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 virtual coffee hour greeters, scripture readers to musicians at the services.
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 have 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!
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: email@example.com, 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 us please email the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add you to our email list!
Maundy Thursday service – April 1st @ 7pm on YouTube and Facebook Live
Good Friday – April 2nd @ 2pm Pastor Amy will lead us on a prayer walk live on Facebook Live also look for the zoom link soon!
Easter Sunday, April 4th
- Sunrise Service @8:00am service at Gwinwood by the lake at the Lakeside Chapel
- Easter Breakfast starting at @9:15am at Gwinwood served to you in your car or you can eat outside at Gwinwood.
- Easter Drive in Service @10:30 am service at Gwinwood with special music, soloists, and musicians! ALL are welcome!
Sunday morning virtual services
- First Christian Church Olympia has a virtual service each Sunday beginning @ 10:00am with 30 minutes of coffee hour Zoom meeting and then a Zoom virtual service is held starting at 10:30am. The zoom link for Sunday services is always the same.
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 Camp – 2019 Summer Camp theme was 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 peace and justice and camp is the perfect place to share them. Peace isn’t always easy. but it’s always worth the effort, 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!