • Colored Pencils • Pens (red, blue, black) • Washable Markers

Dry Erase Markers • Dry Erase Board Erasers • 16 or 24 count Crayons • Highlighters

Sharpies (permanent markers)

mysaintmark

GETTING SIGNED UP

MySaintMark is our online community of members. It will allow you to

  • Update your information with the church
  • Access Ministry Groups
  • Communicate with Ministry Leaders and Group Members
  • Access the Church Directory
  • Give Online and Access Giving History

Online registrations, access to general church forms, and our calendar are also available in this section of our website for your convenience.

Get Registered Today!

  1. Click on the register button.
  2. In the new window click sign-up.
  3. Enter your first and last name. Enter the email address that we most likely have on file. Create a password and re-enter it for confirmation. Then click Create an account.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email to activate your account.
  5. Once you have activated your account you can login and complete your profile.

Yes! It’s that easy!

UPDATING YOUR PROFILE

Now that you have access to MySaintMark, you can update your profile. There are two ways you can get to your profile in order to update your information.

Update Your Profile From Your Home Page

To update your profile from your home page, simply click on the Your Profile option and you will be taken to your profile overview where you can view your current information or update your profile, privacy settings or change your email and/or password.

Remember, you have control over every item listed on your profile using your privacy settings. This is set by the individual and not by the church database.

Once you have entered your information, click Save Changes.

Update Your Profile from Your Account Drop-Down Box

You can also access the same account information by clicking on the Account option at the top of your screen at any time. This will take you to the same information and update options as the home page.

NOTE: Any changes you make to your Profile will affect the information that Saint Mark has on file for you.

ACCESSING YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS

As a member of a group, you have control over the information Ministry Group Leaders and other Ministry Group Members can view in your profile. There are a couple of ways to get to your privacy settings as shown in the image below.

To access Profile Privacy Settings do one of the following:

Click Account, then choose Privacy Settings.

or

Click Home and then choose Privacy Settings.

Make modifications to your privacy settings by dragging the green slider bars in each field to the left or right to select the user groups you want to have access to your private information. For example, in the Address field with the slider at Everyone, both Group Leaders and Group Members can see your full address.

Once you have finished editing your profile, click Save privacy settings.

Note: If you are a member of a ministry group, Group Leaders may view your information; however, your information will be hidden from the public and other ministry group members if you restrict your privacy settings.

GIVING ONLINE

To sign up for online giving click on Giving, and then follow the instructions below.

Step 1: If you already have an account, skip to Step 4. If you do not have a login, click Register.

Step 2: Enter your first and last name. Enter the email address that we most likely have on file. Create a password and re-enter it for confirmation. Then click Create an account.

You will receive an email with a link to confirm your email address. Find the email and click the link to continue.

Step 3: Fill in the form with the rest of your information. After completing the form click Save and create account. This will allow us to match your online account with your previously given contributions. If you do not see this form, then the system automatically matched your login info to your current record.

Depending on how you logged in you will see one of two screens. If you do not see the two green buttons below, click Your Giving.

Step 4: Choose to Give Now or Schedule Giving.

Give Now:
Select which fund you want to give to and the amount of your gift. Choose your giving method and enter the corresponding information. When completed, click Continue to go to the confirmation screen.

Scheduled Giving:
Select which fund you want to give to and the amount of your gift. Click Continue. Select how often you want the contribution to be given and when it should begin. Click Continue. Finally, choose your payment method and enter the corresponding information. Click Continue to go to the confirmation screen.

Step 5: Click Process the payment/schedule.

Congregational Care

Contact Forms

Funeral Notification Hospital Notification Stephen Minister Care Receiver Contact Form

Journeying Through Grief

Stephen Ministry

Personal Testimony

More information about the program – CLICK HERE
Download caregiver application – Stephen Minister Application

 

Student Pastor

We are now hiring for the Student Pastor position at Saint Mark.

