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 | October 14, 2018
“God Will Turn Your Dead-End Into a Good Finish Line” ( 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ) by SENIOR ELDER, REV. CALVIN L. KING, SR.
When I was in high school at McClymonds High, in Oakland, I was a member of the track team. I was a sprinter and known for running the 100 meters. I am proud to say that I set a few records back in the day. I recall however on one particular occasion at a track meet when my coach told me that I had to run the quarter mile (400 meters). I felt at first that I was completely out of comfort zone.

In the 400-meter race, runners ran once around the complete distance of the track. Physically and mentally I was prepared because of the hard work and training I’d put in to be a runner—and if asked to, I was ready. When the starter fired the starter pistol, I shot out of my runner’s block and lane like a lion springing towards its prey. I was here to win.
I had a great start. I was far ahead of all the runners. No one could catch me. I could see the finish line in front of me. No one was to my left or to my right. I was taught never look back, to stay focused and look ahead. I could see the tape. But something happened. Just a few feet away from the finish line, I fell. I lost the race. All the runners passed by me as I lay on the ground. But then I said to myself, Get up! I got up and ran the short distance across the finish line. To my surprise however, the crowd who were watching us compete stood up and cheered me as I finished the race.

My brothers and sisters—and pastor, sometimes a good start doesn’t necessarily secure a strong finish. There’s nothing wrong with a good start, but it’s just not enough. Like the old gospel song says, “Ninety-nine and a half, won’t do!” Metals and trophies are ONLY given to those who run the race to the end. In this text, Paul uses this metaphor of a race for the journey of faith. The Church in Corinth was familiar with races. Corinth hosted one of the most famous of the Greek athletic events, second only to the Olympic games. Paul uses this example of a race to point to another race; for we, as Christians, are running a race where we are called not just to start strong but finish well. If we fall, get up! The race isn’t over!

Don’t let people’s criticisms of you, opinions, judgments, or circumstances of whatever kind keep you from running and finishing your race. God will turn your dead-end into a good finish line. —Notes by USK
God's Timing

In the meantime, continue to faithfully serve Him, share His message of love with the lost, and be a walking epistle! 

Giving Back To God!
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.”

Through your financial gifts, we are able to continue to do the mission of MTC. Continue to celebrate with us as we Matthew 28:19 and support with your financial gifts and offerings. The ministry is also in need of finances to prepare t he church buildings for the winter and rain. More details to be provided on the need, but feel free to g ive 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!
Be A Part of Our Family Reunion Services
October 2018 Calendar is available here .
Sunday, October 21
Family Worship, 10:30AM
Elder Mrs. Jeanette King
Sunday, October 21
Servant's Prayer Hour 6:30PM
Tuesday, October 23
Bible Study
Community Connection: Impact, Inspire, Love
An Evening with The Kings
Thursday, October 18th at 7:00PM
Courageous Women Association's Day of Shopping, Pampering, and Community Outreach
Saturday, October 20th at 12:00PM

We are honored to support this CWA event with a Prayer Booth Saturday, October 20th. You are invited to join other women as we pray for over 500 women and children at the Courageous Women Association's Annual Outreach Event. Would you be available to join other prayer warriors between 12PM and 5PM at St. Mary's Center? Email Mrs. Tiffany at admin@memorialtabernacle.org .

The organization is also collecting donations for this event.  For more information, please visit http://www.courageouswomen.org/.
Calling All Young People Ages 8 to 17 to the Youth Going Green Meetup!
Sunday, October 21st at 3:00PM

The October theme is "The Air We Breathe: Understanding Air Pollution & Our Role in Keeping It Clean".  Take a second to inhale and exhale! Meetup components will include: 
  • Pollution around the world: Guyana & Mozambique
  • The Local Non-profit Impact through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District 
  • The Youth Role in Eliminating Air Pollution
  • Tabletop Discussions around Our Civil Rights to Have Good Quality Air
  • Experts in the area of air pollution nationally and regionally have been invited to share and participate. 
  • And much more... 

You will not be disappointed as we learn together in a fun and creative way. Bring your cash redeemable recyclables. Be sure to wear your YGG shirt! If you need one, you may purchase one at the meeting. Let us know that you are coming by RSVPing on the website. Questions: Email ygg@memorialtabernacle.org.
Getting Informed for Tuesday, November 6th
Sister Tonya provided a great reference -  https://ballotpedia.org  as you make decisions on how you will vote Tuesday, November 6th.  

Also Oaklanders, here is an opportunity for you. Join the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission | Application deadline is Oct. 19, 2018. Apply for a seat on the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission. 1 Commission-appointed seat opens in January 2019. The application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018. Download the application at http://www2.oaklandnet.com/w/OAK071431
Subteam Registration for Easter LOVE Experience 2019
The response to Easter LOVE Experience 2018 exceeded our wilde st dreams. Over 1,000 neighbors attended, more than 40 vendors/community organizations shared, and we shared a little love in our community!

Be a part of the Easter LOVE Experience 2019 Team! Think of the Team you would like to be a part of to help ELE 2019 be most successful: Registration, Vendor Area (selling items), Resource Area, Security, Volunteers, Food, Marketing, Fundraising, Logistics, Programming, Easter Egg Hunt, and Entertainment. Let us know what subteam(s) you would like to be a part of:  https://ele2019-subteam-registration.eventbrite.com.

Save-the-Date for Saturday, April 13, 2019, and we are returning to the host location - Bushrod Recreation Center on 59th Street. For questions, please email  EasterLoveExperience@gmail.com 
Mental Wellness: Empowering Churches
Many churches are doing what they must to become informed, connected, and prepared for helping members and the community overcome, manage, and develop their mental health! Here are a list of days and events in which churches can use to bring about awareness and education to remove the stigma and provide resources to those who need them!

Our Church 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; to be a center of genuine concern for those in need, a sanctuary of community worship that is neither shallow nor restrained, a spiritual home where members find an expression of precious love for one another and a haven for the unsaved.