Category Archives: Updates

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 5th at 11:55 AM. The event will be located at the Dare County Justice Center in Manteo

Come join us for the 65th National Day of Prayer this Thursday. The program will begin with a nationwide corporate read prayer that will be simultaneously read throughout the nation at noon, because of this we will be starting promptly at 11:55 AM, followed by a brief prayer service, including music and our veteran’s color guard.

“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” Isaiah 58:1.

Easter Update 2016

Come join us for Easter!

7:00 PM – Tenebrae Service

6:30 AM – Sunrise Service @ Manteo Waterfront (Breakfast for the Community at Mt Olivet immediately after)
8:30 AM – Contemporary Worship Service with Communion
9:45 AM – Sunday School
11:00 AM – Traditional Worship with Communion

Worship committee asks that anyone with flowers please bring them by the church this Saturday and place in the buckets on the Education Building porch. These will be used to decorate the cross out front Easter morning.  Thank you!

Beacon District Lay Rally

red_Cross_smallBeacon District Lay Rally

Sunday February 28, 2016 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Edenton United Methodist Church
225 Virginia Road, Edenton, NC 27932

3:00pm Visit District Information Booths
3:30pm Musical Worship Service – Ken Mann
4:30pm Visit District Information Booths

Information Booths will include:
• Congregations for Children (C4C)-Toni Wood, Diane Fischer
• Lay Servant Ministries – Ginny Crocker
• Racial Reconciliation – Jo Baker
• Prayer Team – Susie Fitch-Slater
• Missions – Bill Haddock, Ed Rutenkroger
• Youth – Danny Peck

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be here before we know it! Dates and times are July 11th – 15th, 9:00 AM – Noon. Please be in prayer for all of the teams that are forming, the children and their families who will be with us, and regarding where you would like to serve this year! Click here for more information and to register your child!

We are in need of decorations for VBS! Click here to see the list.

Call our Children’s Director, Tina Hodgson to hear all of the different opportunities that are available at 252-305-4349.

This Week at Mount Olivet 02/07/16

Sun Feb. 7
7:30 AM Resounding Praise Team Warm Up & Prayer for Services
8:30 AM Contemporary Service
9:45 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM Traditional Service
6:00 PM Youth Special Event – more info under The Cove Ministries
7:00 PM Youth Praise Team

Mon Feb. 8
6:30 AM Men’s Reunion Group meets in Room “C”
6:30 PM Gideon meeting in room C
7:00 PM Men’s Bible Study

Tues Feb. 9
9:00 AM Tuesday Morning Bible Study
6:00 PM UM Men Sweetheart Dinner – Registration ends Sunday 7th!

Wed Feb. 10
10:00 AM & 7:00 PM – Ash Wednesday Services
6:00 PM Prayer Meeting in the Church Library
7:00 PM Cantata and Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 PM High School Bible Study

Thurs Feb. 11
7:00 AM Youth Breakfast
6:00 PM Resounding Praise


Looking Ahead

When: Sunday, February 14th after the 11:00 worship Where: K class Sunday School room
Who: All team participants and interested persons

FOLLOW YOUR HEART….. Do you have a heart for missions? Or do you feel that gentle tug to serve with others? Come join us for a brief meeting to review trip details. We will travel to San Isidro de Grecia in order to serve with Strong Missions and the beautiful people of Costa Rica. Dates for the trip are July 26 – August 3, 2016. If you are interested but cannot attend this meeting, contact Ed and Rhonda Bethea, cell (919) 616-1144 or email

Wednesday Lenten Meals – Each Wednesday night 6:00 PM – February 17th thru March 23rd
April 3rd – May 15th – CONFIRMATION CLASS for 6th -8th grade students.
Contact the office or check out the youth page in the newsletter for more information!

Lenten Season at Mount Olivet

Below are the upcoming Lenten events at Mount Olivet UMC.

February 10th – 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Ash Wednesday Services

February 17th thru March 23rd – 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Lenten Fellowship Meals

March 2nd thru March 23rd – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
“Lenten Readings” a time of quiet: each Wednesday morning

March 19th – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Easter Outreach Event (more info coming soon)

March 20th – 10:00 AM combined service
Palm Sunday / Easter Cantata “My Savior’s Love”

March 25th – 7:00 PM
Good Friday Communion Service