Updates & Events

Coming Up


Mount Olivet Preschool Early/Priority Registration

Preschool registration for the 2021-2022 school year is available at the link below for children 18 months to 5 years old. 

Complete registration packets (family form plus registration fees) must be received by the applicable due date: 

  • Early Registration, for families who were enrolled in 2020-2021, but could not attend due to the closure, must be received by 1:30 on January 15, 2021
  • Priority Registration, for MOPS alumni and Mount Olivet UMC members, must be received by 1:30 on January 22, 2021

Please note that church member families who do not register during Early/Priority Registration (who missed a previous due date), may participate in Open Registration. 

Contact: Michele Liberty | Preschool | (703) 209-8407

Outdoor Communion: New Restrictions Ordered by the Governor

Outdoor Communion

Sunday, January 17, 3 PM

Governor Northam has ordered that all non-worship gatherings, indoor and outdoor, be restricted to ten people or less. This will impact Sunday school classes and other groups that meet in-person on the church property. Outdoor worship, however, is excluded from this order. We believe that with our precautions such as requiring mask usage, social distancing, and keeping attendance to twenty-five people or less, we can safely hold outdoor communion. You can register for outdoor communion at the link below. Because of our attendance limit, if you register and find that you cannot attend, please let Tina Marcus (703-527-3934 or know as a courtesy so we can allow others to attend who might be on the waiting list.  

Bi-District Training Day

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9 AM

Bi-District Training Day will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2021 starting at 9 AM and will be all virtual. This year’s event looks different, but there is still a great lineup. The keynote speaker, Susan Beaumont, will offer three live sessions on January 16. She will speak at 9 AM for the Keynote Address (Negotiating a Liminal Season), at 10 AM (Moving from Decision Making to Discernment), and at 12:30 PM (Coaxing Order Out of Chaos).

This year’s event features more than 40 pre-recorded workshops. The workshops will publish beginning at 10:15 AM and will be available either for 24 hours (with a Day-Of Pass, $30) or until June 16 (with an All-Access Pass, $50). Registration for the event is open now!

Arlington to Join National Memorial Honoring COVID-19 Victims

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Call to light candles, ring church bells, etc.

The Arlington County Board today invited all Arlingtonians to participate on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in an event of national unity and remembrance honoring the lives we have lost to COVID-19.

“I hope that every Arlingtonian will join County Government in honoring those who have died, offering comfort to those they have left behind, and committing to defeating this pandemic and recovering,” Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti said. “Amidst concerns for public safety around inaugural activities, this memorial event offers an opportunity for our community to make a powerful statement of unity while staying home and staying safe.”

Arlington will join communities across the nation in remembering the more than 380,000 people who have died in the United States from COVID-19. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, just as a pre-inauguration vigil begins at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in the District of Columbia, County Government has asked that church bells ring (Mount Olivet's bells are in need of repair) and that other houses of worship and Arlington businesses light their buildings, while residents place a lighted candle in a window.

“We ask all our residents, our business community, our faith community, and our non-profit organizations to join us in this powerful gesture of comfort, remembrance, and hope,” de Ferranti said.

Virtual Inaugural Prayer and Healing Service

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9 AM

The Virginia Annual Conference invites you to join Bishop Lewis, the Virginia Conference Cabinet, and the Connectional Ministries office staff in a time of prayer for our nation and our leaders on January 20, 2021, as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are inaugurated.

The virtual event will start at 9 AM with the Rev. Sylvia Meadows, James River District superintendent, and members of the Connectional Ministries staff in a time of centering. Join the event at the link below.

Youth Documentary Info Session

Monday, January 25 at 7 PM via Zoom

Join us as we create a "Youth-A-Mentary". Our idea for a fun and exciting production that focuses on the amazing gifts, talents, and quirks of our youth. If you are interested be sure to register for our Information Session using the form found on the Youth Online page.

Message from Caretakers of God's Creation

Many of us take our access to clean water for granted, finding it in unlimited supplies when we turn on the tap, flush our toilets, or take a shower. It is not, however, universally available or affordable in Virginia, according to Virginia Interfaith Power and Light (VAIPL). VAIPL has asked Virginians of faith to sign the “Water as a Human Right” petition (HJ 538) to let our legislators know that we regard safeguarding this resource as vital. The text of the petition is too long for this note, but here is one paragraph: “As a person of faith, I encourage you to pass this resolution because every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitation purposes.” You can find and sign the petition online below.