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Mount Olivet Racial Justice Resources from the Sharing God's Grace Racial Equity Group
This week marks the beginning of a new weekly resource from the Sharing God's Grace/Racial Equity group. Each week you will find a theme and related resources for adults and children. Whether you have time for a book, video, podcast, or article, there should be something of interest for everyone. Most are free.
The first week's theme is Racism and the Church, which has an article by Jim Dake about Mount Olivet and several links to information about Methodism and race. In upcoming weeks we will tackle environmental racism, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from the Birmingham Jail, the school-to-prison pipeline, police reform, capital punishment, and the underpinnings of racism in the United States.
Online Worship Times
Online Worship Now at 8:30 + 11 AM
The new online worship portal called The Gathering Space meets on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 AM. We hope you'll join us this Sunday! You can access the Gathering Space by visiting mountolivetumc.com/worship (found on the home page of the website) where you'll also find options to worship on YouTube or Facebook.
Communion on The Green
Sunday, April 18 at 3 PM on The Green
Register today for Outdoor Communion this Sunday, April 18 at 3 PM on The Green! We will be opening with a hymn this week and will remain socially distanced with masks. Please register using the link provided. Because of our attendance limit, if you register and find that you cannot attend, please contact Tina Marcus, as a courtesy so we can allow others to attend who might be on the waiting list.
Contact: Tina Marcus | 703-527-3934 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Committees & Leadership
Have you ever wondered how to get more involved with the inner workings of the church? Mount Olivet welcomes your input! Committee and Team members are sought now for the next term, which begins July 1, 2021. Most committees meet about once a month, but feel free to contact committee chairs with specific committee questions. If you are interested in serving on or assisting a council, committee, or team, visit the link below. Please note that for leadership, expressing your interest is the first step but it does not assure a nomination and placement.
Message from Caretakers of God's Creation
Last week we highlighted local Earth month possibilities. Farther afield, although no farther than Zoom, there are additional activities that can spark your interest and add to your knowledge through the links below.
- The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court | National Archives
- Earth Day 2021: "Restore Our Earth" (webinar) Registration, Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite
- The Oedipus Project: Nobel Prize Summit Tickets, Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 3:30 PM | Eventbrite
- Stop Food Waste Day Virtual Event: Driving Awareness To Fight Food Waste Tickets, Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite
Arlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Vaccine appointments are still being offered in phases based on occupation, age or pre-existing health conditions, as determined by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Please visit the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Statewide Vaccine Pre-registration System to pre-register for your vaccine at the link below.
If you are unable to go online to register for a vaccination or have problems navigating the VDH website, please call (703) 228-7999, weekdays from 9 AM- 5 PM.
Arlington County is partnering with Amazon and has opened a new vaccination clinic next to the company’s HQ2 offices in Crystal City. The clinic at 2100 Crystal Drive opened on Monday, March 29 for pre-registered eligible priority groups. As with all existing Arlington County vaccination clinics, all vaccinations are by appointment only. There are no walk-up vaccinations available.