Announcements

All you need to know this week

The announcements are grouped into categories to help you find what’s most applicable to you. 

Construction Update

We anticipate The Way and the Preschool returning to the Fellowship Hall in early October. Read the full update by clicking on the link above titled Renovation Updates.



Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday Night Dinner will resume this October. More details to come!



Discover Mount Olivet

This Sunday, September 23 and 30

9:40-10:40 AM

Join us for Discover Mount Olivet to learn about the church and becoming a member. Contact Tina in the church office or register here.

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



Arlington CROP Hunger Walk

Saturday, October 13

Registration: 8 AM, Walk: 9 AM

First Presbyterian Church

Over the years, the Arlington CROP Hunger Walk has raised more than $1 million to help people struggling to feed their families. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church is participating in this worthy effort. 

Register and learn more here: crophungerwalk.org/arlingtonva

Contact: Jose Collazo | jose@asiaphile.net



A Message From Caretakers Of God’s Creation

A zero-waste life is difficult for many of us to imagine. To help spark your vision, join EcoAction Arlington at the screening of Clean Bin Project, a movie about the competition to live waste-free for a year, at Arlington Cinema and Draft House on September 26. Following the film, a representative of Arlington's Solid Waste Bureau will lead a discussion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.


Nut Sale

Now through October 5

It is time for the annual sale of pecans! One pound packages of fancy pecan halves, milk chocolate-covered pecan halves and dark chocolate almonds! Each package is just $10.00. Orders are open now through Sunday, October 5. Nuts will arrive the first week of November. The modest residuals from prior year's pecan sales purchased our new coffee system for the Gathering Space kitchen!

Order: mountolivetumc.com/nuts


Bike to Church Sunday

Sunday, September 30

Do you normally drive your car to church? Take this opportunity to be different. Join the growing number of bicycle riders on Bike to Church Sunday. As Christians we are called to follow the spiritual and physical path of Jesus. Jesus lead a simple life. He walked on foot, rode a donkey, or took a boat.


Blessing of The Animals

Sunday, October 7 at 3 PM

On the Green

We gather on this day as we remember St. Francis of Assisi who was a friend and protector of all animals, for a brief service of word and prayer including a blessing of our beloved pets. We invite everyone to bring your friends, family, and of course, your pets. If your pet(s) does not travel well, please come with a picture of your pet(s) instead.


Equal Exchange Sale This Sunday

Equal Exchange purchases coffee, tea, cocoa beans and other crops from forty communities in twenty countries. They pay a stable, above-market price; they purchase in advance of harvest (when farmers need the money) and collaborate, over the long term, in the sustainable development and empowerment of their partner communities. They sell their products through grocery stores and cafes, and through partnerships with a dozen religious groups, including the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). We sell coffee, chocolate and tea to raise money for our youth mission projects, but sale also helps farmers and UMCOR.




Senior Adult Apple Picking Trip

Wednesday, October 17 at 9:00 AM

Stribling Orchard

Join the Senior Adults for the annual Apple Pickin' Trip to Stribling Orchard on October 17. The church bus will leave the parking lot at 9:00 AM. Enjoy a day in the country with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lunch provided at the Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill. Secure your spot on the bus by contacting Tina Marcus.

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



Discover Mount Olivet

This Sunday, September 23 and 30

9:40-10:40 AM

Join us for Discover Mount Olivet to learn about the church and becoming a member. Contact Tina in the church office or register here.

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



Cub Scout Leaders Needed

Cub Pack #167

Cub Pack 167 is looking for leadership assistance with these positions:

 

Lion Cub Leader (Kindergarten)

Tiger Den Leader (1st grade)

Wolf Den Leader (2nd grade)

Bear Den Leader (3rd grade)

Pinewood Derby leader

Spring Camping trip leader

Scouting for Food leader

 

Please contact Mark Wray if you are interested.

Contact: Mark Wray | redshoestwo@juno.com



The nursery is back in the Preschool wing, Room S14.



Children & Youth Chime Choir

Open House

Wednesday, September 26 at 6 PM

Dinner at 5:30 PM

If you are in grades 3-7, come and check out our new children’s chime choir at an Open House on Wednesday, September 26. Come and meet the directors, Cindy Newcomb and Eric Myers. Ring a chime and see what you think. Dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. Menu is TBD and reservations are appreciated. Regular rehearsals will be on Wednesdays from 6-6:25 PM. Contact Cindy Newcomb for more information. 


RSVP to Open House


Contact: Cindy Newcomb | cnewcomb27@gmail.com


Youth Bible Study

This Book Has No Answers

Mondays from 7:00-8:00 PM

McKenzie Nelson's Home

A youth Bible study will be starting again on Monday, September 24 at 7 PM. TBHNA is a youth discussion group led by McKenzie Nelson that focuses on learning more about the Bible and how teens can use it to inform their faith today. Both High School and Middle School youth are welcome. The group will meet every Monday from 7-8 PM at the Nelson's house, just a few blocks from Mount Olivet. For more info, or if you have questions, contact McKenzie.

Contact: McKenzie Nelson | mckenzie.nelson13@gmail.com



Save the Date: Arlington CROP Hunger Walk

Saturday, October 13

Registration: 8 AM, Walk: 9 AM

First Presbyterian Church

Over the years, the Arlington CROP Hunger Walk has raised more than $1 million to help people struggling to feed their families. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church is participating in his worthy effort. 


Twenty-five percent of the money we raise supports AFAC, which now provides groceries each week to more than 2300 families facing food insecurity. Of the people AFAC serves, more than 35% are children and 14% are elderly. 


CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.


Register and learn more here: crophungerwalk.org/arlingtonva

Contact: Jose Collazo | jose@asiaphile.net




Cub Scout Leaders Needed

Cub Pack #167

Cub Pack 167 is looking for leadership assistance with these positions:

 

Lion Cub Leader (Kindergarten)

Tiger Den Leader (1st grade)

Wolf Den Leader (2nd grade)

Bear Den Leader (3rd grade)

Pinewood Derby leader

Spring Camping trip leader

Scouting for Food leader

 

Please contact Mark Wray if you are interested.

Contact: Mark Wray | redshoestwo@juno.com





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