OLIVET BLOOD DRIVE WEEK
Olivet will again be hosting a blood drive Wednesday, March, 28 with appointments from 1:45 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.. Our goal is 40 donors and hope you will help in making this a reality. We provide for the community’s need for blood in response to Christ’s gift of life, love, and blood for our souls. Sign up on Sunday, March 11 or 19 or call Brenda’s office at 235-6603, ext 23. Or email her at BBauer@olivet.org. You also can go online and sign up through United Blood Services Web Site at www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: olivet. If you cannot donate, please consider donating food or volunteering your time to help save lives. During the drive there will be a special prayer available for persons to reflect upon as part of your Lenten Journey and a light, fun movie will be showing on the big screen.

TEAR SOUP GRIEF CARE
The last Tear Soup of the year will be held on Mon., April 2 at 5 p.m., site yet to be determined. This is a supportive and caring time for those grieving.Warm soup and hot bread provided.

HEALTHY FEET PROGRAM
Olivet offers in conjunction with All Health Home Care Services the Healthy Feet Program, a foot care clinic. Appointments are required to attend.
Mon., March 12
Wed., March 21
Mon., March 26
Mon., April 9
Wed., April 18
Mon., April 23
Donations of $5 appreciated for Olivet’s costs. Sign up at the office or contact Parish Nurse Brenda.

SPECIAL NEWSLETTERS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Olivet offers two different newsletters for those in special circumstances: one for those who are grieving and one for those who are caregivers. To receive either of the newsletters please contact Brenda at 235-6603 ext 23 or email her at BBauer@olivet.org.

OLIVET VISITOR TRAINING CONTINUES
Sat., March 17 at 9 a.m.
Topic: Ministry with the grieving.
Sat., March 21, 9 a.m.
Topic: Prayer and bringing communion

Olivet Visitors will be commissioned in May. A new training program will begin in Fall 2018. If interested, please contact Brenda.

MILITARY RECOGNITION TASK FORCE
We are seeking individuals willing to work on establishing ways to recognize our military and veterans at Olivet. If interested in serving on this working group contact Brenda.

ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FACILITATOR
Brenda Bauer, Deaconess Nurse is an Advance Directive Facilitator. If you need assistance in completing your directives please call her to schedule a time.

IF YOU ARE HOSPITALIZED
Olivet is not automatically notified if someone is in the hospital. Please call the church, if possible, or have a friend or relative call us giving us the room number and hospital. This is the best way to make sure you receive a visit.

GRIEF CARE BOOK STUDY BEGINS AFTER EASTER
Beginning on Wednesday, May 2, Olivet will host a Grief Care Series based upon the book, “Good Grief”. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.. It will meet weekly through May on Wednesdays at that time. To obtain a copy of the book contact Brenda. The series will conclude on the Wednesday, following the Olivet’s Memorial Day Service and Program on Wednesday, May 30.

TAKING OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY
TOPS (Taking off Pounds Sensibly) meets on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. Weigh in from 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. For more
information contact Brenda

CANCER CARE GROUP
Thursday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.
For those who face cancer or their family members. We invite you to a time of support, care and education. Beverages provided.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Sunday, April 8 between services in the Parish Nurse Office.