1 Committed to His Will, His Way, and His Word February 7, 2016 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Luke 4:18-19 (NKJ) It is the vision of Mount Olive to be a church that is intentional in its efforts to identify and meet the needs of broken, hurt and oppressed people in the greater Glen Allen area through the message and ministry of Jesus Christ MOBC Core Values Radical Hospitality Passionate Worship Intentional Faith Development Risk-Taking Mission & Service Extravagant Generosity FEBRUARY 2016 MINISTRY MEETINGS Mon. 08 Church 7:00 PM Tue. 09 Historical Ministry 6:00 PM Evangelism Ministry Meeting Room 7:00 PM Male Ushers Room 7:00 PM Wed. 10 Senior Ministry Conf. 10:00 AM Thu. 11 Haiti Youth & Adult Mission Vol. Room 6:30 PM 150th Patrons Committee Room 6:30 PM WFC Women s Ministry Room 7:00 PM Monday, February 15, 2016 Church Office & Buildings Closed Tue. 16 Evangelism Training Room 7:00 PM 2016 Theme: The Year of Joel 2:25-26 (NKJV) 25 So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. We praise God for bringing us into this new year. Through the ups and downs of 2015 God proved Himself faithful and helped us to move forward. I encourage you to trust God as He does great things for us during this Year of estoration. Pastor Thompson R Morning Worship Services 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM Sunday School and Breakfast with the Pastor & New Members Class 9:30 AM Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. Noon Day Bible Study Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. Early Morning Prayer Worship 7:00 PM Prayer & 6:45 PM
2 2 MOBC FAITH DEVELOPMENT!! The Christian Season of Epiphany January 6 February 9, 2016 The Pulpit Attire is Green The word Epiphany is from the Greek word epiphaneia, which means manifestation or appearance. On the Day of Epiphany, January 6, we celebrate Christ s being revealed to the world and the visit of the wise men, the first Gentiles to whom He was made known. The color for Epiphany is GREEN. The color GREEN stands for life and growth. Theme For This Quarter: SACRED GIFTS AND HOLY GATHERINGS The study of this quarter examines religious and family traditions including the traditions surrounding the Jewish holidays as well as marriage and death. The material from Exodus and Leviticus as well as Matthew highlight the importance of tradition in worship while the material from Genesis, Song of Solomon, Hosea, and John highlight the importance of tradition when it comes to different life stages. UNIT 3 -- CELEBRATING HIS GOODNESS The four lessons in this unit will focus on celebration and how to remember and proclaim God s goodness. February 14, 2016 NEXT WEEK S LESSON: Feast of Weeks Leviticus 23:15-22 People celebrate the harvest with thanksgiving and share the fruits with others. Why do they respond in this way? God commanded the Hebrews to offer Him joyful praise and thanksgiving, as they shared their harvest with the needy. * MONDAY: Praise the Lord Psalm 147:1-11 * TUESDAY: Thanks be to God 1 Chronicles 17:16-27 * WEDNESDAY: In All Things, Thanks Ephesians 5:15-20 * THURSDAY: In Spite of Everything, Thanks Romans 7:14-25 * FRIDAY: Increasing Thanks 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 * SATURDAY: In the End, Thanks Revelation11:15-19 * SUNDAY: Feast of the Weeks Leviticus 23:15-22 Sermon Highlights January 31, 2016 Title: A Message of Restoration for the Church Text: 1 Peter 5:1-11 Main Idea: Can we hold it together until God is ready to restore the church? In order for the church to be restored: Points: 1) We must know our responsibilities and roles as servants of God. 2) There must be a level of respect & humility amongst the people. 3) We must have self-discipline and resist the devil. For the full message order a CD or DVD of the service from the Media Ministry. CDs $5.00; Double CDs $7.00; DVDs $10.00 HOW TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART Perhaps while reading the announcements you realized you have never made a Christian commitment. Don t delay that decision! We encourage you to embrace God s love today and receive the salvation that only Jesus Christ gives. Here are five simple steps you can take to find assurance of salvation. 1. Recognize your need. The Bible tell us that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Rom. 3:23) All of us are sinners, and we must admit our need for a Savior. 2. Repent of your sins. Our sins create a wall that separates us from God. By confessing our sins and turning from them, you will find forgiveness. The Bible promises: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). 