Praise Newsletter July 2014


Volume 1, Number 11 July 6th , 2014





The Newsletter of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Sharpsburg, PA

Pointing Souls Toward Christ



Spotlight on Summer at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Sharpsburg!

Summer is well underway! There are so many things going on this month! Please take the time to research our newsletter, to see what is going on! Continue to enjoy God's many blessings; take the time to “smell the roses”, enjoy all of the brilliant colors of the season. Feel the sun, shining down on your face. Enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your Winter and Spring labor! And know, that GOD has created all of this beauty for you!


Last Month's Sermon's and Highlights- (Lifting up 2)

June 1st- Rev. Jones

June 8th-Rev. Jones— Called, “The learning process”. Taken from Philippians 4:8-13 (lifting up verse 11)

June 15- Rev. Jones

June 22- Rev. Jones-- Called, “The Greatest”. Taken from Matthew 18:1

June 29- Min. Sloan

If you have questions or would like more information about past sermons, speak to the Pastor directly.


A Few words from the Education Committee

What an awesome job the childen did for the June Youth Day, “All about Dad” presentation. We would like to thank all who were involved; and we pray that we made the Fathers feel special!!



Education Update

Congratulations to the students and their accomplishments for the 2013-2014 school year!

If there is a student that you feel deserves some kudos, let us know! We would like to honor them, and show them that we care. Please contact, Sis. Bobbie Cubbage (President), Sis. Phyllis Saulsberry and/or Sis. India West with the correct spelling of the child/person's name. If we do not know, we cannot show our support. Thank you!



Mt. Olive Baptist Church Members Out and About


Our very own, Rev. Curtis Jones was the guest Preacher for the Holy Trinity Baptist Church on June 22nd for “Family and Friends Day” . Rev. Jones delivered an electrifying message! And the congregation was blessed!




Tyler Humphries and the Alumni Theater Company (ATC)PRESENTS: HAIRJuly 25-27.... July 25- 8 pm, July 26- 8pm, and July 27- 7pm at the New Hazlett Theater on the North Shore.Address is 6 Allegheny Square, Pgh, PA 15212. For more information visit their website at call 412.320.4610




Cubbiez Creations...Couture and More!! God's deserve it!”, will have a specialty soap basket featured at a silent auction on Saturday, July 12th. The event, “The 6th Annual -Emma Bursick-Fair Play Family-Fun Festival” at the Emmerling Community Park from 3-7pm; is to raise awareness for SUDEP or Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.




If you or someone in our congregation is involve with some type of community outreach, a play, program or otherwise, please let us know. We want the members and Saints of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, to come out and support them. And we would like to feature them right here! Let's continue to support one another. If we do not know, how can we show our support?



Upcoming Events for July 2014


Missionary Meeting- July 8th @ 6pm


Annual Deacon and Deaconess Day- July 13th - Rev. Laverne Embry- Guest Preacher.


Tabernacle Cosmopolitian Baptist Church “Family and Friends Day”, July 20th @ 3:30pm- Rev. Jones- Guest Preacher


If there are any events that we need to be aware of, please feel free to contact, (call or text) Bro. Samuel and Sis. Bobbie Cubbage @ 412-304-4737 or ( If we do not know, we cannot show our support.


Celebrate summer with these tasty recipes!

Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole


lbs ¾ large shrimp, peeled and deveined, 4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks, 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped , ½ C chopped sweet onion 2 cloves of garlic, minced , 1 tbsp tomato paste, 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp ½ cajun seasoning, Salt and pepper to taste, 2 ½ C cooked quinoa, 1 C shredded fontina cheese, Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Toss the shrimp and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning together, set aside.

  2. Toss the tomatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, set aside.

  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet. Cook the shrimp until opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  4. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil to the pan along with the onion, jalapeno and garlic. Cook until the onion and jalapeno are tender, stirring often. Mix in the quinoa, tomato paste, ½ tsp Cajun seasoning and tomato chunks. Top with the shrimp and then sprinkle with the fontina cheese.

  5. Place in the oven and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. During the last 2 minutes, turn on the broiler to high and broil until the cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.

  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro.


If you don't like quinoa, you can sub the quinoa with brown rice.


