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
"GOOD NEWS" ( Luke 2:8-19

Fake news is defined as a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.

The  announcement of the birth of the Christ Child by the angel was not fake news, it was good news, and a divine message sent from heaven to earth by God.

This Christmas season, the American Atheists organization has launched a billboard campaign to question whether the birth of Jesus actually happened. The signs feature a nativity scene with the statement: "Just skip church. It's all fake news!"

Secularists and liberal theologians have mocked the virgin birth for centuries. Thomas Jefferson called it a fable. The concept of a woman giving birth to a baby without a man's involvement is ludicrous to unbelievers. It contradicts all the laws of biology.
But the Virgin Mary was not a scoffer. She asked the angel how she would bear this child, and he said: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you" (Luke 1:35a).

The Incarnation cannot be explained in purely biological terms. There was nothing sexual about it, yet Mary's ovum was fertilized without Joseph's sperm. Divinity merged with humanity. Jesus, fully God and fully man, began a nine-month gestation.

This is the most glorious revelation of the nativity. Bible teacher R.T. Kendall put it this way: "The virgin birth of Christ shows that salvation can never come through human effort." God performed this science-defying miracle without our help. All we can do is receive His amazing love and forgiveness. -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. 
Ask and You Shall Receive 
Memorial Tabernacle Church is a Christian, Bible-based, Mission-driven Church. God has always blessed us to meet the needs and be blessing in the community. Your support is always needed and welcome through the gifting of tithe, offerings, and/or financial gifts. 

If you would like to give weekly, monthly, and/or annually, please do!  Freely you have received; freely give!  We thank you in advance!   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 
Collecting until 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. 

Collecting until December 17
Items are being collected in the Memorial Tabernacle Fellowship Hall (5801 Racine Street, Oakland, CA 94609).  Download the list along with the collection dates and times here:    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pCTIAub6kjIphO2SCJWyT0Swigwslyw1/ . I f you would to make a financial contribution, 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 .

Family Engagement December 20, 2:00-5:00PM 
MTC E.O.C. Family and Friends will host a Hot Chocolate Party with the families of the OUSD McKinney-Vento Program Wednesday, December 20 from 2:00 to 5:00PM at the old Lakeview located at 746 Grand Avenue, Portable A.  We invite all friends, family, supporters, and encouragers to this opportunity.  

Program director, Sis Trish has distributed special invitations to the families.  Let's be there to give them the love of Jesus Christ!  
Youth Going Green: Christmas Meet-up
Sunday, December 17, 3:00PM in the Fellowship Hall
Entering 2018 Encouraged, Inspired, and Transformed

Our Goal:  The Church must return to God Himself and be AWAKENED to who He is, who we are, and what we must do . . . Make Disciples! (Matthew 28:19-20).  Our faith may have been small, but we serve a great God who accomplishes extraordinary things through ordinary people.

Romans 12:2  NKJV reads, " And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." 
  • New Year's Eve (Watch-night) Worship Celebration 
Join us for our New Year's Eve (Watchnight) Worship Celebration Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10:30PM !  Prayer, Praise, & Preaching! Don't miss this evening of praise and worship on New Year's Eve night! We desire to be in His presence as we enter into a new year filled with more opportunities to live His Word! 
  • New Year's Consecration -- 2018!  
Theme:  "Life Connections -- 2018!: A Ministry of Connecting Church, Family, & Community"

Scripture:  Psalm 103:17; Hebrews 10:24-25 

Date & Duration:  7-Day Consecration beginning, January 2-8, 2018 

Prayer Hours:  12 Noon & 6:00 PM (1 Hour) 

Diet:   Green tea, only (honey and lemon may be added) and Shewbread (i.e., flatbread, unleavened bread)


If you have any questions, please contact Pastor at pastorusk@aol.com
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