Everything Happening at Mount Olivet Right Now

Pastor Ed Away

Pastor Ed is away fulfilling his duties as the Dean of Pastoral Ministry Licensing School and will return on June 1. During his absence, Pastor Teer and Pastor Jeff will be available as needed.

Where's Linnea?

We are excited to announce that Linnea's (Director of Children's Ministry) adoption of her daughter, Betty has finally been approved. Linnea and Betty will arrive from Uganda late Thursday afternoon and Linnea will then take a little time off to transition Betty into her new home and family. Congratulations to Linnea and Marta on heir new addition.

Becoming a Reconciling Congregation

All professing members of Mount Olivet should have received an email invitation on Friday, May 10 to take a survey regarding The Reconciling Ministries Network.

The purpose of the survey is to gather information on the thoughts of the congregation as related to whether Mount Olivet UMC should affiliate with the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). The data collected from this short survey will inform the Church Council as it considers a resolution brought forward to it during the March 2019 Council meeting to join the RMN.

If you did not receive an email on Friday, May 10, please let the Church Office know so we can update your contact information. We will then send you a link to the survey. Alternatively, you can also fill out a paper copy of the survey at the Connecting Point after the service today. Please honor this process by taking the survey only once. You will have until Friday, May 24 to submit your survey.

Contact for Link to Survey: Ellen McDowell | | 703-527-3934

Summer Concert Series

Bring your friends and family to join your neighbors at Mount Olivet for free outdoor summer concerts on The Green.


June 2 | 6-8 PM

Food Truck: Rocklands BBQ

Carly Harvey, DC Queen of Blues

July 14 | 6-8 PM

Food Truck: New Gourmet Delight

Caretakers of God's Creation

We often mention local events sponsored by EcoAction Arlington that raise awareness of environmental issues, offer practical information, or provide an opportunity to serve. In June there are three vents of interest.

Sponsor Altar Flowers

Sponsoring altar flowers is a simple way to glorify God and beautify the altar. Dedications can be in honor of someone, in memory of someone who has died, in celebration of a birthday, anniversary or other milestone, or in thanksgiving for friends or family. Your dedication will be printed in the worship bulletin for that Sunday.  You can request special colors or types of flowers and they will be ordered for you from our local florist. The cost of a live floral arrangement is $100 and can be placed using the link below.

Church of The Wild | Film Screening

June 11 at 7:30 PM

Youth Area

Do you find yourself close to the divine in nature? Would you like to explore with others? Join the Caretakers of God's creation and The Center for Spirituality in Nature for the film screening and discussion of Church of The Wild and explore the sacred in nature.

Jane Pittman, Filmmaker | Sarah Anders, Spiritual leader of Church of the Wild | Beth Norcross, Executive Director, The Center for Spirituality in Nature

Community Assistance Volunteers

Our own Mount Olivet Community Assistance program is looking for new volunteers. On the third Saturday of every month, Mount Olivet provides a variety of resources to our neighboring friends in need including a Giant grocery gift card, bagged food, clothing, toiletries, a hot meal and health screenings. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this all happen. If you are interested or just have questions about the program and volunteering, please contact Tina Marcus in the church office.

Contact: Tina Marcus |

Children's Musical

Sunday, June 9 at 9:40 AM


The children's Choirs of Mount Olivet present The Life of The Party. This musical tells the story of Mary and Martha. Hear about making time for Jesus in the midst of hectic lives, trusting God when things get tough and dealing with family conflict. The children have practiced very hard and are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Vacation Bible School

July 22-25

9 AM - 11:45 AM

Children ages 4 (by Sept. 30, 2019) through rising Grade 5

Join us for an epic African adventure! We will explore God's goodness and celebrate our faith. Rising 5th Graders will be Assistant Leaders. If your are looking for ways to serve or have questions, contact Linnea Carlson.

Contact: Linnea Carlson |

Farewell to DS Rev. Cathy Abbott

The Superintendency Committee of the Arlington District invites all clergy and laity of the Arlington District to the Farewell and Retirement Celebration honoring Rev. Cathy Abbott, District Superintendent on Sunday, May 26 from 2-4 PM at Floris UMC in Herndon, VA.

One Journey Festival

June 29 from 11 AM - 6 PM

Washington National Cathedral

Celebrating refugee talents, stories, and contributions. A free-day-long festival packed with musical performances, dance, storytelling, art, delicious food, Take-Action tent and more. The One Journey mission is to celebrate and amplify the voices of refugees, and to engage all to connect, learn, and become enduring allies of those who are displaced. One Journey is a movement to inspire all to see the impact and shed a positive light on refugees, and to take action on building welcoming communities for our displaced brothers and sisters.

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