SAVE THE DATE!
Mount Olive Christmas Tea
Our Christmas Tea is Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 2 pm to 4 pm in our Fellowship Hall. Donation: $28. Assorted teas, scones with lemon curd, dainty tea sandwiches and delectable desserts are on the menu. Entertainment is planned for the afternoon. Join us for the wonderful way to start your holiday season. Tickets may be purchased online at https://MountOliveChristmasTea.eventbrite.com or contact Cynthia at (443) 272-1398 to place an order.
December 17 – Annual Christmas Music Program, 10:30 am Service
December 24 – Christmas Eve Services at 10:30 am and a Candlelight Service at 5 pm.
Mount Olive Receives Chesapeake Bay Trust Design Grant
“The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) thanks the Mount Olive United Methodist Church for your proposal to the Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Award Program.” The grant approved $30,175 for engineered designs for two micro–bioretention areas, a grass swale, and pavement removal at the Mount Olive United Methodist Church. The contract for the design was awarded to BayLand Consultants and Designers, Inc . Program partners are the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 3, Chesapeake Bay Program, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Mount Olive Receives Second Grant From the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group
We are overjoyed and thankful to receive a 2023 grant from the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group to provide funds for Shared Harvest Cooperative Community Garden at Mount Olive. Last year with funds from the society, we expanded the garden to provide over 160 pounds of fresh vegetables to our pantry neighbors. Our 2023 harvest is 303 pounds. Volunteers to help us in this effort are welcome and needed.
Mount Olive Receives Grant From the Maryland Food Bank
The Capacity Building Grant was awarded in June 2023 to “expand pantry neighbor choice and provide access to fresh produce through expanded cold storage and community garden shed/supplies.” We are thankful to be able to serve more people and to provide healthy food choices. The Loaves and Fishes Pantry at Mount Olive also received a grant in 2022.
Mount Olive “Awarded” and Planted Twenty-Two Trees
Mount Olive was one of seven Baltimore area churches to receive trees from the Chesapeake Bay Trust Urban Tree Planting Initiative. On October 25, 2022, in collaboration with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, Mount Olive planted twenty-two trees around the property.