COVID Action Plan

Grant County is RED Masks are Required

Red Masks Required - Orange Yellow or Blue masks not required - Unvaccinated please wear a masks
updated 1/20/22

Pastoral Message


   MARION, Ind. – Sweetser resident and local educator DeShawn Wert recently received an Outstanding Educator Award from the Office of Indiana Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning.
 The award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of early childhood educators and out-of-school professionals in Indiana.
 Wert was one of 24 award recipients named from more than 180 nominations and will receive $1,000 toward the purchase of materials for her classroom.
 Currently the director of the Mt. Olive Preschool in Marion, Wert attended Purdue University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s in Curriculum Design. She has more than 20 years of experience in Title I and Head Start classrooms and served several years as an elementary school principal before coming to Mt. Olive.

 Caption: DeShawn Wert, director of Mt. Olive Preschool in Marion receives an Outstanding Educator award certificate and $1,000 toward the purchase of materials for her classroom from the Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. The award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of early childhood educators and out-of-school professionals in Indiana.

Weeks Highlights

 Preschool has received grant money that allows us to add a position to the preschool that will support children and staff with social emotional skills.  The  position is set up as a lead teacher who will be trained with an identified social emotional curriculum and work in individual and small group activities to enrich pro-social behavior and help to extinguish behaviors that are not serving the children. Hourly rates will be determined on experience.
We will need someone who is willing to be trained and is available to support children from 8:30-4:00 Monday- Thursday.

Requirements include enjoying watching young children learn and grow, have experience with young children in group settings, be trained in social-emotional curriculum (or be willing to) and can collaborate and work well with staff and families. More information on
Please feel out the application  Microsoft Word - Employment application ( and send your resume to
Thanks for your consideration,
Please check your email for more details on information for the position.
DeShawn Wert Preschool Director

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Grant County Mission :
UPDATE: WE didn't fill the truck =( but we did fill my hatchback
AND we received enough financial donations I'd say to push us over the top and come close to a pick up truck.  Great job church.  
Way to be a blessing!  Some folks in Grant county are dressed a bit safer for the weather because of you!
White's Foster Care Tree
UPDATE: Every kid on the tree was covered and over 20 gifts cards went to support Josiah Whites (formally known as Whites) ministries.
A Christian Denomination organization
They work with Afghan and other Refugees
UPDATE: We raised $1665.40
And sent several items of clothing to help the Afghan Refugees face their first Indiana winter.
Even our preschool sent items to bless them.  
As you have done for the most vulnerable and needy you have done for Christ!

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SUNDAY 1/24/22
8:30a Adult Bible Study
9:30a Worship Service
10:30a Mt. Olive Kids
10:30a Mt. Olive Youth
10:30a Adult Bible Study
5:00p Night in Bethlehem

Cub Scouts Pack 3442
 6:30 – 7:30pm
UMW-United Methodist Women's Meeting
 6:30 – 7:30pm
Admin Meeting 7pm

6a Morning Devotions
12:45pm Staff Meeting
6:30p Brianna's Hope
Boy Scouts Troop 433
6:00 – 8:00pm
6a Morning Devotions
7p Men's Group

Office Closed
6a Morning Devotions

Office Closed



What do you see in this picture? the plants in the foreground? The endless ocean or where the sky meets the ocean? I see Gods creations how everything fits together. That is how God made us, we are all beautiful in everyway. We are to shine Gods light in everything we do and everywhere we go, let us be Gods perfect creation. "I love God with all my heart and all my soul"
UMW has an on going Fundraiser for Terri Lynn Nuts, You can
click the link to order. There will not be any Terri Lynn Products this year at the Bazaar.  All orders proceeds will go to UMW.

