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.
UMCOR | Haiti Relief
This year, one of our Advent offerings will support relief efforts in Haiti in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation on August 14. The quake, which particularly damaged the southern and western regions of the island, left more than 2,200 dead and 12,000 injured.
Our offering will be sent to the Virginia Conference disaster relief efforts which is working through the Église Méthodiste d’Haiti (Methodist Church in Haiti.) Our offering will help the churches of EMH directly impacted by the earthquake to help their recovery. Our offering will also be used to provide food, water filters, kits, and traps directly to people in the circuits (districts) impacted.
Several hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. Those still open have been completely overwhelmed, lacking sufficient personnel and medical supplies. Shortly after the earthquake, the United Methodist Committee of Relief awarded a grant to EMH, to work in coordination with local doctors and nurses, to supply two clinics in Gebeau and Les Cayes with medical supplies. This grant has enabled the procurement of bandages, gauze, IV fluids, antibiotics, and, given the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Personal Protection Equipment.
Wednesdays at 7 PM via Zoom
Join Pastor Teer for a Wednesday evening Advent Study, titled Embodied Light starting on December 1 at 7 PM online.
Embodied Light invites you to ponder our Creator's daring adventure of becoming human and coming to earth to live among us. During this 4-week study, you will explore the meaning of incarnation—the miracle of our Creator choosing to become human and live among us. The Incarnation also says something to us about our own lives, about what being human means. We will use Embodied Light by Melissa Tidwell as a guide. Books are available from the church office and online at the link below.
Please note you can fully participate in the study without reading the book.
Contact: Pastor Teer | email@example.com