In all we do, the people of Mount Olive live in the presence of God and strive to be the presence of God. This is as true in our South Minneapolis neighborhood as it is within the walls of our building. We expect to encounter Jesus in all we meet, wherever and whoever they are.
Mount Olive works alongside a vibrant system of neighborhood partners and seeks to build and cultivate those relationships. When a need is not being met by another organization, we often see that as place where we can build something new. In all our work, we hope to serve, either on our own or through one of our partners, all who need care.
Neighborhood Ministry in a Time of COVID-19
- Your Name
- The number of children in diapers in your household
- The sizes of diapers you need
- Your home address
Are you looking for help?
Hennepin County Waypoint provides a comprehensive listing of community organizations that provide services to those needing help, sorted by the type of service provided. This website is a good place for anyone who needs assistance to start. Many of the partners Mount Olive works with in our neighborhood ministry are represented on this site.
If you are interested in getting involved in Mount Olive neighborhood programs please click on the links below to learn more about them. Then contact Jim Bargmann, coordinator of neighborhood ministry, to talk about how you could serve our neighbors.
- Bargain Box: Gather and sell new and gently used clothing for infants and children.
- Community Meals: Prepare and serve a delicious lunch two Saturdays a month.
- Diaper Depot: Offer packs of diapers at a much-reduced price.
- Our Saviour’s Meal: Prepare and serve dinner to 50 residents of Our Saviour’s Housing program.
- Sheridan Story: Prepare backpacks of food for families at Jefferson Community School and support school programming.
- Summer ACTS: Help kids ages 9 to 14 learn skills and build relationships through a supervised jobs program.
- Cold Weather Warming Site: Mount Olive is a part of the Hennepin County Cold Weather Warming Site program, proving a safe location for those on the street to seek shelter when temperatures drop.
Mount Olive is open as a warming site any time the temperature drops below 10 degrees, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We need volunteers to welcome those seeking shelter. We also need people willing to provide snacks—cookies, rolls, coffee, and hot chocolate for our guests.
- Advocacy: Please contact Jim Bargmann, coordinator of neighborhood ministry, about opportunities to advocate on behalf of issues important to our community.