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
"IT'S PARTY TIME" ( Matthew 22:1-14

In that day and time, a wedding feast was the highlight of all social life. And a wedding feast that a king prepared for his son would be the "mother of all feasts." Jesus was picturing the most elaborate celebration possible. This was the ultimate party.

I think it's significant that Jesus often compared his kingdom to a feast or a banquet. Being a part of God's kingdom is like goi ng to a party. It's a festive occasion, a time of fellowship, a time of joy. A lot of people seem to believe that you can't enjoy yourself if you're a Christian, that to be a Christian you have to denounce every joy and pleasure that abounds in this world. But I think Jesus wanted us to understand that the greatest joys this life has to offer are found in his kingdom.

God has prepared a spiritual feast for anybody who wants to join with him. He wants you to partake of that joy with him. But no one will enjoy the "feast" of the kingdom that refuses to take the kingdom seriously. Whether or not you come to the feast depends on you. If you take the kingdom of God lightly, you will never enter. There will always be some excuse you can come up with. But if you give the King's invitation the priority it deserves, willing to believe it and obey it, then you will enjoy the blessings of that kingdom throughout eternity. -- 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!
Hot Chocolate Party with Special Families  
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!  

Bring something to contribute to the hot chocolate bar. Contact Mrs. Tiffany at grow@memorialtabernacle.org if you have any questions. 
Christmas Eve at the Tabernacle
Sunday, December 24 | Starting at 9:15AM. Bring dessert to share after church.

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) Celebration 

Join us for our New Year's Eve (Watch-night) 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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