Olivet United Methodist Church
A Church Serving Old & Young
Olivet UMC is totally handicap accessible and serves the numerous senior citizens living in the surrounding neighborhood apartment buildings. Organized meals for seniors provide a social gathering in addition to nutrition.
For over 30 years Olivet has also housed a non-pro t daycare center for 3-6 year olds, who play across the street in Sanborn Park. The congregation gives leadership to this ministry by serving on their Board of Directors.
A History of Mission Together
Olivet United Methodist Church has a history of mission together dating back to their beginning when they formed in 1946 from a mission of the Evangelical United Brethren denomination. In 1951 they moved into the new church on their present site, merged with Hope EUB in the late ‘50’s and added a new sanctuary, nursery, of ces and other facilities to the building in 1962. Today Olivet UMC often utilizes their building 24/7 by also providing worship space for two other congregations, including a UMC Hmong ministry outreach. Olivet UMC is also an of cial Methodist Historical Site.
Unfortunately, the original boiler pumps installed in the 1962 addition are giving out. As replacement parts no longer exist, major plumbing changes are also required.
To make matters worse, the small water heater servicing the day care center and Sunday coffee hour is leaking and needs replacing.
As if these repairs weren’t enough, someone nally ventured onto the roof to check out the four wooden pillars for the church spire. Having found rotting wood, Olivet would like to repair these pillars so the vision of the spire seen around the neighborhood and from
the nearby North Memorial Hospital continues to offer hope to those who gaze upon it.
WHAT IS NEEDED
Boiler pumps for warm air
Replacement of two boiler circulating pumps and required major plumbing changes: $7,600
Small water heater for warm water
Replace water heater utilizing current plumbing and space: $800
Repair pillars for spire vision
Replace wooden pillars, repair & paint spire base: $4,000