Volume 3, Number 1 September/ October 2015


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

Pointing Souls Toward Christ


Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Praise Newsletter! The exclusive newsletter of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Sharpsburg, PA!! We are so excited about the changes that we are making! We hope that you will bare with us as we are updating and changing the newsletter, One of the first changes, starts with the top of the page. As you can see, we are going to begin this new volume (volume 3) with a change; the change is that we are going to now begin having the newsletter, bi-monthly, instead of monthly. Meaning that we are now going to publish the newsletter every 2 (two) months. The next edition will be the first weekend in November. With this particular new change, we will need to know about events, classes, etc., at least 2 months in advance, for your event or message to make it into the next edition of the newsletter. This is our major change. We do have a few more minor changes within; so be ready! It's going to be a fun ride! As we are making these changes, we are praising GOD all of the way.

We are looking forward to the Fall/Autumn season. The children are back to school, we see the days getting shorter, and we hear the rustle of the trees, whisper to us that the season is getting ready to change. As GOD makes the proper changes to the World, and prepares us for the cooler months ahead, we pray that HE will continue to bless our church, our homes and our lives. We will return to you in November! Happy Fall!

Last Month's Sermon's and Highlights-

Sunday, August 2nd- Rev. Crisp

Sunday, August 9th – Rev. Crisp

Sunday, August 16th – Min. Sloan

Sunday, August 23rd – Min. Sloan

Sunday, August 30th --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

We are looking forward to an exciting Autumn Season! Please bare with us as we begin to do more activities together.

If you would like to have your child participate in these programs, (and additional upcoming events), please contact, Sis. Bobbie Cubbage, Sis. India West or Deaconess Barbara Cohen.

Education Update

There are a lot of fun and interesting things happening around town!

If you are interested in us going (to an event ) as a church group, please see Sis. Bobbie Cubbage , Sis. India West or Deaconess Barbara Cohen.

  1. http://freeridepgh.org/programs/youth-program

  2. Family Playshop :Saturday, September 26, 2015. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Laugh, play, discover and explore. Parents and guardians will dive into quality play time with their children age birth to 5 years. Over the course of this 5 week series, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their adults will spend time together, make friends, use toys to learn about their world and talk one-on-one with child development specialists. Event fee: Free Location: West End, 47 Wabash Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Contact: Miss Jamie-- 412.921.1717/ westend@carnegielibrary.org

If you or someone in our congregation is involved in an educational program that we need to be aware of, please let us know. Please contact Bro.Samuel Cubbage or Sis. Bobbie Cubbage @ 412-304-4737 or 412-607-0307 (call or text). Or @ www.sambobc@comcast.net. We would like to mention them right here! Let's continue to support one another. If we do not know, how can we show our support?

Also, if you know about any classes, in the Pittsburgh area, that would benefit MOBC, please let us know.

Birthday Blessings!!

We would like to wish a happy belated birthday to our August Birthdays!!

Phillip Saulsberry 11th Samuel Cubbage 19th Deaconess Emma Robinson 29th

Jaaden Humphries 30th

(If you do not see your name on our “Birthday Blessings”, please let us know.)

Thank yous!!!

President/spokesperson Bobbie Cubbage would like to thank the members of the Education Committee and LaTonya Rickerson, for all of the help throughout the month of July, with the Asaca Branch. This branch will be a part of the “Tree of Life”mural wall on 16th Street in the Fort Pitt classic cars parking lot. Thank you also, to Pam Bruno for allowing us to be a part of this awesome project! It was a wonderful and uplifting experience!! GOD is soo good!

President India West and the Missionary circle would like to thank you all for all that you've done for the Annual Deacon Milton Sloan Day, August 9th. It was a true coming together of family and friends; and it was a very blessed day!

Upcoming Events for September and October 2015

Missionary Circle Meeting-- Tuesday, September 8th @ 5pm

The Missionary circle presents, “HOUSEHOLD B.I.N.G.O!”. Saturday, October 10th in the lower level, (Time to be determined)..The Missionaries have created some beautiful items for the Chinese Auction. Come have some fun, food and fellowship. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Mt. Olive Baptist Church will be celebrating it's 123rdAnniversary on October 18h, during the morning service. Dinner will be available in the lower level, after the morning service. Come and get your body and your spirit fed, while celebrating our Church's Anniversary!

