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"Making the Grace of God Real for People"
Olivet Christian Church is a Church Family small enough to know your name and large enough to offer a broad program of ministries, traditional enough to help ground lives in Christ’s wisdom and example and progressive enough to hold a vision of racial reconciliation, social justice, generous sharing and environmental stewardship.
A few years after the Civil War farm families began to meet in homes and summer brush arbors for worship in this rural neighborhood east of Columbia. These gatherings were the beginnings of Olivet Christian Church, which was formally chartered in January, 1874 as a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) disciples.org. The church was formed to help people experience and then extend the Good News of God’s love in this neighborhood.
In the years since World War II Olivet has offered itself as a community church where all Christians are welcome regardless of denominational background. Our values are gentle welcome and gracious hospitality, Christian unity and respect for diversity of experience and belief.
In the 1990’s Olivet expanded its ministries and built a new building to provide room for more activities and ministries and for more people. Our mission statement is “Making the grace of God real for people.” In all our programs and ministries we attempt to share Christ’s call in ways that proclaim God’s deep and abiding love for all creation.
8:30 a.m.—Informal Early Worship Service / Children's Worship (4 yrs-2nd grade)(outdoor worship usually starts the Sunday of Memorial Day & ends the Sunday of Labor Day)
9:30 a.m.—Sunday School for all ages
11:00 a.m.—Traditional Morning Worship Service/Children's Worship (4 yrs-2nd grade)
Children's Worship (for children 4 years -2nd grade) in the 8:30 a.m. Early Worship follows the Children's Sermon
and in the 11:00 a.m. Traditional Morning Worship Children's Worship follows the Anthem/Special Music.
The children will leave the Sanctuary and go to a classroom down the west hallway.
The nursery is available all Sunday morning for children birth through age five.
Both Sunday services include observance of Holy Communion.
5:15 p.m.—A light meal is served (donations are encouraged to cover costs)
6:00 p.m.—The Altar at Olivet (An Alternative Worship Service)
6:00 p.m.—BLAST (Bible Learning And Sharing Together) Children 4 years and up
7:00 p.m.—CYF youth group meets and sometimes Chi Rho
7:15 p.m. —Adult Choir practice
Communion at Olivet is open to anyone who confesses that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the Living God.
1991S. Olivet Road
Columbia MO 65201-9632
Olivet is located 4 miles east of Highway 63 South on WW.
Office Phone: (573) 442-0336
Fax: (573) 817-5716