3. Believe in Jesus. God sent His only Son to die so that He could pay for all our sins. Put your faith in Him and believe in His power to save you. The Bible says, For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16). 4. Receive His salvation. God has given us a great gift in His Son, but we must receive His gift. Thank Him for loving and forgiving you, and ask Him to live in your heart. His promise to us is clear: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12). 5. Confess your faith. The Bible assures us: If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Rom. 10:9). You have been born again and are now part of God s family. Tell some one else what Jesus has done in your life! MOBC Bible Institute Fall 2015 semester of the Bible Institute is now in session. Class will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM 8:00 PM in the Classroom #1. This session the study focuses on the book of Acts: the development of the early church, the life and missionary journey of Paul, and the geographical and social back grounds. $10.00 registration donation. Please see Deaconess Brenda Baskfield for more information. Instructor: Sis. Marilyn E. Coates
3 3 MOBC COMMUNITY NEWS!! Upcoming Sun. 14 National Wear Red Day love your heart National Wear Red Day is a day in February when many people wear red to show their support for the awareness of heart disease, the No.1 killer in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Monday, February 18, 2016 Church Office & Buildings Closed Absentee voting for the Democratic/Republican Primary has started. The Primary Election is scheduled for March 1, Virginia Law allows voters to vote prior to election day, however, you are required to provide a reason. Absentee voting ends on Saturday, February 28, 2016, at your locality s voter registration office. A list of Virginia s acceptable codes for voting absentee can be found on the table in the Educational Wing. You may see Florence J. Lipscomb, Jackie Fields or Carolyn Valentine, if you have any questions. Please come out and vote! PS: Information for restoring your civil rights to vote can be picked up on the information table in the Education Wing. Friday, February 26, 2016 Can you commit to one hour on a Sunday Morning? If you can, our Sunday School is in need of one more teacher for our Junior class ages First-timers, as well as seasoned teachers will appreciate the user-friendly teacher guide that makes teachtheme: We ve Come This Far By Faith: Celebrating ing fun and easy. Therefore, if you have taught or have a desire Our Black History Through The Arts to teach and help train up a child in the way of the Lord, please Our weekend will start on Friday Night with a Soul Food Dinner and contact the church office or Rev. Roldán at Soul Food Dinner Night & Black History 6:00 PM Black History Program. We are asking our members to prepare and bring your favorite Soul Food Dish. Please prepare enough to serve people and let us know what the dish is. A sign-up sheet is located on the informational table in the educational wing. Then join us on Sunday, February 28th during the 8:00 am and 11:00 am Worship Services as we dress in our African Attire, or Black, Green and Red. The Bereavement Support Ministry Did You Know "Bereavement' means grief/mourning? It can be a result of a physical loss (death) or a symbolic loss personal relationships/possessions). For more information contact the ministry person listed on the back of this bulletin. You Are Not Alone!! INTERCESSORY PRAYER Sick & Shut-ins Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27 William Barber Gilford Floyd Mildred Hardy John Harris, Jr. Virginia Union University Annual Church Leadership Conference Saturday, March 12, :30 AM 3:30 PM Theme: Who Am I? - A Conversation on Christian Identity & Service The Annual Church Leadership Conference is an opportunity for church leaders to enhance skills in ministry. The format will allow congregational leaders to spend a day with the faculty of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, VUU as they reflect and explore how change can enhance ministry and service. Registration Fee $ The deadline for Registration Forms and Fee are due February 15, A sign-up sheet is located on the information table in the education wing. For more information please see Rev. Simmons. COMMUNITY FOOD GIVEAWAY SCHEDULE MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 11:00 AM 11:30 AM SATURDAY 12:00 PM 12:30 PM Zip Codes: 23227, 23228, & Alice Mitchell Alma Tarry Bernice Winston Betty Jo Williams 4th Saturday Food Pantry & USDA households. Free to All MOBC Members! Seniors Ages 60 Plus Free food boxes will be distributed to SENIORS ONLY living in Henrico County Zip Codes 23227, 23228, & every 3rd Wednesday from 11:00 11:30 AM.
