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What kind of church is Mount Olivet?

We are a growing congregation of the United Methodist Church. We are a people who pray, praise God, and proclaim the Word in worship. Diverse in age, background, and life experience, we strive to be a place for all ages to gather, grow in discipleship, and go out in service.

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church is committed to loving God and loving neighbor with our whole selves – heart, mind, soul, and strength. We believe that all persons are of sacred worth and dignity as part of God’s creation, as demonstrated by the ministry of Jesus Christ. We therefore welcome all persons into the life and ministry of our congregation regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or socioeconomic status, education, politics, physical or mental ability or health, or faith history.

Mount Olivet from N Glebe Road

Service Times

Traditional Worship 8:30 and 11:00 AM

The traditional services are, well, traditional! We sing from a hymnal and participate in worship together. We have an incredible choir that aids in creating an atmosphere of reverent worship.

The 8:30 a.m. service tends to be lighter in attendance, perfect for early risers who feel comfortable in a more intimate setting. Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month.

The 11:00 a.m. service is our largest service and carries with it lots of energy. Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month.

The Way Modern Worship | 11:00 AM

The Way is generally more casual. We invite you to “come as you are to worship” and join our amazing band in a more modern, emergent style time of worship. You’ll hear music ranging from Hillsong to The Eagles. Enjoy a cup of coffee, grab a bite to eat, and worship as you are.

The Way, Christmas Eve 2017

Location & Parking

We are located on the corner of North Glebe Road and 16th Street in Arlington, Virginia. Our address is 1500 North Glebe Road.

Our parking lot is in the block north of the church. There is an entrance from the southbound lane of North Glebe Road. If you need an ADA entrance, it is on Glebe Road next to the circle that can be accessed from the southbound lane of Glebe Road. ADA parking is available in the parking lot and on North 16th Street. near the church.

The closest door to the parking lot is on North 16th Street. Head up the stairs to get to the Sanctuary. Head downstairs to the lower level classrooms and the Youth Area and Fellowship Hall where The Way takes place at 11:00 a.m.


Your infants and toddlers are in very capable hands at Mount Olivet UMC. Our nursery is staffed by caring professionals who love children and are strongly committed to their safety and security. Nursery care for infants through 3 years old is available from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Sundays and for many other church events. Our nursery is located on the preschool side of the building on the same level as the sanctuary.

Children ages 3 years old- Grade 5 are invited to go to Children's Church during the 11:00 a.m. service and The Way.

Wee Believers is for children ages 3 years old through Kindergarten. The children are dismissed and go up the stairs in the Gathering Space. At the conclusion of the service they may be picked up in room U-4.

Belief Builders is for children in grades 1-5. The children are dismissed at the conclusion of children’s time and may be picked up downstairs in room L-8 following the service.

If you have questions about nursery care at Mount Olivet, please contact Linnea Carlson, Director of Children’s and Family Ministry.

Contact: Linnea Carlson |

Wednesday Nights

Wednesday nights are a great time to connect with the Mount Olivet community. From Wednesday Night Dinners to Children's Choir, there's something for everyone and every age.

Not ready to visit, but want to see more?

Watch our Live Stream! We stream the 8:30 AM Traditional Worship service each Sunday beginning at 8:25 AM.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn about becoming a member at Mount Olivet.