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December's News



Deacons for the month of December 
The Deacon and Deaconess for the month of December are Brother Bill Frelix (651-455-4259) and Sister Jeannine Butler-Draper (651-285-5943). If you need prayer or assistance please contact them. 

Toy Donations
For the members who have inquired about donating toys for ‘Toys for Tots’, there will be a bag in the Media room in which you can leave  your gift. The toys should be new and unwrapped, for ages 0-14 years old. Your donations are greatly appreciated.   

The Mighty Men of Mount Olivet will coordinate an outing to see the Timberwolves vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. The game is on Dec 30th. at 8:00 pm. This is open to whomever would like to attend. After both services there will be a sign up sheet in the media room with the tickets prices. Please see either Pernell Glover or Jermaine Thomas for more information. 



 The Mighty Men of Mount Olivet will hold a prayer service on December 9th. Dinner is at 6:00 pm, prayer service is at 7:00 pm. All men are encouraged to join in this prayer moment and to include their families as participants.  


Attention All Greeters  

The Mt Olivet Greeter Ministry will meet on Saturday, December 10th. The meeting will begin at 12:00 pm.  Mt Olivet family members interested in joining the Greeter ministry are welcome. Ministry Chair Robert L. King


Fellowship Meal 
The Christmas fellowship meal will take place immediately after morning worship on December 11th. All members and friends of Mt. Olivet are invited to attend. Please remember to bring a dessert to share.

 December JASA Meeting

JASA will meet on Monday evening, 12/12/16, in Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. The is our end of the year meeting which means you get to bring your favorite dish for our "Pot Luck" dinner. In addition to our regular agenda of Fellowship and Praise & Worship we will go over our accomplishments for 2016 and our goals for 2017. Looking forward to seeing you.


Christmas Pageant Participation 

The CHRISTMAS PAGEANT IS DEC 18TH! We are seeking volunteers to make this year’s celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord an awesome one! If your child is planning to participate please send their name(s), and grade/age to Sister Lisa Deputie at, or to Brother Pernell Glover at If you 

would like to volunteer and be part of the committee let us know. Our Sunday School Dept would love to have you on board.


Trustee Meeting  
The trustees will meet on Saturday, December 17th at 9:30 A.M. All trustees are asked to be present and on time.


Food Shelf Collections  
Do you want to touch a life? If you do, there is a simple way to do it. During this holiday season you can help someone by sharing one can of food. On Sunday, December 18th can goods can be left in the Atrium in between the 8:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. worship services. Thank you for sharing.


Wednesday Midweek Service Cancelled 
There will be no Wednesday activities starting December 21st. Please watch the bulletin for when Wednesday activities will resume in January. 


Church Office Closed
The church office will close at noon on December 24th and will not reopen until December 27th. Have a safe and joyful holiday.


Christmas Morning Worship  
The Mt. Olivet Family will gather for worship on Christmas morning at 8:00 A.M. Join us as we celebrate God's greatest gift to the world. This will be the only worship experience so please make every effort to be present.


Watch Meeting 
The Mt. Olivet Church will worship on December 31st at 10:30 P.M. Please plan to attend this year end celebration of worship and praise and start the New Year off in the presence of the Lord. All candidates for baptism should be present at this worship event. Communion will be served. Pastor Carl Walker and the Morning Star Baptist Church will be our guest.


New Years Day Communion
Can't make Watch Meeting but desire to have communion on the first Sunday of the year. Communion will be served on January 1, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. Congregational singing and prayer will precede the celebration of communion so please come prepared to lift your voice and prayer.


Next Steps 2 Success 

Attention High School Juniors and Seniors: You are invited to attend a Next Steps 2 Success life skills workshop on Saturday, January 14 from 9 AM to Noon in Fellowship Hall.  The topics for the day will be 1) Goal Setting, 2) Raise the Grades and 3) What's After High School.  Please see Deacon Michael Reeves to register for the session.  Lunch will be provided. 


Sunday School Invitation  

The Sunday School teachers of Mt. Olivet 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 Pre-school to Adult! You will be blessed!


General Fire Safety Tips


1. Matches and lighters should be stored out of reach of pets and children.


2. Keep a fire extinguisher near the kitchen.


3. Keep a smoke detector on every level of your home and especially near the bedrooms.


4. Test smoke alarms at least twice a year (i.e. spring and fall).


5. Plan and practice a fire escape drill with your family.  It should include at least two ways out of your home and a designated outside meeting place.


Contribution Statements
In order to provide each member with a proper accounting of their giving it is necessary that you print your full name on the envelope and the amount. Please write legibly and do not use initials or nick names. Thank you. 


Beloit Fellowship
Sign-up will begin for the April 22-23 2017 fellowship with Emmanuel Baptist Church today, in the media room, after 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services.  The cost of the hotel is $104.00 and the bus is $50.00.  Payment plans are welcomed.  


Do you know a child who could benefit from free dental care? Right now volunteers across the state are working hard to get ready for Give Kids a Smile.


What is it? Give Kids A Smile is a free charitable dental event for kids (typically ages 3-18) who face barriers to accessing dental care.


When is it? February 3 and 4, 2017  (Some clinics have alternative dates.) Location? Participating dental clinics statewide.


When will appointments open? January 1, 2017. At that time, parents can secure Give Kids a Smile appointments for their children. A list of clinics will be available on the MDA website or by calling United Way 2-1-1. Because this program is focused on providing dental care to children who face barriers to accessing dental care, families will not be asked any eligibility questions. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Leclair at




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