Sunday Worship In-person and Streamed Online at 10am

A Broader Community

First United Methodist Church of Olympia is part of a community of United Methodist Churches in the South Sound region who collaborate in ministry together.
Together with Tumwater UMC, Lacey St Andrews UMC, and Shelton UMC, we are a relational community grounded in grace, committed to cultivating the long term flourishing of our communities. Through the practices of brave & ethical decision-making and implementation, we strive to transform our region into the beloved community of Christ.

Together we support ministries of...

  • Worship Times:
    • 10 am
      • Lacey St Andrews, Shelton, & First Olympia UMC
    • 10:45 am
      • Tumwater UMC
  • Pulpit Swaps
  • Special (Seasonal) Services
  • Bible & Book Studies
  • Holy Communion
  • Music:
    • Praise Band
    • Choirs
    • Handbells
    • Special Music offerings
  • Christian Education Programs
  • Kids Church Party
  • Tumwater Trivia
  • Special Fellowship Opportunities:
    • Valentine's Day
    • Shove Tuesday
    • Game Nights
    • Church Cleaning Days
  • Affinity Nights at First Olympia
  • Friendship Hikers
  • Youth Ministries
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Easter Egg Hunts
  • Widow/Widowers Fellowship
  • Picnics & Potlucks
  • Book Clubs
  • Community Garden at Tumwater UMC
  • Orchard Alliance at Shelton UMC
  • Gleaners/Kiwanis Garden Food Bank Harvest
  • Green Bag Sundays at First Olympia UMC
  • Food Bank Distribution at Tumwater & Lacey St Andrews UMC
  • Anti-Racist Film Club
  • Quilters — REACH Kids
    • and Prayer Quilts for Sick & Shut-ins
  • Booties and Bibs for Babies & Hats for the Homeless
  • St Andrews Preschool
  • REACH Summer Program for Kids
  • Meals for Homeless Teens
  • 4Kids (152 bags/week)
  • Summer Yard Sale
  • Christmas Bazaars
  • United Women in Faith
  • Faith Action Network
  • Support Groups (Grief, Depression, Caregivers)
  • Refugee Sponsorship
  • One Parish One Prisoner
  • Ending Gun Violence
  • Capitol City Pride
  • LEAF (Local Emergency Assistance Fund)
  • SPRC Chairs
  • Finance Resources
  • Lay Council
  • Shared Communication Resources
For more information about any of these South Sound Methodist Cooperative ministries, contact our office ( and we'll connect you to the church running the program you're interested in.