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 (sambobc@comcast.net). If we do not know, we cannot show our support.

Please remember, no food or beverages in the Sanctuary.

PA Retreat of the Month

Antiochian Village Conference Center

Antiochian Village offers a clean, quiet, distraction-free environment for gatherings of all kinds. Situated on 300 wooded acres are: 100 hotel-style lodging rooms, 44 cabins, 2 full-service dining facilities with seating for 700, 18 meeting rooms, state-of-the-art amphitheater, 2 outdoor pavilions, heritage museum, research library, business center, free wi-fi, walking trails, activity fields, geo-caching course, ample free parking, and a ropes course with 12 high and 12 low elements for group team-building.

Address: Route 711 North of Ligonier, 140 Church Camp Trail , Bolivar, PA 15923

Phone:(724) 238-3677

Website: http://antiochianvillage.org

Celebrate Fall with these tasty recipes!

Autumn Harvest Cobbler


1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon nutmeg 2 cups cold water, divided 1 cup golden raisins 1 cup dried apricots, halved

1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons cornstarch

6 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced


2 cups biscuit/baking mix ¾ cup 2% milk 1 tablespoon coarse sugar

2 Teaspoons grated lemon peel Whipped cream


  1. In a large saucepan combine the sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and 1-3/4 cups water. Bring to a boil. Stir in the apples, raisins, apricots and lemon juice. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth. Stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

  3. In a small bowl combine biscuit mix and milk just until blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto hot apple mixture. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and lemon peel.

  4. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream. Yield: 12 servings.

No-Bake Cereal Bars Recipe


2 cups Sugar 2 cups corn syrup 1 jar (40 ounces) Chunky Peanut Butter

6 cups Cheerios 6 cups rice crispies


  1. In a large saucepan, cook and stir sugar and corn syrup until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add peanut butter; mix well. Stir in cereals. Spread quickly into two lightly greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pans. Cut into bars while warm. Yield: about 10 dozen.

Bible Versus to Ponder

Genesis 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Gospel Poem

Autumn Blessings

By deborah ann

Autumn brings to the soul relief, as hot Summer days, slip to an end. God sent the season for weary hearts to restore, repair and mend. Unlike the Autumn trees, that shed their changing leaves
God sent the season for failing hearts to adhere, embrace and cleave. Just as with the Autumn winds,
there comes a new refreshing rain God sent the season for fraying hearts to increase, grow and gain. The Autumn sun is slow to climb, and dips much earlier into the night God sent the season for sleepy hearts to rise, shine and awake in His light. God gave to us the Autumn season, so we could have a respite and rest for it is the season for our beset souls to see how much we are blessed!

Songs of Praise

  1. Dance” by 3 Winans Brothers

  2. My words have Power” by Karen Clark Sheard ft. Donald Lawrence and company

3. “ Worth fighting For” by Brian Courtney Wilson

4. “War” by Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago

5. “All the Glory” by Alexis Spight

6. “Fill me up” by Casey J.

7. “This place” by Tamela Mann

8. “Yes you can” by Marvin Sapp

9. “Intentional” by Travis Greene

10. “For Your Glory” By Tasha Cobbs

Weekly Church Schedule

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- 6:00pm--Praise Team Rehearsal

Thursday-7:00pm--Bible study

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

out Gospel Excellence Radio with Bobbie D; weekends on www.blogtalkradio.com

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 blogtalkradio.com and listen to it in archive-mode. Listen and be blessed!

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

Prayer Warriors

Are you looking for prayer? Call upon the Mt. Olive Prayer Warriors! They will pray for you and your situation.

Deaconess Barbara Cohen: 412-537-1086

Deaconess Jackie Harvey: 412-417-2937

Sister India West : 412-983-1266 or 412-782-2181

Bobbie Cubbage : 412-607-0307

If you would like to be added as a Mt. Olive Baptist church “Prayer Warrior”, please contact the ladies above, as well as, the “Praise Newsletter”, and we will happily add your name. Let us pray, one for another.

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:

Autumn/Fall/Winter Recipes

Gospel songs of Praise

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 William Sloan: 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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