Announcements

All you need to know this week

Wednesday Night Dinners

Wednesday Night Dinners will be back on February 6 at 5:30 PM. Cost for dinner this year is $6/person with $25 maximum per family. Come for great food (BBQ on Feb 6) and fellowship. Look for the sign-up in the coming weeks.


Where is Pastor Teer?

Pastor Teer is in Pine Ridge, South Dakota doing a cultural immersion at a Native American Reservation as part of his requirements for completion of his Masters of Divinity through Wesley Seminary. He has been updating the staff with daily emails, sharing some of the ways he is encountering God in South Dakota. He will be returning to Mount Olivet on January 22. If you see him upon his return, ask him about his experience.


Discover Mount Olivet

Sundays January 27-February 3

Join us for Discover Mount Olivet, a class to learn about the church and become a member. We meet in the Sanctuary at 9:40 AM. To register, click here.


A Way Forward Q+A

Sunday, January 20

9:40 AM in Sanctuary

The United Methodist Church at its 2016 quadrennial General Conference asked the bishops of the denomination to lead in a time of division and anxiety over the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the UMC. Pastor Ed will offer his next presentation to explain the proposals and update the congregation on progress that is being made regarding the General Conference and A Way Forward next Sunday, January 20. He will continue to make these presentations on the third Sunday of the month through March 2019. These will be recorded so you may access them later, if necessary.


Coffee Fellowship Volunteers Needed

Looking for a volunteer opportunity in the church that everyone will appreciate you for and takes only a limited time commitment? Then Coffee Fellowship is for you! We are in need of additional volunteers for Sunday morning coffee fellowship for our traditional services. You can choose from one of the following shifts:

After 8:30 AM Service (9:30-10 AM)

Before 11 AM Service (10:30-11 AM)

After 11 AM Service (12-12:30 PM)

Contact Lee Moore for more information or to volunteer.

Contact: Lee Moore | charles.lee.moore@gmail.com


Youth Mission Play | Save The Date

The annual Youth Mission Play will be on:

February 22 and 23

March 1 and 2

March 8, 9, 10

with Dinner Theatre on:

February 23

March 2

March 9


Look for more information coming soon!


A Message From Caretakers Of God’s Creation

Next Monday is Squirrel Appreciation Day! As I, Mary Bell, write this, a squirrel has scattered dirt from a planter all over our deck and appreciation was hardly my first thought. But the Smithsonian has collected facts about squirrels that present them in a more positive light, most intriguing of which is that California Ground Squirrels are impervious to rattlesnake venom. Discovering how adult ground squirrels neutralize snake venom could lead to better antivenom for humans. And don't think of squirrels just as the bushy-tailed residents we see with regularity, we will also be celebrating chipmunks, flying squirrels, marmots, groundhogs and prairie dogs.



Coffee Fellowship Volunteers Needed

Looking for a volunteer opportunity in the church that everyone will appreciate you for and takes only a limited time commitment? Then Coffee Fellowship is for you! We are in need of additional volunteers for Sunday morning coffee fellowship for our traditional services. You can choose from one of the following shifts:

After 8:30 AM Service (9:30-10 AM)

Before 11 AM Service (10:30- 11 AM)

After 11 AM Service (12-12:30 PM)

Contact Lee Moore for more information or to volunteer.

Contact: Lee Moore | charles.lee.moore@gmail.com


Discover Mount Olivet

Sundays January 27-February 3

Join us for Discover Mount Olivet, a class to learn about the church and become a member. We meet in the Sanctuary at 9:40 AM. To register, click here.


Marriage Enrichment Retreat at Lake Junaluska

March 10-12

We are created for a lifetime of love and intimacy, but relationships can be hard, even for the happiest couples. Distance, frustration, and disconnection can enter through any number of life’s events. This retreat will help you to better understand your partner, and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship. Lake Junaluska in North Carolina is a place of Christian hospitality and provides a perfect place to step away from the busy-ness of life and focus on strengthening relationships with loved ones.

The cost is $699 per couple and includes two nights lodging, five meals, and sessions. Learn more at lakejunaluska.com/marriage.

Mount Olivet Weekday Preschool Registration

Priority Registration (Current/Alumni MOPS Families and Mount Olivet Members) for the 2019-2020 school year is the week of January 28-February 1, 2019.


Open registration is February 4-8, 2019. Registration forms will be available online or in the Preschool office on January 15.


Priority Registration forms must be received by 1:30 PM on February 1.

Open Registration Forms must be received by noon on February 8.


A registration fee of $115 is due with the form, and the Preschool office must view each child's original birth certificate at the time of registration. Please note that church member families who do not register during Priority Registration will forfeit priority status, but can participate in Open Registration.


Mitten Tree in Preschool

This is the last weekend to place your new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves on the mitten tree in the Preschool. Thanks to all who have donated, we have collected lots of warm weather gear for our Community Assistance guests and will be distributing them at Community Assistance on January 19. Thanks!

MLK Day of Service

January 21

8:30 AM - Noon

Washington-Lee High School

Join Volunteer Arlington to celebrate Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community" before breaking into groups to participate in the dozens of volunteer and training opportunities available. For more information and to register, click here.


NOVA Friends of Refugees

Saturday, February 2

4-6 PM

Saint George's Episcopal Church

Learn how you can help assist and advocate for refugees and other displaced people. NOVA Friends of Refugees will hold its first community meeting on Saturday, February 2 to meet, review the refugee work being done, and share insights and ideas about how to to better support refugees in the year ahead. The interfaith network was started two years ago by members of Saint George’s and Mount Olivet. Light refreshments.

RSVP: Kenn Speicher | speicherak@icloud.com 


Marriage Enrichment Retreat at Lake Junaluska

March 10-12

We are created for a lifetime of love and intimacy, but relationships can be hard, even for the happiest couples. Distance, frustration, and disconnection can enter through any number of life’s events. This retreat will help you to better understand your partner, and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship. Lake Junaluska in North Carolina is a place of Christian hospitality and provides a perfect place to step away from the busy-ness of life and focus on strengthening relationships with loved ones.

The cost is $699 per couple and includes two nights lodging, five meals, and sessions. Learn more at lakejunaluska.com/marriage.

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