Vacation Bible School, Music Camps, Creative Arts Camps, and More! Looking for a great way to build faith and friendships this summer? Sign up for Mount Olivet’s summer youth programs today!
We see the cross every week in church. It is a familiar reminder of the foundation of our faith. The cross can also be fearsome, difficult to comprehend, or threatening. Its importance can be muted by our theories and theologies. We invite you to revisit what the cross means to your faith with a special MObile Faith online learning opportunity led by none other than our Senior Pastor-Elect David Lose. In a three-part series Pastor Lose explains how the cross is “the pinnacle of God’s story of creation, love, forgiveness, and grace.” Explore one, two, or all three of the courses at your convenience. They will serve as a powerful reminder that God knows us, loves us just as we are, and is unwilling to lose us. $10 for new MObile Faith users. No additional cost for current MObile Faith subscribers.
Please join us in volunteering for the Easter Angel Gifts benefiting Pastor Scott's ministry (Minneapolis) and Love INC (serving eastern Carver County). We need your help in packing and delivering Angel gifts!
This year's theme: “Destination Excelsior”
MOCW has partnered with local retailers of Excelsior, Mn whose main street joins the deep-rooted with the new, the trendy with the traditional, and invites locals and visitors to experience what’s fresh and charming on Water Street. Sat 4/22, 12noon Mpls Campus $20
WEST M 4/17 & 4/24 7-8:30pm, Center for Faith & Life Activity Room. All Christians have a calling in life, but what does this really mean? Using the life of Martin Luther and led by Reformation scholar Dr. Mark Tranvik, Augsburg College, we will look at how Luther understood vocation and see how his insights can be appplied to our own walk of faith.
Mpls Tu 4/18 & 4/25 7-8:30pm
Rm 482-86. Christians often affirm that because God became a human being, endured awful suffering on the cross, and died, God can relate to our suffering. Often we quickly move from the cross to the resurrection. For those experiencing the trauma of serious illness or other causes, this move can be too abrupt. Come join Dr. Deanna Thompson, Professor of Religion, Hamline University, and someone who lives with stage IV cancer, as together we explore these themes. Cost: Donation.
Th 4/27 6:30pm, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), 2400 3rd Ave S, Mpls. Mount Olivet member Dick Raiche has been invited to interpret the signature piece of art – quite an honor! Meet at 2nd floor fountain at 6:30pm for a special tour by docent Susie McKitterick (Dick’s sister) beginning at 7pm sharp (exhibit runs 10am-9pm). Cost: FREE (cash bar). Following the exhibit, join us at Eat Street Social (18 W 26th St, Mpls) for fun and fellowship. Questions: Mary Morton 612.964.9015 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Su 4/30 4-7pm, Location & Cost TBD. We will assemble key rings and stuff envelopes with cards of comfort and hope to be distributed to those who have lost loved ones (see dragonflyproject.org). The workshop will be followed by a dinner.
Tu 5/2 11:30am Check-In & Fellowship, 12noon Lunch, Pinstripes, Edina. Speaker: Pastor Karen Castillo, President Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG). Topic: “Changing Girls’ Lives in Guatemala.” To feed their families, Guatemalan parents of girls age 13+ arrange marriages with much older men. To teach skills and provide other options to Guatemalan girls, ILAG has created a two-year residential school. Come hear about this inspiring project that will change lives. $25. Register by 4/28.
MPLS Th 5/4 4-8pm ($4 admission),
F 5/5 8am-5pm, Sa 5/6 8am-12noon. Donate! We accept new and gently used items that are suitable for resale. For a list of items not accepted, visit http://www.mtolivet.org/upcoming-events/annual-garage-sale. For pick-up of items, contact: Sherry Kapanke 612.859.7566 email@example.com. Donation questions: Mary Slinde 952.884.4975 firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax-deductible and will be accepted: MPLS Sa 4/29 8am-4pm, M 5/1 8am-4pm (pick-up and drop-off); West Sa 4/29 9am-2pm (drop-off). Volunteer! Volunteers needed Sa 4/29 to Su 5/6. To volunteer, contact: Mary Slinde 952.884.4975 email@example.com. Shop! The sale features donations from over 300 families organized in departments including adult clothing, children’s clothing, toys, household goods, antiques, sporting goods, furniture, tools, and more!
Mother’s Day Buffet
Su 5/14 Seatings at 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm, Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center. Chef Justin Given has planned an extraordinary menu for this special day. Visit in one of our common spaces, enjoy our pool, whirlpool, and sauna, or hike our trails before heading home. Let us handle all the details while your family enjoys the memories. Cost: $18 adults (13yrs and older); $8 youth 5-12yrs; children under 5 are free.
RESERVATIONS OPEN 4/17 by phone only: 952.469.2175.
Spring Volunteer Day
Sa 5/20 9am-3pm, Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center.
Help us plant flowers to beautify the ground and relax in the whirlpool or sauna when our workday is complete. Lunch and snacks are provided. Register: 952.469.2175 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a child who will be 3yrs or 4yrs by Sep 1, 2017, please consider joining us at Mount Olivet Preschool. We have 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, and we would love to have your child join our community! Registration begins Feb 1, 2017. For more information, contact Linda Healy 612.767.2216 email@example.com.