First United Methodist ChurchFor many people, worship is a primary way of connecting to God. Here at First Olympia, worship experiences range from informal contemporary to a blended traditional style. All of our services are come as you are, and we welcome you to worship God in this place.


Sunday at 8:45 a.m. (Contemporary)

Sunday at 11:15 a.m. (Traditional)

Discipleship Opportunities for all ages at 10:00 a.m.

Childcare is available from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

Messy Church: 3rd Sundays of the month, 4pm-5:30pm

First United Methodist Church of Olympia is 750 member church with rich and varied programs to offer. Our worship schedule includes two Sunday morning services—a contemporary service at 8:45 and a Traditional service at 11:15. In between services, at 10:00 a.m., you will find a wide variety of Christian discipleship opportunities designed to help us grow through learning, fellowship, and mission.

All of our worship services are centered in scripture, informed by tradition, reason, and experience as we seek to bring into our praise a lively, vital spirit that is relevant to the issues of today.

Music adds much to our services. Our contemporary service has a great band and an enthusiastic praise choir. Our traditional service embraces the old classic hymns, our wonderful organ, and a traditional robed choir.

Christmas at First OlympiaSPECIAL SERVICES

Periodically throughout the year, especially around the holy seasons of Easter and Christmas, we will have unique worship experiences employing alternative styles and liturgies than our regular weekly Sunday morning experiences. We communicate special services and other church happenings through our weekly print worship bulletin, our monthly newsletter, our weekly e-news, and our Facebook page

Christmas Eve/Day services

Ash Wednesday

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter Sunrise

Taize’ and Other Alternative Services

Prayer Vigil