Congratulations, Pastor Knutson!

Kate Knutson, Seminarian and Pastoral Intern has completed her degree at Luther Seminary. Her time at Mount Olivet will slowly be coming to a close. She will be moving to Dallas, TX, to pursue her call as a pastor. Kate said, “I am so beyond thankful for my Mount Olivet family and that I have been able to call this congregation home since I was born. This church will always have a huge spot in my heart. Be on the lookout for information regarding my ordination. Thank you all for walking with me throughout this process!” Our thanks to Kate for her good work with the Children & Family Team this past year, and we wish her all the best as she continues in this process.


Don’t Miss Babygarten OUTDOORS!

(Infants to 3yrs & Caregivers) Th 7/20-8/24, 9:45-10:45am, Mpls Campus. Join us for this weekly faith-based hour-long class where we will play, read, and sing in the sunshine! Water, bubbles and sand will add to the fun! The program, developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist, focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities to help lay the groundwork for the important skills that babies develop early in their lives. Babygarten is more than a playgroup or storytime – it provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-focused environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Mount Olivet nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. $72 / 6-week session (includes all materials). Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224


Movies by the Lake

WEST Th 7/20 & 8/10 6pm. Spend an evening out at the West Campus enjoying an outdoor movie night with your family! This is a perfect chance to gather for a bonfire and movie night with friends and family. Bring a blanket or outdoor chair. The 7/20 show will be the adventurous family comedy, Honey I Shrunk the Kids (Rated PG). Cost: Free. Questions: Amber Kuntz 612.767.2285, Tasha Holifield 952.767.1504, or Josh Nelson 612.767.2284


New Mpls Campus Sunday Morning Cherub Choir & Sunday School Option for Fall 2017

We’re thrilled to offer a Cherub Choir and Sunday School combined class this fall at the Minneapolis Campus 10am service. Your child will have the opportunity to enjoy a Sunday School lesson for the first half of class, and attend choir practice for the second half of class. We hope this collaboration allows children ages 3-5 who may not be able to attend choir practice on a weeknight the opportunity to participate in both programs. Registration for this Cherub Choir / Sunday School option is open online.


Register Now for 2017-18 Sunday School

It’s a great time to register for Sunday School this fall. We’ll look forward to having your child(ren) join us as we explore a new curriculum and new format for Sunday mornings at the Mpls & West Campuses. We’ll be using the Group Publishing curriculum in a varied, and hands-on approach. We’ll also start with a large group format and break into small groups as we learn about faith while we continue building connections and friendships at church.


Preschool Registration Now Open

(Children 3yrs or 4yrs by September 1, 2018) Mount Olivet has offered a fun, Christian preschool experience at the Minneapolis Campus for over 40 years! Our days are filled with age-appropriate language, art, music, math/science and physical activities. We would love to have your child join our community! Questions: Linda Healy at 612.767.2216