Peggy's team will build new homes and rehabilitate existing homes in Samaná, which is one of the poorer provinces in this poverty-stricken country. She leaves on Feb 22 and returns on Mar 1. Learn more about her trip.
Bad weather forced us to postpone our January 10th showing of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. It is re-scheduled for Friday, January 31 at 7:00 PM. This 1962 American drama is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930’s , the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events are seen through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter Scout. Popcorn and movie candy will be provided. Dixie Gerhart (402-602-3252)
February 2 will be Valparaiso Sunday. If you wish to contribute, make out your check to Mount Olive, put "Valparaiso" in the memo section of your check, and place your donation in one of your spare offering envelopes with the word "Valparaiso" written on the front. We will also take a door offering as you leave our worship service.
The youth group has purchased group tickets for the Lauren Daigle concert. Everyone is invited to join our youth for an evening of contemporary Christian music. The concert is at the CHI Health Center downtown on May 14 at 7:00 PM. if you would like to attend please see Kristi Townsend to purchase a ticket. Tickets will be available until they are gone. Check out Lauren's music on YouTube.
With confirmation classes being moved to Sundays we now have a need to provide a lunch for the 5 students and pastor after the education hour. Parents have signed up for the first month and we are looking for volunteers that would be willing to provide a meal. Please sign up.
The youth group would like to try to connect with more of the congregation. If anyone is interested in hosting the Youth (7 kids active) for lunch/dinner, game night, bible study, service event, career or college advice, etc., please contact Kristi Townsend. We would like to continue to provide opportunities for the youth to get to know members of the congregation. We did this a few years back and the youth and members really enjoyed them. The younger kids have heard all about playing cards, preparing a meal together and sharing life stories at past dinners and events
Pastor Meyer officially assumed his position as our Intentional Interim Pastor on August 13. He will be responsible for all the duties of a resident pastor. However, he will also lead us through a process that will prepare us to call our next resident pastor.
His schedule will be flexible with calls, home visits, and meetings to acquaint himself with our congregation and members. He plans to normally be in his office at Mount Olive on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM. Please call the Pastor Meyer (402-580-2929) for appointments or call the the Church Office (402-455-8700). It would be wise to call the Church Office before stopping in during Pastor Meyer's office hours—just in case he might have an appointment outside the office.
Much of his reading, studying, and worship preparation will be done at his residence where he keeps his personal library and files. He is always available by phone (402-580-2929) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)