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Back-To-School Blessing

Sunday, September 1

Back-to-school is just around the corner, which means time to shop for school supplies, books, and fall clothes. On Sunday, September 1 we will celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. Students of all ages, as well as teachers, aides, principals, administrators, secretaries, cooks, librarians, janitors, and bus drivers- come and receive a blessing for the new school year at any of our three worship services. Bring your backpacks and you will receive something special to attach to your backpack.

Fall Ministry Kick-Off

Sunday, September 8

9:30 - 11 AM

This is a special Sunday for all ages and is an important start to your journey this fall at Mount Olivet. Join us for bouncy houses, glitter tattoos, other fun stuff and the popular donut truck. All ages are welcome! If you would like to volunteer to make this awesome day happen, contact Linnea.


8:30 + 11 AM | Traditional Worship in Sanctuary

9:30 AM | Outdoor Kick-Off Activities

11 AM | The Way Modern Worship in the Fellowship Hall


Come back the next Sunday for the first week of Sunday school!

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

Pastor Ed Returns

Join us next Sunday, August 25 as we welcome back Pastor Ed following his renewal leave this summer. We will continue our series A Summer of Simplicity. We want this time on Sunday morning, and this building throughout the week, to be a respite from the busyness of summer.

Caretakers of God's Creation

Perhaps your association with baby sharks is either through the children's song or walk up music for a Nationals player. Scientists in the Gulf of Mexico have found that 40% of baby tiger sharks have ingested backyard birds like sparrows, wrens, and sapsuckers whose habitats are nowhere near the Gulf. Those studying the phenomenon have deduced that during the fall migratory period, changes in the weather can cause large numbers of birds to die and fall into the ocean, leading in relatively shallow "shark nurseries". There, the baby sharks can practice their scavenging skills. As scientist learn more, it may be important to protect the waters where sharks give birth and where young sharks mature.

Summer Hours for Staff

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

Back to School Supply Drive

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) has started a drive to help prepare refugee kids for school. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the ECDC office at 901 S. Highland Street, 4th Floor, Arlington. Look for the flyer on the church office counter for a list of suggested supplies or email Kenn Speicher at speicherak@gmail.com

Community Assistance

Our own Mount Olivet Community Assistance program is looking for new volunteers. On the third Saturday of every month, Mount Olivet provides a variety of resources to our neighboring friends in need including a Giant grocery gift card, bagged food, clothing, toiletries, a hot meal and health screenings. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this all happen. If you are interested or just have questions about the program and volunteering, please contact Tina in the church office.

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

Discover Mount Olivet

Join us for Discover Mount Olivet, a class to learn about the church and become a member. Sundays, September 22 and 29 at 9:40 AM in the Sanctuary.

Art Camp for Adults

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


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


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


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

Children's Sunday School Teachers

Love Kids? Want to study the Bible? Join one of our Sunday school teams! Our goal is to have three teachers for each class- so if you need to miss a week there is coverage. Please pray about sharing your gifts with kids. We are looking for teachers for our elementary age children.

Contact: Linnea Carlson | lcarlson@mtolivet-umc.org | 703-527-3934

Back-To-School Blessing

Sunday, September 1

Back-to-school is just around the corner, which means time to shop for school supplies, books, and fall clothes. On Sunday, September 1 we will celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. Students of all ages, as well as teachers, aides, principals, administrators, secretaries, cooks, librarians, janitors, and bus drivers- come and receive a blessing for the new school year at any of our three worship services. Bring your backpacks and you will receive something special to attach to your backpack.

Third Grade Bibles

One of our traditions here at Mount Olivet is to give our third graders a personalized Bible at the beginning of the school year. Letters have been mailed out to the families of our third graders. If you did not receive a letter and would like a Bible, please contact Linnea.

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

Night with Arlington District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert

Tuesday, August 27 at 7 PM

All lay leader(s) and council/admin/executive team leaders from our Arlington District churches are invited to attend a special night of conversation with the new Arlington District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert.


The purpose of this meeting is to provide you an opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns with your new District Superintendent. Sarah is excited about this opportunity to hear from you, as key leaders in the Arlington District. 


We know that our Arlington laity (those who are not pastors) have ideas, gifts, and talents that can help lead us all in love as we work to make disciples and transform the world. While we have multiple opportunities throughout the year to hear from our pastors, we don't often hear your perspective as church leaders. 


We hope to discuss new and innovative ways to reach new people for Christ in our rapidly growing area, as well as offer you the opportunity to discuss ways the Arlington District may move through the current denominational issues.  


There is no cost to the event, but we do need your RSVP so that we can plan for space and any materials. 

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