4 Mount Olive Baptist Church 8775 Mt. Olive Avenue Glen Allen, VA Est Phone: (804) Fax: (804) Church Website: Staﬀ Directory Rev. Darryl G. Thompson, Pastor (804) (H) (Pastor) - Church Administrator: Trustee Robin G. Roane Administrative Assistant: Rev. Allison D. Roldán (Office ) - ON CALL FEBRUARY 2016 Deacon on Call Calvin Gay Alvin Roane Director of Christian Ed.: Rev. Deborah A. Simmons Minister of Children/Youth: Rev. Kelly A. Evans Associate Minister on Call Rev. Ruth Frazier Financial Secretary: Ms. Jacqueline Crittendon Bereavement Support on Call Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pastor s Appointment Hours: Monday - 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Every Sunday 9:30 a.m. Deaconess on Call Sandra Anderson Donnelle Oliver Trustee on Call Mary Corbin Raymond Mitchell Eugene Mallory Church Sexton/Custodian: Mr. Gerald Anderson (804) Sunday Schedule Children & Youth Rev. Dru Roane nd & 3rd Sunday s Children s Church during the 11:00 am Worship Service. Nursery open for children 3 months to age 6 during the 11:00 am Worship Service. VIEW MOUNT OLIVE WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE WEB Go to: Then click on Weekly Bulletin Rehearsal Schedule Thursday, February 11th Voices of 7:00 PM All Haiti Mission Volunteers There will be a Haiti Mission Volunteer meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM in room 137. All volunteers, Youth and Adults who will be going to Haiti this year, please make every effort to attend this meeting. ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE: Deadline for bulletin and media information is 12:30 pm each Wednesday. Please information to: or call the church office at (804) Every Thursday Olive 6:00 PM Judah 6:15 PM Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving and His Courts with Praise. Psalm 100:4 Please Reverence the House of God: * Enter to Worship * Focus on God s Glory * Connect with the Spirit of God * Welcome God s Presence * Meditate on God s Word * Invite God into your life today *Honor God with the fruit of your lips. Let all things be done decently and in order. All thank you acknowledgements are posted on the bulletin board outside of the church office. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Please refrain from eating, drinking and talking on cell phones in the sanctuary.
5 Sun Mon 1 6:00 pm Girl Scouts Rm & Nursery Tue 2 Noon Day Bible Study 7:00pm Trustee Ministry Room 138 7:00pm Evangelism Training- Room 137 7:00pm WFC Women s Min. Body & Fitness 7 Blood Pressure Screening Worship Services 8:00am & 11:00 am 8 Church Meeting 6:00pm Historical Minis try - Library 7:00 PM New Members Class & Sunday 9:30 am 14 Red Dress Sunday 15 7:00pm Evangelism Training Room 137 Buildings& Church Office Closed Gospel Explosion & Fashion 3:00 pm 7:00pm WFC Women s Min. Body & Fitness 23 Noon Day Bible Study 7:00pm Evangelism Training Room 137 Worship Services 8:00am & 11:00 am New Members Class Sunday 9:30 am 16 Noon Day Bible Study New Members Class & Sunday 9:30 am Worship & Communion Services 8:00am & 11:00 am 7:00pm Evangelism Ministry Room :30 pm Christian Education Conf. Room 7:00pm WFC Women s Min. Body & Fitness Thu 4 6:15pm Praise Team 6:00am Morning Prayer 6:00pm New Members 6:30pm Pastoral Ministry Relations Room 137 6:30pm Prayer & Praise 6:30pm Bible Institute 6:30pm 150 Patrons 7:00pm Adult Bible Study Committee Room 138 7:00pm CYM Bible Study 7:00pm New Members 7:00pm Official Board Class Meeting 10 6:00am Morning Prayer 10:00am Senior Adult Ministry Ash Wednesday 11 6:15pm Praise Team 6:30pm Haiti Adults Mission Room 137 Worship 7:00 PM 7:00pm WFC Women s Min. Room :00 pm Male Ushers Room 138 Worship Services 8:00am & 11:00 am New Members Class & Sunday 9:30 am 9 Noon Day Bible Study Wed 6:00am Morning Prayer 6:00pm New Members Ministry 6:30pm Prayer & Praise 6:30pm Bible Institute 7:00pm Adult Bible Study 7:00pm CYM Bible Study 7:00pm New Members Class 24 Fri 5 Sat 6 9:00 am Ladies Ushers Sanctuary :15pm Praise Team :00 am HealthCare Ministry - Room 137 Contracted Event 8:00 am 1:00 pm 6:30pm 150th Anniv. Comm. 7:00pm Deacons Ministry Room :00am Senior Ministry Conf. Room 6:15pm Praise Team 6:30pm Missions Ministry Room Soul Food Dinner and Black History 6:00 PM 27 9:30am Greeters Ministry Room 138 CYM & Valentine Museum 1:00 pm
6 Your Donation Counts MOBC 150 Years of Giving Pledge Campaign As the oldest African American Church in the Glen Area, we pause to celebrate God s blessings. Almost 150 years ago we began worshipping in a Brush Arbor and have continued to worship in this area since In recognition and in tribute to our founding forefathers, we wish to continue their legacy, to be fruitful and to be a beacon of light in our community. Why Give? Your generous support of Mount Olive s 150 Years of Giving Pledge Campaign Program allows the Anniversary Volunteer Planning Committee to help cover the cost of the programs and events the Committee is planning in celebration of our Church s Sesquicentennial Celebration, plus we will be able to make a generous principal reduction to our mortgage loan on the Multi-Purpose Building. What Can You Do? If you haven t already picked up a pledge card and donation envelopes designed for this campaign, please stop by the table in the Narthex or Administrative Office Area after today s 8:00 AM or 11:00 AM Service to sign up and show your support. Committee volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have about this program. If you have already picked up a pledge card, please stop by to return your pledge card to the Trustee at either of the tables noted above. Please use the special green envelopes to make your donations which should be dropped in the offering plates on any Sunday. Your Gift All members who make a minimum pledge of $150 and honor your pledge will receive a free 150th Anniversary Souvenir Book. Your monetary gift is instrumental in providing support for our upcoming 150 years of existence and pride in our beautiful Mount Olive Baptist Church Campus which your generosity and the generosity of other members have enabled the Officials to add to the property our forefathers purchased in We are thanking God for the foresight these African American Christians had to move forward in creating a place of worship for their families and friends. Sister Jean Barber, Chairperson Patrons/Donations Committee Sister Donna Jefferson, Chairperson 150th Anniversary Committee
7 Part-Time Church Drummer Mount Olive Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Virginia is seeking a part-time drummer to play the drum-set in various worship services of the church, while providing assistance to the choirs and other musicians participating in worship. The successful candidate must have training and skills in drums/ percussions and must be able to play a variety of music to support assigned choirs. Please visit the church s website at to view the complete job announcement for this position. Position is opened until filled. A Criminal History Background Check is required.
