December 14,  2014  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 Prayer Services:

   Dec 10th     - Family Care Team #8

   Dec 17th     - Family Care Team #9

   Dec 24th     - No Christmas Service

   Dec 31st     - No New Year's Eve Service

Health Ministry

2014 Healthy Family Tips

 During the Christmas' and New Year's Holidays,

§  Give Thanks!

§  Eat Healthy

§  Exercise!

§  Pray!

§  Be Safe!

CDC Ebola Update

This is the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first in West Africa.  The CDC, along with other U.S. government Agencies and International Partners, are taking steps to respond to this rapidly changing situation. Ebola poses no substantial risk to the U.S. general population.

A person infected with Ebola virus is not contagious until symptoms appear.

Ebola is not spread through the air, by food or water.  The virus is spread through direct contact and/or via Body Fluid.  Direct Contact includes broken skin or mucous membranes.   Body Fluids include blood, urine, feces, saliva, and other secretions of a person who is sick with Ebola.  Also, Direct Contact with anything that is Contaminated with the virus such as   needles or infected animals can spread Ebola.

Early recognition of Ebola is important.

The Food Pantry

Item of the Week....Canned or Dry Beans

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.

The Meaning of Advent

The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God.

The Spirit of Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing and of hope. It is this hope, however faint at times, that God, however distant, sometimes seems to bring to the world the anticipation of a King who will rule with truth, justice, and righteousness over His people and in His creation. It is that hope, once anticipated and now anticipates anew, that the reign of an Anointed One, a Messiah, will bring peace and justice and righteousness to the world.

The Advent Wreath is a circular evergreen wreath with five candles, four around the wreath and one in the center. The circle shape of the wreath reminds us of God Himself, His eternity, and His endless mercy, no beginning or end. The green of the wreath speaks of the hope that we have in God, the hope of newness, renewal, and eternal life. Candles symbolize the light of God coming into the world through the birth of His son. The four outer candles represent the period of waiting during the four Sundays of Advent, which themselves symbolize the four centuries of waiting between the prophet Malachi and the birth of Christ.

Condolences - Our prayers are with Marilyn (Wayne) Rainey and family.  Her  mother and sister departed this physical plane on December 9, 2014. Services will be held on 12/18/2014 in Brooklyn NY. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Cancelled, December Youth Ushers - The December youth usher meeting/practice is cancelled.  Keep in mind the youth will still usher on Sunday, December 28th at the 10:45AM service. We will resume our regular meetings in January. All youth ages 11-18 are welcome to join the youth ushers. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ivena Grantham at (585) 247-2242 or Dr. Venessa Mitchell at 585.426-9968.

Volunteer to Serve, Slate of Candidates - The 2015 Nominating Committee is seeking members to volunteer to serve in a variety of leadership positions as described in the Mt. Olivet Constitution. Interested members are invited to please stop at the Nominating Commit-tee table after service to learn about the positions and responsibilities. The slate of candidates will be posted November 30th, so please don't delay in expressing your interest to serve the church as we complete 2014: The Year of Solidarity and move forward to 2015.

annie, The Movie  - Let’s go see “ANNIE” with Jamie Fox, Quvenzhané Wallis and Cameron Diaz to name a few. Tickets are $10 and we will be attending the December 21st showing of the movie immediately after church. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring Angel tickets please see Michelle Bealle or Valerie Medley in Whitaker Hall after service.

Donations needed, Bethlehem Village Store - The Youth Core Committee needs re-gifted and purchased items for our store. Donate items during the month of November. The store will open during the first week in December. Please leave items on the back pew in the old sanctuary. Please help the youth with this fundraiser.


Bethlehem Village Store  - The Youth Core Committee needs regifted and purchased items for our store. Donate items during the month of November. The store will open during the first week in December. Please leave items on the back pew in the old sanctuary. Please help the youth with this fundraiser.

Tickets Still Available, Apollo Theatre -  Great News! Tickets are still available for the The Winter Enrichment Trip to Apollo Theatre in NYC is fast approaching! Tickets are still available. The cost is $150.00 for wonderful fun filled day in New York including an amazing Ellington Experience at the historic Apollo Theater.  Please see Michelle Bealle for details.

AB Girls Ministries - Reminder that young ladies 8-17, grades 3rd to 12th, will meeting every 2nd and 4th Sunday directly after church.  The meeting time will last two (2) hours. We are still accepting and open for young ladies to join us. We are also still accepting volunteers who enjoy working with young ladies. (see Gloria Lawton, Latisha McCray, August Dunlop, Pam Williams or Sherri Ruffin for a registration form). Thank you and look forward to our meeting. AB Girls Advisors

12th Grade Program, Wisdom and Spiritual Growth - High School Seniors who attend Mount Olivet are invited to participate in our pro-gram designed especially for them. An overview has been planned for the 12th grad-ers and their parents, immediately after church on 2nd Sunday, December, 14th for about 10-15 minutes. We will meet in the new sanctuary, in front by the organ. For more information, and to enroll 12th graders, contact Rae Carson at 328-7528 or

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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