Volunteering for Service

Serving is a great way to connect with others. As you work side by side to provide ministry at First Christian Church or touch the lives of others in our community, you will develop lasting friendships. There are many areas in which to serve. Our youth and children’s ministries depend on caring adults to build relationships and assist with programming. Through our missions team opportunities include such things as a neighborhood food drive, a ministry that provides assistance to people in our community with cancer or mission trips to other countries. There are a multitude of ways to serve on Sunday mornings, from greeters and musicians to nursery volunteers.

Volunteer for Service If you would like to give back, please send us an email:

Church Office: Office Administrator Mary W. Ybarrachurchoffice@firstchristianolympia.org

Pastor Amy LaCroixpastoramy@firstchristianolympia.org

Opportunities to Serve:

In addition to providing the home to the Interfaith Works Shelter, First Christian Churc.h is also the home of New Hope Community.  We are in the process of building six tiny homes in our parking lot. There are opportunities to donate as well as volunteer to be at the Host Desk. If you’d like more information, please contact the church office!

Upcoming Events:

Our theme this Lent is: The Gift of Temptation: You are the Salt of the Earth.  Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26th. 

  • 1pm service in Sacred Space
  • 5pm Pancake supper in Fellowship Hall
  • 6:30pm service in Sanctuary

Wednesday Noon Meditation – Beginning Wednesday, March 4th at noon throughout Lent Pastor Amy will lead a noon meditation time. Since we are not meeting in person–we will be meeting online! If you’d like to join us, please email the church office: churchoffice@firstchristianolympia.org, and we’ll make sure the link is sent out to you so you can join us!

Thursday Vespers – Since we are not meeting in person, the Thursday evening Vespers service and potluck are cancelled. We will be connecting online in various ways! If you’d like to join usplease email the church office: churchoffice@firstchristianolympia.org, and we’ll add you to our email list!

Palm Sunday, April 5th  – Once again we will celebrate, sing Hosanna! This year, we’ll be meeting via zoom. You can download the Worship from Home Study Guide here.

Maundy Thursday service – April 9th @ 7pm

Good Friday – April 10th @ 5:15pm  Pastor Amy will lead us on a prayer walk throughout our community. Look for the zoom link soon!

Easter Sunday, April 12th 7:30am service at Gwinwood by the lake

10:30 am  service with special music, soloists, and musicians!  ALL  are welcome! The zoom link for Sunday services is always the same.

Past Events:

Regional Assembly – May 22nd – 24th  we will have our 21ST Regional Assembly–and our 1st as the Northern Lights (combined NW and Montana) Region!   If you’d like to learn more about the Norther Lights Region, here’s the link.

General Assembly This past year, we voted for our new General Minister and President too!  Here’s a video  of Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens at her installation! Several people from our congregation were able to be there including our own Pastor Amy!

Summer Camp2019 Summer Camp theme is Peace Works: Peace is a prayer for some and a life’s others. It’s a blessing we share with others and a longing within each of our hearts. Scriptures is filled with the stories of pesce and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy. but it’s always worth the efferot, because we know that peace works!

Each year, Disciples of Christ is able to have camps for ages 2nd grade through senior in high school!  We are so blessed to have our local camp, Gwinwood Camp & Conference Center, right here–just 10 minutes from our church! It’s right on the shore of Hicks Lake, surrounded by the beautiful wooded grounds!