Thanksgiving
Day Services  Nov. 26~ 

 
Minneapolis Campus
: 9, 10, 11am & 12pm
Sermon by:
Pastor Kalland
(*view choir schedules)

West Campus: 9 & 10am
Sermon by:
Pastor MacLean 
(*view choir schedules)

Our Thanksgiving offering, has been designated to help alleviate hunger through our partner food pantries Community Emergency Service,  Bountiful Basket, and other local food initiatives.

Mount Olivet’s Junior High Alive Adopt-a-Grandparent program provides
opportunities for fellowship and giving for seniors and youth.

          There are a lot of myths around the first American Thanksgiving but one thing is certain – the Pilgrims were lucky to be alive and they knew it. By all accounts, they shouldn’t have survived the harsh conditions of their first year, where disease and hunger were rampant. What a celebration that first Thanksgiving must have been as they focused on blessings and gratitude. Speaking of celebration, I am pleased to share the good news that PASTOR HOGENSON has moved home to continue his recovery. One of the ways we give thanks to God is by sharing with one another. There are more than 1000 ways you can give thanks through Mount Olivet. Join us this month as we pack the trucks with nonperishable food items (see page 6) and collect offering to help with hunger initiatives locally, nationally, and throughout the world. 1-in-9 people in the world are undernourished, and 1-in-10 Minnesotans experience food insecurity on a regular basis – let’s give out of the abundance God has given us.

Blessings,
Dennis Johnson
Interim Senior Pastor

Thanksgiving Food Drive, Nov. 22nd & 26th Both Campuses

Please bring non-perishable food items (peanut butter, canned meats, canned beef stew, canned fruits and vegetables) to the parking lot at either campus. Food collected at Minneapolis will be donated to Community Emergency Services (CES), and food collected at the West Campus will be donated to Bountiful Basket.

 

Service Opportunities

  • Simpson Housing Dinner Simpson House, Mpls. Help prepare, serve, and clean up after the evening meal for approximately 150 residents of this downtown homeless shelter. Interested? Please contact Katie Shepherd kshepherd@mtolivet.org
  • Pastor Scott’s On-Call Ministry Help Pastor Scott sort and distribute household items to local families. Once a year, once a week, or just once in a while – we need your help! Discover how you can be instrumental in helping others. Families are welcome. Informational meeting Sun 11/8 between worship services at Mpls Campus.
  • Personal Care Products for Love INC West Campus. Love In the Name of Christ serves eastern Carver County. Items needed: toilet paper, facial tissues, shampoo for adults and children, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes for adults and children, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, and bath soap (no bath washes).
  • VEAP Toy Store Wed 12/16 8:15am-12:15pm or 12:15pm-5:15pm, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) Facility, 9600 Aldrich Ave S, Bloomington. Help with registration, shopping, and stocking shelves, so families with limited means are able to “shop” the store for Christmas gifts for their children. Register: www.mtolivet.org.
  • MOCW Annual Mitten Drive Through 12/18 Mpls Office & West Narthex. Warm your heart and someone’s hands by donating new mittens, hats, or scarves of all sizes. Donated items will be displayed at the Mount Olivet Church Women’s Dixieland Christmas Brunch on 12/19 and then delivered to those in need.