Missions
and
Ministries

Olivet is also home to these congregations and programs.

First Haitian Church of God
in Jesus Christ

Pastor Julius Laloi

Living the Life
Christian Center

Family Matters Program

In 2020 Family Matters completed its 26th year. During that time it has served hundreds of Bridgeport area families, providing a safe and happy playgroup and early learning experience for children ages birth to five. Thanks to donations from area churches and individuals, the Family Matters program is offered free of charge.  For the last 20 years, Richard Worth has served as volunteer program coordinator, and since 2018 Cynthia Cummiskey has served as program director. Cynthia holds a BA in Music from Yale University and an MA in Education Philosophy and Policy from Columbia University Teachers College.  She has taught Kindermusik, applied piano, and general music for 35 years.  She and her husband have two boys, aged 25 and 21.  

Before Covid-19 restrictions, Family Matters held class on Tuesdays mornings at Olivet church during the school year and at the outside playground at Trinity Episcopal Church in Trumbull during the summer months.  The program also offered several day trips during the year, including trips to Quassy Amusement Park and to Silverman’s Farm in Easton.

Since June 2020, Family Matters has offered an online Zoom class to keep children engaged and in touch.  Currently two classes a week are offered: Tuesdays at 10am and Tuesdays at 4pm.  A typical 30 minute class might include singing, introduction to different instruments, puppets, and games, books, exercise, and dancing, as well as drawing and simple skills involving letters and numbers for the afterschool class.  Family Matters emphasizes joy and fun and music and learning, and inclusion for all children.  It’s a great opportunity for parents to engage with their children, especially as Covid limits our interaction with others.

Any parent interested in Zooming into the Family Matters classes on Tuesday, either morning or afternoon, should contact Cynthia Cummiskey by text at 203-856-3038.  

Peace and Love

The Family Matters Team

Olivet
Community Gym

We are very lucky to have one of the only indoor gyms available to groups in the area. The gym is home to may local basketball groups. It’s also provide a space for local cheerleader,colorguards, lacrosse and baseball groups.

Olivet Mission Projects

Church World Service
Hygiene Kits
for those facing natural disasters
or other crisis

Covenant to Care
Backpacks and School Supplies
for Brideport students

Covenant to Care
Easter Baskets
for local children

Other Mission Projects

Church World Service
Annual CROP WALK
to fight HUNGER
Next Walk #46 10-18-20
(see flyer)

Calvary St. George Community Supper
Olivet parnters with other community churches
to provide meals for people facing food insecurity.

We Also Support These Programs Through
our Mission & Benevolence Stewardship & Special Offerings

Salvation Army
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Council of Churches
Olivet Neighborhood Outreach

5 for 5 Offerings
1. Strengthen the Church
2. One Great Hour of Sharing
3. Neighbors in Need
4. Christmas Fund 
5. UCC Proportional Giving