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

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!
Notes From Sunday's Sermon
"IT'S NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE!" (Exodus 32:1-26)  

Through the Exodus passage, we can see that people can easily stray away from the simple direction that God gives us. They often choose to go their own way and do their own thing. They'll continue to do this until they're caught. And when they're caught, it isn't just a matter of saying I'm sorry, repenting, and accepting the forgiveness of a gracious Father, many times it's  failing to take responsibility for what's been done. We see stories like this throughout scripture. But, it's not all the problem of people in the past. We're often those people as well.

So, it all came down to a lack of patience. Aaron and the Israelites struggled with their lack of a leader. Moses disappeared for only 40 days, but that was too long for them to bear. Instead of patiently waiting for his return, they moved to take some sort of action. It was their lack of patience that led the Israelites to create the golden figure. They rebelled against the God that saved them from Egypt and instead tried to re-create the sacred cows of the Nile.

We need to wait for God to lead us. Sometimes the answers don't come when we expect them. Sometimes, the answers may not be what we want to hear, but the direction is still there.

Often, instead of listening to the direction God gives us, we decide to do our own thing on our own timeline. We choose to take an action that we know is against His will. But when we do, we need to take responsibility for our own actions.

If we're not at fault for our own actions, we don't have to repent and change our ways. We may feel that we won't be held accountable for something that 'just happened.' Aaron used this defense. He failed to take responsibility for his own actions and instead blamed it on the rest of the Israelites. It wasn't me! Don't blame me; blame them! It's not my fault!

An unrepentant heart is not a forgiven heart. Only by being truly sorry for our mistakes, and making every attempt to change our lives, are we forgiven from our trespasses. --USK

Because of Christ,
Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr.
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!

Worship | Sundays at 10:30AM
  Study  | Tuesdays at 7PM
Pray  | Thursdays at 6AM
One Night Only!
The Lyons King Musical Experience | Friday, November 3, 7PM

"He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD." - Psalm 40:3

Join Pastor Robert Lyons and Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr. for one night only as they sing songs of strength, songs of courage, and songs as servants of Christ at the  Lyons King Musical Experience  Friday, November 3, 7PM. For more information, visit the Eventbrite page at https://lyonskingmusicalexperience2017.eventbrite.com or the Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/143483939727406/ ! #LyonsKingME  
92nd Anniversary Gift
Thank you so much to those who were able to support the ministry of Memorial Tabernacle Church financially during the 92nd anniversary celebration. If you were not able to do so, please consider doing so today. 

We ask members, families, friends, and supporters to give an annual anniversary contribution of $300 or what you can.   There are several ways to securely give: 
  • Online at http://mtchurch.org/contributions.shtml. Select Offering type '92nd Anniversary Offering'. 
  • 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.
We ask because your support is needed. We thank you in advance! 
New To Memorial? 

First, welcome!  We pray your experience was one where you saw God is first, front, and center in our worship, bible study, and prayer services!

Secondly, we pray you will experience Christ with us again, but in the meantime, let us know what questions you may have. Connect with us via our Memorial Tabernacle Connection form at https://goo.gl/forms/nbFBE34eGw8JsAVf1.  If you have questions, email  admin@memorialtabernacle.org.

Lastly, we invite you to find your place to grow at Memorial Tabernacle Church. You are always welcome. Invite someone to participate with you next time! 
In The Community |  October, November, & December
During the months of October, November, and December, Breakfast in Bed is suspended.  Please see opportunities for you to engage with Embracing Our Community below. 
  • October is Hunger Awareness Month!
In October, we will assist in feeding women and children attending the Courageous Women Association's outreach event Saturday, October 21.   The organization is collecting donations for this event.  See the attached document here .  Feel free to bring your donation to the church by Friday, October 20. We are also supporting our community partner, the Telegraph Community Ministry Center during their 50th Anniversary October 23-28. See the flyer below or visit the link
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! 
We are also honored to host a Prayer Booth again at CWA's event Saturday, October 21, 12-6PM at St. Mary's Center.  Are you a person faith and prayer?  Join us as we pray for over 1,000 women and children. Prayer warriors and booth volunteers are needed. RSVP at  PrayerBoothatCWA.eventbrite.com .

In November, we will support the City of Oakland's Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner Tuesday, November 21st at the Convention Center. Sign-ups start Friday, November 10th. Review the flyer and the workstations. Send your email to grow@memorialtabernacle.org and include which workstation you would like to volunteer with by the 9th to be included on the MTC Team! 

In December, we will have engage community to collect keep warm care items for our Christmas Gift Giving.  This year our hearts have compassion for the many homeless youth on the streets of Oakland. Read this recent article on the issue in our region: link.  The dates to distribute the gifts and the schools to be finalized in November. More to come. 

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