It is Almost Time!
As we approach the t hird Sunday of September , we reflect on the previous 92 Septembers in which time was set aside to celebrate what was established and ordained by God on 7th Street in West Oakland in 1925. Unfortunate circumstances and events over the decades do not allow us to see photos or videos from that time, but the verbal stories , testimonies , and foundation saturated with prayers remind all who hear them of God's faithfulness and favor.

Yes, the anniversary is being celebrated Sunday, September 16, 2018! This date and beyond, Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr., Mrs. Tiffany, and the Memorial Tabernacle Family welcome you to the family.  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 cho ose 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!
Special Invitation for You!
Ninety-third Church Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16

IT'S TIME FOR THE ULTIMATE FAMILY REUNION! The family of God will gather as we celebrate and honor His for giving us 93 years of FAITHFUL WITNESS Saturday, September 15 at the Salad Festival and Sunday, September 16 at the Worship Service . Tickets for the festival and raffle here - .

What Can You Do Between Now & Sunday? |
Between now and Sunday, PRAY, INVITE, & SHARE! Arrive early Sunday morning at 10AM as we come together in prayer before we worship our God!
Anniversary Colors |
If you choose, feel free to wear the anniversary colors: Gold, Black, and Kelly Green. Each color has meaning and purpose for this time in the ministry of Memorial Tabernacle Church.
Marketing Tools |

Click the flyers below to download for you to share and invite to the 93rd Anniversary Celebration!

Videos |
Video from Miss Brielle & Ms. Danielle
Video from Ms. Nuvia, Ms. Marilyn, & Mrs. Tiffany
Sermon Summary | September 9, 2018
“JESUS, IN DEFENSE OF HIMSELF” ( John 5:30-47 ) by Elder CALVIN L. KING, SR.:

Why do witnesses have to be called? Are they called because prosecutors and defendants are lying? Sometimes they do, but not always. Unfortunately, there might be the possibility that someone is lying, and that’s why witnesses are needed. Witnesses are there to corroborate the testimony of either the prosecutor or the defendant. That’s what we have in our passage this morning.

In the verses that we just read, Jesus is basically calling four witnesses to the stand to corroborate His testimony. Remember the scene: The Jewish leaders have just accused Jesus of what was—according to their laws—a crime. As a matter of fact, they accused Him of committing two crimes. They accused Him of working on the Sabbath; and they also accused Him of committing blasphemy. It was bad enough to be convicted of breaking the Sabbath, but if you were convicted of committing blasphemy, Jewish law said that you were to be stoned to death. You were to be brutally killed. So it was a very serious charge that they were attempting to prosecute Jesus with.

The Jewish leaders called for His defense. They called Jesus to the stand as the defendant. His defense can be summed up like this: Jesus did not break the Sabbath laws by healing a man on the Sabbath. He didn’t break the Sabbath laws because He is God; and as God, Jesus instituted the Sabbath in the first place. The charge of breaking the Sabbath wasn’t however the most serious charge they were lying at Jesus’ feet that day because they were also charging Him with blasphemy.

Verse 18 says, “. . . the Jews sought the more to kill Him, because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.” So that was at the heart of the matter. That was the big one. That was, in essence, what they called Jesus to the stand to defend. And what a defense He gave. He didn’t back down one bit. He fully and completely and unambiguously claimed to be God in the flesh. He claimed to be God in person. He claimed to be God in works. He claimed to be God in power. He claimed to be God in honor. He claimed to be God in salvation.

What will be your defense about Jesus? What do you say about Him? —Notes by USK
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. Celebrate with us and give your annual anniversary offering of $300. 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 , 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!
A Culture of Celebration, Study, & Prayer
September 2018 Calendar is available here .
Conversation Bible Study with the Pastor
Tuesday at 7PM

Music Ministry:
Band and Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, 9/12, 5PM & 6:30PM
Prayer Hour
Thursday at 6AM
Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness
September 9-15, 2018 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Check out this website for webinars and events happening this week: . We are all one. We are all connected! No one is alone! #GreenToHopeMHM
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! View for more information.
Community Connection: Impact, Inspire, Love
Easter LOVE Experience 2019:
Launch & Engagement Meeting
Monday, September 10 at 6:30PM

The response to Easter LOVE Experience 2018 exceeded our wildest dreams. Over 1,000 neighbors attended, more than 40 vendors/community organizations shared, and we shared a little love in our community!

It is that time again! Let's launch and get you...the community engage in the planning of Easter LOVE Experience 2019! Saturday, April 13, 2019 is the date! Meet at the host location - Bushrod Recreation Center on 59th Street. Bring your ideas, your positive energy, and your love!

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. For questions, please email
CWA Sister2Sister Empowerment and Enrichment Alliance
Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00PM

Sister2Sister Empowerment and Enrichment Alliance is a program free to women and girls who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crippling adversities. We are also open to family and friends of survivors who need support and counseling. Support groups meet in the Deacon Solomon Wortz, Jr. Prayer Room.

For more information, email .
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.