Missions & ministries

Gingerbread Houses

Members of Olivet and Pastor Lisa joined Coach Wilson and assistants from Bpt Youth Lacrosse to help young people from the program for a Gingerbread House decorating event.

Blanket Fairy Mission

The Blanket Fairy Mission held a give-away at Olivet. of blankets for foster children and non-perishable items. Members of Olivet and Pastor Lisa joined organizer Lisa Hinton and other helpers to tie blankets for a future event.

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 Bridgeport students.

Covenant to Care

Easter Baskets for local children

Easter Gifts for Family Matters PreSchoolers

Church World Service Annual CROP WALK to fight HUNGER

Next Walk #46 10-18-20
(see flyer)

Calvary St. George Community Supper

Olivet partners with other community churches
to provide meals for people facing food insecurity.

Bridgeport Interfaith

Join us for a presentation on Mary in the Bible and in the Qu’ran.

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

Cynthia Zooming with Family Matters members

Olivet donated craft and school supplies for Family Matters youngsters to use at home during Zoom sessions.

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

Want to Get Involved? Contact Us!