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April 2019 Olivet Newsletter (.pdf)

Arbor Day & Olivet Bake Sale

Saturday, April 27th

At the Columbus Park Pavilion from 10am to 2pm.  We will be asking for people to bake for the sale, and also will need some help at the bake sale stand.  Sign up sheets will be coming out soon.  Please help us out if you can.  Check our blog for images of our last year's display.

Beyond Olivet's tastebud pleasing treats, an active day is in store for attendees.  Come join the community and browse the Friends Book Sale, free trees, live music, brat fry, bake and craft sales, flea market, medication drop-off, and fun activities for the kids!

Contact: or (920) 623-5910

And a reminder that trees play a significant role in the health of our world's air, water, and climate.  Here's an interesting video below that is worth considering.  Do your part and plant a tree! 

Time for Trees Initiative video:


Electronic Giving

Olivet now features E-Giving; an online service to allow you to make your donations in a secure way that also helps you track your donations over the year.  Please see our E-Giving page on this website.

May Friendship Day

May 3rd

You're invited to attend this event at noon at the United Methodist Church in Columbus.

May Friendship Day, a Church Women United initiative, is most often celebrated on the first Friday of the month of May around a theme of shared concern for Christian women and their communities. The predecessor to May Friendship Day, May Fellowship Day, began in 1933 after two Christian women’s groups planned gatherings based on similar concerns: child health and children of migrant families. These groups united and over the years eventually became what we now know as Church Women United. The May celebration has been continually observed since 1933; in 1999, Church Women United changed the name from May Fellowship Day to May Friendship Day.

For 2019 Church Women United celebrations — including World Community Day and May Friendship Day — share the theme “The Time Is Now.” The focus for May Friendship Day is “The Time Is Now: Agree to Differ.” In a world of suffering, the time is now for us to serve as the hands and feet of Christ, no matter our differences. Christian women’s groups from many denominations (including Presbyterian Women, which encourages participation in and support of Church Women United) will host May Friendship Day services throughout the United States during the first days of May.

Landscaping and Memorial Pavers

Olivet has completed the landscaping project that includes the Prairie Street side of the church from the main entry doors to the bell tower walkway.  This includes a brick paved "reflection corner" with brick pavers that are engraved with names memorializing current and past members of the church or members of the community with links to the congregation.  

This paved area features an inviting granite memorial bench in memory of Peggy Fredrick.  The bench and a significant portion of the costs of the first phase of the landscaping project have been generously underwritten by Russ Frederick.  In addition to the Fredrick donation, the Olivet Endowment Fund has provided $1,500 toward the project.

Please see some photos and detail on our Blog page within this website.

Blankets Needed

The Olivet Quilters are in needing blanket donations that they will use inside new quilts.  Please drop off in the fellowship hall or call the church office for someone to pick them up (920-623-5140.

Columbus Hospital Survey

The Columbus Community Hospital is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) survey to better understand the health concerns and needs of the communities they serve.  The information obtained from the survey will be used in the development of an action plan to help improve the health of people in our community.  The forms are available on the table in the Narthex, or you can go to the survey link by clicking here:

Thank you for participating. 

Donation for General Synod for 2019

Olivet has committed to donating $1,000 to the General Synod which will take place in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 2019.  The donations will be used to go toward the hospitality gifts at the Synod.  Envelopes are provided on the table in the Narthex.  Make your check out to Olivet Church, and place the envelope in the collection plate on Sunday morning, or mail them to Olivet at 313 W. Prairie St., Columbus, WI 53925.  If you would like more information, please contact the Olivet office at 920-623-5140.

Camping Scholarships

The Olivet Social Circle has scholarships available for anyone that is interested in going to a summer camp this year.  Please contact the church office on  920-623-5140 or a member of the social circle.

Little Red Wagon

Fill the Little Red Wagon for the Food Pantry: Olivet will be filling up the “Little Red Wagon” for the food pantry. It will be inside the front door. Please  bring your donations to help fill the wagon. The food pantry serves the entire community and is always in need of many donations.

See our "Outreach" section for more information on the Food Pantry.

Annual Meeting

May 19th

Olivet's Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 10:15 a.m. in the fellowship hall. We hope you can join us.