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Mt. Olive Online Worship Service
Sundays 9:30AM

8:30a Adult Bible Study
9:30a Worship Service
10:30a Mt. Olive Kids
10:30a Mt. Olive Youth
10:30a Adult Bible Study
4-6p Mt. Olive Youth** NOTE TIME!

Preschool Parent Meet & Greets

6a Morning Devotions

Preschool Parent Meet & Greets
11a Staff Meeting
6:30p Brianna's Hope
6a Morning Devotions
7p Men's Group

6a Morning Devotions
5:30p Preschool Parent Orientation


Reading plan and outline available NOW on the app and the website.

July 18th New Study

Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world.

Books available at the church or order from Amazon.
A big thank you to our church family for all the ways you supported our Camp Lakewood campers! Steph spent the week with these kiddos and they all had such a meaningful experience despite the heat & mosquitoes. Each Mt. Olive camper received a FULL scholarship due to your generosity to our Camp Scholarship Fund. Jesus shines bright in our Mt. Olive Kids! Thank you!
Camp Lakewood Elementary Campers:
Gwen Hawk Cooper Lynch Baylee Barton
Gracie Barton Faith Haney Ellie Thompson
Lena Holderead Charlie Thompson

Steph Riebe, Camp Director
Our Back to School Bash event is THIS Saturday July 31st so all filled book bags and clothing bags need to be returned by Wednesday July 28 to the church entry area or office.

Let Steph know if you have any question,

We could use help filling the Johnson's trailer with tables, book bags, etc. on Friday July 30th at 7pm at the church. We do NOT have access to the Lion's Club train this year, so every helper is needed!
The UMW is collecting single rolls of paper towels and boxes of Kleenex for the backpacks for the Back to School Bash. There is a barrel located in the Gathering Area to collect all the donations. Thanks for all your help!
Check out our online bulletin - updated weekly!
You can now access the Upper Room online!
CLICK HERE and you can download a pdf version.
We are excited to share about an opportunity for each of your families to help us connect with others in our community! Our Mt. Olive Family Ministry is hosting a community Facebook group called Family Connect. This is a place for anyone who is investing in the next generation as a parent, grandparent, extended family member, guardian, or caretaker to receive support, resources for encouragement and prayer. This group will be updated weekly beginning January 20th. Help us share this with others by joining the group and inviting friends and others in our community who we can support. All are welcome!
Join Family Connect Click Here
Mt. Olive UMC Family Ministry shirts are available!
Let Steph know if you need one for anyone in your family.
The work and relationship building begins! If you are interested in being apart of one of our family ministry service teams & were unable to attend a training session. Please email Steph & let her know.
Steph Riebe, Director of Family Ministries
Steph's Contact Information:
cell: 317.500.1450
Mt. Olive Kids Fall Programming

9:30am Toddler & Preschool Nursery in Room 4, Check-In at Door 4

9:30am Worship Kindergarten children and older are in worship with their families

10:30am Godly Play Hour in our Godly Play Room for Kindergarten-5th Grade

10:30am Toddler & Preschool Nursery in Room 4, Check-In at Door 4

We encourage families with children under 12 to mask their children indoors. All unvaccinated Family Ministry volunteers will mask while leading programming and serving our Mt. Olive Kids indoors. This policy will be re-evaluated in December.

10:30am Godly Play Hour Begins Sunday August 1st at 10:30am for Current Kindergarten-5th Grade age children

What is Godly Play?

The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about
religious education: God inviting us into-and pursuing us in the midst of-Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God's call in our lives.

**Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance.

**Godly Play values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.

**Godly Play models the worship life, stories, symbols and rituals of Christian congregations.

**Godly Play nurtures participants to larger dimensions of belief and faith through wondering and play.

Godly Play August Schedule for Mt. Olive Kids:

Aug 1 Room Re-Introduction Sunday, Storyteller Steph
(Jamie Cates, helper)

Aug 8 Godly Play Art & Music Worship Day, Storyteller Steph
(Ellen Lindvall, helper)

Aug 15 The Great Family, Storyteller Steph (Becky Lawson, helper)

Aug 22 The Story of Jacob, Storyteller Steph (Ellen Lindvall, helper)

Aug 29 The Story of Joseph, Storyteller Steph (Jamie Cates, helper)

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Current 6th Graders MOVE UP THIS SUNDAY!!
Mt. Olive Youth: Sunday Programming
There will be no youth programming during the 9:30am worship service. We encourage 6th-12th grade students to attend worship with their families. Youth Sunday school will take place at 10:30am outside or upstairs in the youth space. Other adult discipleship options will be available at 10:30am as well.

AUGUST 2021 Youth Sunday School Guide,
10:30am Sunday Mornings


Whether it's to stop yourself from saying something stupid, or see where you'll be in 10 years, or experience your favorite moment in history firsthand, we all wish we had a time machine sometimes, right? While time machines might not actually exist, the Bible can sometimes feel a little bit like a time machine. It's the story of the God who exists outside of time and had a plan to save the world before time even existed. God's plan was fulfilled through Jesus 2,000 years ago, but prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Amos left us hints about God's plan hundreds of years before that. So what was that plan? In this 4-week series, we'll discover that Jesus' mission was to set people free and rebuild what has been destroyed - and we can join Him on that mission, in part, by doing justice and remembering all God has done.

