Classes And Programs

If you want to get together with people to talk about spiritual growth, study religious ideas, or simply enjoy their companionship, then check out what we have to offer.

The classes and programs listed here are the ones that reoccur at a set time, but there's a whole lot more going on at Olivet. To see a full list of our upcoming events, or to find out exactly when things are scheduled, take a look at our events page.

**Please note that, due to COVID-19, many of these programs are on hold, or are taking place online only. You can read more about our adaptations to the pandemic here.**

Classes

These classes are for anyone who wants to explore God's Word and talk about what it means to live according to its teachings.

Arcana Study Class

When: Twice a month on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 11:45 pm

Where: Currently being held on Zoom

Host: Rev. Michael Cowley

This class explores the teachings of the New Church found in the book Arcana Coelestia (Heavenly Secrets). If you don't have a copy of the Arcana Coelestia, they are available through our church office.

Doctrinal Class

When: Monthly on Wednesdays

Where: Currently being held on Zoom

Host: Rev. Michael Cowley or Rev. Jon Lee

This class dives deep into the study of New Church teachings.

Discussion Class

When: Every other Wednesday from 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Where: Church Hall and Zoom

Host: Rev. Michael Cowley

This class seeks to understand what the Lord says about topics related to life and religion and provides an opportunity to discuss and explore related ideas.

Middle School Class

**This class is currently suspended due to COVID-19**

This class offers middle school students a chance to get together with their peers and a youth teacher to talk about today's issues in light of the church's teachings.

High School Class

**This class is currently suspended due to COVID-19**

This class offers high school students a chance to get together with their peers and a pastor to talk about today's issues in light of the church's teachings.

Programs and Events

These are just a few of our connection-and-community oriented offerings.

Forward Sons Club

The Forward Sons Club is to advance, in the light of Devine Revelation - The understanding of Truth and its application to life and thus to develop true masculinity.  This is furthered by holding regular discussion on ideas and principals of life, promoting the welfare of the Olivet Church and world wide new Christian Church, supporting New Church education and evangelization, and fostering the spirit of comradeship.

The Forward Sons Club meets on the second Friday of each month at 7:00 pm for a topic presentation and discussion and comments.  Meetings are currently taking place on Zoom, but are in the process of transitioning back to in person.

Potluck Lunch

**This program is currently suspended due to COVID-19**

Good food is one of the best tools for building happy communities. Potlucks are a fun social event for the whole family; everyone simply heads down to the church hall after worship, and then they eat!

Teen Weekend

**This program is currently suspended due to COVID-19**

This is one of our most exciting programs: teens from Canada and the US are invited to gather at a church somewhere in the Great Lakes region for a weekend of fun, religious discussion, and community service. These weekend events are held twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.