A Vibrant Family of Faith

Special Events

July 4 & 5  | Church Office Closed

No Bell Choir of Cantata Choir Practice during July

No Heavenly Hot Dogs during July

August 10 | Vacation Bible School | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

"Who's On the Ark?"

July 10-1-14 | UMYF at Lake Junaluska





Sunday Morning Schedule

Casual Worship Service
Memorial Hall - 8:45am

Sunday School
All Ages - 9:45am

Traditional Worship
Sanctuary - 11:00am

Heavenly Hot Dogs

Fridays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Chicken Noodle Soup - $1.50 (Seasonal)
Hot Dogs - $1.50
Baked Beans - $1.00
Bowl of Slaw - $1.00
Chips - .50
Dill Pickles - .50
Soft Drinks, Tea, Water - $1.00
Desserts - $1.50
(click here for dessert list)

Welcome to
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church

Welcome to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church where you will find a compassionate family serving God in our community and in the world.

Meet the Pastor

Welcome to the Mount Olivet UMC website! I am Rev. Cheryl Skinner, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church serving as Mount Olivet’s current pastor. Mount Olivet UMC, where you can find a compassionate family, serving God in both communities and the world. We are located on Mount Olivet Road, looking out over both Kannapolis and Concord, seeking to shine God’s light into both communities as we strive to live out our core values:

  • God’s Will

    Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we at Mount Olivet prayerfully discern where God is leading us, both as individual Christians and as a congregation of the United Methodist Church.

  • Service

    Following the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we plan, organize and participate in acts of service and love in our community and around the world.

  • Commitment

    As baptized believers we commit ourselves to the universal ministry of Jesus Christ. As members of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, we vow to participate in this particular church through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness

  • Spirituality

    We dedicate ourselves to life-long spiritual development and learning, seeking to grow in holiness and understanding with the goal of becoming more like Christ.

  • Forgiveness

    Through Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven. In response to this great gift we are called to forgive one another, seeking to live in peace with all of God's children through the ministry of reconcilliation.

  • Caring

    As Jesus cared for the "least, the last, and the lost," we also care for one another, both within our congregation and in the wider community, seeking to meet one another's needs and uphold one another in love.

  • Honesty

    We pledge to deal with each other honestly, speaking the truth in love, refraining from all means of slander, gossip, and rumor.

  • Family

    As brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ we live together as a church family, bearing one another's burdens, practicing patience with one another's faults, and seeking to bring out the best in each other as we share our God-given gifts in a community of love.

  • Acceptance

    We accept people where and as they are, just like Jesus Christ accepts us where and as we are. Instead of judging one another, we choose to nurture one another, sharing the good news of salvation  in Jesus Christ and transformation through the Holy Spirit.

  • Risk

    We acknowledge that none of the above are possible without risk. As such, we are willing to take the risks necessary to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, accepting and learning from our mistakes as we seek to grow together in obedience to God.

We invite you to come and see what God is doing in our midst!

A little about us

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church has over 200 years of connections. We have a rich history of global mission involvement, local community outreach connections, strong youth ministry, and connecting to one another through nurture and encouragement. Our most important connection is to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is through Christ that we see and understand who God is and who we are meant to be. Jesus teaches us about the love, mercy, and grace of God. In Him, we experience forgiveness, daily strength and guidance, and the hope of everlasting life.

Our connection with Christ calls us to be in loving connections with our communities. We are to make a positive impact in the lives of others. We are to build up, encourage, share our blessings, and use our gifts to benefit others. The single greatest gift we have to offer in our broken seeking world is an introduction to the God who created us, who loves us, and who has a purpose for our lives.

We hope you will join us and explore the many ways to connect. Our Kenya ministry gathers up a team every three years to help with buildings and ministries at the African Rural Institute near Nairobi, Kenya. Throughout the year, you may find a group delivering Meals on Wheels, distributing food from the Mobile Food Pantry, or packing weekend food bags for local elementary students. Our Caring Casseroles Ministry is ever in need of good cooks. You might find the children swimming, making cards for the elderly, or playing the hand bells. Mount Olivet Youth stay busy attending spiritual rallies, youth retreats at Lake Junaluska, or working and worshipping with the youth from Trinity UMC and Midway UMC. There are musical groups , women’s circles, Bible studies and other points of connection.

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."
- Revelation 3:20
"Dear friends, let us love another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”"

- John 4:7-8

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"
- Matthew 28:19