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.  

         In Lent:

  • Tues., Feb. 13th 5:30-6:30 Pancake Supper – We will gather at Gwinwood Camp & Conference Center in Lacey for a pancake supper.  Please RSVP to the church office to let us know if you can join us!
  • Wed., Feb. 14th 6pm  Ash Wednesday Service – ALL are welcome to join us and participate in Ash Wednesday service at 6pm.  It’s a contemplative and meaningful service that begins our Lenten journey. We’ll be in the sanctuary.
  • Sun., March 25th @ 10:30 am  Palm Sunday – We continue our Lenten journey as we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  This is the beginning of Holy Week.
  • Thurs., March 29th @ 7pm – Maundy Thursday – Our journey continues as we have a special service including music and artistic ways of drawing closer
  • Fri., March 30th @ 5:15pm We will meet on the 7th Avenue steps of the church. Pastor Amy will lead us throughout the City of Olympia, stopping to pray for people and events that occurred during the year.
  • Sun., April 1st @ 7am – Easter Sunrise Service @ Gwinwood Camp & Conference Center.  We’ll be right on the lake to welcome in the morning and recall another morning when the disciples were weary, fishing nets empty, and Jesus led them once again, by showing them to lead is to serve.
    • Easter Breakfast– We join together before our 10:30 am service for Easter breakfast – call or email the office for more information
    • Easter Service @ 10:30 am – Beautiful music, celebration, and fellowship where ALL are always welcome!

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.