Sunday Worship In-person and Streamed Online at 10am

Adult Faith Formation

Learning Through Community

One of the ways we grow in our relationship with Jesus, our church family and our neighboring community is through intentional learning and dialogue.
The Discipleship Ministries Team visions and plans opportunities that encourage all church members to engage in faithful study of the Scriptures, our United Methodist traditions, how to live in the world as followers of Jesus and how to live in right relationship with one another. 

2022 Offerings

Morning Prayer: 
Morning Prayer is available on Zoom each weekday morning and on Saturdays at 9am. The group gathers for 30 minutes to pray together for personal, local, national and global joys and concerns. Regular attenders take turns leading morning prayer. All are welcome to drop in and experience the joy of praying with others! To receive the Zoom link please contact

Faces of Faith: Visio Divina
Each Sunday you are invited to engage with the arts! Each week's activities will help you grow in your knowledge of the Biblical figure who is the focus for the sermon series that morning. This opportunity is in person at the church. You will have the opportunity to read the morning's scripture, gaze upon art inspired by the scripture and then make some of your own art in response! At the end of the series all the artwork that has been created by the congregation will be displayed and shared.

Anti Racist Film Club (Resumes September 2022)
This group meets monthly to explore films made by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) artists that center the stories and experiences of BIPOC individuals. A screening of the film is offered (though you can choose to watch the movies on your own) followed by an hour of discussion. Past films have included: Just Mercy, Persepolis, Akeelah and the Bee, Barbershop, Coco, Real Women Have Curves, Saving Face and more. To be added to the mailing list, contact Angelina Goldwell (

South Sound Cooperative

First UMC of Olympia is a member of the South Sound United Methodist Cooperative. We encourage you to also visit our sister UMC’s pages for information on their faith formation offerings:

Tumwater UMC
Shelton UMC
Lacey St. Andrews