Ministries & Community Partners

Ministries:

Sunday Morning: All are welcome!  We come from all backgrounds and ages. You are welcome to come in your Sunday best or just come as you are.  We sing traditional and contemporary music. We share prayer concerns and celebrate communion every Sunday. Children have programs during the worship service, but join worship for communion to be with their families. Join us at 10:30am!

The Bridge: The Bridge will resume–we’ll keep you posted!

Intentional Prayer Group:  We believe that prayer is a basic part of our faith, the way we communicate with God.  We can pray as individuals or as community. The Intentional Prayer group meets every Monday at 11:00 am in the church library.  ALL are welcome to join us.

Disciple Women’s Ministries:  a conduit for diverse connections empowering each woman to find her voice and live out her call.  DWM usually meets the first Wednesday of each month for a brown bag lunch starting at 11:30.  Dessert, fellowship and a Bible study are provided for all! 

Special Services: We offer special services during Christmas, Lent, and Easter and participate with other Olympia faith groups for special services.  

          Hanging of the Greens – Nov. 29th @ 5pm we’ll start with a potluck supper, then have Christmas music as we decorate for Christmas! RSVP to the office!

          Fridays at the First: Every Friday in December, beginning Dec. 1st we’ll have free Christmas music concerts at noon. At 11:30, we’ll serve coffee and cookies in the church library–right

across from the sanctuary. Different musicians each week! Everyone welcome!

           Christmas Party!–We’re having a Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 13th at Gwinwood Camp!  Contact the office for more information!

           Longest Night Service–Thursday, December 21st at 6pm we’ll have music, prayer and a message of hope on the Longest Night.

          Christmas Eve Service-concert at 6:30 pm; service begins at 7pm.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: The Sew Crafty group hand-crafts shawls to give to those in our community experiencing life trauma. The Sew Crafty group noted so many people waiting in doctor’s offices and hospitals for loved ones to get treatment, they wanted to offer some physical reminder of connection and support. They’ve created dozens of colorful hand-made “prayer squares” for you or a loved one to have during a challenging time. If you’d like one, please call or email the office–or just stop by!

Nesting churches: Our building is a church home to Emmaus Catholic Community and Pacific Island Family Church.

Community Partners:

Interfaith Works:  We are proud to work alongside other faith communities through Interfaith Works. IW also runs the shelter that is located in our church.  For more information about this great community organization here.

LGBTQ+ Alliance:  Alongside other Disciples of Christ churches, we are working to build a more inclusive church.  Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance was formerly known as GLAD Alliance. Learn more about open & affirming churches here.

Faith Action Network (FAN): Their “mission is to be a faith-inspired statewide partnership striving for a just, compassionate, and sustainable world through community building, education, and courageous public action.”  Our work with FAN reflects our strong commitment to build a more just and welcoming community. Learn more about FAN here.

Olympia Charter of Compassion: “We work to build a community that welcomes and respects the unique gifts brought by all who make up our diverse Olympia community.”  Our own Rev. Amy Walters LaCroix was instrumental in bringing this to fruition. You can learn more about it and sign the charter yourself here.