Service in CommunityMount Olive is active within our community in many different ways. For more information, click on the service you are interested in.
North County Interfaith Services
Support and participation in the collective work towards social solutionsRead More
Helping people in need is one of the tenants of the Christian Faith. Through a cooperative relationship with local area churches, and the resources and skills of North County Interfaith Services, Mount Olive has established a satellite center on our campus. Too often, and too easily, anyone can find themselves in a period of difficulty or transition. To help make the journey “Interfaith” can help. Check the link for specifics about Interfaith, and if you have a need, come and speak with an intake resource specialist from Interfaith here at Mount Olive. Services offered vary in range and availability as well as seasonal. www.interfaithservices.org
Providing useful information and services to help with healthy life choicesRead More
Our Health Ministry has a multi-faceted approach. Monthly articles through our newsletter, and available through email, offer tips and information on health topics. Some from the concerns of current events, others out of the interest and questions from the perishers. Links also are available to our District Health Ministry, and of course the LCMS Synod web-site, health ministry in the “Mercy” emphasis.
Periodically we offer and arrange health services from licensed organizations such as Lifescan, Hospice, and Elder Care.
Quarterly talks are offered from Palomar Health, and notices are provided for workshops and speaker presentations in the area, many free or low cost. Don’t forget to look for our annual Health Fair held on our campus. Vendors and professionals in the industry come out to share and to show the latest going on in their local areas of expertise.
Advocating for the unborn, the weak, and the vulnerableRead More
God alone is the author of life, and so as His people, we hold fast to the idea that all life matters, and so life, and quality of life, value of life, and liberty to live life are paramount ideals of Mount Olive.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry is devoted to upholding the sanctity of human life, both in our church body and the culture at large. We are actively involved in a variety of domestic and international programs to support and encourage life “in the image of God.”
By supporting women and children through crisis pregnancy centers, providing educational materials and opportunities, reaching out to youth through a Christian chastity program, and working closely with allies such as National Lutherans For Life and the National Pro-Life Religious Council, Life Ministry is carrying the banner that life is sacred. Life Ministry at Mount Olive provides monthly articles on current topics, Links to other local and regional activities and organizations, and participates in many local arenas. Mount Olive works also with local organizations such as Life Choices, Elizabeth Hospice, and more.
Visit www.lcms.org/life for more information about life issues and see also the vast library of resources and information found there.
You would like to know more about events in our your area, or would like to share information about an event in your area, email LifeMinistries@psd-lcms.org. To get involved here at Mount Olive, contact Pastor Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Armed Forces Ministry
Caring for our military families both active and veteranRead More
We love, support, encourage and pray for our military men, women, and families, both active and veteran. Many of our members and Preschoolers are military or veteran. San Diego County is a Military community.
Through the Marine Corp “Unit Adoption” program, the City of Poway has adopted 1st LAR Bn out of Camp Pendleton. As a part of the Poway Community, we join in focusing our efforts there, but certainly we do not forget our neighbors here at Miramar and North Island.
At 1st LAR we provide snacks and refreshments as well as conversation and company to families waiting for soldiers to return from deployment, and join in the welcoming home of these sons and daughters, husbands and wives.
We help with deployments, special events, family days, and Christmas celebrations with our soldiers and families.
Some financial assistance is also sometimes offered through our tax deductible Military family assistance fund.
At the VFW post, we join and share in fellowship and conversation with the veterans, and learn from their stories and use these to help those returning home today. Also in support of 1st LAR, the VFW has helped with care packages to deployed servicemen, and supplying meals to all on Veterans Day.
The local Fleet Reserve is often a hangout for Pastor Bill and Elder Dan on “Taco Thursdays” Here again, we join in the comadery and the lives of those who gather. Special commemorative services are held for Veterans Day and Memorial Day and Flag Day. An annual flag retirement and thank you to our veterans are held at the preschool on the Friday morning preceding Memorial day. Many local government officials and community leaders come out for this very moving event.
We would love to do more, but to do more, we need more. Will you help? Contact the church office for more information.
Chamber of Commerce
Working together with business leaders to build a better PowayRead More
Through the Chamber we reach out to business leaders and owners as well as local government officials to learn about and share with them the concerns and issues facing our community, and relating them to our congregants to better serve the needs of the citizenry of Poway and our neighbors.
Government Affairs Committee
Keeping in the know of pending legislation and its effects on the community and the lives of our people.Read More
Every other month, we meet with State, county and city officials to learn about upcoming legislation, to voice our opinions and concerns, and to work together for a proper balance of church and state. Issues are shared with our congregants and discussed in many of our small group settings.
Lutheran Disaster Response
Providing physical and spiritual care in the wake of disastersRead More
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Disaster Response ministry responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters. Working through LCMS districts and congregations as well as with international Lutheran churches and other partners, LCMS Disaster Response builds capacity of the church’s partners to respond to needs with Christian care. The ministry reaches out to LCMS congregations and their communities with services that include on-site assessment, emergency relief and development grants, pastoral care for LCMS church workers and members, and other resources. www.lcms.org/disaster Lutheran Early Response Teams are organized locally and are prepared to help local communities relieve physical and spiritual suffering during and after a disaster. Mount Olive is taking steps to provide a training and forming a team here in Poway to work alongside local first responders.
Find helpful resources to prepare yourself and your home in an emergency www.lcms.org/disaster/resources#disaster-response-3