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We are called by God to restore and redeem all of God’s creation. Mount Olivet’s Mission & Outreach team helps our congregation answer that call to serve in ministry with and for our neighbors throughout the world. This work is broad, and Mission & Outreach seeks to help our congregation be the hands and feet of Christ through hands-on work to restore and empower Christ’s community.

Serving Refugees
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Recently, Bishop Ough, president of the UMC Council of Bishops called us to “…see the face of Christ in the refugee…We are to welcome the sojourner, love our neighbor and stand with the most vulnerable among us. These very values of our sacred texts and faith traditions…must not be usurped by any executive order.”

  • Advocate for Refugees
    Join people from other churches and faith-based organizations to advocate on behalf of refugees and policies affecting them. Contact Kenn Speicher. 

Contact: Kenn Speicher | speicherak@verizon.net


Mount Olivet in Mission

A year of service, generosity, devotion, and love for our neighbors

Take a look at what you, the people of Mount Olivet, accomplished this year. You serve others in so many ways: hands-on ministry, financial support, and both. The Mission & Outreach team is pleased to play a part in helping you. Thank you. We are constantly amazed at all you do and all of the lives you touch here in Arlington and around the world.

Hands-On Ministries  |  Financial Support  |  Both Hand-On & Financial Support

Do you feel called to join us in mission? Find out how you can get involved, email the church office.

Change The World Sunday
Mount Olivet’s Sunday of service, working side-by-side with health and service organizations and to care for God’s creation.

Bi-District Training Paty Funegra and Cheryl Moore shared the La Cocina VA story with Methodist churches in Arlington and Alexandria. Jaydee Hanson co-led a practical session on “Greening our Churches”.

Stop Hunger Now, Mormon Church
Helping fight hunger around the globe with our friends at the Church of Latter-Day Saints.

Syrian Refugee Response
Sending letters of approval applauding the actions of the Arlington County Board and Senator Tim Kaine on behalf of refugees seeking asylum from the war in Syria, and offering our assistance.

Arlington Streams
Caring for God’s creation through stream cleanups in Arlington on Lubber Run and Four Mile Run.

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission
Being present for and serving with people and communities at home and around the world.

Sierra Leone College of Theology and Management
Helping sustain the college and the futures of its students when the Ebola epidemic forced schools to close.

Sierra Leone College of Theology and Management
Portable radios to get homework assignments to students who could not afford radios.

Reverends Kip & Nancy Robinson
Methodist missionaries to the people of Sierra Leone.

Education and health kits for disaster sites worldwide.

Grace Ministries
Meeting the material and spiritual needs of low-income immigrants in northern Virginia.

United Methodist Family Services of Virginia
Foster care, adoption and support services for children and families in need.

Methodist Federation for Social Action
Advocacy and action on issues of peace, poverty, and human rights.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Helping refugees fleeing war in Syria and Iraq as they seek new homes and restore their lives.

Initiatives of Hope
The Virginia Conference’s ministry with the people of Brazil, Mozambique and Cambodia.

IMEC School, Haiti
Working with Thomas Food Project to develop modern learning environments that help break the cycle of poverty for the children and their community.

Alternative House
Shelter and support for homeless teens.

Arlington CROP Walk
Ending hunger in countries facing natural disasters and poverty.

Mount Olivet Community Assistance
Food, clothing, toiletries and fellowship for the homeless and needy.
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Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network
Ending homelessness in Arlington; making bagged meals for the homeless and hungry.

Meals on Wheels
Hot lunches for the homebound.

La Cocina VA
Innovative culinary training and job opportunities for unemployed immigrants.
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Christmas for Others
Bringing a merrier Christmas to Latino families in need and to our Community Assistance guests.

English as a Second language and Immigrant Ministries
Teaching English to adult immigrants of all nationalities.

Imagine No Malaria
Working to save the 500,000 lives, mostly children, that malaria claims each year.

Arlington Food Assistance Center
Supplemental groceries for our neighbors in need.

Doorways for Women and Families
Pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness.

Education and health kits for disaster sites worldwide.

Sullivan House
Transitional housing and support services for homeless families and women in Arlington.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Advocacy for policies that better serve low-income, vulnerable and under-represented communities.

El Salvador Mission Trip
Leading youth and adults in constructing Habitat for Humanity homes for people in need in Usulutan.