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Mount Olivet

UMCOR Flood Buckets

Under an hour
Mount Olivet
Family-Friendly
High Need

Before hurricane season, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) prepares to deploy flood buckets to vulnerable people affected by storms. As UMCOR prepares the meet the needs of the 2022 hurricane season, its supply of flood buckets is at a critically low level.

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.

Because Mount Olivet is committed to the mission and ministry of UMCOR, we are committed to helping stock UMCOR's warehouse ahead of hurricane season by filling buckets and collecting buckets from neighboring churches.

How can you help?

1.    Donate the cost of a flood bucket. The cost of each bucket is $78. You can donate below.

2.    Sign up to fill a bucket on October 23. This is the PERFECT activity for a family.

3.    Volunteer a few hours to receive buckets dropped off at Mount Olivet by neighboring churches.

Sign-up here to fill or receive buckets.

The generosity of Mount Olivet will ensure those affected by the impact of the 2022 hurricane season can quickly get back on their feet.

Please contact Stacy Porro or Pastor Teer with any questions.

Contact:
Stacy Porro

Adult Volunteers in Children's Ministry

1-3 hours
Family-Friendly
High Need

We are so excited to be together in-person, learning about God! We need volunteers to teach Sunday School and Children's Church, especially grades 1-5. We do this as a team, so if there is a week you cannot attend, one of the other teachers can lead. Please contact Linnea Carlson with any questions.

Contact:
Linnea Carlson

How About Coffee?

Under an hour
Mount Olivet
Family-Friendly
High Need

Coffee might seem like a small thing. Sure, someone can bring coffee from home or stop at a coffee shop on the way to church, but the ministry of hospitality is something we cannot take lightly. From welcoming a first time visitor to lifting someone's spirit after a rough morning a warm cup of coffee on Sunday morning is a way our congregation can welcome people who walk through our doors. We need your help to brew and serve. Sign up here to join our Sunday morning coffee team.

Contact:
Monte Campbell

Fall Clean-Up Day

October 22, 2022
8:30 am
1-3 hours
Mount Olivet
Family-Friendly
High Need

It's that time of year! All our projects will be outdoors, consisting mostly of cutting back bushes, trees, & vines, digging out weeds, mulching walkways, and raking and bagging leaves. We are blessed with a big, beautiful property, so there will be plenty to do. And it's fun when we do it together! The Scouts will join us again. A preliminary list of projects is attached. 

Contact Ann Speicher if you can participate and a list of specific projects.

Some helpful details to provide:

1. If you can participate on October 22 (including family members and friends)

2. If you have a preferred type of project (most require no expertise)

3. What yard tools you might bring

4. If you know how to repair the section of parking lot asphalt at the bottom of the walkway (see list of projects)

The yard tools we'll need include: leaf and bow rakes, trowels, weed eaters, loppers, clippers, pruning poles, pruning hand clippers, shovels, and wheelbarrows (to haul mulch and leaf bags). 

Contact:
Ann Speicher

opportunities to serve

Arlington & Beyond

UMCOR Flood Buckets

Under an hour
Mount Olivet
Family-Friendly
High Need

Before hurricane season, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) prepares to deploy flood buckets to vulnerable people affected by storms. As UMCOR prepares the meet the needs of the 2022 hurricane season, its supply of flood buckets is at a critically low level.

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.

Because Mount Olivet is committed to the mission and ministry of UMCOR, we are committed to helping stock UMCOR's warehouse ahead of hurricane season by filling buckets and collecting buckets from neighboring churches.

How can you help?

1.    Donate the cost of a flood bucket. The cost of each bucket is $78. You can donate below.

2.    Sign up to fill a bucket on October 23. This is the PERFECT activity for a family.

3.    Volunteer a few hours to receive buckets dropped off at Mount Olivet by neighboring churches.

Sign-up here to fill or receive buckets.

The generosity of Mount Olivet will ensure those affected by the impact of the 2022 hurricane season can quickly get back on their feet.

Please contact Stacy Porro or Pastor Teer with any questions.

Contact:
Stacy Porro

Arlington CROP Walk

October 15, 2022
1-3 hours
Family-Friendly
High Need

Join the Mount Olivet team to help fight hunger in the annual Arlington CROP Hunger Walk. Sign-up, then find friends and family to sponsor your walk to help support Arlington Food Assistance Center and global food programs supported by Church World Service. Let’s get walking!

In 2022, we’re walking to continue to fight against disease, disaster, displacement and other challenges that leave people hungry.  

The need is especially great this year. With prices skyrocketing, food pantries are struggling to keep up with increased demand. Last year, Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) provided more than 3 million pounds of food to 5,583 families. Worldwide, the number of displaced people has surpassed 100 million for the first time. Millions of refugees fled Ukraine and Afghanistan. Hunger and food shortages are growing.  

Join with us to help neighbors near and far get the meals they need for today and sustainable food security for tomorrow! 75% of the funds we raise support food programs around the world. 25% helps feed hungry people here in Arlington through AFAC. This year, we return to an in-person Walk on a 6K route. It is estimated that women and girls in developing countries walk an average of 6 miles to get and carry water. Let’s reflect on this as we walk together in the 44th Arlington CROP Hunger Walk.

Contact:
Kenn Speicher