August 1: Brandt Lynch leading Youth Sunday School
August 8: Brandt Lynch leading Youth Sunday School
August 15: Brooke Cheek leading Youth Sunday School
August 22: Brandt Lynch leading Youth Sunday School
August 29: Brooke Cheek leading Youth Sunday School

In August we will once again kick off Sunday evening programming and welcome our newest class of 6th grade students!

Sunday August 1st from 4-6pm, CURRENT 6th-12th grade students are invited to help Pastor Rob and other volunteers do some cleaning and organizing of the Attic Space. Bring a snack to share! We will start sharing meals together again in September but for the month of August we'll enjoy snacks on Sunday nights!
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Steph!
317.500.1450, cell
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Want to Serve the Littlest Disciples and Their Families?
Preschool Is Looking for A Part-Time Office Assistant!

The Mt. Olive Assistant supports both the preschool and church by improving workplace efficiency and programming for the employees and the families we serve. A Mt. Olive Assistant gathers information and makes useful adjustments to systems to enhance procedures while implementing ministry directives. This is a part-time position with no benefits. The pay rate would start at $12-15 depending on experience and skill set.

Estimated hours weekly 20 for 52 weeks. Mt. Olive Assistant reports to the preschool director.

Expectations, skills, and talents to be successful at this position:

  • Pass background checks and fingerprinting to work with children's ministry.

  • Dependable, prompt, and friendly to the public and staff.

  • Share opportunities for parents to find a church home.

  • Attends a church regularly.

  • Answers phones, emails and communicates with parents in a positive and accurate manner.

  • A bookkeeper that is confidential and tracks monthly parent payments. Also, works closely with the church treasurer, church receptionist, and preschool director for payroll and budgeting needs.

  • Organizes and manages all files ( including personnel, children enrollment, immunization records, and student physicals) for any state inspection requirements, including confidential information. Also manages data in the church and preschool database accurately.

  • Orders, tracks, and inventories materials for the preschool program with help of the director and staff.

  • Has knowledge and use of office equipment.

  • Other duties as assigned by the church and preschool.

If interested, please contact DeShawn Wert, Preschool Director at to find out how to apply for this position.

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Sunday School & Small Group Opportunities
8:30AM - Adult Bible Study Lead by Galen Clark
10:30AM - Adult Bible Study Lead by Mike McDivitt
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For LIVE worship Sundays and past worship services go to
The United Methodist Women will be selling Terri Lynn Nuts all year round! You can order by visiting Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards missions. If you have any questions,
contact Vikki Conrad at 765-661-4199.
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3rd Charles Kelley
4th Connor Crull
7th John Cheek
7th Karen Smith
8th Donna Barton
8th Norma June Landers
9th Nancy Tinkel
11th Corbin Furnish
12th Max Lynch
17th Eli Barton
17th Dave Jentes
18th Rob Barton
19th Rick Miller
21st Rebecca Cates

21st Dave Rees
22nd Todd Rush
23rd Jason Cates
24th Jude Hawk
24th Carol Meese
28th Jill Johnson

2nd Myron & Leola Robinson
2nd Eric & Brooke Shorten
3rd Jack & Amy Wood
11th Chuck & Nedra Himelick
19th Rick & Marva Miller
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Updating the Prayer List

  • STRUCTURE: Prayer requests are separated by the week they are received or updated. Unless we receive an update on the prayer request it is then removed after a month.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY: Get permission! Please contact those you are making requests for. It lets them know you care and we are praying. It also avoids the embarrassment of those who may prefer an anonymous request.
Thank you to all you prayer warriors out there and if you have an idea of how we can improve our prayer ministries feel free to let us know: or call 765-384-7938.
WEEK OF 7/25/21
Carl & Amelia Moorman - Please be praying for Carl and Amelia Moorman and family as they face serious health concerns.
Jeff Parrish - Jeff got through his kidney stone surgery fine. Glad it's over, now just hoping for a speedy recovery.Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
Becky Tyner - (friend of Diana Burrough) started chemo treatments.

WEEK OF 7/18/2021
Larry Cox - (Joyce Abdon's son-in-law) is critically ill and has been put on a vent.

WEEK OF 7/11/2021
Ruth - PRAISE, 4 years since cancer surgery.
Norma - Thank you to everyone who prayed for her, no cancer!
Marla- (niece of a friend of Ruth Stevens) has pancreatic cancer and has developed blood clots in her lungs.
Mary Jane Craig- (Barb Amburgey's mother) is now on hospice for end-stage Parkinson's/dementia.

WEEK OF 7/4/2021
Mary Jane Craig - (Barb Amburgey's mom) Her dementia is worsening and it's harder to care for her at home. Prayers also for the family.
Lynkin - (Donna Barton's sister's great-nephew) He was born last week weighing only 1 pound & 1 ounce. Has had one surgery on his bladder and survived that. He is so tiny and so beautiful!
Dave Jentes - having neck problems.
Laurie - (Jodi Rice's sister) had hip replacement surgery on the 7th.
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