8 Part-Time hours per week Salary Commensurate with Experience Mount Olive Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Custodian during the evening hours and on weekends (day hours required periodically). Duties include but are not limited to: opening and/or closing church buildings in accordance with scheduled activities and or events, keeping the church buildings and grounds clean; emptying trash, dusting furniture in building, thoroughly cleaning restrooms; cleaning up after church-sponsored and/or rental events; checking and cleaning baptistery after baptisms and as needed; replacing light bulbs; setting up classrooms, banquet hall, and other areas for events; cleaning and disinfecting drinking fountains. Preferred candidate must possess previous custodian and sexton experience as well as experience in operating a floor buffer. A Criminal History Background Check is required. This position will remain opened until filled. Applicants may pick up an application from the church office or submit a resume in lieu of an application to: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 8775 Mt. Olive Avenue, Glen Allen, Virginia The address is and the fax number is (804) For more information, please call (804)
9 Music Director Salary Commensurate with Experience Mount Olive Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Music Director to oversee the music ministry of the church. Duties include but are not limited to: playing, directing, teaching and planning music for worship services; arranging special music; and maintaining musical instruments. Ability to read music is required. Candidate must play piano, organ and keyboard. Candidate must play hymns, anthems and gospel (contemporary and traditional). Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Preferred candidate will have a degree in music from an accredited college or university. Minimum of 2-3 years of music director experience required. This position will be opened until filled. Previous applicants do not need to reapply. Applicants may pick up an application from the church office or submit a resume in lieu of an application to: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 8775 Mt. Olive Avenue, Glen Allen, Virginia The address is and the fax is (804) Criminal History Background Check required. For more information, please call (804)
10 RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT PART-TIME FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR (POSITION OPENED UNTIL FILLED) Mount Olive Baptist Church is seeking a part-time (15-20 hours per week) Food Service Director. The individual will be responsible for managing food service operations for the church and for assisting with catered contracted events. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Oversee the operations of the kitchen and banquet hall; Serve as Master Chef; Plan menus and purchase food; Prepare and serve food; Purchase kitchen supplies and small appliances as needed; Maintain equipment and train users of the equipment on an as needed basis; Ensure that the dining area and kitchen including utensils are cleaned on same day as event; Ensure safety standards, food storage, and sanitation procedures are followed; Recruit volunteers and train as needed; Oversee food service staff and volunteers, i.e. cooks, food preparers, kitchen assistants, servers; Maintain records including food production, inventory, meal counts, purchases, equipment, supplies, etc. Assist, as needed, with tours of the banquet facilities; Prepare and manage the food service budget; and Provide monthly food service reports to Director of Administration and Operations and food service reports for the Official Board on an as needed basis. The preferred candidate will have food service, master chef, culinary or related experience, two (2) years of college and five (5) years of previous work experience. Public speaking experience computer skills (Word, Excel, and specialized software) and people management skills are a must. The incumbent will be required to complete Food Service Management Certification at The University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies. The recommended certification level is professional. A Criminal History Background Check is required. Applicants may pick up an application from the church office and mail it to 8775 Mount Olive Avenue, Glen Allen, VA You may submit a resume in lieu of an application to or fax it to (804) Please direct all questions to Ms. Billie C. Winzor, Personnel Ministry Chairperson, at (804)