Mt. Olive will worship at one unified service on Sunday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. as we celebrate the confirmation of this year’s class of students. A special guest, The Rev. Dr. Michael Riley will preside and preach since two of the confirmands are his grandchildren. A cake reception will follow worship to honor the students and guest pastor. Also on this day, the church will celebrate the annual “Blessing of the Backpacks.” Students, teachers and administrators at all levels of education are invited to bring their backpacks, duffel bags, and briefcases to worship for a special blessing for the new school year. The church is located at 2780 North Center Street (Hwy 127) in Hickory next to Rite Aid.