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Farewell from Pastor Peter
June 23rd, 2022
Dear church family,I’ve written farewell letters each time I’ve moved appointments but this one is different, because I am leaving as a retiree this time. I am not only thinking of the past 8 years wi...  Read More
by Office Manager
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Our Covenant For Transitional Pastors
June 23rd, 2022
The work of the pastor is a great privilege. Pastors get to be a part of the lives of the people of the church, and we begin to feel like family. These relationships, many of them nurtured online thro...  Read More
by Lauren Fontanilla
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New Website Updates
June 23rd, 2022
You may have noticed that our new website went live last week! If you have not seen it, good news... you're here right now! At the moment, only the most critical pages are live (homepage, worship page...  Read More
by Lauren Fontanilla
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Racial Justice Prayer
June 16th, 2022
First Olympia has accepted the invitation from the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) to participate in their Racial Justice Prayer & Action Challenge. This challenge begins on June 19 (J...  Read More
by Office Manager
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Farewell from Pastor Amanda
June 16th, 2022
Dear Church Family,The time has come to say goodbye.I believe that in Christ there are never truly any goodbyes, just benedictions – blessings that send us with love and purpose out into the world. In...  Read More
by Office Manager
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Green Bag Saturday
June 9th, 2022
On June 11 from 9-11:00am, we are hosting our next Green Bag Saturday, when we collect food donations for the Thurston County Food Bank! All canned food-donations accepted! Please bring them in a brow...  Read More
by Office Manager
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Farewell from Pastor Sandy
June 9th, 2022
Friends,In the eight years I have been a pastor, I have noticed that my life has become a series of layers. Each week has a specific focus based on preparation for the next Sunday.  And Sundays group ...  Read More
by Office Manager
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One Parish One Prisoner Welcome Home Fundraiser
May 14th, 2022
Since January, our church’s One Parish One Prisoner team has been faithfully communicating with Michael, our incarcerated friend. Through letters and emails we have been learning about ourselves, each...  Read More
by Lauren Fontanilla
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Saying Farewell to Our Pastors
May 14th, 2022
Please save some June dates to say goodbye to our dear Pastor Peter and Pastor Amanda! We will celebrate Pastor Amanda on her last Sunday,  June 19. Then we will celebrate Pastor Peter on his last Sun...  Read More
by Lauren Fontanilla
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Capital City Pride: June 4
May 14th, 2022
June is Pride Month – an opportunity for LGBTQ+ persons and their allies to celebrate the accomplishments of the community, to mourn setbacks, and to dream together about a future where all can thrive...  Read More
by Lauren Fontanilla
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UWIF School Supply Drive
May 14th, 2022
United Women in Faith (formerly UMW) is collecting items for UMCOR School Kit, with an eye to sending them on in early summer, ready for distribution for the fall start of classes. We are happy to inv...  Read More
by Lauren Fontanilla
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Spring COVID-19 Update
May 14th, 2022
by Pastor Amanda NicolThe COVID Response Team met over email this past week. The team decided to shift their risk metric to align with the CDC’s new emphasis on the rate of hospitalizations in a commu...  Read More
by Lauren Fontanilla