Bible Versus to Ponder


Remind them to be submissive to rulers and

authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for

every good work, to speak evil of no one, to

avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show

perfect courtesy toward all people. For we




ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led


astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures,


passing our days in malice and envy, hated by


others and hating one another. But when the


goodness and loving kindness of God our


Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of

works done by us in righteousness, but according

to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration

and renewal of the Holy Spirit,


Titus 3:1-5


Songs of the Month




1. Fred Hammond-- I feel GOD

2. BeBe and Cece Winans-- Heaven

3. Char McAllister-- Favor

4. Marvin Sapp-- My Testimony

5. Tamala Mann-- I can only Imagine

6. William Murphy-- It's Working

7. Ricky Dillard and New G-- Amazing!

8. James Fortune and FIYA-- Live Through It

9. Mali Music-- Beautiful

10. Andy Mineo-- You Can't Stop Me





PA Retreat of the Month

Camp Green Lane is a seven-week, coed sleep-away summer camp, tucked in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania. We offer a 4-week program for younger and first time campers. We are ACA accredited and family-owned. Thousands of families from all over the United States have considered us their summer home because of the supportive and safe traditional environment we provide.

Camp Green Lane is a special place — where kids can enjoy just being kids, and where the top priorities are participation, learning and fun. What sets us apart are our traditions, our positive spirit, and the unbreakable bonds that develop here.We hope your child becomes a part of our next generation.
Our Mission: Create a Safe, Family-Oriented Environment,Provide Instruction and Play time in Athletics, Aquatics, Arts, Adventure, Encourage and Nurture Participation + Skill Building + Teamwork, Add in a Healthy Dose of Special Events and Trips, See Happy, Well-Rounded Children Flourish & Grow. Call us: (215) 234-9211-- Fax us: (215)-234-0430

Gospel Poem


No conditions were set by Jesus, when the commandment was given to love your neighbor. Love. Period. Regardless of any adjective or descriptor, classification or preconception love.
And take no heed to the impairment, nor to the pigment tone of another; soul's wrappings. Nor to what chromosome dictated the gender, nor to what gender attracts its bearer love cannot be bought,
so count not one's treasure. Two thousand years later we can see who His disciples are by how theytreat all others.


Weekly Church Events

Sunday-8:30am--Sunday School

Sunday Service-10:00am

Monday- 11-NOON--Sweet hour of Prayer

Monday-7:00pm--AA/NA Meeting

Tuesday-7:00pm--Praise Team Rehearsal

Wednesday-7:00pm--Prayer Meeting

Thursday-7:00pm--Praise Team Rehearsal



Are you looking for uplifting music? Are you looking for an alternative to what is on the radio, these days? Check

out Gospel Excellence with Bobbie D; Every Saturday at 10am on

The best Gospel music, news and PRAISE! Find us on Facebook and Twitter @ keywords, Gospel Excellence. If you miss a broadcast, you can log on to and listen to it archived.


Please remember our sick and shut in:

Send a card, place a call. Remember those confined to home or hospital.


To request cards for any occasion to be sent on behalf of the church, contact Sis. Elaine Hudson at 412-362-8887


Please check the newsletter holder, in the Annex for any additional copies of , "Praise Newsletter".


To schedule a Ministerial If there is anything you would like to see

Visit, please contact Rev. in the Praise Newsletter, please send all

Wilmer Crisp at 412-824-2362 correspondence to Praise Newsletter

1020 Main Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215


Next Issue:

Last Month's Sermons and Highlights

Summer recipes
Spotlight Interview

Gospel songs of the month

Our Organization

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

1020 Main Street

Sharpsburg, PA 15215



Reverend Curtis M. Jones Sr.: PASTOR

Minster Esther Sloan : Associate Minister

Rev. Wilmer Crisp Jr. : Associate Minister

Deacon Jesse Jones : Chairman Deacon Board

Sister Elaine Hudson: Chairman Trustee Board

Deaconess Jackie Harvey: Church Clerk



Samuel and Bobbie Cubbage


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Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Sharpsburg



 A long standing spiritual institution in Sharpsburg, soon to be celebrating 123 years in the community, the church is located at 1020 Main Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215-2438 Contact no.(412) 781-5554. 


Rev. Curtis M. Jones Sr.-- PASTOR

Min. Esther Sloan-- Associate Minister

Rev. Wilmer Crisp-- Associate Minister



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Mt. Olive Baptist Church