Full-time Student Pastor
(6th to 12th Grade)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Some of the qualifications for this position requires individual to have strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to relate to many different ages and youth of all types.  The student pastor must possess the ability to motivate, connect with students, relate to parents and exemplify strong Christian character.  Solid biblical understanding and experience leading student programs with the ability to recruit, train, and supervise other student leaders.

Associate or Bachelor’s degree

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a flexible schedule.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicant requirements
To apply for the position, please provide each of the following items in the same package. Only applicants with the following completed items will be acknowledged and reviewed.

  • Cover letter introducing yourself including personal testimony of faith
  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Ministry Statement, including answers to the following 2 questions:
    • What is your single biggest passion and why is it important to you and the kingdom?
    • What is your preferred leadership style relating staff, volunteers, parents, students and youth?

Please send the information listed above via one of the following methods:

  • Email DOC or PDF format to smbcsearch@smark.org
  • Mail to: Attention HR Generalist, Saint Mark Baptist Church, 5722 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.
  • Hand-deliver to Saint Mark Baptist Church Students & Youth Center (Atrium Front Desk) 5722 West 12th Street Little Rock, AR 72204.

 

Applicant packets must be received by 5pm – July 31, 2018.

SMBC Employment App

Back to School Week Activities

Back to School Week is August 1st-5th.

It all kicks off with a Meet the Candidates Mayoral Candidate Forum on August 1 at 6:30 p.m. Come out and meet the candidates for Little Rock Mayor and hear their position on the issues that matter to you most. This event will be televised live on KARK and KLRT so you will want to be in the sanctuary by 6 p.m. to get a good seat!

Thursday, August 2nd – We will have a Teacher Stop and Shop. Teachers are invited to the Gym Floor of the Family Life Center, August 2 from 6 to 8 and pick up FREE school supplies to help support what you do.

And on Friday night – It’s Youth Night! More details to come.

Saturday, August 4th, we’ve partnered with Stephens Elementary to present the Back to School Health Fair out in the community.  We’re providing Free immunizations and physicals and of course Free School Supplies, while they last!

Sunday, August 5th we will have a special altar prayer during Sunday worship services to cover our students, teachers, and parents for a successful school year.

With all these great activities planned, we need volunteers to help!

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer.


List of school supplies to donate for the teachers: (place donations in mesh bins in Atrium and Lobby)

Personal Items 

Facial Tissue • Hand Sanitizer (8 oz.) • Clorox Wipes • Lysol Spray • Gallon Size Bags • Quart Size Bags • Large Tote Bags

Office Supplies 

Shoe Box Bins w/lids • Flash Drive • Tape Dispenser • Tape • Staplers • Staples • Staple Remover

Copier Paper • Printer Paper • Craft or Butcher Paper • Construction Paper • Scissors (Fiskars)

File Folders • Paper Clips (large & small) • Binder Clips (large & small) • Rubber Bands

Notebook Paper (Wide Rule) • Notebook Paper (College Rule) • Two Pocket Portfolio w/Prongs

Post It Notes • Index Cards • Index card Holder • Glue Sticks

Writing Supplies 

Pencils (#2 Yellow) • Colored Pencils • Pens (red, blue, black) • Washable Markers

Dry Erase Markers • Dry Erase Board Erasers • 16 or 24 count Crayons • Highlighters

Sharpies (permanent markers)


Care Center Volunteers

The Care Center at Saint Mark will offer free to low cost services to the public beginning in February. The first phase includes health services and employment assistance. Volunteers are needed to assist with check-in and traffic control. The hours of operation will be Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

CLICK HERE to Sign up to volunteer with the Care Center.

 

Forms

General Counseling Form Premarital Counseling Form Marriage Counseling Form

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Impact Report


 

Annual Report 2016 – Smaller file

Annual Report 2016 – High Resolution file

State of the Church 2016

Annual Report 2015

State of the Church 2015

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2013