Week of November 26, 2017
There will be no Wednesday Night Dinner on Wednesday, November 22.
There will be no Sunday school on Sunday, November 26.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
This fall, The Mount Olivet Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary. Over the years the Foundation has awarded grants and loans to hundreds of students and dozens of community organizations. To learn more about the work of the Foundation, see the brochure in the bulletin on Sunday, click the link below, or visit mountolivetfoundation.org
Christmas For Others
Reaching out to neighbors in need has been an Advent and Christmas tradition at Mount Olivet throughout our history. Each year, the Outreach and Missions team chooses ministries at home and abroad for a special offering above and beyond our regular giving. Your gifts to the Advent offerings will truly make a difference.
Join us in making a special Christmas gift for immigrant families. The Giving Tree is up, the gift tags are waiting. This year we will again be helping La Cocina VA culinary students and their families. Located at Mount Olivet, La Cocina VA prepares unemployed immigrants for careers in the food service industry. The Advent Offering lets us buy additional gifts that are needed, like food, diapers, and warm clothing. So help others by supporting the Advent Offering and taking a gift tag from the Giving Tree in the Gathering Space. Please return the wrapped gift and tag by Sunday, December 10. Volunteers are needed to help organize gifts and shop for missing gifts. If you can help, email Marilyn Traynham. Christmas for Others: it’s a Mount Olivet holiday tradition.
Contact: Marilyn Traynham | email@example.com
Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sale
Friday, December 1- Sunday, December 3
Advent Book Study | Interrupted by Hope: Turning Towards Advent
Wednesdays, November 29-December 20
Led by Pastor Teer
La Cocina Providing Breakfast to Congregation
Sunday, December 3
A Candlelight Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Preschool Christmas Party
Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m.
All preschool age children are invited to the Mount Olivet Preschool (MOPS) Christmas Party on December 2. There will be crafts, treats, and lots of holiday fun for the little ones (and a very special visitor from the North Pole!).
Last names starting A-L, please bring a healthy, kid-friendly snack.
Last names starting M-Z, please bring a sweet, kid-friendly snack.
NO NUTS, please!
For the older children, all the Sunday school classes will be featuring special activities to celebrate this special season.
UMW Christmas Tea
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
The United Methodist Women invites you to enjoy a time of holiday cheer and fellowship at the Christmas Tea on December 9. All are welcome!
Senior Adult Christmas Lunch
Tuesday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Join the Senior Adults for a Christmas Lunch on December 12 at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, VA. The bus will leave the parking lot at 11:00 a.m. to make our reservation at noon. To reserve your seat on the bus, contact Tina Marcus.
Contact: Tina Marcus | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!
Cookies for Community Assistance
Sunday, December 10
It’s that time of year again and we need your help to make 5,000 Christmas Cookies to give our Community Assistance guests on Saturday, December 16. Bring your cookies to church on Sunday morning, December 10 or to Wednesday night dinner on December 13 where we will be packing all 5,000 cookies after dinner. This is a great hands-on mission activity for young and old. Note: because we have to pack the cookies on top of each other…no icing, please!
Church Grand Piano For Sale
A 6ft Kohler and Campbell Grand Piano with matching bench, currently stored in the music room (U3) is for sale. This beautifully maintained full-size grand piano is like new inside and out. Mount Olivet will share the professional moving cost with the buyer. Please contact Dr. Steven Shaner to see, hear, and play this wonderful instrument.
Contact: Dr. Steven Shaner | 703-527-3934
A Message from Caretakers of God’s Creation