Mount Olive Weekly


Wednesday at 6:30 PM:                                                      Sundays at 9:15 AM:

  • 10/27 – Youth Costume Party                                   - 10/31 – Faith Talk Topic TBD

Youth Families,


I pray MEA weekend brought you rest and extra family time. This week, we are back at it with our Youth Group Costume Party this Wednesday, October 27th, at 6:30PM and Faith Talk Sunday, October 31st, at 9:15AM.


Next Wednesday, November 3, we will be shopping for Operation Christmas Child. Penny has been kind enough to offer her experience leading this event/activity. We are going to encourage everyone to arrive at church 15 minutes earlier, 6:15AM, than usual. Please see the evening details below. Please contact me if you have any questions concerning the evening?


Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Youth Night:

Why: To share the love of Jesus with kiddos around the world (watch this video )

What: We will be shopping and packing shoeboxes- a little healthy competition between small groups to see who can pack the most boxes!

Who: Senior Youth and friends

When: Wednesday, November 3, 6:15-8:00

To Bring: $15 cash (to pay for shopping items and shipping of boxes)

Volunteer Sign Up for Spaghetti Dinner/Bingo Night



God’s Blessings,

Alexander Irwin

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
Main: 763.421.3223

Direct: 763.421.7156 ext. 126

NYG Registration Materials and Information



If you didn’t print the National Youth Gathering Participant Worksheet (registration form) last week, it is attached below. All interested youth will need to fill out the form if they plan on attending the National Youth Gathering. All registration forms and participating students’ $150 registration deposit are due by November 1.


I would love to advocate for everyone turning their registrations ASAP. We only have 2 youth ministry meetings (October 27th & 31st) between today and the registration deadline, and a little margin for life to happen is never a bad idea. Once we know who plans on attending, it is a lot easier to put the other little yet very important detail pieces in place. With the way life has changed for so many people over the last year, it’s very hard for me to plan travel and recruit volunteers based on pre-COVID numbers. Please contact me if you have any youth gathering related questions. I would love to answer them.


I currently have 12 registrations from committed youth, 4 Seniors, 3 Juniors, 3 Sophomore and 2 Freshmen. I know there are a lot of registrations out there waiting to be returned, and I look forward to adding them to our list in the near future. Registrations can be turned into me in person or via email, whatever works best for you.

Registration Form

NYG Meeting General Information (updated as of October 7)