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Help Light The Advent Candles

Join us in worship leadership as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! We are looking for individuals and families to help light the Advent candle on December 2,9, 16 and 23 at the 8:30 and 11:00 AM services and on Christmas Eve at the 7:00 and 9:00 PM services. Please contact Pastor Teer if you're interested.

Contact: Pastor Teer Hardy | thardy@mtolivet-umc.org


Donate to the Mount Olivet Foundation

As you make decisions about your end-of-year charitable giving, please remember the Mount Olivet Foundation. For more than 50 years, the Foundation has provided grants and low interest loans to students and organizations that are doing good work in the community. For many of the recipients, this financial support allows them to graduate without the crushing debt that so many young people incur. To learn more about the Foundation or to make a donation online, please visit mountolivetfoundation.org. You may also write a check payable to Mount Olivet Foundation and mail it to Treasurer, Mount Olivet Foundation, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207 or drop it in the offering plate. Thank you!


Buy Equal Exchange Coffee This Sunday

The Congolese Coffee being sold in the Gathering Space today supports Panzi Hospital. Panzi Hospital's Dr. Denis Mukwege in Eastern Congo. This award brings needed recognition to the work of Dr. Mukwege and awareness to why violence against women is absolutely intolerable. Panzi Hospital is one of the few places female victims can be treated. Every bag of Congo Coffee sold means that Equal Exchange gives $1 to Panzi Hospital.


A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 9 at 7 PM

Join us for a Christmas Celebration featuring The Mount Olivet Brass and Thomas Joyce, Timpani with carol favorites sung by the choir and congregation and a special time for children. Join us for a pre-concert dessert social from 6:15-6:45 p.m. in the Gathering Space. Childcare provided.


Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sale

November 30-December 2

Mark your calendars! Our own Boy Scout Troop 167 will be selling Christmas Trees on the Green. Come early- the trees go fast!


A Message From Caretakers Of God’s Creation

Join Caretakers of God's Creation for a stream cleanup on December 15. Meet in the hospice parking lot (at the end of 15th St) at 10 AM and walk down to Lubber Run. Done by noon. All are welcome!




Advent Book Study

Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living

Wednesdays, November 28-December 19

6:30-7:30 PM, Room L5

This study explores the ways God has called us to live in covenantal relationship with all of creation and challenges readers to work toward stronger and healthier relationships with creation, their communities, themselves, and God. Join Karen McElfish, Jaydee Hanson, and Pastor Teer as we explore creation, Advent, the incarnation, and figure out what they all have in common. RSVP to reserve a book.

RSVP: Pastor Teer | thardy@mtolivet-umc.org


UMW Christmas Tea

Saturday, December 8

2 PM in Youth Area

The United Methodist Women invite you to enjoy a time of holiday cheer and fellowship at the Christmas Tea. All are welcome!


Film Screening on Refugee Crisis

November 27 from 6-9 PM

Marymount's Ballston Campus

Ballston Center Auditorium

Voices of the sea delves into the complexities and human drama of a family choosing to flee rural poverty in Cuba, risking life as refugees. Happy hour, film, panel discussion. RSVP to Kenn Speicher.

RSVP: Kenn Speicher | speicherak@icloud.com



Join the Children's Ministry Team

Belief Builders & Wee Believers

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

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


Advent Party

Sunday, December 2

2-4 PM

Advent is a church season that begins four Sundays prior to Christmas. It is a time of preparation for the gift of a Savior. Join us for an Advent party on December 2. Please bring a dish to share. At this party we will make items that help us remember why we celebrate this season. You can make an Advent wreath or Advent calendar which help with the countdown. We will make ornaments and nativity scenes. You can also dress up and get your picture taken at the manger. Everyone is welcome. All the supplies are provided and the event is free. RSVP here.



Film Screening on Refugee Crisis

November 27 from 6-9 PM

Marymount's Ballston Campus

Ballston Center Auditorium

Voices of the sea delves into the complexities and human drama of a family choosing to flee rural poverty in Cuba, risking life as refugees. Happy hour, film, panel discussion. RSVP to Kenn Speicher.

RSVP: Kenn Speicher | speicherak@icloud.com


A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 9 at 7 PM

Join us for a Christmas Celebration featuring The Mount Olivet Brass and Thomas Joyce, Timpani with carol favorites sung by the choir and congregation and a special time for children. Join us for a pre-concert dessert social from 6:15-6:45 p.m. in the Gathering Space. Childcare provided.



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