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March's News

 Deacons for the month of March
The Deacon and Deaconess for the month of March are  Sister Mattie Silas and Brother Harry McClain. If you need special prayer please contact any one of these persons or see them after worship.


Singers Needed  

If you enjoy singing and using your musical gifts for God, then we have an opportunity for you.  The 8:00 a.m. Praise and Worship Ministry is looking for Team Members.  If you are a member of Mount Olivet and are interested in singing, please contact Carl Clomon ( or Bishop Divar Kemp (  Thank you.


Fellowship With Emmanuel Baptist Church
The fellowship with Emmanuel Baptist Church in Beloit, Wis. has been changed to April 29-30, 2017.  As a result, we will be staying in Janesville due to the lack of availability of rooms in Beloit.  We will be staying at the Hampton Inn and the cost is $139.  The cost of the bus remains the same, $50. The deadline for signing up is March 12.  Rooms and bus must be paid in full by March 19, 2017.

Please see Trudy Buford or Iris Lewis regarding your reservation.


Two-Year Associate Degree Program At St. Thomas
University of St. Thomas is launching a two-year associate degree program (the Dougherty Family College) that will start fall 2017.  The target audience will be high school graduates from under-resourced communities.  Dr. Buffy Smith is the associate dean for the school and is scheduled to speak at Mount Olivet to share details on the school.  Dr. Smith will share some valuable information on the school, and most importantly the efforts on behalf of St. Thomas in making the tuition affordable for all.   Please mark your calendar to attend her talk at Mt. Olivet on Wednesday, March 8 from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm.


Preparing for Resurrection Morning
If you signed up to participate in our Lenten devotional experience: The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For please stop by and pick up your copy.  If you would like to be a part of this church read we welcome you, however we may not have a book for you today.  If  you are not part of our fellowship but still desire to participate the cost for the book is $9.00. When you sign up please present payment.There is a study guide available to assist you in your reflection and the price is $6.00. If you would like a copy of the study guide please stop by the main office and leave your name and payment if you have not already done so.

Save a Life/Donate Blood - March 12th  
Mt. Olivet & the Memorial Blood Center invites you to join us in giving "The  Gift of Life" on the Second Sunday in March in Fellowship Hall. Please schedule your appointment for our semi-annual Blood Drive. Mt. Olivet will host the Blood Drive from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Those who donate can save up to three lives. Anyone age seventeen and older can donate.  Those who are sixteen can donate with parental consent.  Please consider helping someone in need.  You can register with Bro. Mike Reeves or Bro. Jermaine Thomas in the Media Room after morning services.


Minnesota State Baptist Congress    
The Minnesota State Baptist Congress will meet Saturday, March 18th through Friday, March 24th. Seminars and classes will begin on Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 A.M. and Monday, March 20th at 6:30 P.M. and end at 8:30 P.M. each night. Vesper Services will begin at 6:00 P.M. each night. There will be no activities at Mt. Olivet during this week.

Congress Highlights
Saturday, March 18:
Old Testament @ 10:00 A.M. at Pilgrim Baptist Church
Sunday, March 19:
  Congress Musical @ 4:00 P.M. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Monday, March 20: Vesper Hour and Classes will be held each night beginning at 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 21:  Dean's Address, Dr. Charles Gill will deliver the message.
Thursday, March 23: Congress President's Address, Pastor Thomas will deliver the message.
                                     The Mt. Olivet Choir will sing during the worship.
Friday, March 24:      Youth Rally at 7:00 P.M.   


Women's History Month


“Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”


Is the 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month celebration. This year we honor women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. The 2017 Honorees represent many diverse backgrounds and each made her mark in a different field. These women all successfully challenged the social and legal structures that have kept women’s labor underappreciated and underpaid.


 will honor women of Mt. Olivet who have challenged and had an impact on changing the social and legal structures for women.  If you know such a woman to honor, please submit her name, photo and short description of her contribution to Susan Myles s( or Lorna Reeves ( no later than March 12, 2017. The recipients will be honored at a reception on Sunday March 19, 2017 after the 10:45 worship service.


Food Shelf Collections   
The Food Shelf Ministry will collect can goods on Sunday, March 19th. Please leave your gift in the Atrium. If you can share one item, it will be a blessing to someone in need.


The trustees will meet on Saturday, March 25th at 9:30 A.M. All trustees are asked to be present and on time.


95th Church Anniversary   
Come and Celebrate our 95th Church Anniversary on Sunday, March 26th. All members are encouraged to invite family and friends to share with us as we mark another year of ministry and service. Pastor Keith T. Evans of the Greater Mt. Eagle Baptist Church from Racine, WI will be our guest.


Mighty Men of Mt. Olivet
The Men's Ministry will meet on Saturday, March 25th. If you have any questions, please see Jermaine Thomas or Pernell Glover. 



Address Change 
If you have recently moved or changed your telephone number, please call or email the church office and inform the church secretary so that the membership roster can be updated. 


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.


 Emmanuel Fellowship Update
As you aware, we will be staying at the Hampton Inn in Janesville, WI.  In order for the hotel to honor our tax free status, the church must issue a check for the rooms in our group.

If anyone wants to use their credit card, they will be charged the 13% tax, which is an additional $18.07, which would put your total cost for the room at $157.07.


If you decide to pay through the church, you can make installment payments to reduce a possible hardship.  The cost will be $139.00.

Please see either Trudy Buford or Iris Lewis to let us know what you choose to do and to get an updated form.



 8:00 am  Morning Worship  

 9:30 am  Sunday School

10:45 am  Morning Worship



7:00 pm  Bible Study