March 29,  2015  Announcements


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The Year of Solidarity

Solidarity With Christ Through:

The Word     -    Work     -    Worship

Galatians 3:28

Mondays, 6:00pm, Lower Fellowship Hall


Contact:  Latisha McCray, 646.886-9985 or 646-226-9985

Solidarity Events

Join Us For Lent Services:

              Old Sanctuary

Mar 25th     - Ministers in Charge, Choir Will Sing

Apr   1st    - Holy Week, No Prayer Meeting

Apr   8th    - Family Care Team 7

Apr  15th    - Family Care Team 8

Apr  22nd    - Family Care Team 9


Prayer Services on Wednesday’s, 6:00 - 7:00pm,

will Resume in April.

Health Ministry

2015 Healthy Family Tips

Is Winter Giving You the Blues?

During the winter months, as many as one in five Americans may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or "SAD." Also referred to as "winter depression," SAD is a condition linked to fewer daylight hours.

Symptoms can include headaches, excessive sleeping, overeating, lack of interest in regular activities, insomnia, sadness and general irritability. These symptoms generally disappear with the return of longer daylight hours. Engaging with your church for worship, prayer and fellowship is a helpful remedy.

The Food Pantry

Item of the Week....Instant Oatmeal

40 Day Spiritual Journey Through Lent

What is Lent? But perhaps more importantly, what isn’t it?

Lent is the 40 Day Season between Ash Wednesday and Easter.

Lent is a season for all believers to remember our need for a Savior and to draw close to God as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.  Lent is most commonly observed with fasting and increased focus and devotion to the things of God. You often hear people ask “What are you giving up for Lent?” and that is certainly one way to observe the season; but more importantly it is about what spiritual things we are Adding to our lives and walk with Christ.

Some Things You Can Give Up:

Media - TV, Facebook, Twitter, Movies - Food, Eating Out, Coffee, Candy - Certain Types of Food or Meals, i.e., Meat, Breakfast, Lunch

Some Things You Can Add:

Bible Reading - Prayer - Volunteering / Service - Meditation, or Quite Time With God

Sunday Announcements

All announcements must be received in the church office by Wednesday 12 noon if they are to be included in the following Sunday's Church Bulletin.   Thanks in advance for your cooperation and support in this matter.

Regular Church Activities, Morning & Evening, During Holy Week are Cancelled

MOBC Youth—Thank you for supporting the youth 1st Fish Fry. You can purchase tickets today for the next fish fry scheduled for Saturday, April 18th from Noon to 2PM. Choice: Catfish or Haddock dinner. (pre-purchased $10 & on day of fish fry $12)

Urban Choice Charter School - The School is accepting applications for grades K-8. Applications are available at 545 Humboldt St or  For more information call 585.288-5702.

A Call for Nominations, Due by Tuesday, April 14th - The Rochester Monroe County Youth Bureau with the Monroe County Legislature is looking to identify and honor exceptional youth in our community. There are three age categories

12 and under, 13-15, 16-21

Nominations are due with a completed application. Please contact Michelle Bealle for further information ASAP at  We have great kids doing great things. Let's make sure we let them know how wonderful they are!

Volunteers are still Needed, Holy Week - Volunteers are needed for Holy Week, March 30th-April 3rd. Sign up sheets will be available today after Worship service.  Also, on Sunday, March 29th, there will be a brief meeting with Pastor Harvey in front of the sanctuary.  Please see Rob Mitchell or Mary Murray.

sponsor an Easter Flower, $10 - Spring is in the Air!!!  It’s that time of year again.  The youth are looking for people to help them spread cheer to our Sick and Shut In’s.  How can you do it?  Sponsor an Easter Flower for $10.00 so that our Sick and Shut In’s know that we love them!  Don’t forget to order one for yourself as well!!  Donations will be collected each Sunday after church in the Fellowship Hall until Palm Sunday, March 29th, 2015.  Sponsor a Flower today and buy one for yourself, too!

Scholarship for Women, March 31st Deadline - The Links, Incorporated, Rochester Chapter is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Tops/Links Scholarship.  Eligible applicants for the $1500 scholarship must be single mothers of African-American descent who will be enrolled in college in the fall. The application deadline is March 31, 2015. For more information regarding the application pro-cess email Vernita Fullwood scholarship chairperson.

aBW Women of Mt. Olivet - Mark your calendars for Women’s Weekend— May 8th -10th, 2015. We are encouraging all women to participate in this year’s celebration of women. We are looking for volunteers to work on the planning committee for the weekend.  Please contact Michelle Bealle, or email,  or sign up after worship.

