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May's  News


Deacons for the month of June    
The Deacon and Deaconess for the month of June are Brother Bill Frelix and Sister Jeannine Butler-Draper. If you need special prayer or have a question about the church please contact them.


Fellowship with True Vine Baptist Church


The Mt. Olivet Church will fellowship with the True Vine Baptist Church (2639 Thomas Ave, N. MPLS) today at 4:00 p.m. Please plan to join us as we share with our sister church in the celebration of their 39th church anniversary. Pastor Thomas will deliver the message and the Mt. Olivet Choir will sing.


Trustees Meeting
The trustees will meet on June 7th at 6:30 P.M. All trustees are asked to be present and on time.



Food Shelf Collections


The Food Shelf Ministry will collect can goods on June 17th. Please leave your donation in the bins located in the Atrium. Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry!


Hospitality Committee


The National Baptist Convention will meet in Minneapolis September 3, 2018 thru September 7, 2018. We need people to serve in all areas and to greet persons at the airport, hotels, and convention center. All persons are welcome to share in this effort.
The next meeting of the hospitality committee is Saturday, June 23rd at Mt. Olivet Baptist. The meeting will start at 11:00 a.m. Both male and females are needed and welcome. For more information, please call Gloria Hudson at


St Paul Black Ministerial Revival


The St. Paul Black Ministerial Alliance will host a revival beginning Tuesday, June 26th through Thursday, June 28th at New Hope Baptist Church (712 Burr St., St Paul). The worship will began at 7:00 P.M. nightly.

On Friday, June 29th a Youth Extravaganza featuring talent from local churches will take place. Plan now to attend and bring a friend, but most of all share your witness with someone who is unsaved or unchurched. All activities and meetings are cancelled at Mt. Olivet during this week of revival.


Wednesday Activities
There will be no Wednesday activities on the evening of June 27th. Please join us at the New Hope Baptist Church for the St. Paul Black Interdenominational Revival. Wednesday activities will resume on July 11th.


Celebrating 20 Years of Service


Please join us as we celebrate and honor our Pastor, Rev. Dr. James C. Thomas and our First Lady, Sis. Andrea Thomas for their 20 years of faithful service to the members and families of Mt. Olivet as well as the communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

Let us join together in Fellowship Hall on the fourth Sunday of this Month, 6/24/18 for a Reception that is scheduled immediately following both the 8:00 and  the 10:45 Service. Your presence will help this be a blessed occasion for Pastor and First Lady Thomas. We look forward  


2018 Bible Institute
The Mt. Olivet Bible Institute will be held July 23rd through July 27th. The subject for this year is God the Holy Spirit. This course seeks to create a better appreciation of recognizing God for who God is. This course also seeks to clarify what it means to be called to love God with all our mind and to think rightly about Him. Class begins at 6:45 p.m. each night. Pastor Albert Gallmon (Fellowship Baptist Church) will be the instructor for the course.



Vacation Bible School 2018     
It’s that time of the year again! Vacation Bible School (VBS) is right around the corner. VBS will be held from July 23rd through July 27th. Teachers and teaching assistants are needed for VBS and the staff of VBS would love to have you! If you have a heart to teach God’s word to children and youth or serve God's people, this would be a great opportunity to get involved. For more information, please contact Sister Sharon Holmes at


Financial Contributions


If you are planning to be away during the summer months please remember to leave your contribution or remember to present your gift upon your return. During your absence the expenses of the church continue and your consistent support is needed to make the ministry of the church possible. Thank you for caring enough to share. Have a safe and restful vacation.


Summer Worship Attire
Please feel free to come for worship dressed in comfortable summer outfits that are appropriate for worship. Always remember that "come as you are" is not a statement that applies to how we look -  it applies to the state of our souls. Let us honor the Lord and the Lord's house in our choice of attire! Please remember that with the addition of the ceiling fans, the sanctuary is cooler.


Parking Lot Safety
Please make sure to lock your car and put valuables out of sight when attending worship or ministry meetings. Report any suspicious activity to one of the Greeters or Ushers immediately. Be wise and be safe.


Courtesy Car Drivers Needed
Courtesy car drivers are needed for the National Baptist Convention (September 3 thru September 7).  Courtesy car drivers are responsible for providing delegates with transportation to and from the airport and to various places in the cities.  There is no stipend or set pay for this service!  Drivers are tipped by the passenger(s).  This is a good opportunity for someone who is unemployed or who is looking for some extra money.  As a driver you determine your own hours or operation.

To ensure security and driver compliance, all drivers who will provide transportation during the convention, must have an application on file with Greater Mount Vernon in Minneapolis and/or New Hope Baptist Church in St. Paul. Once the applicant has been screened and all necessary fees have been paid they will then receive an informational package which will provide proper identification to display and identify them as a courtesy driver of the convention. We are soliciting drivers from all churches to help us provide our visitors with a great time in the wonderful state of Minnesota. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Sister Martha Beliveau or Sister Nekeya Thomas at 612-522- 6052.  Applications are in the main office.


For an updated list of activities, meetings, and events for the Youth Ministries, please click here.