Why FCC?

Who We Are

We are an open and affirming congregation that gathers in the heart of downtown Olympia. We confess that the institutional Church has, at times, harmed people by denying them God’s unconditional love, but as a people of faith, we profess the worth and dignity of every person and recognize each one as created in the image of God.

We differ in race, age, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, physical condition, gender identity, family structure, and life circumstances.

Together we are on a spiritual journey as followers of the teachings of Jesus and his living example to do justice, love goodness and walk humbly and thoughtfully with God.

As Disciples of Christ, First Christian Church Olympia strives to welcome all people, promote justice, and act with compassion. 

Dick Pust with Lizbeth Martin-Mahar and Mary W. Ybarra
Dick Pust with Lizbeth Martin-Mahar and Mary W. Ybarra

Dick Pust, of MIXX96 interviewed Lizbeth Martin-Mahar and Mary W. Ybarra about First Christian Church and what’s been going on with our plumbing! We got to share the great news that it’s all repaired and not one single person in the shelter had to go without a bed for even one night while the repairs were made. We’ve had a lot of people expressing support for the commitment to maintain the shelter space.  You can listen to the interview here!

Who are we? Well, at First Christian Olympia it all starts with LOVE!

First Christian Church – Olympia in the news:

Low Income Housing & Homelessness

Clarion Call against Racism & Hatred

August 15th Vigil at Olympia City Hall

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.”  Learn more and join us here!

Love in Action – Warming centers! Before Interfaith Works opened the warming center in one location, First Christian Church and The United Churches opened their doors to the most vulnerable in our community.  More about the warming centers here.

Celebrating when the Interfaith Works shelter first opened!

Interfaith Works – Thurston County named FCC-OLY as the 2017 Faith Community of the Year.  See the IW newsletter here.

FCC-OLY is a Disciples of Christ community. We celebrated our general assembly in July of 2017, where our new General Minister and President was elected! Several people from our congregation including our own Pastor Amy were there to cast their vote for Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens. For more info on Rev. Terri Owens, click here.

Here’s more about the Disciples of Christ denomination, from our General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens, about World Refugee Day: