Week of January 21, 2018
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ADULTS | YOUTH & CHILDREN | SERVE | CHURCH LIFECOMMUNITY


Present Over Perfect | Wednesday Night Book Study
Concludes Wednesday, January 31
Room L5 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for this Wednesday Night Study at 6:30 p.m. We will read Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequest. The study lasts 5 weeks, concluding on January 31.
From the author: A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy. Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth. Written in Shauna’s warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. In these pages, you’ll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.
 
Contact: Pastor Teer Hardy | thardy@mtolivet-umc.org
 

Discover Mount Olivet
Sunday, January 14-28

Join us for Discover Mount Olivet, a class to learn about the church and become a member. Sundays, January 14-28 at 9:40 am in the Sanctuary. Contact Tina in the church office for more information or to register.
 
Contact: Tina Marcus | tmarcus@mtolivet-umc.org | (703) 527-3934

The Living Room | Small Group For Parents & Young Couples
Begins Sunday, January 21

Join fellow parents and young couples for a new small group at Mount Olivet. Beginning Sunday, January 21 and continuing every other week, we will gather for dinner and conversations. Our first gathering will be hosted by Allison and Teer Hardy from 5:00-6:30 p.m. (4627 16th St. N, across from the church.)
 
We will go through studies together so we can better understand our children and support one another in this season of life. This group is also a place where we can create community and encourage each other through study, fellowship, activities and service.
 
Contact: Heather & Lanny Shepherd | Lannyshepherd@gmail.com
 

Preschool Priority Registration
January 22-26, 2018

Priority Registration for the Preschool 2018-2019 school year is the week of January 22 – 26, 2018.  Forms for Priority Registration will be available beginning Tuesday, January 16thForms must be returned to the Preschool Office No Later Than 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26th!  A $110 registration fee is due with the form, and the Preschool Office must view each child’s original birth certificate at the time of registration.  The preschool will notify Priority Registration families about children’s placement or waiting list positions as soon as possible after registration closes.  Please note that church member families who do not register during Priority Registration will forfeit priority status, but can participate in Open Registration from January 29 – February 2.
 

The Living Room | Small Group For Parents & Young Couples
Begins Sunday, January 21

Join fellow parents and young couples for a new small group at Mount Olivet. Beginning Sunday, January 21 and continuing every other week, we will gather for dinner and conversations. Our first gathering will be hosted by Allison and Teer Hardy from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
We will go through studies together so we can better understand our children and support one another in this season of life. This group is also a place where we can create community and encourage each other through study, fellowship, activities and service.
 
Contact: Heather & Lanny Shepherd | Lannyshepherd@gmail.com

Youth Missions Play | The Revenge of the Space Pandas

The Mount Olivet Players, in conjunction with Keegan Theatre, are performing Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock by David Mamet, the Pulitzer-prize winning creative mind behind Glengarry Glen Ross, The Untouchables, and the Postman Always Rings Twice. This sci-fi fantasy about two 12 year-olds and a sheep hurtling through space to a panda-policed outer dimension serves up wry grown-up humor and fun for the whole family. Performances are February 2-4 and 9-11, with proceeds supporting the Youth Summer Mission Trips. 

Admission to the play is free, but donations will be taken during the show to support youth summer mission trips. 

Friday Evening Performances
February 2, February 9
7:30 PM

Saturday Evening Performances & Dinner Theatre
February 3, February 10
Dinner at 6:00 PM
Performance at 7:30 PM
$13 adults, $7 children
*You do NOT have to attend the dinner AND performance.

Sunday Matinees
February 4, February 11
2:00 PM

Reserve Your Tickets

Be An Acolyte!

Are you in 5th-12th grade and want to make a difference during worship service? Sign up to be an acolyte! You get to wear a cool robe and carry the light to the altar! You get to help with communion and assist baptisms! Contact Lou Phelps to learn more.
 
Contact: Lou Phelps | louphelps@yahoo.com

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Bus Drivers Needed

Do you want to support Mount Olivet but have little spare time? If so, then driving elderly members in Mount Olivet’s bus to Sunday services could be for you. We need more drivers to keep providing transportation for Sunday school and all Sunday services to those who can’t transport themselves. More drivers gives us more flexibility to accommodate anybody’s availability, so chances are we can fit your schedule.
 
Contact: Charles Lundy | calundy@verizon.net | (703) 241-9363
 

Be An Acolyte!

Are you in 5th-12th grade and want to make a difference during worship service? Sign up to be an acolyte! You get to wear a cool robe and carry the light to the altar! You get to help with communion and assist baptisms! Contact Lou Phelps to learn more.
 
Contact: Lou Phelps | louphelps@yahoo.com

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Strategic Planning Report

Our consultant has completed his report and provided recommendations to Mount Olivet. The report can be found on our website using the link below, or you can pick up a hard copy at the office counter in the Gathering Space.
 
 

Church Grand Piano For Sale

A 6-foot 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

This year try bringing a reusable coffee cup or mug to your favorite coffee shop- and even to Mount Olivet! Each year approximately 25 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away. The manufacturing process to make four coffee cups creates one pound of Co2 emissions. That can be as much as 6.25 million pounds of CO2 emmissions in one year-for paper coffee cups.
 

Youth Missions Play
The Revenge of the Space Pandas

The Mount Olivet Players, in conjunction with Keegan Theatre, are performing Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock by David Mamet, the Pulitzer-prize winning creative mind behind Glengarry Glen Ross, The Untouchables, and the Postman Always Rings Twice. This sci-fi fantasy about two 12 year-olds and a sheep hurtling through space to a panda-policed outer dimension serves up wry grown-up humor and fun for the whole family. Performances are February 2-4 and 9-11, with proceeds supporting the Youth Summer Mission Trips. 

Admission to the play is free, but donations will be taken during the show to support youth summer mission trips. 

Friday Evening Performances
February 2, February 9
7:30 PM

Saturday Evening Performances & Dinner Theatre
February 3, February 10
Dinner at 6:00 PM
Performance at 7:30 PM
$13 adults, $7 children
*You do NOT have to attend the dinner AND performance.

Sunday Matinees
February 4, February 11
2:00 PM

Reserve Your Tickets

Chat N Chew 2.0
Saturday, February 24
Ebenezer UMC in Stafford, VA

Bishop Lewis will be hosting a listening session on Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Ebenezer UMC in Stafford, VA. The event is both for laity and clergy from the Alexandria, Arlington, Rappahannock River, and Richmond Districts. It will focus on the work from The Commission on The Way Forward regarding unity and human sexuality, allowing lay and clergy voices across the conference to engage directly in this important conversation. Cost per person is $10 and includes lunch.
 
Register

Faith On Tap with Arlington Commons
Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m.
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub

Come for an open, thoughtful conversation on the intersection of racial justice and faith. Gather around 6; conversation begins at 6:30. Facilitated by Jeania Ree Moore, Director of Civil and Human Rights for the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church.
 
Contact: Kate Floyd | katefloyd@arlingtoncommons.org