January 2017

Stuart Ferguson Memorial Service

A memorial service for Stuart Ferguson will be held Sunday, February 5 at 2:00pm at Olivet.


Sunday, 2017, February 5 - 2:00pm

Joan Scherer Memorial Service at Rosewood Manor

A memorial service for Joan Scherer will be held at 3:00pm, Saturday, February 4, at Rosewood Manor.


Saturday, 2017, February 4 - 3:00pm


STOP HUNGER NOW meal packaging event at Ivy Creek UMC.


Sunday, 2017, February 12 - 3:00pm

Olivet Day

Olivet Day


Saturday, 2017, May 13 (All day)

Intergenerational Mission Event

The congregation (all ages!) are invited to join the OPC Youth for a luncheon after church on January 22 to begin thinking about the issues of homelessness, and to participate in a mission project of creating “Love Bags.” We will meet at 12:15 in the Fellowship Hall for a simple meal, followed by a short video and conversation about homelessness. We will finish with a short activity appropriate for all ages. We are seeking donations for the “Love Bags.”

Items needed include: 60 gallon size Ziploc bags, 60 bottles of water, 60 granola bars, 60 fruit snacks,  60 packs of gum, 60 pairs of men’s large socks, 60 pairs of gloves, 60 packs of travel size wet-ones. If you are able to attend, or to provide any of these supplies, please let Seth know.  


Sunday, 2017, January 22 - 12:15pm


Olivet is once again this year blessed to serve as hosts for homeless women in our community through PACEM. PACEM is a grassroots organization that coordinates space and volunteers to provide shelter for individuals in our community who are homeless. More than 80 faith congregations and community groups and 3,000 volunteers in the Charlottesville area come together each winter to address the need for shelter by opening their doors, serving evening meals, giving financially, and providing companionship. PACEM believes that a welcoming, safe place to shelter is the first step to addressing the crisis of homelessness. 

This year Olivet will host the ladies of PACEM from January 21 through February 3.

A sign up poster to help with this ministry will be in the Fellowship Hall right after Christmas.

If you have questions before that time, feel free to contact one of our key volunteers:Renee Ferguson, Charlotte Matthews, or Mary Rike.



Saturday, 2017, January 21 (All day)