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Baking Goods Needed for Youth Mission Trip

Our high school youth volunteers are ready to head to Garrett County for a week of mission work. If you have a youth attending- or if you just want to support this mission- please bake some cookies or brownies to be sent with the team when they depart on Sunday, July 28. Sign-up via the link below and if possible bring 2-3 dozen cookies or brownies. This will supplement the wonderful work our kitchen volunteers will be doing cooking meals all week long.

Where is Pastor Ed?

Pastor Ed is on a renewal leave this summer. He will be back on August 19. In his absence, Pastor Teer will be handling all pastoral emergencies.

Caretakers of God's Creation

Here's a summer quiz. Insects are:

A) Annoying and should be banished except for the cute ones like lady bugs and lightning bugs and monarch butterflies or

B) Vital to life of all species

Insects are 75% of the known plant and animal species and anything that affects them will ripple through the ecosystem. For example, an estimated 20,000 species of insects pollinate plants. Their contribution to agriculture is estimated to be worth up to $577 billion. A Harvard biologist was quoted as saying "The truth is that we need invertebrates but they don't need us...if invertebrates were to disappear, I doubt that the human species could live more than a few months."

Summer Hours for Staff

The church office will close at 1 PM on Fridays this summer from July 12 through August 30. 

No Nuts

Just a reminder that Mount Olivet is a nut free church. Peanuts, nuts and seeds or any products containing peanuts, nuts or seeds are not allowed due to food allergies. Thank you for your cooperation!

Art Camp for Adults

It’s back! The Fifth Annual Art Camp for Adults will be held on August 7, 14, 21 at 7:00 pm in Room L5. The three sessions will include:


August 7—Icons (paper collage) led by Rev. Cathy Abbott.


August 14—Wall mural for downstairs restrooms led by Beth Rhyne (Jim Coates wife).


August 21—Flower arranging led by Patrick Bailey (Kathie Bailey’s brother).


Join leaders Karen McElfish and Sharon Walker for any or all of these fun classes. 

Vacation Bible School Leaders

July 22-25

We are looking for high school youth and adults to serve as group leaders for our campers and their mission to Mars and Beyond! Group leaders are responsible for leading a group of campers (ages 4 through rising 4th grade) to each of the five VBS stations from 9 AM to 12 PM and provide support to that station under the guidance of the station coordinator. Group leaders will be paired with another adult or youth helper. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday (July 22-25) but any days are appreciated.

Contact: Linnea Carlson | lcarlson@mtolivet-umc.org

Senior Adult Transportation Ministry

Need a ride to a medical appointment or other transportation needs? Does your caregiver need a break? Mount Olivet has launched a ministry to help our Senior Adults (age 65 and over) with these needs. We have a great group of volunteers that are willing and able to help! Just call or email Tina in the church office at least 48 hours prior to the time that you need assistance and we will do our best to meet your needs. Want to volunteer for this very important ministry? Contact Tina.

Contact: Tina Marcus, Office Manager | tmarcus@mtolivet-umc.org | 703-527-3934

Join The Children's Ministry Team

Our church family has lots of children and we need help to have programs and activities for the kids! One place we have a need is with Wee Believers and Belief Builders. Wee Believers and Belief Builders are programs that happen during the 11 AM service following the children's sharing. We spend time on a Bible story, acting it out with wooden figures. There is a prepared craft. It is all scripted. Volunteers sign up for one Sunday a month or once every other month. Please consider being part of this ministry! Contact Linnea Carlson with any questions.

Contact: Linnea Carlson, Children's Ministry Director | lcarlson@mtolivet-umc.org

VBS Youth Volunteers

July 22-25

We are looking for high school youth and adults to serve as group leaders for our campers and their mission to Mars and Beyond! Group leaders are responsible for leading a group of campers (ages 4 through rising 4th grade) to each of the five VBS stations from 9 AM to 12 PM and provide support to that station under the guidance of the station coordinator. Group leaders will be paired with another adult or youth helper. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday (July 22-25) but any days are appreciated.

Contact: Linnea Carlson | lcarlson@mtolivet-umc.org

Celebrate Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert

The Superintendency Committee of the Arlington District invites all clergy and laity of the Arlington District to a service celebrating the appointment of Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert as the Arlington District Superintendent. Come to welcome Sarah on July 28 from 2-4 PM at Clarendon UMC.

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