A listing of some of the activities and events of Interfaith Works members, affiliated organizations, and of general interest. Interfaith Works does not necessarily endorse these events.
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2nd Sunday each month, 6:00pm (no celebration in July or August)
Unity of Tacoma, 2102 S 23rd St., Tacoma, WA 98405
info.. 253-383-2684, 253-226-1635
Through the study of world religious beliefs and principles, it becomes apparent that there is much more held in common by global religious communities than what separates us.
Through music, message and meditation, Celebration: Interfaith is dedicated to building bridges of peace through understanding. We emphasize the belief we share and appreciate the diversity by which those beliefs are lived out.
Join us each 2nd Sunday of the month at 6:00pm for a unique experience. Facilitated by Rev. Patty Becker and Rev. David Elliott.
|Ongoing: Sort and Pack Medical Supplies
Location: Providence Health International/CHUMA
2601 Willamette Drive NE
Suite G, Lacey, WA 98516
info.. mailto:email@example.com 360-493-5640
Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack medical supplies to be sent to
charity health care organizations in developing countries.
No experience or medical background is needed. Training will be provided.
Volunteers need to be at least 14 years of age.
|The Other Bank provides free hygiene and cleaning supplies to families in need
Wednesdays, Ongoing, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
YWCA, 220 Union Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
The YWCA Other Bank provides items that cannot be purchased with food stamps and
are not availablea at food banks, yet are essential for maintaining health and
Items include: toilet paper, laundry and dish detergent, deodorant, shampoo,
toothpaste, soap, tampons and pads, cleaning products, etc.
PLEASE DONATE! Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Spiritual Cinema Movie Night
3rd Saturday of each month, 6:30pm at United Churches of Olympia
The United Churches of Olympia invites you to a Spiritual Cinema Movie Night; 3rd Saturday of each month, 6:30 pm in the fireside room. 110 Eleventh Eve SE, Olympia, WA, 98501. For an updated list of upcoming films is posted on our website, and below see http://www.theunitedchurches.org/bookgroups.htm#Spiritual_Cinemas
|Buddhist 12-Step Study Meeting
Where the 12 steps converge on the eightfold path
Thursdays, Ongoing, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE, Olympia, WA 98501
In the Sacred Space
info.. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-436-6406
Website.. http://www.plummountain.org http://www.buddhistrecovery.com
Plum Mountain Buddhist Community has joined several other Buddhist groups
in the Northwest in sponsoring a Buddhist 12-Step Study Group. There needs
to be a comfortable space for non-Christians to pursue the spiritual
elements of their recovery. This group is open to any member of a 12 step
The new Buddhist 12-Step Study meeting in Olympia includes reading and
discussion of Buddhist 12-Step literature as well as a 20 minute sitting
meditation designed for newcomers.
|Volunteer Work Parties at Bread & Roses
Saturdays, ongoing, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bread and Roses, 1320 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
We're building a food garden! By summertime next year, every square foot of
land at the Bread & Roses community will be growing fruits, nuts, herbs, and
vegetables for our community meals and for local soup kitchens and food banks.
If you like to play in the soil, if you have a pickup truck, if you have yard
tools to loan, if you are passionate about organic gardening or local food
security, or if you just like doing fun projects with your neighbors, please
come join us!
If you have other skills, there are a lot of ways to get involved. Help us paint
the shelter, make repairs, can our home-grown food, prepare the Saturday Supper,
or build new furniture for the shelter.
The volunteer work parties are every Saturday from 1 to 5pm. Work parties are
followed by Saturday Supper at 6:00pm. Saturday Supper Bread & Roses' volunteer hosts serve a gourmet meal every
When the work party is over, please join us and our women's shelter guests for
good food and a great time! 6:00pm weekly
RSVP at http://www.breadandrosesolympia.org
|Another Way...Fair Trade Gifts and Food
Saturdays, Ongoing, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lacey Community Church, 4501 19th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Supporting global artisans and local hunger relief
Locally, Another Way...Fair Trade Gifts and Foods, offers a wide variety of SERRV
products. Coffee, tea, chocolate, jewelry, bags, baskets, toys, musical
instruments and much more are available. Staffed by church volunteers, the shop
is open at Lacey Community Church every Saturday from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. In
addition to supporting SERRV's mission all sales benefit local hunger relief.
Stop in often to see what's new.
|The Olympia Peace Choir Rehearsals
Mondays, Sept. 10 and Ongoing, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd , 1601 North Street SE, Olympia
info.. Kerri Lynn Nichols, 360-789-2056, email@example.com
The Olympia Peace Choir
under the direction of Kerri Lynn Nichols
A non-profit Intergenerational Choir
Songs of peace, justice and earth stewardship
Singing from varied traditions and cultures
Introductory session is free. Reasonable dues – no one turned away!
