Mount Olive Weekly

Youth Families,
I apologize for not getting this email out to you all earlier this week. I was waiting to finalizing a few decisions until we got closer to our meeting today.
We will be having youth group tonight, in-person. We will also be hosting a zoom meeting and virtual small group for anyone who cannot be present or is not comfortable meeting in-person. Please view the meeting details below if you would like to join us virtually starting at 6:30PM.


Topic: Mt. Olive Youth Zoom
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

(email alexi@mtolive-anoka.org for a link to the Zoom Meeting)


Don't forget! We have been asked to help load our Operation Christmas Child donation into the truck this Sunday after second service. Please join us if you have the time to spare.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (OCC)
Mount Olive is again partnering with Samaritans Purse for Operation Christmas Child. The plan is to collect shoebox gifts to reach an additional 11 million children in more than100 countries. Each gift includes a Jesus message for a child. We have OCC shoeboxes for Mount Olive friends and family that want to fill a box. Drop off dates are November 16-23. Times will be posted later. THIS YEAR WILL BE A DRIVE-UP COLLECTION SITE. Check out the table with red tablecloths near the coffee shop for boxes and info. Contact Mary Scarborough with questions. (612.867.7783 or mjsjada@outlook.com)

ON NOVEMBER 22 after late service, we will be loading a truck container with the boxes our congregation collected for OCC. If any youth or youth families are interested in helping us load the truck, please contact me, Alex Irwin, at alexi@mtolive-anoka.org with your family name and how many people to expect. I will provide lunch and have an early afternoon NFL game playing in a COVID responsible space for our group once we finish packing. 


Blessings,

Alex Irwin

Winter Retreat Interest Form

Our youth leadership team expressed interest in having a winter retreat this December. Camp Omega is open and available to be our venue for the weekend of December 4-6. We would leave after dinner on December 4th and return to church around the same time late service ends on December 6th. The retreat would be $112/student for the weekend.

Please CLICK HERE to view Camp Omega's before you go checklist concerning COVID-19. After viewing that information, CLICK HERE to fill out a 30 second survey that will help us know what our group could look like. This survey is for both families that are interested in a winter retreat and those who are not. If we could get one response from each family, it would be greatly appreciated.
   

Operation christmas child (OCC)

Mount Olive is again partnering with Samaritans Purse for Operation Christmas Child. The plan is to collect shoebox gifts to reach an additional 11 million children in more than100 countries. Each gift includes a Jesus message for a child. We have OCC shoeboxes for Mount Olive friends and family that want to fill a box. Drop off dates are November 16-23. Times will be posted later. THIS YEAR WILL BE A DRIVE-UP COLLECTION SITE. Check out the table with red tablecloths near the coffee shop for boxes and info. Contact Mary Scarborough with questions. (612.867.7783 or mjsjada@outlook.com)


ON NOVEMBER 22 after late service, we will be loading a truck container with the boxes our congregation collected for OCC. If any youth or youth families are interested in helping us load the truck, please contact me, Alex Irwin, at alexi@mtolive-anoka.org with your family name and how many people to expect. I will provide lunch and have an early afternoon NFL game playing in a COVID responsible space for our group once we finish packing.

Special Announcement

It has been brought to my attention that many of our youth are not part of our Mt. Olive Sr. Youth "Remind" group. Anyone can join the group by texting our class code - (email Alex for the code). Joining the group will ensure students receive important details and reminders before youth events.

An example message for this week would be, "Don't forget to bring a writing utensil to youth group Wednesday night. You will need one for the spiritual gifts assessment." A good remind message before a retreat would be along the lines of, "Don't forget your toothbrush, deodorant and Bible. This retreat will stink otherwise."

We only send out the important stuff via remind. I encourage all youth make sure they are part of this group.