Congregational Care

Caring for you or your loved ones at every stage.

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We Are Here For You

Mount Olivet Care Ministry seeks to provide opportunities and assistance for all members and their families, bringing the physical, spiritual and emotional healing of Christ to persons in need.
Whether you are interested in sharing Christ’s love by becoming a volunteer or seeking help through a care ministry, Mount Olivet Church welcomes the opportunity to assist you in any way we can.

Young in Heart

Young in Heart is one of the longest perpetually running groups at Mount Olivet Church. Organized in 1957, the Young in Heart Club celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2017.

Young in Heart is simply an opportunity for adults ages 65 plus and friends to get together for lunch, conversation and entertainment during the months of October through May. All are welcome!

Young in Heart has been blessed these many years with strong lay leadership and a commitment to Mount Olivet Church and its many and varied ministries. Young in Heart, through its generosity, helps support Pastor Linton Scott’s inner-city ministry. Pastor Kurt Kalland serves as pastoral advisor to the Young in Heart Group.

Questions?  Contact: Ann LaBree at 612.767.2288 or by email.

Young in Heart Luncheon, Minneapolis Campus, 12noon.  Young in Heart members and their friends are invited to attend monthly luncheons with entertainment and fellowship.  Cost to attend is $9/luncheon and donations to Mount Olivet’s Inner-City Ministry are welcome.
Reservations can be made in the church office or by calling Ann LaBree at 612.767.2288.

Homebound Ministry

Members who are unable to come to church on a regular basis can receive communion, occasional caregiver visits, phone calls from a link caller, or attend special events designed for Homebound members at the church.

Please contact Ann LaBree at 612.767.2288 or by email for more information regarding Homebound support for a parishioner.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Members of this ministry knit prayer shawls to be shared with Mount Olivet members and friends who are in need of support and prayers from their church. The gift of a prayer shawl is a lovely reminder of the care and compassion given by members of this ministry.

Please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email for more information or to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Prayer Ministry

Are you in need of prayer support? Specific requests, whether personal or for the work of the church are welcome anytime. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer support, please call our prayer line at 612.767.2300, or click here to send a confidential prayer request. For confidentiality purposes, please only provide the first name of the person being prayed for.

On-Call or Hospital Calls

Mount Olivet has a dedicated pastor on-call to serve members in times of need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members should contact the main phone number of 612.926.7651 for information on how to reach the pastor on-call in case of emergency. After hours or on the weekends, please contact 612.916.9016.

**HOSPITALIZATIONS – To report a hospitalization and/or request a visit, please call 612.926.7651 and ask for pastoral care. Due to HIPAA laws, hospitals are no longer able to notify the church.

Caregivers - A Ministry of Friendship

A ministry of friendship.

Caregivers are volunteers who provide unconditional support and friendship to members who are hospitalized, bereaved, homebound, lonely, struggling with mental health, or otherwise in need of unconditional friendship.

Please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email for more information or to request a caregiver.

Link Callers/Friends Connect

Our link callers/friends connect provide a telephone link between a Mount Olivet volunteer and a parishioner who may be lonely, elderly, homebound, with chronic illness, struggling with mental health, bereaved, or for some other reason, may benefit from regular telephone contact with a volunteer.

For more information or to become a member of the Link Caller/Friends Connect ministry, please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email.

Mental Health Task Force

A cross-functional team comprised of health professionals and lay people to encourage and provide education that raises awareness and reduces the stigma associated with mental health issues.

For more information or to become a member of the task force, please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email for more information.


Mental Health Connect

Mount Olivet Church is one of 33 churches in the Twin Cities who are a part of Mental Health Connect.  Mental Health Connect is an interfaith collaborative ministry, based at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities, addressing mental health awareness, fighting stigma, working through systemic barriers, and increasing access to mental health services.  Mental Health Connect serves all people, and will help you navigate through your specific situation with support and resources. Mental Health Connect offers webinars and special events throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about the Mental Health Connect, click here.

Parish Nurse

The primary role of a parish nurse is to be an advocate in matters of health and wellness for the members of Mount Olivet Church.

Please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email for more information to request a visit.

Mount Olivet Stamping Group - Stamp Together

Come join us in stamping to have fun and create cards that are used through-out the church and our surrounding communities. There will also be an opportunity for “free stamping” as well, to allow creativity in whatever you might like to stamp. It doesn’t matter if you are fairly new, or more advanced in stamping – All are welcome!

The stamping group meets virtually once a month, beginning in October through April or May. We take a break for the spring & summer months.

This is a great way to meet people & and make new friends. If you are interested in the stamping group or have any questions, please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email for more information.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” – Helen Keller