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October's News


 Deacons for the month of October 
The Deacon and Deaconess for the month of October are Brother Calvin and Sister Shellene Coleman. If you need assistance please do not hesitate to contact them. 


30 Days of Fasting Come To An End
We praise God for those persons who participated in the 30 day fast and prayer season. Even though revival worship has ended, let us continue to pray for the Spirit of God to continue to work in our midst.    




Wednesday Activities Have Resumed
All Wednesday activities have resumed. All members and friends of Mt. Olivet are invited to make Wednesday a  part of their weekly schedule. Wednesday will give you the spiritual boast you need for the rest of the week.    




Thank You 
The Ministry Day committee would like to acknowledge each ministry and its members for their dedication to serving the needs of our church family throughout the year. The Ministry Day committee would also like to thank all who helped to make Ministry Day a success.  


JASA Fall Retreat


The Women's Fall Retreat will be held at the ARC Retreat Center in Oseola, Wisconsin from Friday Evening to Sunday Morning, 10/7 - 10/9/16.  




Total Retreat Costs:


       Full Weekend         $100.00        


       Partial Weekend       $85.00       


       Day Only                  $55.00




The cost for overnight is based on "three to a room" and this is a per person rate. If you need single or double occupancy there is an additional charge.




Because we are required to provide the Retreat Center with a deposit and adhere to their requirements for minimum participation the following refund policy will apply to all participants.




Refund Policy:


  • Registration Fee of $20 is non-refundable.
  • Fee’s paid with the exception of the Registration Fee are refundable through September 18th.
  • As of September 19, 2016 NO payments/fees are refundable.  Monies paid can be transferred to other women who have NOT previously registered for the Fall Retreat.


Please stop by the MEDIA room following morning service to make your final payment.






Greeters Ministry
The Mt Olivet Greeter Ministry will meet Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm. We will meet at the church. We invite any member of the church family interested in joining the Greeter Ministry to attend this meeting. Thank you. Robert King Ministry Chair


Mission Ministry Meeting


The Mission Ministry will meet on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:30am. If you are interested in joining the Mission Ministry, you are invited to attend. If you need additional information,  please contact Tracey Jackson.




Baraza’s Healthy Fitness Program For Women
The African American Leadership Forum’s Health & Wellness Workgroup presents the
Baraza’s Healthy Fitness Program For Women. Baraza’s Healthy Fitness Program is a 10 week program to promote and motivate women towards healthier lifestyles. The program meets on Mondays & Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. This event will be hosted at Mount Olivet Baptist Church & Progressive Baptist Church. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact: barazahealth@ or Loretta Bush at 




Food Shelf Collections  
The Food Shelf Ministry will collect can goods on Sunday, October 16, 2016. If you can share one item, it will be a blessing to someone in need.




Metropolitan Missionary Baptist District Association
The Metropolitan Missionary Baptist District Association (MMBDA) will meet October 17, 2016 to October 21, 2016.  


Free Flu Vaccine Clinic  
Mt. Olivet will host a free Flu Vaccine clinic on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Shots will be provided for ages 11 and up. You must pre-register for the vaccine! Sign up will take place after the 10:45 A.M worship service in Fellowship Hall. For more information please contact Loretta Bush at


Pastor Kenneth Cutler and The Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Milwaukee, Wisconsin will celebrate Homecoming with the Mt. Olivet family on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Pastor Cutler will deliver the message at 8:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. Dinner will be served in Fellowship Hall immediately following morning worship. Please bring a dessert to share during the fellowship meal.


Trustee Meeting    
The trustees will meet on October 27, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. All trustees are asked to be present and on time.



2016 Budget 
The 2016 budget process has started. Ministry Leaders can get their budget form and Projected Expense forms from their assigned Trustee. The budget workshop will take place on October 29, 2016 at noon. If you do not know who your trustee is please contact Sister Trudy Buford.    


Worship Schedule Change  
One worship service will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Sunday school will begin at 8:30 A.M. and worship will begin at 9:45 A.M. Whether you are a regular 8:00 A.M. or 10:45 A.M. person please make the sacrifice to come and share with your brothers and sisters in Christ.


Sunday School Notes: The Brightness of God’s Glory (Hebrews 1:1-9)


Who is the greatest athlete? Who is the greatest artist/singer/actor? Who is the greatest? Everyone who has an interest in the activity will have an opinion. And most of those interested will have opinions that differ. 


Our Sunday School Lesson for today begins to make a case for the greatest. It states that Jesus is the climax of all that God has done in history. That He is the greatest in God’s plan because He is the divine Son of God. Those who wonder who is greatest in God’s plan have their answer; and on this question, no one can afford to be indifferent. To belong to Jesus is to belong to God and gain eternal life; to reject Him is to reject God and forfeit that life.


We invite you to come to Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 A.M. to learn, fellowship and share with others the Word of God. There is a class for everyone from Preschool to Adult! You will be blessed! 


Our motto "To share the knowledge of God’s uncompromising word and to challenge people to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus." 




Building Access After Hours
If you are planning a meeting after regular church office hours please remember to inform the church secretary. If you are a ministry leader - please remember to bring your key(s) with you in order to access the building.


Hospital Visits 
If you are going into the hospital please contact Pastor Thomas to arrange for prayer prior to surgery. When calling, please leave the date, time, the name of the hospital, and a telephone number so that Pastor may return your call.  Please share this information with family and friends so that they will know what to do in times of emergency. It is also important that you call to inform the church of your release from the hospital and of your being transferred to another facility.  Your cooperation will ensure that the church is able to minister to your needs.














Nobody will ever deprive the American


people of the right to vote except the


American people themselves and the


only way we could do this is by


not voting.


                                                            Franklin D. Roosevelt




·         You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day.


·         You must be a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days.


·         If you had a felony conviction, you can vote after you finish all parts of your sentence.


·         You must be registered to vote at your current address.


·         You can vote early in person at your local elections office or by mail with an absentee ballot, beginning Friday, September 23.


·         You have a right to take time off work to vote.


You can find Voter Registration Application, information with e-mail and telephone numbers on Vote Early By Absentee Ballot, How To Vote, and Register To Vote in the Media Room.


Payment of Requisitions
Please be reminded that if you need a check to pay for services or goods provided to the Mt. Olivet Church a requisition must be submitted along with the proper documentation. All expenditures over $200.00 must be approved before purchases are made. For more information on how to complete a requisition please contact Sister Trudy Buford or Brother Mardis Johnson.





 8:00 am  Morning Worship  

 9:30 am  Sunday School

10:45 am  Morning Worship



7:00 pm  Bible Study