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February's  News

 Deacons for the month of February

The Deacon and Deaconess for the month of February are Sister Mattie Silas and Brother Harry McClain. If you need assistance, please contact either Brother McClain or Sister Silas. 

Wednesday Midweek Services Resumes 
Wednesday bible study has resumed. As the New Year begins please consider making bible study participation at noon or evening a part of your midweek renewal experience. 

St. Paul Black Ministerial African American History Program 
The St. Paul Black Ministerial Alliance will host its annual celebration of Black History on February 11th at Mt. Olivet. The worship will begin at 4:00 p.m. Plan to attend and bring a friend to help worship and praise our great God!

February JASA Meeting 

Please join us for our Regular Monthly meeting on Monday2/12/18, in Fellowship Hall.  Our meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. with Fellowship and Dinner. Praise & Worship starts at 7:15 p.m.  


Our Coordinators for the month are Sis. Susan Myles and Sis. Lisa Robinson-Dailey. Our speaker for the evening is Deaconess Ralonda McKinley of the River of Life Christian Church in St. Paul.  We look forward to seeing you.

Ash Wednesday Worship
The Mt. Olivet Church will observe Ash Wednesday on February 14th at two services. The first service will take place at noon here at Mt. Olivet. The second service will take place at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church (585 Fuller Ave, St. Paul) at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Gloria Roach-Thomas will be the worship leader at both services.

Dinner will be served at Mt. Olivet at the usual time.  All members are encouraged to be on time for dinner in order to make a timely transition to Camphor.

It is time to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ passion and we do that by observing the practice of Lent. Among Christians Lent was originally the period of pre-baptismal preparation, later of public penance. Finally, it became a forty-day devotional preparation for Easter traditionally based on Jesus’ wilderness fast (Mark 1:13). We use Lent as our forty- day devotional time of reflection, repentance and rededication.

Lent starts February 14th with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. During the next 40 Days our church family fasts from habits or practices that challenge our love for Jesus. We also do acts of service to others or commit to something that will develop our spiritual growth.  However, you would like to participate or what you do to participate is up to you. We simply ask you to not let this moment pass.       


Men's Ministry Meeting
The Men's Ministry will meet on February 16th. Dinner will be served 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m. The speaker for the evening is Rev Berry. The men will meet downstairs in the music room. All brothers are welcome. If you have any questions, please see Jermaine Thomas or Pernell Glover.


National United Church Ushers Association of America Inc.
The National United Church Ushers Association of America will host their pre convention reception here at Mt. Olivet on February 16th. All Mt Olivet Ushers are invited to attend. Please see Sister Jacox for more information.


Food Shelf Collections 
The Food Shelf Ministry will collect can goods on Sunday, February 18th. Please remember that items should not be dented, rusted or expired. Place your contribution in the Atrium in between the 8:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M. worship services. If you can share one item, it will be a blessing to someone in need.


3 Strand Marriage Ministry

The 3 Strand Marriage Ministry will meet on Sunday, February 18th at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. All married couples and couples moving toward marriage are invited to attend.


The trustees will meet on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. All trustees are asked to be present and on time.
Pastor Thomas At Galilee Baptist Church
Pastor Thomas will be the guest speaker at the Galilee Baptist Church (3701 14th Ave. St.) on February 25th at 3:30 p.m.
Please plan to join the Galilee Church family as they celebrate Men's Day. All brothers are invited to attend and share in the
celebration and fellowship.

Fellowship with Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Milwaukee, WI
The Mt. Olivet Church will fellowship with the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Milwaukee WI on April 14 & 15.
The cost for the hotel (Hilton Garden Inn) is $95 and the cost for the bus is $54.57. Total cost of paying for the hotel through
the church is $149.57.
Members who wish to pay for the hotel by credit card will have to pay the 15.1% tax. The hotel cost is $109.35. The cost of the
bus and hotel is $163.92. Payment plans are available. Registration forms are to be returned by March 4, 2018 and all payments
are due by March 18, 2018. Please see Iris Lewis or Trudy Buford for inquiries, registration, and payments.


A part-time janitor position (about 16+ hours per week) is available here at Mt. Olivet.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated work ethic, janitorial experience, the physical ability to lift 40 pounds, the ability to work independently as well as with a team, attention to detail and is trustworthy. This position reports directly to Pastor Thomas and a background check is required.  Duties include:

Cleaning and stocking upper and lower level bathrooms, including the emptying of trash, cleaning of floors, toilets, basins, mirrors, etc.

Vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and emptying trash in the Atrium and Vestibule, Classrooms, Conference Rooms, Choir Room, stairways, and the open basement area.  This includes cleaning of all glass and windows in those areas. Kitchen floor and vent cleaning as required.

Miscellaneous tasks and heavy-duty cleaning of floors (buffing and waxing) as required.

If you are interested, please pick up an application in the church office and return it to the office by Sunday, February 11, 2018.  If you have questions, please contact Linda Denson (612-522-2731) or Lorna Reeves (Evenings at 763-494-3777).

Nursery Ministry 

God's children need our nurturing in his growth: Teens, Adults, and Parents if you love interacting with children we need you. The nursery needs volunteers at 8:00 am, 9:45 am and 10:45 am during Service on Sundays, and at 6:50 pm during Wednesday evening bible study. Anyone interested in serving our children one Sunday or Wednesday a month, please contact JoAnn Dobbins 952-881-2637 for more information. 


Does your young person need assistance with his or her school work. If so, tutoring is available here at Mt. Olivet. Tutors are present to assist those who need help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please consult the Mt. Olivet Youth Page for information on time or email Sister Iris Lewis at Every child can be a good student, so we encourage you to bring your child to tutoring.


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.


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