Welcome to The Family!

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.   We pray you will choose to attend the reunion to receive the love God has given us to give to you specifically!   #Galatians610  #HarvestTime  #HolySpiritRestatMTC
Notes From Sunday's Sermon
"GOD'S GIFT OF GRACE" ( Psalm 96:1-4; Isaiah 9:2-7

On this First Sunday of Advent, the Psalmist envisions all of creation becoming praise singers for God because of God's "marvelous deeds among all people." All of nature is called out to join in the shout: "Let heavens rejoice, seas roar, fields exult, trees and forests shout for joy!" The families of nations are told to sing a new song, to bow down, to dance, and to dec lare and proclaim God's majesty and splendor.

Isaiah locates this joy in the giving of a little Child. He dreams a new day into being, when true authority and dominion will be found, but not in battalions of soldiers; they will cast their bloody uniforms into the flames where they belong. God's new day is about the birthing of a Child who will bear the symbol of dominion on his tiny young shoulders. He will inherit the boy-king David's throne, do battle with evil and bring a realm of justice and peace. This coming Child turns the world of power upside down.

Paul's letter to Titus invites us further into the praise song of our salvation. It is the song of a people loved undeservedly into new life. Paul writes, "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works" (2:11-14). Disciplined by grace! - USK

Because of Christ,
Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr.
Season of Advent 
December 3 - December 24, 2017

The time before Christmas is Advent, a season of preparation for Christmas. Christians prepare for celebrating the birth of Jesus by remembering the longing of the Jews for a Messiah. In Advent, we're reminded of how much we ourselves also need a Savior, and we look forward to our Savior's second coming even as we prepare to celebrate his first coming at Christmas.

The five candles contrast darkness and light. They are lit in succession, one more each week as we count the Sundays in Advent. On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the fifth candle-the Christ candle-is lit. Jesus is the light of the world, and the darkness has not put it out. The full blaze stands for the fulfillment of the promise.

The themes during the four weeks of Advent are Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. 
Harvest at the Tabernacle
Come and become a Friend of the MTC Garden!  Throughout the week, we weed, water, comb, and nurture the soil with the expectation of a great harvest for members and community to enjoy.

Gardening is peaceful; it is relaxing; it is calming.  A great way to destress and reach a new level of achievement in your individual life.  Email grow@memorialtabernacle.org to learn of upcoming events!   Check out more update photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/g19bY7jXqIdu8qY43.

Giving of Tithe & Offering
Thank you so much to those who are able to support the ministry of Memorial  Tabernacle Church financially. Your giving of tithes and offerings enable us to meet the needs of our ministry, members, and community!  Sow a special financial blessing today!  Visit   http://mtchurch.org/contributions.shtml to do so! 

If you would like to give weekly, monthly, and/or annually, please do!  Freely you have received; freely give!  We thank you in advance!   There are several ways to securely give: 
  • Online at http://mtchurch.org/contributions.shtml. Select the desired Offering type.
  • Mail your offering to: Memorial Tabernacle Church, PO Box 3024, Oakland, CA 94609.
  • Drop-off your contribution at the administrative office located at 514 - 58th Street, Oakland, CA.
Happenings at Memorial Tabernacle Church
God is doing new and exciting things as we embrace and impact the North Oakland Community! Upcoming gathering opportunities are exciting! Get connected and get plugged in! 
View our church's online calendar here.  Need to know what is going on at Memorial Tabernacle? You will find it here!

Our Mission
The Memorial Tabernacle Church has come together by the Holy Spirit for the specific purpose of preaching and teaching the word of God, (the Bible), and about Jesus Christ, God's son, and to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God to the North Oakland Community and its environs; to bring healing to the brokenhearted and deliverance to the oppressed.

Our Bulletin
Everything we do and desire to do we aim to reflect in our  monthly bulletin and on our  monthly calendar which is updated as needed. It is very important that you download, save, and read the bulletin and stay connected with our online calendar.  If it is happening at MTC, it is in the bulletin and/or on the calendar.  Be encouraged as you are invited and welcome to engage at Memorial Tabernacle Church!
E.O.C. Christmas Outreach 
Collection starting Dec 6; Final Collection Dec 17; Family Engagement Dec 20

In partnership with the OUSD McKinney-Vento Program, MTC's Embracing Our Community desire to be a blessing to families-in-need this Christmas season.   OUSD Transitional Families / McKinney-Vento Liaisons work with the neediest children and their families to provide items of greatest need.  These children live in cars, shelters or with other family members without a space to call their own. Our goal is to simply provide a bit of extra joy during the holiday season and take some of the pressure off of mom and/or dad. 

Starting Wednesday, December 6, the following items will be collected in the Memorial Tabernacle Fellowship Hall (5801 Racine Street, Oakland, CA 94609): 
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Baby Wipes/Wet Wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Gloves 
  • Gift Cards for Scholars ($5 increments for  Target, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Starbucks/Peet's, Jamba Juice, and DollarTree)
Collection dates and times are as follows
  • Wednesday, December 6, 3-8PM 
  • Sunday, December 10, 12:30-2PM
  • Tuesday, December 12, 5-8PM
  • Wednesday, December 13, 5-8PM
  • Saturday, December 16, 12-3PM
  • Sunday, December 17, 12:30-5PM Final collection
If you would to make a financial contribution, please give securely online at http://mtchurch.org/contributions.shtml.  Select Contribution type 'E.O.C. Christmas Giving'. We thank you in advance for all your support. Register to participate at  https://eoc2017christmasoutreach.eventbrite.com.
Youth Going Green: Christmas Meet-up
Sunday, December 17, 3:00PM in the Fellowship Hall
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