Food Drive Sun 3/6 Following Worship Services, Mpls & West Parking Lots. The Minnesota FoodShare Annual Spring Food Drive encourages organizations throughout the state hold food drives for local food shelves. Last year, Mount Olivet came in second place for the organization that collected the most food! Let’s make that first place this year! Please bring non-perishable food items to the church parking lots. Items most needed are oil, sugar, flour, canned tuna, chicken, fruit, soup / chili, and boxed mac and cheese. Food collected at Mpls will be contributed to Community Emergency Service, food collected at West will be donated to Bountiful Basket.

Easter Angel Gift Baskets Sat 3/19, WEST Fellowship Hall 10-11:30am, MPLS Gym 3-4:30pm.
Help pack and deliver gift baskets to those in need through Pastor Scott’s On-Call Ministry (Mpls) and Love INC (serving eastern Carver County). DONATIONS ALSO ARE NEEDED: Picture and board books, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kids’ activity books, crayons, toothbrushes / toothpaste. Items must be new and marked “Angel Gifts.” Drop off at Mpls office or West narthex. Register Questions: Katie Shepherd 612.767.2256

Men’s Fulton Brewery Tour Mon 3/7 6:30-10pm, Meet at Mpls Campus Main Doors.
Join Men’s Ministry for a fun brewery tour at FULTON TAPROOM. The evening will include: Black Sheep pizza and salad bar, brewery tour, and history of Fulton, non-alcoholic beverages including Citrus Ginger Ale, transportation, and, of course, good times, laughs, and fellowship!  Cost: $20 nonrefundable payment required at time of registration. A wide variety of Fulton beers will be available for purchase. Registration begins 2/1. Make sure to register by 3/2 (space is limited).

4th Mothers & Others Tea Sat 3/12 1pm, West Campus.
Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, sisters, and friends are invited to this fun and fancy tea with soup, savories, and sweets. There will be lemonade “tea” for younger guests. Hats and pearls will be admired, but are not required! Sign up as a group (up to 8) or as an individual. Cost: $15 ($10 girls age 6 to 12) nonrefundable payment required with reservation online or at church.

Homebound Communion & Luncheon Sat 4/9 11am-2pm, Mpls Campus.
Homebound Mount Olivet members and companions are invited to a Holy Communion service followed by delicious food and fellowship. Invite a friend or family member. Transportation available upon request. Register: Ann LaBree 612.767.2288
YOUNG MARRIEDS VOLUNTEER FOR HOMEBOUND EVENT 10am-1pm, Mpls Campus. Help set up, serve, and clean up for the lunch. Childcare available. Register online.

Men’s Dinner Thurs 4/14 6:30pm, Mpls Campus.
Speaker: PATRICK HUNT, CHAIRMAN 2016 RYDER CUP – the men’s golf competition held every two years with the location alternating between the United States and Europe. Hosting this event is an incredible honor for any golf club. In 2016, the Ryder Cup will be hosted by Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska! Dinner cost: $15 nonrefundable. Register beginning 3/1


43rd Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon Sat 4/23 11am, Mpls Campus.
This year’s show will feature “Fashions for Every Lifestyle as Unique as You” from the Galleria. Please join us for this most anticipated annual event! Tickets: $20 at church on Sun 3/13 (beginning at 8:45am), Mpls Lounge & West Narthex. Remaining tickets (if any) will be available by contacting Barb Belschner 952.943.2189


Wills & Trusts Seminar Estate Planning: The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Loved Ones!
Tues 4/19 12noon, Mpls Fellowship Hall. Join us for an educational seminar with estate planning attorney STUART BEAR, covering the estate planning process in an accessible and engaging presentation. Having an up-to-date will or trust is one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones. A well-thought-out estate plan makes it easier for your family, avoids disputes, and ensures that your wishes are followed. Family circumstances and estate planning laws change periodically, so it is important to review your documents every few years. You can also perpetuate your values by leaving a legacy for organizations important to you. Lunch will be provided. A question and answer session will be held following the seminar. Cost: Free. Register by 4/12 online or 612.821.3187.

The Day Lenten Journey: Being ONE in Christ Tue 3/22 10am-3pm, Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center.
Join PASTOR ENOCH and others at the Retreat Center as we take some time this Lenten season to remember that we are not separated from God by any means, not even our sins. We only feel distance in our relationship with God when we think that we are separate from our Lord and Savior. This day retreat will focus on how confessing our sins and embracing God’s forgiveness can bring us closer to Christ, both in the week leading up to Easter and beyond. The day will conclude with communion worship. Cost: $20 includes program, lunch. Free bus available from Mpls & West Campuses and 7500 York. Register online.

Men’s Getaway 6pm Fri 4/29 to 3pm Sat 4/30, Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center.
Mount Olivet men are getting away! Join us for a fun-filled escape to the sunny shores of Chub Lake! Come to our beautiful Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center for Fellowship, Faith building and Fun. Great speakers: COACH DAN KOSMOSKI, DR. GARY WILKERSON, NATURALIST DAN KAHL and PASTOR STEVE CORNILS. Bring a friend. Make a friend. Be a friend. Cost: Double Occupancy $90pp, Dormitory Occupancy $75pp, Commuter $70pp, Saturday Only $40pp. Register online.