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Lenten Study

Wednesdays, March 13 - April 17

6:30-7:30 PM in Room L3

Join us on Wednesday evenings as we discuss what it means to move through Lent with all your heart. In this season of formation and preparation, we again approach the 40 days of Lent from a variety of different perspectives and points along the Christian journey. During this season, new and longtime Christians alike hear the call to return to God with all their hearts, thus entering a season historically characterized by prayer and fasting. These works of discipline have for hundreds of years served as a means by which the new converts prepared for baptism, which occurs as part of the Easter vigil. Using the words of Wesleyan Theology, we believe this work is initiated by God, who invites us to come before God with all our hearts.


Lenten Offering



Arlington Food Assistance Center

AFAC is the community leader in providing and promoting dignified access to nutritious food for all Arlingtonians in need. Since 1988, the Arlington Food Assistance Center has been dedicated to its simple but critical mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington, VA, who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.


Mount Olivet Foundation

The Mount Olivet Foundation makes grants and low-interest loans to undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are based on need, and preference is given to individuals connected with the Mount Olivet community and the United Methodist Church. Over the 50-year life of the Foundation, it has provided educational assistance to over 500 students and support for critical needs of 60 community organizations. The Foundation is supported primarily by financial contributions from the Mount Olivet community and returns from investment of the contributions. 


Friends of Guest House

Friends of Guest House helps women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. Since its founding in 1974, Guest House has helped more than 3,000 women break the vicious cycle of incarceration, reunite with their families, and reintegrate into their communities.


Interim Bishop

Our Bishop Sharma Lewis has to take a medical leave for the next six months due to complications from her hip surgery. In her absence, Bishop Peter (Pete) D. Weaver has been appointed as interim bishop effective March 7, 2019. Following education at W. Va. Wesleyan (BA), Drew University (MDiv) and Boston University (ThD) he served United Methodist churches in Pittsburgh, Pa. for 25 years focusing on making disciples through ministries with youth, young adults, older adults, the homeless, industrial workers and executives and with weekly radio broadcasts. He was a founder of “Bethlehem Haven” for homeless women and “One Voice Against Racism.”

In 1996, he was elected a bishop and served the Philadelphia Area (1996-2004) and Boston Area (2004-2012). From 2012-16 Bishop Weaver served in Washington, DC as Executive Secretary of the United Methodist Council of Bishops and now serves as Bishop-in-Residence at Drew University Theological School.


Caretakers of God's Creation

March 22 is World Water Day. This year's theme is "leaving no one behind". In 2010, the UN recognized "the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment or life and all human rights." The human right to water entitles everyone, without discrimination, to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use; which includes water for drinking, personal sanitation, washing of clothes, food preparation, and personal and household hygiene. It is estimated that 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home.



Lenten Study

Wednesdays, March 13 - April 17

6:30-7:30 PM in Room L3

Join us on Wednesday evenings as we discuss what it means to move through Lent with all your heart. In this season of formation and preparation, we again approach the 40 days of Lent from a variety of different perspectives and points along the Christian journey. During this season, new and longtime Christians alike hear the call to return to God with all their hearts, thus entering a season historically characterized by prayer and fasting. These works of discipline have for hundreds of years served as a means by which the new converts prepared for baptism, which occurs as part of the Easter vigil. Using the words of Wesleyan Theology, we believe this work is initiated by God, who invites us to come before God with all our hearts.

Preschool Fundraiser

The Mount Olivet Preschool is excited to announce its "Piece of Cake" fundraiser to benefit the renovation of the church playground! Donating is a "Piece of Cake"! Just write a check to Mount Olivet Preschool with Piece of Cake in the memo line, and place in the small check-sized mailbox outside the preschool office or mail directly to the preschool. Any and all contributions are appreciated!


Vacation Bible School | Save the Date

Mark your calendars- Mount Olivet's VBS will be held the week of July 22-26. Registration information to follow in the coming weeks.


Annual KidStuff Sale

Saturday, March 23 

8:30 AM - Noon

The Mount Olivet Preschool is hosting our annual KidStuff Sale!

Come for a HUGE selection of gently used:

-Children's Clothing | Sizes 0-6+

-Maternity Clothes

-Baby Equipment & Accessories

-Strollers

-Furniture

-Toys & DVDs

-Books


Shopping begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at noon, so come early and bring a friend!

Cash or check only.

*The sale is located on the lower level of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Parking is available in the lot located off Glebe Road next to the church.


Calling Girls Age 10-17!

Scouts BSA Troop 167

Scouts BSA Troop 167 is recruiting new members! We meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7 PM on Wednesday evenings. Come have fun with us! We hike, camp, and go on trips such as skiing and white water rafting. For more information, visit troop167arlington.org


Family Movie Night | Moana

Friday, March 29 at 6:30 PM

Our feature film is Moana. Moana sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, she meets the once mighty Maui- together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall. Feel free to wear your pjs and bring your sleeping bag. There will be popcorn and sweet treats.

Contact: Heather Weir | heather.weir@gmail.com

Prayer School with Brian Zahnd

March 30

Annandale United Methodist Church

Prayer is one of those things that we as Christians know we're supposed to do, but almost none of us have ever been trained to pray in a way that can spiritually form and enrich us.

Prayer School with Brian Zahnd is designed to provide a convenient setting for you to learn about, and actively engage in, the prayer regimen that Brian has developed during a lifetime of pastoral ministry. This prayer school will help you gain a completely fresh perspective on the purpose of prayer, and will provide you with a valuable, sustainable framework for community and personal prayer life.

This will be a quiet, contemplative gathering, and so we encourage you to dress casually and comfortably.

Register Here


Annual KidStuff Sale

Saturday, March 23 

8:30 AM - Noon

The Mount Olivet Preschool is hosting our annual KidStuff Sale!

Come for a HUGE selection of gently used:

-Children's Clothing | Sizes 0-6+

-Maternity Clothes

-Baby Equipment & Accessories

-Strollers

-Furniture

-Toys & DVDs

-Books


Shopping begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at noon, so come early and bring a friend!

Cash or check only.

*The sale is located on the lower level of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Parking is available in the lot located off Glebe Road next to the church.

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