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Meets Outside Mount Olivet | Parents & Young Couples

First Sunday each month at 5:00 p.m. (September 8, October 6, November 3, December 8)

Join fellow parents and young couples for a new small group at Mount Olivet. We will gather for dinner and conversations. We will go through studies together so we can better understand our children and support one another in this season of life. This group is also a place where we can create community and encourage each other through study, fellowship, activities, and service. You can learn more by contacting Lanny Shepherd.

Contact: Lanny Shepherd | Lannyshepherd@gmail.com

Sunday School

Mount Olivet currently has five adult Sunday school classes that meet at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday mornings. All of our classes welcome visitors and guests.

9:30 Study Group

Room L5 | Multigenerational

Currently Reading: "When Did Good Become A Christian" by David Kalas

We get together on Sunday morning to learn more about the Bible and its importance in our daily lives. Class members may volunteer to teach and all members participate in the discussions. Members select the topics and the teacher determines how to present the material. Single, married, young, old. All are welcome.

Contact: Kristen Nelson | mkmmnelson@hotmail.com

Faith & Fellowship

Room L9 | Multigenerational

Currently Reading: "The Second Mountain" by David Brooks

We are a community of individuals who care for our classmates and others in the Mount Olivet family by attending to personal joys and concerns. We read and discuss scripture studies and books by contemporary theologians and other writers selected to bring insight to our spirituality. We understand that individuals are at different points along their spiritual journeys, which provides for meaningful, enlightening, and fun Sunday morning discussions.

Contact: David Traynham | dftraynham@gmail.com.


Room L2 | Multigenerational

Currently Reading: "The Gifts of The Jews" by Thomas Cahill

We focus on connecting relationships with our faith, the Bible, and each other. Class studies offer an informal atmosphere for nurturing spiritual growth and seeking wisdom, no matter where you are in your journey. Class members collectively select topics of study, resulting in an eclectic mix. Lessons are intended to stand alone – even when “connected” to a common theme – so that anyone can feel included on any given Sunday.

Connections is discussing a variety of podcasts and articles, including Rob Bell podcasts and articles about what Pope Francis is doing differently than his predecessors. Members propose a topic, which they can lead or hand off to someone else to lead. This one-off format provides the flexibility members need after a busy week or missing a week or two.

Contact: Steve Neff |  stevenneff@gmail.com

Spirited Parents

Room L3 | Parents of All Ages | 9:50 a.m.

(Please note this is 10 minutes later than most Sunday school start times.)

Spirited Parents is a warm, enthusiastic group that seeks to support each other during the parenting and spiritual journey. The class looks for inspiration and guidance from scripture, group members, and a variety of media, such as videos, podcasts, and books. While we benefit from the weekly fellowship, the standalone format enables attendees to drop in as their schedules allow.

On the “First Sundays” of each month, Spirited Parents will lead a fellowship group that discusses age-specific topics of interest in a conversational setting (note that we will meet earlier at 9:40 am on these days). Bring your coffee and ideas!

During the rest of the month, Spirited Parents will follow a more traditional Sunday School format. This fall, we will be using weekly podcasts to guide our discussion. While it’s helpful to listen to the podcasts before class, it’s not required to participate – weekly facilitators will lead the discussion and provide background and/or relevant podcast clips in case you haven’t been able to listen in advance.

Contacts: Anne Venezia | annedibble@yahoo.com

Scripture Study

Room L1 | Multigenerational

Currently Reading: "John for Everyone" by N.T. Wright

Scripture Study Small Group is a small group that studies scripture in depth, a book at a time. The group aims to immerse itself in the living Word in order to understand it in context and to seek its application to our busy world. Vistors and new members are welcome.

Scripture Class is studying The Bible from Scratch: The Old Testament for Beginners by Donald Griggs. This text is an overview of the Bible starting with the Old Testament.

Contact: Susan Sutter | sutter2009@gmail.com , Heather Weir | heather.weir@gmail.com , and Laura Lund | lslund@yahoo.com