Worship with us


Worship Information

Sunday worship is from 9:00am to 10:00am each week.  You will also experience scripture reading, preaching, inspiring piano/organ music and singing from our Senior and Junior Choirs.

Join us after worship for coffee, treats, and conversation.  Refreshments are produced by our member's loving hands.

Communion is the first Sunday of each month, and is open to all.


Pastor Ruth Bradshaw

Pastor Ruth began her call at Olivet in September 2018. She is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and has served churches in Vermont and Kansas. She is excited to be in ministry at Olivet and especially enjoys working with youth and children. She also loves getting out in the community and meeting new people.


Time with Children

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.  Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them."  (Mark 10:14-16)

Children bring energy and enthusiasm to our church, and represent its future.  Its our role and joy to nurture, teach, and encourage them in their developing faith.  In our weekly service, we include "Story time for the child in us all" (see adjacent photo).  Also, check our Youth & Children page on this website.

Lent 2019

About Lent

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.

Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.

Services for Olivet UCC During Lent Season

The series is called "ReNEW".   Services are Sundays, 9:00am at Olivet UCC.

  • March 10 (Sunday),  "A new and right spirit".  Psalms 51: 1-2; 6-12 and Romans 6: 1-14
  • March 17 (Sunday),  "A new community".  Ephesians 2: 11-22
  • March 24 (Sunday),  "A new world".  Isaiah 43: 16-21 and Revelation 21: 1-4
  • March 31 (Sunday),   (Cafe Service) "Something old, something new".  Matthew 9: 16-17, and 13:52
  • April 7 (Sunday),  "A new covenant".  Luke 22: 1-27
  • April 14  (Palm Sunday)  "A New Commandment".  Luke 19: 29-40 and John 13: 1-35
  • April 18  (Maundy Thursday) at 7:00pm
  • April 21  Easter Sunday at 9:00am

Ecumenical Services for Weekdays - Shared with Columbus Churches

Columbus is well regarded for its shared relationship and friendships with other churches services our community.  Following is a list of services (all area congregations are encouraged to attend).  Services will begin at 7:00pm, and a light meal at 5:30pm.

The series is called "Busy".

Come to me all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28

The season of Lent has often been a time when we think about "giving something up”—a holdover from its penitential flavor in the medieval church. But what if we thought less about "giving up" and more about "making room?"  In this Lent series, we will find out what it really costs to be so busy. Let us reconnect to an unhurried God.

  • March 6 (Ash Wednesday) will be held at Columbus United Methodist Church
  • March 13 at Faith Lutheran
  • March 20 at First Presbyterian
  • March 27 at Columbus Community Church of the Nazarene
  • April 3 at United Methodist Church in Fall River
  • April 10 at Olivet UCC
  • April 19 (Good Friday) at Faith Lutheran