Cub Scout Pack 46 - Leaders: Earnestine Keeton, Earl Knabb, Marvel Shaw

Cub Scouts - Christian Shaw, Mattias Shaw, Zyaire Felder-Jenkins, Kaleb Fergu-son, Tahjmym Kendrick, Demetrius Walker Jr, Arlo Rollock, Jr, Caleb Smith, Makai Crawford

boy Scout Pack 46 -  Leaders: Boy Scout Troop 46 Leaders: Raimond Nichols, Norman Strothers, James Neil, Cheryl Lattimore
Boys Scouts: David Freeman, Marlon Collin, Shai'Mare Hill, Anthony Clemano, Lashon Francisco, Earnest Robinson, Stephon Robinson

Arts & Crafts Ministry, Invitation - Join us! If you love to crochet and knit or want to learn how, join us on Wednesday, 12:00 noon to 2 PM each week in the Whitaker Hall. Bring your lunch! We eat, work and fellowship. Our mission and outreach is to provide handmade lap blankets, prayer shawls, scarves and hats to various groups and individuals. Please see Brenda Caine or Millicent Hartzog for more information.

Thursday Tutoring Program, Mt. Olivet's ABW Ministries -

The American Baptist Women’s Ministry is pleased to announce the Tutoring Program. Sign up your children to participate! The focus will be on improving reading skills and completing homework. Tutoring is every Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm. See you on Thursday!

“Reach For The Stars”

Tutoring for students in grades 1 thru 5 are welcome to come and receive support in homework and improving reading skills on Thursday’s from 6PM—7:30PM, Lower Level. Please see Gayle Harrison or send email to  for any questions.

Free Workshops on Job Skills - The Monroe County Library System was awarded a grant that provides free workshops on job skills. The program is called, "Get Hired!" They are offering 63 classes at 18 different libraries starting Jan. 5th – June 30th. They are partnering with Rochester Works. The library is actively trying to give our community free access to information that will improve job skills and hopefully result in employment. Additional information is posted on the bulletin board outside the Old Sanctuary.

AB Girls Ministries - There will be monthly meetings  on the fourth,4th, Sunday at the lower level of the church immediately following worship in the lower level of the church. Young Ladies in grades 3 – 12 are asked to participate. Please see Latisha McCray – ABW of MOBC President.

12th Grade Program, June Baccalaureate Sunday - 12th Graders will meet after church next Sunday in the Rose Memorial Room (2nd floor). In preparation for the June Baccalaureate Sunday, the topic of discussion will be "Effective Presentations" with Dr. Brenda Lee. For questions, contact Mrs. Rae Carson at  or 328-7528.

Children's Academy - This meeting will meet occur 2nd and 4th Sunday! All children will be dismissed immediately following the morning Hymn.   All parents please stop by the Youth Ministry table in the fellowship hall to update contact information. We want to keep everyone informed of all the wonderful upcoming events.

Children's Church - Children’s Church will meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday!

Sunday School  - Why should I come to Sunday School and bring my children and grandchildren? ...because it is easier to build strong Christian children than it is to repair broken men and women.  Help build a better church…a better community…a better world. 


9:30am – 10:30am

Teachers still needed.  Contact Deacon Joe L. Anderson, Superintendent, Sunday School, 381-7738,

The Safety and Security Ministry -  Anyone that is interested in joining this ministry, please see Jackie Turner at the sign-up table after church services today!

Mt. Olivet Bowling Team - We have two teams and we bowl at Bowl a Roll on Fridays at 1:00 pm. If you are interested in bowling with us, please see Irene Ingram or Carol or Al Blair.

New Order Forms, CDs and DVDs - New Order Forms are now available.  All orders must be pre-paid and the is cost is $5.00. Contact John Lightfoot

Health and Fitness



Christian Yoga - Bring water, towel and a Mat.  Lower Level Fellowship Hall.  All are Welcome!  Wear comfortable clothes.  Contact Latisha McCray, 646.226-9985 or email:

Mon - 6pm


Walking - Meet in front of the Church

Tues - 6pm


Witness Fitness - Meet in Whitaker Hall

Mon - Wed  10-11am


Salsa - 74 Somerset Street

Sat - 10:45am


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