Bay Area Quilters
Mount Olive hosts the Bay Area Quilt Guild. This guild is not directly a program of the congregation, but we are pleased to have these folks use our facilities for programs each month.
The Guild began in 1985 with the purpose of sharing knowledge and the love of quilting, promoting interest and understanding of quilting in the community, and learning more about quilts and quilting.
Each year there is an annual quilt show in Pearland. The 2010 "A Day on the Coast" show will be April 8th & 9th at the Knights of Columbus Hall - Pearland, TX
Please check out their website: http://www.bayareaquiltguild.org/
As a community service project, we sponsor a Food Pantry
gathering each month. We purchase food (non-perishable) items to
be distributed to those in need. At times we have a small amount
on hand to assist a neighbor, but when our pantry is well-stocked,
we take items to Southeast Area Ministries (SEAM)
on Old Galveston Road, or Helping Hands in Pearland.
Any member of the neighborhood can assist in this worthwhile project by bringing suitable food items to our church office during the business day, or on Sundays. We will add these gifts to our "in gathering".
Mount Olive proudly displays our United States, the Texas State, and the Christian flags on our campus. We replace these flags about every 6 months due to wear.
On September 18, 2009, we began flying the United States and the Texas Flags in honor of Bo Becker with thanksgiving for his safe return service Afghanistan.
If a member of our congregation or community wishes to sponsor the flags for a period of time, please contact the church office. You may purchase flags yourself (5' X 8') and bring to the church for us to fly in memory or in thanksgiving for a loved one serving in our military, community, or another specific occasion.
We can purchase all three flags for about $60 each. If you prefer, we can order the flags for you, and fly them for you. We plan to recognize this honor on our website.
University of Houston Campus Food Service Project
Each year Mount Olive provides food for about 120 students at the University of Houston. Our Lutheran Campus Ministry serves on certain occasions to bring food to those who gather at the AB Bruce Religion Center on campus. This is our support to this ministry. This is a great opportunity for us to meet students on campus, and give support to our Lutheran Outreach efforts on the campus.
Pastor and Elisa are preparing to serve again on November 2nd. If you can assist us, please call the church office (281-922-5673).