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 Church also runs a Day Spa for our shelter guests.  What is a day spa? It is a warm, gentle daytime space for Interfaith Works Overnight Shelter guests.  There is more information available, including how you can get involved and help here. We offer a peaceful, calming, safe space for our shelter guests.

Ongoing & Upcoming Events:

Easter Sunday, April 21st 7am service at Gwinwood by the lake

8:30 am Easter Breakfast begins! Our host, Mindy, has a great crew lined up to feed us an amazing Easter breakfast!

10:30 am  service with special music, soloists, and musicians!  ALL  are welcome!

Social Issues Book Club! Beginning Thurs., May 2nd @ 6pm we will be starting a book club about social issues we care about deeply. Our first book is “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial resentment is killing America’s heartland, by Jonathan Metzl. See the calendar page for more information, or contact Mary, in the office!

2019 General Assembly – July 20-24  More information here This year’s  General Assembly will be in Des Moines, IA   July 20th – 24th 2019.  We will hear from our President and General Minister, Rev. Terri Hord Owens, as well as Rev. Nancy Gowler from First Christian Church in Puyallup, and Rev. Dr. William Barber II, of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Past Events:

Regional Assembly – May 18th – 20th  we had our 20th Regional Assembly!  This year, we were really excited to announce our new General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens was the keynote speaker!  You can see the flyer here.  If you’d like to learn more about the NW 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!