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Spiritual but not religious?
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A reflection of Rev. Peter K. Perry, pastor, First Olympia UMC A recent Barna group survey resulted in an article about “post-Christian” cities in America. Not surprisingly Seattle-Tacoma (number 9) and Portland (number 45) both broke the top 50. (see … Read More

Celebrating Musicians, Remembering Andy Crow
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This Sunday in worship is Music Appreciation Sunday. Our faithful praise band continues year round, but the choirs will sing and play for the last time in this academic year and we will move into a time of special music … Read More

Pentecost Thoughts
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  File this one under “What will they think of next?” Some event promoters in the UK have developed an inflatable church (www.inflatablechurch.com) that seats 60 for worship services. Designed primarily for use as a wedding chapel, it can be … Read More

An Ode to Dolores (and all church secretaries)
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A reflection from Pastor Peter Perry, April 26, 2017 In my experience of over 30 years of pastoral ministry I have learned that the lay staff who support the work of both pastors and congregants are a vastly under-appreciated gift. … Read More

Sharing Brownies and other Lenten Practices
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16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 The season of Lent is well known for it’s fasting, a time for giving … Read More

Anxious much?
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(a reflection on the times from Pastor Peter K. Perry) Pastor Ruth and I have noticed a trend in recent weeks that began after the November elections and has continued to the present day. People in the church, representing both … Read More

Happy 2017!
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The first week of a new year has just been completed here at First Olympia United Methodist Church. Our bishop was here on Sunday and she referenced an experience where a group of church leaders engaged in planning the future … Read More

Refugee Family: Advent Waiting, Christmas Purpose
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First United Methodist Church of Olympia has committed to support a newly arrived refugee family. This will be the first refugee family in Thurston County in several years.  We don’t know anything about this family yet. We don’t know where … Read More

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