8:30 a.m.—Informal Early Worship Service (June-Sept.–outside worship)
9:30 a.m.—Sunday School for all ages
11:00 a.m.—Traditional Morning Worship Service/Children's Worship
5:15 p.m.—Light meal is served (donations encouraged to cover costs)
6:00 p.m.—The Altar at Olivet
6:00 p.m.—BLAST for youth 4 years and older
7:00 p.m.—CYF youth Group meets sometimes Chi Rho
7:15 p.m.—Adult Choir practice
Pentecost letter from Sharon Watkins - General Minister and President Christian Church (D.O.C.)
Minister Search Information
Olivet has begun the search for the senior pastor replacement…
Olivet Christian Church’s Senior Pastor of ~ 30 years, Dennis Swearngin, has announced his retirement will begin July, 2013.
In anticipation to this announcement, in 2011, a congregational Transitions Committee was formed, and had studied together, and drafted a plan outlining the process of filling vacancies of all professional church staff – including senior minister, other ministerial positions, music director and organist. To see a summary of the final report of that committee – click here.
In December of 2012, a Search Committee was appointed by the Board and commissioned with the charge to meet in the coming six months. The expectation was that the Search Committee was to recruit and recommend an interim minister, to begin June, 2013, if possible. This date anticipates a month-long overlap for the interim to work with Reverend Swearngin.
The Olivet Search Committee expects that the interim period, as we identify and recruit a new senior minister, could take approximately 3 years – to September, 2016. Click here for an excerpt from The Constitution for the Olivet Church, on Minister Selection.
Olivet Church Congregation:
Olivet Christian Church [OCC] could well be described as a “program centered” church. Many lay individuals in the congregation provide leadership for OCC programs, along with staff. The organizational structure emphasizes functional program committees. Four mission families are appointed every three years [see the Mission Families link under Ministries on this website for more information]. These mission families are composed of all members, friends, and staff of OCC. Strategic planning, with the development of a “Future Story,” is conducted by OCC members and staff together, to fulfill its vision of “Making the grace of God real for people.”
Many staff members have served in their positions for 5-15 years, so are a stable part of Olivet’s operation. Under the guidance of the senior minister, the staff enable, guide and facilitate OCC members in conducting the church ministry.
Persons Interested in the Interim Minister Position:
Should contact Dr. Kris Tenni-Britan, email@example.com [573 442 5815] of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Northeast Area Office, http://nearea.org/, for a copy of the Congregational Profile.
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