Attention Mount Olive Members and Friends
Due to the widespread uncertainty and concern surrounding the Coronavirus, it is imperative that we take precautionary measures to ensure the health and well being of our congregation.
Effectively immediately: Hospital visits from the Ministerial staff are suspended temporarily until further notice. We will continue to monitor and pray for members via phone and other electronic media.
The church will still host funerals for those families who are bereaved during these times. However, we ask that no more than 250 in attendance (no wakes, no repast at the church). In lieu of the attendance restrictions, the church will livestream the service on the church's website with the family's consent. Viewing may be done via livestream up to one (1) hour before the funeral is scheduled to begin. The church will send food to the bereaved family. This is done per the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control new recommendation is that people should stay home unless they are handling essential business such as getting supplies, getting medical attention, or work for an entity that is considered an essential business during these times. In all places social distancing should be practiced for the benefit of their community. This is also the recommendation of the National Funeral Directors Association. With the family’s consent, we will Livestream the service. The Pastor will address any extenuating circumstance as appropriate.
Additionally, we recommend that members use a similar approach in encouraging the infirm. We will still be visiting those who are convalescing at home as appropriate.
Please continue in prayer that the Lord protects us from this menacing disease.
To view the church's official statement regarding corona virus (COVID-19), please (click here).
FEMA Funeral Assistance
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. For more information (click here).