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From Rev. J. Michael Cadaret

You Are Welcome Here.

If you are reading this particular page on this vast expanse of information we call the Internet, I assume that one (or more) of the following apply to you:

  1. You are a parishioner or friend of the parish, and are just checking out the website and perhaps looking for some news. Thanks for being interested and involved!!!

  2. You are curious about finding a church and found us through a search. It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to the neighborhood or looking for a community and place to worship, or you’ve been wondering what it would mean to be a part of Olivet’s community. Thank you for your curiosity and following it to seek out something new!!!

  3. You’re just poking around the web for no real reason (we all do that from time to time), and bumped into us and decided to have a look. The Internet can lead us from a search to the fullness of a community experience. It’s a wonderful place to start.


Of course, there are other reasons you may be looking at this website. Whatever the reason, we, the people of this faith community, want you to know that you are welcome here. Olivet Church has been in the neighborhood for a long time, worshipping God and serving her neighbors. Olivet Church has tried and been influenced by many expressions of the Christian faith within the Anglican tradition. Today, we are a gentle, generous, accommodating community that worships with joy, serves with vigor and compassion, cares for one another with empathy and affection, and works to deepen our understanding of God’s loving purposes.

We’d love to see more of you, to get to know you, to share God’s love with you, and learn how we can care for and support you in your life’s journey. You are welcome here.

Michael