Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fun at the Village

After a hard day of work, volunteers come back to Olive Tree to relax and have fun. Here is some fun from a few weeks ago. Watching TV

Line Dancing


Friday, April 30, 2010

Neighbor Night

Each week we host neighbor night at Olive Tree. It is an opportunity for homeowners and their neighbors to come and share their stories with volunteers.

Homeowner Velma Lewis talking with volunteer

Homeowner Gwendolyn Lawson and family

"Raise your hands", James (family of Velma) leading volunteers in song

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jesus My Superhero!

Singing "Jesus You're My Superhero" at nightly reflections

Nightly Reflection time singing Jesus your my superhero!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


The Olive Tree blog is back and better than ever. Check back for new posts!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Leesburg, FL

This is a post from one of the volunteer groups awhile back. If your group would like to submit a post to the blog please email it to the village manager account ( along with a group picture and we'll post it for you.

Lake Square Presbyterian Church, Leesburg, Florida returns to Olive Tree PDA camp for Hurricane Katrina
relief work.
By: Kay Visconti
October 26-31, 2008

LSPC traveled to Olive Tree PDA Camp in New Orleans for its fourth mission trip to assist with Katrina recovery efforts. The nine person crew partnered with neighboring First Presbyterian of Leesburg, Fl, New Life Presbyterian Church of Fruitland Park, Fl and a group from Charolette, North Carolina. Our group leader was Bill Welch from First Presbyterian.
On this trip our team joined other work groups from Illinois and Montana. The LSPC team worked with three different homeowners whose houses were located in the Chalmette area of St.Bernard Parish, the lower 9th Ward, and Jefferson Parish. Many different types of work were done including sanding, painting, laying tile flooring, hanging doors and windows and sitting appliances.
The teams were able to meet their homeowners at the work site and at the Thursday night meal at the camp. Stories and fellowship were shared and lasting memories were made. The team left New Orleans with sore muscles but excited about returning in 2009 .

Monday, November 17, 2008


Wow, it's been awhile. Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks. There have been a lot of interesting things going on at Olive Tree lately and we'll update more about that later.

A few weeks ago we had a jumping-picture-taking group!