News & Initiatives

We hope you’re pleased with all the progress being made at Mt. Olivet on so many fronts.  A summary of current news, events, and initiatives follows below.  More information can be obtained by clicking on the summary line or scrolling further below.

Beautification Enhancements Ongoing! Please Help Fund More!

Memorial Garden

Mt. Olivet is more beautiful than ever thanks to Sam Brinley and our groundskeepers, volunteers, and supporting families. Gravestones are constantly being cleaned and restored.  Our grass is healthier and more neatly cut and edged. Trees trimmed regularly. Diseased trees and stumps removed. Fallen limbs and leaves picked up weekly. Stone columns tuckpointed. Cottage office and garage renovated. 

Thanks to donations to our Beautification Fund, a Family Memorial Garden has been created, new park benches installed, new trees planted, and more. Perpetual Care fees are no longer charged because we believe every gravesite deserves eternal care.  Instead, we rely on your generous donations to go beyond normal cemetery maintenance.

Please contribute to the Mt. Olivet Beautification Fund!

Please send donations to:
Mt. Olivet Veteran Gravestone Restoration
PO Box 192
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Or donate online via the tab below!

Infant Memorial Appeal

An infant memorial statue at a cemetery
Baby Mosser

Our newest initiative, within our overall Beautification Fund effort, is to research and properly recognize over 100 infants who rest in peace together in section 128. Records of these children were recently found in our archival files with burial dates going back to 1895. Last names are recorded for most, first names for many, some just identified as “infant”. Parent information is not known. The Infant Burial file is attached here.

Only one, Baby Mosser, has a gravestone. All these children deserve to be remembered and have a memorial stone like the example shown here. Research is now underway to learn more about each infant and to install a proper memorial. Your help is requested. If you recognize any of the infant names and have more information, please let us know. And please consider donating to help purchase and install the memorial stone through our Beautification Fund.

Please send donations to:

Mt. Olivet Beautification Fund
Infant Memorial
PO Box 192
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Or donate online via the tab below.

Military Veterans Gravestone Restoration

Over 120 Veteran gravestones have been cleaned and restored this past year thanks to our wonderful volunteers. You can also help our volunteers clean more memorials by donating to help fund special cleaning materials. Thank you to Elaine Brinley for the video about our Veteran gravestones!

Please send donations to:
Mt. Olivet Veteran Gravestone Restoration
PO Box 192
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Or donate online via the tab below!

Memorial Salute to 500+ US Military Veterans on May 23, 2024!

Over 100 people, including Veterans’ families, Cedar Cliff and Red Land JROTC cadets, American Legion Post #143 members, Trinity Church Pastor Arun Andrews, State Representative Dawn Keefer, New Cumberland Mayor Thad Eisenhower and other friends came together just before this past Memorial Day to salute over 500 US Veterans lying in peace at Mt. Olivet. Following a grilled lunch, flags were placed at individual gravesites, words of prayer and remembrance were spoken by special guests, a new US Flag was presented by the CC JROTC Color Guard and saluted by all as “Taps” echoed throughout the grounds thanks to father and son buglers, George and Justin Young.

We thank ABC27 WHTM-TV for telling our story…
https://www.abc27.com/local-news/new-cumberland-cemetery-prepares-for-memorial-day/

Please join us on May 23, 2024, from 12noon to 2pm to again Honor our Veterans!

Salute at graves on Memorial Day
CCHS JROTC Color Guard

Invitation to our Mt. Olivet Family & Friends Meeting on September 29, 2024!

Family Meeting 2022

All current and prospective families and friends are invited to our Annual Family & Friends Meeting on Sunday, September 29th from 1pm to 2:30pm.  It’s an opportunity to get to better know one another, hear about the latest happenings, and provide input for future improvements. Please attend. No RSVP required.

Annual Apple Festival Fun September 28, 2024

Supporting local families and the community is part of our ongoing mission, which is why Mt. Olivet is proud to be a part of the New Cumberland Olde Town Association’s Annual Apple Festival. It’s a wonderful way to further connect with our families and meet new friends. We hope you stop our tent to say hi.

Mt. Olivet “Best of 2022 Cemetery”!

New Cumberland Best of 2022

We’re honored to be recognized as the “Best of 2022 Cemetery” by the New Cumberland Award Program. The annual program identifies local businesses that provide exceptional services to their customers and our community.

Help Spread the Good News

We thank Mt. Olivet families for recognizing and supporting our efforts to improve their cemetery. Special thanks to those who tell us and others about the positive happenings at Mt. Olivet. A few of our favorite Google reviews are posted here.  We invite all to post reviews on how we’re doing at this link: https://g.page/r/CTVMCC3hfPQuEAg/review.

Website & Quarterly Newsletter Communication

To help keep families aware of what’s going on at Mt. Olivet, we try to keep this website up to date as well as publish quarterly newsletters that are available via the website homepage, in boxes at the cemetery, and mailed or emailed to families.  If you would like to be on the mailing list, please send your home and/or email address to info@mtolivetcemetery.org.

Read this and all past newsletters by clicking on the pages!

Mt. Olivet is back on Facebook!

You can now visit us on Facebook at Mt.OlivetCemeteryNC to learn about the latest happenings at Mt. Olivet.