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Find Your copy at church this week
Located outside the main Sanctuary Doors
And outside Door 6

Birthday's and Anniversaries


1st Skip Lebo
1st Eddie Overmyer
2nd Howard Mundt
3rd Terry Hawk
7th Brooke Shorten
8th Kai Hawk
11th D.J Lewis
11th Joyce Keown
14th DeShawn Wert

15th Alma Caldwell
15th Hugh Burnett
17th Natalie Grizzle
20th Angela Cates
21st Bill Barcomb
21st Mark Johnson
25th Myron Robinson
26th Joyce Adbon
26th Eli Harris
27th Michelle Harris

14th Fred & Joyce Keown
24th Mark & Jill Johnson
26th Heath & Gem McKinney



WEEK OF 1/16/2022
Teresa Cates Thank you for prayers for Penelope my niece’s 4 1/2 year old.  She is home now.  Preliminary Results from bone marrow biopsy was probably not leukemia.  They will get final results in a few days. Thanks again!
Gary Nehouse is in the hosptal with COVID please keep him in prayer for quick recovery
Dean Amburgey  had a heart attack at some point, Please keep him and Barb in prayer.
Many familys in preschool are sick and one in hospital
Marsha and Don Lewis recovering from COVID
Karen Smith PRAISE Great grandson is turning 2yrs. old and walking. They were told by doctors he would never walk
Libby Highleys family for her passing
Gina Scott Kateri and Hugh's daughter-in-laws mother found out at Christmas she has breast cancer will be going through a masectomy and possible radiation

WEEK OF 1/9/2022
Libby Highley passed away on 1/10/2022 please keep family in prayer
Norma Landers Thank you for your many prayers for Norma and her Great Grandson Knox and her Great Granddaughter Piper They have had their surgeries and are doing well. I have another test or two.
Randy Hoiser Tumor is shrinking Still has a ways to go promising. Please keep them in prayer
Sandy Duncan In recovery  for COVID
Jodi Rice Is dealing with COVID and needs our prayers for recovery
Becky Rees had Hip replacement surgery on Monday 1/10
Troy Cass dad Fred is having Lung Surgery
Harris and Lewis family's re going through COVID they need prayers for recovery
Craig Jackson A family in the Oak Hill area passed away in his sleep prayers for family.
Susan Perry has fallen again and is in MGH and having a MRI
Praise I thank God for my vaccine that I had hardly any systems of Covid Praise the Lord

WEEK OF 1/2/2022
Norma Landers I do not have Cancer but I have another Lung problem. I will see Dr J Patel on Tuesday. Thank you For all your wonderful Prayers.  
Gary & Becci Odle grandson Zander had more ear surgery done  on Thursday
Doug Barton has a neighbor and a friend who need prayers
Sandy Duncan is in hospital and should be going to rehab and recovering from Covid
Pastor Rob's Aunt Pam
Jamie Westgate waiting on results from Thyroid Biopsy
Sue House waiting on results
Please keep those of us who are dealing with Covid in your prayers

WEEK OF 12/26/2021
Charles Kelley is asking for prayer for his daughter Beth's hushband who found out he has stage 4 cancer

WEEK OF 12/26/2021
Donna Kingseed is doing well after her
David  Mom and Dad very ill
Susan Perry Fell and fractured her L3 vertebrea and is in the hospital. please keep in prayer
Sandy Ducan Just found out she has covid please pray for quick healing
Becci Odel has a broken ankle
Prayers for those of us who are traveling
Prayers for those who are dealing with Breast cancer

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Sermon Series: The Word

Doug and Donna Barton
The Gospel of MARK
Fellowship Hall
Mike McDivitt
The Gospel of MATTHEW
Room 1
8:30 AM 
  • Adult Bible Study Lead by- Galen Clark- room #1

10:30 AM 
  • Gospel of Matthew - Mike McDivitt -  room #1
  • THE Study of Mark- Doug Barton - Fellowship Hall 

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8:30AM:  Adult Bible Study Galen Clark ROOM 1
9:30AM:  Nursery Care - Worship Service
10:30AM:  Mt. Olive Kids K-5 Godly Play Room 6 - Nursery Care - Mt. Olive Youth the Attic - Adult Bible Study Mike McDevitt Room 1 - The Gospel of Mark Pastor Doug Barton Fellowship Hall
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Message:  Unity: What Binds US
John 17

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