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First Friday Christmas Celebration & Brunswick Stew

The First Friday Christmas Celebration is approaching fast and we need your help in handing out cups of Brunswick Stew during the event. We are also in need of pulled chicken and pulled beef for the stew. Below you will find the information for preparing and delivering the ingredients. If you plan to bring ingredients or have any questions please contact Doc Sawyer at 475-8803.


Directions: You can either slow roast the meat in the oven or slow cook it in a crockpot. The idea is to cook the meat so slowly that when it is done, it falls apart. While it is still hot, shred the meat, pulling it apart with your fingers or with forks. It’s important to do this while the meat is hot. If it cools, you cannot shred the meat. Also, shred just the meat and discard the bones and fat. Finally, put the shredded meat in a Ziplock bag. (Don’t bring the meat in a container that needs to be returned to you.) We also need the au jus – the juice from the cooked meat – for the stew. Strain the juice into a separate Ziplock bag. Deliver the two (2) bags, one with shredded meat, one with the au jus – juice, to Doc Sawyer located at 277 Mother Vineyard Road on Thursday, Dec.1st after 6 p.m. or to R.D. Sawyer Motor Co on Thursday Dec 1st or Friday, Dec. 2nd. Doc will begin cooking the stew near the Christmas tree on the Manteo waterfront on Friday, Dec. 2nd at around noon. If you can’t take the meat to Doc’s house or to the dealership before noon on Dec.2nd, then please bring it to the Manteo waterfront where he will be cooking the stew. Doc must have it before 3 pm on Friday, Dec. 2nd. If you have any questions at all please call Doc on 475-8803

Christmas Caroling & Cookies

Come join us December 18th at 5:30 pm to go Christmas Caroling!

If anyone is willing and able we are in need of home-baked cookies. Please contact Reha Otte’ if you have any question or are interested.



Fall Revival @ Mt. Olivet UMC

The dates for our Fall Revival are October 23rd – 26th at 7:00 pm. Pot Luck Dinner Served at 6:00 pm on Sunday the 23rd

Our speaker will be Rev. Dr. Tim Reaves

Pastor Tim has served as Lead Pastor at Pine Valley UMC in Wilmington, NC since 2012.  His passions are preaching and seeing people experience healing and wholeness through the transforming power of Jesus Christ.  He also enjoys playing the piano and spending time with his wife, two daughters and his dog.

Music by:

  • Sunday – Kitty Hawk UMC Praise Team
  • Monday – Louie Basnight & Linda Tillett
  • Tuesday – Ken Mann’s Band
  • Wednesday – Mt. Olivet UMC Praise Team


Lost and Found

Looking for a lost pair of sunglasses or a cell phone? It might be at Mount Olivet. Please check our lost and found if you are looking for a missing item.

All items not picked up will be donated on Oct. 31st. 

Connecting to Ministry Workshop

Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Join in for a 3-hour workshop at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, led by Rev. Dr. John Dutton and Mrs. Patty Dutton.

Connecting to Ministry: Using GPS: God’s Positioning System “How Do Others See Christ in Me?” This Connecting to Ministry workshop will help you more clearly see the spiritual gifts God has given you and discover the ways God is already at work preparing you for a ministry. Connecting to Ministry allows God’s people to explore the spiritual gifts we have been given and seek to listen to the ways God is already at work in each of our lives preparing us for the ministry He wants us doing now.