Category Archives: Updates

99 for the 1 & the 2nd Annual “Color Outside the Lines” Color Run

99 for the 1 is coming to the 2nd Annual Color Outside the Lines Color Run, Saturday, June 17th.

Come out and support this amazing ministry for those who are homeless. Jeremiah and Rachel Fjeld (formerly of Manteo) are currently having a backpack and shoe drive and will take any and all of the following:

  • gently used adult shoes (no kids, sorry)
  • backpacks
  • deodorant
  • Mens boxers(Lg)
  • athletes foot spray/cream

Every step we can take towards getting people back to a normal life helps! Contact Rachel & Jeremiah at: Help us Pack the Van! Donations can be dropped off near the church office or contact any of the Strong Mission Team Runners or call Rhonda Bethea 919-616-1144.

UMM Drive Thru BBQ & Chicken Fundraiser

Mount Olivet United Methodist Men Scholarship Fundraiser

June 2 4:30—7:00 PM

Drive Thru BBQ & Chicken with sides at R.D. Sawyer Ford in Manteo. Please speak with a United Methodist Man or stop by the church office to purchase a ticket for $10.


Welcoming our Summer Ministerial Intern

Welcome Leslie Haven Boyd to Mount Olivet!

Biography & Faith Journey:

I am known by my middle name, Haven. I grew up in a small town in New Albany, Mississippi, where I was a member of Calvary UMC. I am a member of a large family, including three brothers and one sister, ranging from ages 26 to 12. I enjoy movies, anything Disney or Star Wars related, along with musicals and the theater. I am a certified candidate in the United Methodist Mississippi Conference and in my first year at Duke Divinity School. My leadership in the church began early on in volunteering for Vacation Bible Schools, or singing solos in the children’s choir, which then led to joining the adult choir. After graduating high school, I began to work as a counselor at Camp Lake Stephens, the UMC summer camp, as an elementary and youth counselor. This sparked my interest in children’s ministry and the involvement in this field. After years of summers as a children’s counselor I then took a job as the Children’s Ministries Director at a local church in Oxford, Mississippi, while working on my undergraduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor in Business Administration.

Working in the church offered new experiences that I was not and would not be able to encounter at a summer camp. No longer was I making campfires and sending kids down a zip line, this job allowed me to experience scheduling and planning events, along with coordinating volunteers and programs. This job opened my eyes to what it was like working for a church, the good- in casual conversation and care with the congregation as a family, the bad- when there are moments when people do not see eye to eye on concerns and the growing points as a church that the congregation can learn from. This experience allowed me to fully understand my calling from God in the church place setting. I look forward to continuing my experiences in the United Methodist Church, and the lessons and growing points I will learn at Mount Olivet UMC.

Vacation Bible School – Maker Fun Factory

Join us for an imaginative, impacting adventure! July 10-14, 2017 9am-noon Age 4 through 5th grade

Pre-registration available here

Contact Elizabeth Gallop with questions at or 473-2089 Ext. 29

Decorating Supplies Needed:

  • Pool Noodles
  • Solid Color Plastic Tablecloths
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Colorful Beads/Buttons
  • Old Christmas Lights
  • Solid Color Paper Plates
  • Old Mittens/Word Gloves
  • Empty Jars/Cans/Coffee Cans/Buckets

Food Items Needed:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Cheese Crackers/Goldfish
  • Chex Rice Cereal
  • Gummy Worms
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Large and Small Marshmallows
  • 6 inch Flour Tortillas
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cinnamon Sugar Chips
  • Small Plates
  • Sandwich and Quart Ziplocks
  • Plastic Round Table Clothes


Prayer Blanket Ministry

Everyone is invited to join the Prayer Blanket team the first and third Wednesday of each month 10:00 AM. The only skills needed are a heart for ministry, your time, and the ability to cut with scissors or tie a knot.


Costa Rica Mission Trip Fundraiser

$10.00 – Fried Chicken and Chopped BBQ w/ two sides and dessert

Thursday, May 18th at RD Sawyer Ford (on HWY 64) from 4:30 – 7:00 PM

Drive thru only

Tickets are available at Rd Sawyer Ford, Mount Olivet UMC, and Mike Kellers Rope Shop. Proceeds support Costa Rica mission trip.

BBQ Fundraiser

May 6th Yard Sale BBQ Fundraiser

Pulled pork sandwich or 1/2 a smoked chicken served with beans and slaw, water or lemonade!

Buy a plate for $8 on May 6th!

Want to purchase a whole smoked chicken ($8) or a 7/8 lb. Boston Butt (35$). Call JB Head @252-473-7832 to preorder!

All Proceeds benefit the Canada & Costa Rica Mission Trips