Virtual Retreats & Classes


Tending to Ambiguous Losses in Uncertain Times

Thursday, November 12, 6:30-8:30pm
via Zoom Meeting

Ambiguous losses are perhaps the most challenging kind of loss. When someone or something is physically absent yet psychologically present, or physically present yet psychologically absent, it’s hard to find clarity, it’s hard to make decisions, and it’s hard to grieve. The physical, emotional, economic, and relational uncertainty resulting from the current pandemic further complicates ambiguous losses. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the nature of ambiguous loss and ways to deepen our resilience in these uncertain times.

Led by Carla Dahl, Professor of Congregational and Community Care at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For more information and to register, click here.


Day Advent Journey
Advent Rituals for Yesterday and Today

Tuesday, December 1, 9am-12p
via Zoom Meeting

Begin this holiday season by learning about the rituals and music of Advent. During a mixture of live online presentations and recorded presentations, we will discover the history and meaning of Advent candles, wreaths, calendars, caroling, fasting, and more. Each ritual will be introduced to you by a Mount Olivet pastor or staff member. Pastor David Lose and Theresa Latini, executive director of the retreat center, will share live sessions on the origins of Advent and practicing Advent at home in a pandemic. Pastor Kurt Kalland will lead us in closing worship. 

Register here!

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