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Monday, November 18, 2019

Operation Christmas Child

Yesterday the Mount Olivet youth packed 25 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

These boxes will be dropped off at one of over 5000 drop off sites to eventually make their way around to world to bless a child in need. Thanks to all who contributed!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Laurel Mission, Kentucky

15 people from Mount Olivet just returned from a week of work with Laurel Mission in Big Laurel, Kentucky. They were able to help bless many families in the community through construction on a new house, distribution of food, and work in the clothing store and around the mission grounds.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Coming Up This Summer At Mt. Olivet

Saturday, May 11 at 9am - Church clean-up and trash pick-up along Freemason Run Rd.
Sunday, May 26 at 10am - Homecoming Service with a meal to follow. The guest speaker will be Dr. Gary Ziegler.
June 17 - 21, 6 - 8pm - Community Vacation Bible School at the Sangerville Church of the Brethren.
Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30 - Camping at Natural Chimneys (sites J9 - J16). The Sunday morning worship service will be held at the campsite followed by a picnic lunch.
July 17 - 20 - The United Brethren National Conference will be help on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. To register, go here.
Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27 - Mission trip to Laurel Mission in Big Laurel, Kentucky.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Powerful Prayer Life

I learned something new, praying through the Word of God.  Many people wish they could hear God speak in an audible voice.  I was reminded that we can, every time we read aloud or hear someone else read aloud the Word of God. We are reading His Word in written form. He just uses us to speak for Him, but we should still view it as if He Himself was speaking directly to us.  We need to train ourselves to hear God's voice instead of our own or the person reading scripture. Think of it this way, we are just echoing God's own words.

Here is an example of praying through a scripture passage; John 3:16

"For God so loved the world," God I acknowledge you as my heavenly Father, who truly loves me and all your creation. "that He gave His one and only Son," I am so thankful for the gift of salvation you provided through Your Son Jesus. "that whosoever believes on Him"' I do believe in Jesus Christ as my redeemer, the one who suffered and died for my sins. "shall not perish", I no longer fear eternal death for I am now a Son of the Most High through Christ Jesus, "but have ever lasting life", I now have great joy, peace, and hope for my eternal rest in Heaven when You call me home. In Jesus precious Name I pray. Amen!

Doing this allows us to personally acknowledge that we are receiving the understanding of God's Holy Word and that we are wanting to have it become affective in our life.  We also are acknowledging God as the Divine authority of His Word, and our belief that it is effective for transforming us spiritually. We relay back to God that we want His Word to teach, mold, and lead our lives.  We state our dependence of specific passages to impact our lives and the lives of others. As we read them to our children this way we pray God's authority through the read and spoken Word of God for their spiritual wellbeing and growth.

Try this for a week. Use passages that target a specific spiritual concern you desire God to help you overcome. Choose a passage that will encourage your children and/or spouse. Watch God work through your prayer time and see Him begin to transform your life.

~ Pastor John

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celebrating 125 Years of Ministry

On Sunday, May 27 at 10:00am Mount Olivet will be celebrating 125 years of service in a special Homecoming Service. There will be a catered meal in the fellowship hall following the morning service.

Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church was established in 1893 in Mt. Solon, Virginia. The land for the building was donated by Mrs. George (Sally) Daggy. The lumber used to build the church came from trees in the surrounding area. The building was 1 room and had 2 front doors, one for women and one for men. The men and women sat on opposite sides. There were 2 woodstoves toward the front, 1 on each side.

We are thankful for the first pastor, Rev. J. E. Hott and the founders of Mt. Olivet for their vision of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in the Mt. Solon community and to the world, and for those who have continued to carry that vision throughout the years.