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Announcements

The Announcements are updated every Thursday and sent out via email in a newsletter called the eNews.

Worship

Why Give?

Why Give?  Douglas M. Lawson, Ph.D., in Give to Live, writes that giving is good for our emotional health.

  • Increased self-acceptance
  • Reduce self-absorption and sense of isolation
  • Expanded sense of control over one’s life and circumstances
  • Increased ability to cope with crises
  • Stronger feelings of personal satisfaction
  • Improved concentration and enjoyment of experiences
  • Enhanced compassion, empathy, and sensitivity to others
  • Reduced inner stress and conflict

Skeptical?  Give it a try.

Members of Mount Olivet will match contributions of first-time givers up to $50 per month (or $600 total) for 2023.  

Give Now

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🙌 Become a Liturgist!

Mount Olivet is looking for new members of our Liturgist crew! If you are interested, send an email to fumiejim@gmail.com.  No experience needed; all you need is a desire to serve Mount Olivet in this small way. Training a few minutes after church, any Sunday in January.

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Community

Parking Lot Survey Results

Results of the congregation-wide (and neighbors) survey regarding the potential development of the parking lot are in. The Parking Lot Study Committee thanks you for taking the time to share your thoughts and insights about development of the parking lot. The survey results are posted here on the Mount Olivet Portal.

Coming soon this year, a series of forums, discussion groups and presentations are being scheduled that will address the topics and questions raised in this survey. In particular:

  • Experience from other projects
  • Governance and management
  • Financing and how the project will NOT require a capital campaign or impact Mount Olivet’s budget
  • Differentiating the Mount Olivet Community Center as a separate entity from the other operations

Survey responses asked a number of key questions about the project. The FAQs on the Mount Olivet website are being updated to address the specific questions asked in Question 5.5 (Slide 30). Check back for updates.

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Caretakers of God's Creation

How often are we beguiled by a promise that something is actually good (or at least not harmful) for the environment only to find out that the benefits have been oversold, or “greenwashed?” The EU is planning to tackle greenwashing. Two common pitfalls:  something labelled “carbon neutral” can indicate that the company has purchased offsets, not improved its processes; and the pledge to reduce something by a specific percentage by 2030 without identifying the starting time period.

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Racial Equity Resources

January 27 has been designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. While last week's resources were about antisemitism generally, this week we will look at the Holocaust, the period in which an estimated 6 million Jews were murdered. View Resources

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Children

Children's Sunday School

Sundays at 9:40 AM

Come have fun with us on Sunday mornings! Mount Olivet has a strong Christian education program for preschool and elementary school-aged children. Each class is taught by a team of dedicated church members using United Methodist curriculum! Please register your child before attending Sunday School so we can welcome and get ready for you!

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Youth

Youth Mission Play

Feb 3, 2023 7:00 PM

Robin Hood and His Merry Men

Come join us for an evening of laughter and adventure as the Mount Olivet Players produce a comic retelling of a classic tale.

Prince John has decreed that the citizens of Nottingham play weekly taxes or face death! These dastardly deeds are enforced by none other than the Sheriff of Nottingham and herlackey Matilda.  All hope seems to be lost save the noble hero, Robin of Locksley who with the help of his merry “men” rob from the rich, give to the poor, and saves the fair Maid Marian.There will be laughter, sorrow, hardship, and gallantry to boot.  Not to mention good old fashioned thumb wars, a pleasant disregard for the 4th Wall, and a night of unforgettable fun.

Performances:

Friday, February 3 at 7 PM

Saturday, February 4 at 7 PM

Sunday, February 5 at 3:30 PM

Friday, February 10 at 7 PM

Saturday, February 11 at 7 PM

Cost

Our annual production is free of charge but we appreciate any donations to continue the mission and work of the Mount Olivet Youth program. This year your generous contributions go to support the continuance of this beloved arts ministry and as well as mission work done both in our local community and beyond.

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Adults

New Members Class

Feb 19, 2023 12:15 PM

New or interested in learning more about Mount Olivet? Join us for “Discover Mount Olivet,” a class to learn about the church and become a member. Sundays, February 19 and 26 at 12:15 pm in the Youth Area or via Zoom.

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Wednesday Night Study

Jan 4, 2023 7:00 PM

Mindful Silence

Wednesdays at 7 PM in-person or via Zoom, through February 8

Join Pastor Teer and other adults for a six-week study that will help you slow down, connect, and rediscover.

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