Welcome!
 Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr., Mrs. Tiffany, and the Memorial Tabernacle Family welcome you to the family.  We invite you to become a member of a family of believers God is using to "reach to teach, teach to change" one person and one block at a time.

Choose to be a part. We pray you will choose to attend one of the reunion services to rece ive the love God has given us to give to you specifically! We are waiting on you! Let us know more about you by connecting with us on our online form or by stopping by 58th Street and Telegraph Avenue! See you soon!
Sermon Summary: July 1, 2018
“GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE” ( Hebrews 10:19-25 )

Now, there is a man in the New Testament who had a particular reputation for encouragement. His parents named him Joseph, but the leaders of the early church called him Barnabas, which literally meant “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36).

Barnabas was a man who believed in the potential of people particularly those whom others were cautious or suspicious of. Barnabas was willing to give a failure a second chance, and because of his predisposition towards encouraging people the leaders of the early church gave him the nickname, “Son of Encouragement.”

Beloved, I believe you and I are called to be like Barnabas. To be a Barnabas towards others allowing relationship to flourish. Now, the root meaning of the word “encourage” simply means, “to put courage into.” It means the imputing or infusion of power, advice, or inspiration in order to allow another person to be better, to be recharged. 

There are times for each of us when our battery runs down. Encouragement means coming alongside and inputting courage, perspective, or attitudes that helps others get up and get going again. There are many things in life that cause us to experience discouragement that is the draining of courage. Sometimes it is a crisis; sometimes it is exhaustion, sickness, or the cutting words or actions of another. 

To encourage is to do the direct opposite. Where courage has faded away, encouragement is the putting back or refilling of courage. It represents the replacement of what has been taken or what has leaked out of us.

Clearly, God calls us to be like Barnabas: First, to believe the best in each other, and second, to encourage each other, and to be transformed into the image of Christ. 
Let us therefore, be men and women of the Cross. Be a Barnabas! Beloved, be a light of Encouragement. God is a God of a second chance! Amen and Amen! —USK
The Harvest is Plentiful...
A great team of members have been tending to the community garden at Memorial Tabernacle Church.

We have removed the weeds.
We have nurtured the soil.
We have planted the se ed.
We have watered the seed.
We have aimed to keep our garden free of anything to prevent it from being fruitful.
But only God gives the increase!

Now, God has saw fit to bless us with an abundance of of plums, boy choy, and collard greens. Jesus said in Luke 6:38, “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” We know God will exceed our expectations with financial blessings to meet the needs around the church that has stood on the corner of 58th Street & Telegraph Avenue for the past 94 years. Sow a seed into the ministry of Memorial Tabernacle Church.

Give securely at  www.memoriatabernacle.org , select the Giving tab, and give as your heart desires. May the Lord multiply your gift and thank you for blessing our ministry.   Give Today!
A Culture of Celebration, Study, & Prayer
Christian Education:
Sunday School
Sundays (except 3rd) at 9:15AM
Conversational Bible Study with the Pastor
Tuesdays at 7:00PM
Intercessory
Prayer Hour
Thursdays at 6:00AM
MTC Community Connection

First Friday Family Fun Night: Game Night
Friday, July 6, 6:00 - 9:00PM
Location: Memorial Tabernacle Fellowship Hall (5801 Racine Street, Oakland, CA) 

  • Monthly fun with the purpose of encouraging, educating, and celebrating Young People, Parents, and Families! All are invited - single people, couples, families, neighbors, co-workers, ALL!
  • Also bring your recyclables to support Youth Going Green! Fun games and activities will be a part of the evening! All are welcome!  Bring food to share with at least 4 people or make a $10 donation. For more information, call (510) 652-4915 or email grow@memorialtabernacle.org.
Days of Release: Writing and Telling Your Story To Cultivate Healing
Saturday, July 7, 3:00-4:45PM
Location will be communicated upon registration. 

  • Ladies, we talked about Fibroids and Our Reproductive Health on Saturday, March 24, 2018!  Now you are invited to Write Your Story and Tell Your Story! In a two part learning and sharing, you will learn the mechanics of writing a book (outline guides, tips, publishing information, etc) and how to captivate an audience telling your story.
  • Days of Release: Writing (Saturday, July 7, 3:00-4:45PM) and Telling Your Story (Saturday, July 28) To Cultivate Healing.  We will assist attendees to activate their voices to help others and promote health awareness.
  • It is free to attend. Donations are accepted to support the work. Please bring your notebooks, journals, and favorite writing utensil! Register here at LadiesFirst510.eventbrite.com. Connect with us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ladiesfirst510/.
Second Sunday Celebrations
Sunday, July 8, 2018 following worship
Location: Memorial Tabernacle Fellow ship Hall (5801 Racine Street, Oakland, CA)

We will celebrate our July Birthdays:
July 16: Sister Jessie Pollard  
July 16: Elder Mrs. Jeanette Wortz
July 21: Mother Maybelle Brooks
July 23: Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr.
YGG Outreach & Planning Meeting 
Sunday, July 8, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00PM
Location: Memorial Tabernacle Fellowship Hall (5801 Racine Street, Oakland, CA)

It is the desire to really promote Youth Going Green in the community over the next year to get more of our young people and community composting, reducing waste, and recycling. Exploring the habits we have will have a significant impact on the world of tomorrow. So join YGG as they:
  • Explore youth recruitment and exposure opportunities
  • Review the Google tools to unite the program
  • Finalize the program deck
  • Go over expectations and needs for speakers, programs, and youth connections
  • Review and modify the current 2018-2019 YGG Calendar

Be sure to wear your YGG shirt! If you need one, you may purchase one at the meeting. Looking forward to impacting young people and the community with you this Sunday!
Share Your Love for MTC on Google
We have asked you to share your love on Yelp and other online platforms in the past. We were recently enlightened to learn that more people searching for what we have to offer actually use Google to learn more about places to eat, sleep, shop, and worship.

If you previously provided a review on MTC, thank you and feel free to share that same review on Google. Click here to do so. You can also just google "Memorial Tabernacle Church" and click reviews.