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Many thanks,
Pastor James

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January's News


Deacons for the month of January 
The Deacon and Deaconess for the month of January are Brother Mike and Sister Lorna Reeves. If you need prayer or assistance please feel free to contact them.


Wednesday Midweek Service Cancelled 
There will be no Wednesday activities during the holiday break. Please watch the bulletin for when Wednesday activities will resume in January. 


Joint Meeting of Deacons and Trustees 
The joint meeting of Deacons and trustees will take place on Saturday, January 21st.  The trustees will meet at 10:00 a.m. and the joint meeting will take place at 11:00 a.m.    


You Can Prevent Diabetes!  
Stairstep will facilitate the CDC, evidence based, National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) for individuals 18+ who are overweight, been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  This is a year long program with proven results.  The class will meet on Saturday's from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting January 28th at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis.  Sis. Ora Hokes will be facilitating this class.  If you have questions or would like to enroll please call Sylvia Amos.

Give  Kids A Smile  
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


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. 


Food Shelf Collections 
The Food Shelf Ministry will collect can goods on Sunday, January 15th. Please remember that items should not be dented, rusted or expired. Items should be left in Fellowship Hall in between the 8:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. worship services.

Minnesota State Baptist Mid-Winter Board Meeting 
The Minnesota State Baptist Convention, Inc. will hold its Mid-Winter Annual Session on Saturday, January 14th at the Greater Friendship Baptist Church (2600 E. 38th Street. MPLS). The board meeting schedule is below. Please check the bulletin board for information on the classes that will be offered.


Saturday, January 14, 2017
Annual Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Women's Auxiliary begins at 7:30 A.M.
Speaker: Rev. Ian Bethel,  Pastor, New Beginnings Baptist Tabernacle
MN State Baptist Board Meeting begins at 9:30 A.M.
Christian Leadership School begins at 10:30 A.M.
Skating Scholarship Fundraiser begins at 4:00 P.M.
(Roller Garden, 5622 W. Lake St, MPLS)


Minnesota State Baptist Dr. Martin L. King Celebration  
The Minnesota State Baptist Convention will honor Dr. Martin L. King on January 15th at 4:00 P.M. This event will take place at the Greater Friendship Baptist Church  (2600 38th Street East, Mpls). All members are invited to share in this celebration. Dr. Alvin C. Bernstine will deliver the message.


Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast   
General Mills Foundation and the United Negro College Fund are pleased to present the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, January 16th. Please watch the bulleting for more information.   

Mighty Men of Mt. Olivet
The Men's Ministry will meet on January 21st. Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. and the  meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. All men are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions please see Jermaine Thomas or Pernell Glover. 


Worship Schedule Change 
On January 29th one worship service will be held at Mt. Olivet. Sunday school will begin at 8:30 a.m. and worship will begin at 9:45 a.m.


Male Chorus Engagement
The Male Chorus will rehearse on January 26th at 7:00 p.m. and January 28th at 10:00 a.m. in preparation for the 5th Sunday worship event on January 29th . On January 29th the Male Chorus will also sing at the installation  of Rev Timothy McGregor at 3:00 p.m. at the New Covenant Baptist Church in St Louis Park. 


Installation of Pastor Timothy McGregor
The Mt. Olivet Church will share with the New Covenant Baptist Church (
3208 Xenwood Ave, N. St. Louis Park) in the installation of their pastor, Reverend Timothy McGregor. The service will take place on January 29th at 3:00 p.m. Dinner will be served after worship. All members are encouraged to share in this important event.


Annual Meeting 
The Mt. Olivet Church will have its annual meeting on Monday, January 30th. All members are invited to participate in this meeting. The meeting will begin with prayer at 6:30 P.M. followed by the business meeting at 7:00 P.M.


Pastor's Email list
If you are a member of the Mt. Olivet Church and would like to be included on the Pastor's email list please email your name and email address to Please identify yourself as a member of Mt. Olivet when emailing pastor.


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.

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. 


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.



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