WEEK OF MAY 16, 2016




Value God's Word  “I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure.”
Psalm 119:162 NKJV

When I Value God's Word, I...

Enjoy His Voice
 - “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”  Psalm 119:103

Embrace His View –“I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.”  Psalm 119:59
Experience His Victory -  “So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.”  Psalm 119:42



One in Prayer

"But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 NIV


The One in Prayer project for the month of May is a plea for Christian families to remain true to Christian convictions. Christian families are called to model God's design for the household through steadfast service to God and each other. Pray daily that our families are all that God would have them be, and that we show forth light in a world of darkness.




Sunday School Lesson – May 22, 2016

Union Gospel Press - Christian Life Series


Topic:  Childlike Faith


Scripture: Luke 18:15-27; Mark 10:16



1. Simplicity of Faith – Luke 18:15-17; Mark 10:16

2. Challenge to Faith – Luke 18:18-22

3. Reward for Faith – Luke 18:23-27


Golden Text – “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” (Luke 18:17)



Annual Revival – Oak Cliff Baptist Ministers Union

May 14-20, 2016                                                                

The Oak Cliff Baptist Ministers Union will be in revival May 14-20, 2016; times and locations are as follows:

Noon Day Services 12:00pm – New Generation Baptist Church – 8816 S. Lancaster Rd.

Nightly Services 7:30pm– New Birth Baptist Church - 444 W. Ledbetter

Evangelist – Rev. Clinton McFarland, Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia


Thank You Acknowledgement

The kind gestures you made on our behalf will always be remembered -- as will you. Thank you so very much for your cards, concern, and presence during the passing of our loved one.

Pastor Johnny Calvin Smith and Family


Attention Graduating Seniors -  High School and College

Attention Class of 2016, please be sure to turn in your name to Deacon Brad McBeth to insure that you are included in the Graduation Celebration in July for High School and College achievement.  You will be contacted with the details at a later date. 


Youth Corner - Coming Events

Put On The Whole Armor of God - Meet At The Mount!

Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 pm -  Youth Choir Rehearsal;

Sunday, May 22, - 9:30 am - Church School

“Childlike Faith” Luke 18:15-27; Mark 10:16  

6:00pm – Praise Dance Team   

       Gentlemen of Distinction  


Vacation Bible School at The Mount                    June 13 -17, 2016

Theme:  Submerged

“Finding Truth Below the Surface.”

Psalm 139:23-24


Vacation Bible School is a ministry designed to reach people of all ages, leading them to know and respond to Jesus the Christ.  VBS is a fun-filled spiritual adventure that provides concentrated Bible study and encourages real life application.  Our 2016 Vacation Bible School Theme is SUBMERRGED, “FINDING TRUTH BELOW THE SURFACE.”   Scripture Reference: Psalm 139:23-24. VBS classes and activities will begin Monday, June 13, thru Friday, June 17, 2016.  Class activities will commence starting at 9am-12noon for students ages 2 through Adults!  If transportation is required, please leave your name, address and phone number in the church office by Wednesday, June 8, or you may leave a message on the church phone – 214-428-2990 with this information.  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.





Wednesday Night Prayer/Bible Fellowship - 7:00 pm -   We will continue our study of the Book of Psalms on May 18, with Psalm 111.   

“A Psalmist Vow to Praise the Lord”

Psalm 111


The psalmist praises the Lord for His goodness and His gracious deeds. He reminds the people that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (v.10).


The Wednesday Night Bible Study Group presents the Central Theme of the Psalms that we have reviewed. Also reference: Everyday Bible Companion, George W. Knight, Rayburn W. Ray.



Thru The Bible Daily Bible Reading                              


Day   Date                           Text

137    May    16                Ezra 9

138    May    17                Ezra 10

139    May    18                Nehemiah 1

140    May    19                Nehemiah 2

141    May    20                Nehemiah 3

142    May    21                Nehemiah 4

143    May    22                Nehemiah 5

144    May    23                Nehemiah 6

145    May    24                Nehemiah 7

146    May    25                Nehemiah 8

147    May    26                Nehemiah 9

148    May    27                Nehemiah 10

149    May    28                Nehemiah 11

150    May    29                Nehemiah 12

151    May    30                Nehemiah 13

152    May    31                Esther 1


Coming Events



5th Sunday     May 29  Spirit Day



This Month's Health Tip (From the Nurses Guild)


Five Tips for Exercise Success

1. Choose activities that are fun. Exercise doesn't have to be a chore and the more fun it is, the more likely you are to stick with it.

2. Variety is the spice of life! Don't just find one thing and stick to it... your guaranteed to get bored eventually. Find a couple different types of exercise that you enjoy (swimming, biking, weight training, yoga, group exercise classes, etc.) and mix it up!

3. Keep a record of your activities. Set small "achievable" milestones and reward yourself periodically. Nothing motivates and keeps you going like success!

4. Make it a lifestyle! Short-term diets and fitness kicks don't work. Lifestyle changes that become part of your normal routine are important for long-term success.

5. Watch the clock. Pick a time that's convenient and try to stick to it. If you get used to working out before work or walking during your lunch hour... you're more likely to stick with it.