Project Updates

On hand for the recent West Campus groundbreaking were (l-r): Diane Matthews, West Campus Director of Operations; architects, Michael Brandt and Jon Wollak; Nancy Nash, Senior Director of Operations; Bruce Engelsma, Kraus-Anderson CEO; David Lose, Senior Pastor; Mari Carlson, Director of Development; Stephen Cornils, retired Mount Olivet pastor; Kraus-Anderson staff, Aaron Zabel, Project Manager, and Carol Sende, Project Superintendent

West Campus Update The Mount Olivet West Campus 48,000-square-foot addition is in high gear with excavation for the foundation underway. It is exciting to know our West Campus Sunday school, Confirmation classes, and choirs will no longer need to meet in four separate buildings and that additional sanctuary space and a commercial kitchen will help us continue the growth and share the love of Christ in the western suburbs. Project cost: $13.2 million. Funding raised: $10.7 million. Funding needed: $2.5 million. Completion: Fall 2019.

Marsh Walk Update This spring we initiated a fundraising project to rebuild the marsh walk, a floating walkway that provides access to a small island with two beautiful lookout points for reflection. Thanks to numerous generous gifts and offering from this summer’s midweek worship services, we have raised $48,600 toward our goal of $127,500. We extend our sincere appreciation to donors and also to the dedicated volunteers who have offered their help with the demolition. That contribution of time and talent will help lower the cost. Please consider supporting this effort so we can all appreciate God’s creation in this unique way. Thank you!

Make your gift to the West Campus or Marsh Walk projects here or send a check to Mount Olivet Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Questions: Mari Carlson, Director of Development, 612.821.3150.

New This Fall!

Mount Olivet is moving to a new kind of congregational management software solution called Realm®. While it serves the administrative needs of our staff, it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church. Not only will this improve work life for our pastors and staff, it will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of faith. You can update your personal information, communicate with your groups, receive church announcements, look up members, manage your giving, register for events, and more. It’s a place where faith and life can come together – and you will, of course, be able to determine how much you want to make this part of your experience with Mount Olivet, but your pastors and staff encourage you to participate. – Pastor Lose