COME OUT TO THE MOUNT!
Our condolences are extended to the following families :
We are saddened to announce the passing of Brother Calvin Vollin. Home going Services for Brother Vollin will be held at Mount Olive on Thursday, February 23rd. The viewing will be held at 10 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. The interment will immediately follow at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA.
Let us keep the family lifted up in prayer.
Please see Sunday bulletin for additional announcements and meeting dates.
Join us on the web for Sunday worship services via live stream every Sunday morning by going to "Watch Live Stream" and on Sunday’s on WAVA FM 105.1 at 4:00 p.m. for “Standing on the Word”, the broadcast ministry of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
The Church will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of President’s Day.
Zumba classes have been suspended until September.
Black History Month Celebration. Everyone is encouraged to come downstairs to the Education Wing and view the display of Educators from the Past and the Present. On Sunday, March 5th we will culminate our Black History Celebration with cake and punch in Fellowship Hall.
A moment in Black History – on Sunday, February 26th Paula Young Shelton (daughter of Andrew Young) will be the guest speaker during Sunday School. At 9:30 a.m. she will be with our children in Fellowship Hall reading from her book Child of the Civil Rights Movement. At 10:00 a.m. she will meet with the adults in the Sanctuary discussing the Civil Rights Movement. All are invited to join us.
Pastor’s Honor and Merit Rolls will be announced on Sunday, March 12th at the 11 a.m. worship service. Report cards for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year must be turned in to the Education Committee mailbox no later than Sunday March 5th. Late report cards will NOT be accepted.
If you are interested in working with our youth, you must participate in our Child Safety Protection Training program. The next training session will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7 p.m. in the Music Room. Sign up in the Welcome Center today after service. For additional information see Minister Sabra Jones or Trustee Minnie Milliner.
Men's Ministry's Monthly Meeting is Saturday, February 25th in the Music Room from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Major items to be discussed: the Hoffman Boston Backpack Program, and continuing the series on The Roles That We Play As Men: Father, Brother, Mentor and Other.
Women of Mount Olive, the Sisters of the True Vine’s Monthly Ministry Meeting will be held Saturday, February 25th from 10 a.m. – 12 noon in the Welcome Center. We will begin our study on Listening for God by Renita Weems. Books are on sale at the cost of $11 in the Welcome Center after each service. Come out and be encouraged, uplifted, and inspired as we draw closer to God.
On Sunday, February 26th at 2:30 p.m. members of Mt. Olive will head to the Regency Nursing Home (formerly Potomac Nursing Home), 1785 S. Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202. Pastor Victor will bring the word. Come out and bless the residents.
The Intercessory Prayer and Christian Education Ministries invites everyone to join us on a path to “Being a Disciplined Disciple.” Our Lenten journey will encompass church wide learning on prayer, fasting and study. The study book for this journey is Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster and is available for purchase after each service in the Welcome Center at the cost of $15. Our first session is scheduled for Sunday, March 5th at 8:45 a.m.
The 2017 Youth Worship and Arts Conference will take place Friday evening, April 7th and all day Saturday April 8th. Children and youth from MOBC and the surrounding communities are invited to participate. We will dive into the arts and learn how they are used in worship.
The Fitness and Wellness Ministry’s 3rd Annual MOBC Scholarship Golf Classic will take place Wednesday, May 17th at the Woodlawn Golf Course, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. The golf classic raises funds for scholarships for deserving high school seniors. If you, your business or your employer would like to be a sponsor for this year’s tournament you may pick up sponsorship information in our Welcome Center after service.
AMERICAN HEART MONTH – PROTECT YOUR HEART
American Heart Month is a time to battle cardiovascular disease and educate Americans on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
You are at higher risk of heart disease if you are:
. A woman age 55 or older
. A man age 45 or older
. Or a person with a family history of early heart disease
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease can be prevented. To keep your heart healthy:
. Watch your weight.
. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
. Get active and eat healthy.
. Talk to your doctor about taking aspirin every day if you are a man over the age of 45 or a woman over 55.
. Manage stress.
African-American women are more likely to die from heart disease than women of other races.
As we recognize and celebrate Black history month, we encourage you to join us in the Education wing on the lower level to view the display of Educators: Past and the Present. You may see someone you know. On Sunday, March 5th we will culminate our Black History Celebration with cake and punch in Fellowship Hall following the 9:30 a.m. worship service.
On Sunday, February 26th Paula Young Shelton, the daughter of Diplomat, Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Mayor, US Representative and Pastor, the Rev. Andrew Young, Jr., will be our guest speaker during the Sunday School hour. At 9:30 a.m. she will be with our children in Fellowship Hall reading from her book Child of the Civil Rights Movement. At 10:00 a.m. she will meet with the adults in the Sanctuary discussing the Civil Rights Movement. All are invited to join us.
As we transition into the Lenten Season, the Intercessory Prayer and Christian Education Ministries invite you to join us on a path to “Being a Disciplined Disciple.” Our journey will encompass church wide learning on prayer, fasting and study. Our study book for this journey is Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster. Books are available for purchase after each service in the Welcome Center at a cost of $15.00. Mark your calendars for our first session scheduled for Sunday, March 5 at 8:45 AM. More information and details to follow.
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving. As we enter a new year, it is important to know what support we can depend on from our congregation. By knowing what you are willing to commit financially, we are able to better plan for our future. Please consider setting up a recurring giving plan. Automating your financial commitments means your contributions will be received on a steady and uninterrupted basis. You can also print your online giving history anytime. See today’s bulletin for details on automated giving options or stop by the welcome center for more information.
Listen to Mount Olive each Sunday during our weekly broadcast “Standing On The Word”. The broadcast is aired on WAVA 105.1 at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons.
Important Membership Update: We are currently in the process of updating our membership database and need your participation. Consistent with our Church's Vision Statement, we plan to use this information to foster effective and efficient communication among our membership. Church officials (including ministry leaders) will sometimes use this information to occasionally outreach to you and to notify you of selected church activities, cancellations of events, road/street closures, and other relevant information. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect on this profile. We need for all of our members, including our young adults and youth to have a completed membership profile which is available online for your convenience. To submit Online, go to Mount Olive's web homepage at www.mtolivebc.org, click on the Resources tab at the top of the page and select Membership Information Update. If you do not have access to the internet, please stop by the church office to get a form to complete. Thank you for your participation!
Parking Notice: If you park on S. 13th Road in front of the church, please do not block the curb-cut in front of the access ramp that leads to the church entrance. We have received a request from Metro Access to keep this area clear. This will allow the drivers to properly assist our disabled congregants in departing from the van in safety. We appreciate your cooperative spirit in helping us to be a welcoming and accessible community.
Your Suggestions are Welcomed: Do you have a suggestion or concern pertaining to the Mount Olive Baptist Church? Come meet with the members of the Pastoral Relations Committee to discuss your ideas and issues. The PRC will hold a meet and greet session on the 5th Sunday in November. For additional information, contact Deacon Stanley Lamb or any member of the Pastoral Relations Committee.