Outdoor Family Service
4 PM on The Green
This is an interactive, outdoor, family-friendly service that is sure to engage all ages. We will end the service with glow sticks and Silent Night! In the case of inclement weather we will move indoors.
Indoor Family Service
5 PM in The Sanctuary
This is an interactive, family-friendly service that is sure to engage all ages. We will end the service with glow sticks and Silent Night!
7:30 PM in The Fellowship Hall
A modern, laid-back Christmas Eve service with incredible music from The Way band and a cozy atmosphere. This is a family-friendly service that will engage all ages!
7 & 11 PM in The Sanctuary
A classic Christmas Eve service complete with the Mount Olivet Choir, Silent Night by candlelight, and Holy Communion. The 11 PM service will conclude close to midnight.
NFOR is a joint refugee ministry of Mount Olivet and St. George’s Episcopal Church. It has established an emergency fund to help meet urgent needs of recently arriving refugees, especially Afghan newcomers, when other sources of aid have ended.
With your support of the Advent Offering, you may help them pay for next month’s rent, a car repair, driving or English classes, school supplies, a doctor visit, or kitchen items for a family that just arrived after escaping the Taliban.
During natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) prepares to deploy flood buckets to vulnerable people affected by storms.
UMCOR is working to replace the buckets used in 2022 due to Hurricane Ian and other disasters - and its supply of flood buckets is low.
Flood buckets offer critical support to families in crisis – providing them with basic cleaning supplies to begin to muck out their houses and stop the spread of mold.
This year, the Virginia Conference has collected 3,724 buckets (value of $297,300). The Mission’s goal is to complete more than 4,677 buckets in total – to prepare for next year’s disasters. The UMCOR headquarters in Atlanta has expressed deep appreciation for the amazing success our region has had thus far in funding the buckets - and is deeply grateful for the commitment to helping people improve their lives after a disaster.
Rev. RJ Jun, VAUMC Assoc, Director of Serving Ministries, led the team that coordinated and collected buckets for UMCOR across the Conference. He has prepared an Advent Offering video for Mount Olivet that will be shown at The Way on December 4 and shared online. An UMCOR representative will speak about the flood bucket campaign at the Sanctuary service.