ALL WE NEED IS YOU!
|Supporting global artisans - and local hunger relief
Friday and Saturday, year round, 3-7 Fridays, 10-3 Saturdays
Lacey Community Church, 4501 19th Ave SE, Lacey 98503
info.. Debra 360-456-0537
Supporting global artisans - and local hunger relief
The Mission of SERRV
"Our mission is to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing
opportunity and support to farmers and artisans worldwide." For 60 years SERRV
has been providing opportunities for improving lives while preserving cultural
richness and tradition.
Locally, Another Way...Fair Trade Gifts and Foods, offers a wide variety of
SERRV products. Coffee, tea, chocolate, jewelry, bags, baskets, toys, musical
instruments and much more are available at the Lacey Community Church. Staffed
by church volunteers, the shop is open at LCC Fridays from 3:00 - 7:00 pm and
every Saturday from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. In addition to supporting SERRV's
mission all sales benefit local hunger relief. Stop in often to see what's new.
Another Way... Fair Trade Gifts and Foods
Lacey Community Church
- Fridays 3:00 - 7:00
- Saturdays 10:00 – 3:00
4501 19th Ave SE, Lacey
|Men's Grief Group
First Thursdays, starts October 6, 2011, 7:00 pm -
Capitol Place Retirement Community, 700 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, 98502
info.. Mary Pashyo, 236-9204
Admission/cost.. Free; Open to the community
Assured Hospice is starting a Men's Grief Group to be held on the first Thursday
of each month starting October 6 , 2011 at Capitol Place Retirement Community,
700 Black Lake Blvd. (across from Capital Mall), in the TV room. Facilitator:
Dan Ryan. Open to the community.
|Guided Meditation (Weekly practice)
Every Thursday, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
The Nalanda Institute Dharma Center : 1620 Fourth Ave E., Olympia, WA 98506
info.. (360) 786-1309
Admission/cost.. by donation
During 2012, Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim will personally lead guided meditations
every Thursday night at our 7 PM practice. The guided meditations, and following
discussion periods, will instruct practitioners in the fundamental meditation
practices of Shamatha (calming the mind, or one-pointed concentration) and
Vipassana (insight into nature of reality and consciousness). These are the two
essential skills for transforming your mind to uncover your own true and
essential nature of infinite wisdom and infinite compassion. Progress in these
meditation skills will greatly enhance your own satisfaction, contentment and
joy in life and consequently greatly benefit your friends, family and
Geshe has transformed Thursday night meditations into a yearlong teaching on the
three fundamental stages of meditation:
Jan, Feb, Mar: Self-awareness and Self-compassion
Apr, May, Jun: Altruistic Thought and Action
Sep, Oct, Nov: Calming and Transforming the Mind
Geshe Jamyang leads a busy life and has not always been this available, to teach
weekly -- thus the "exceptional opportunity". He is a former Tibetan Buddhist
monk, a highly trained and accomplished meditation instructor, a master of
classical Buddhist philosophy, and, more recently, a practicing mental health
counselor and part time professor at Evergreen State College. He's fluent in
English, an engaging and accessible speaker, and an accomplished teacher.
If you've always wanted to have more instruction and understanding of
meditation, this is the time. It's a great opportunity for in-depth instruction
All this instruction is essentially free. It will all occur as part of our
regular Thursday night practice. We will encourage you to become a member of
Nalanda Institute and support our activities with regular pledges or at least a
weekly "dana" donation at the meditation hall, but those will be donations,
not a formal charge.
|Vigil of Light from Darkness
Saturdays, July 28 (ongoing), 7:30 -
Sylvester Park, Legion Way at Capitol, Downtown Olympia
info.. Selena Kilmoyer, 360-951-0326
Vigil of Light from Darkness convenes in Sylvester Park, drawing people of faith
and compassion to songs, silence and prayer. Please join us and bring simple
songs of Light and Hope, musical instruments and/or friends with strong singing
voices and musical instruments.
This simple gathering will continue each Saturday evening.
Thank you for valuing this opportunity to be people of faith and compassion in
|Meditation - Ending Your Week In Stillness
Every Friday, Begin 1/11/13, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Olympia Unitarian Universalist, 2300 East End St NW, Olympia 98502
info.. Roger Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission/cost.. No cost
Meditation is every Friday night and you are invited to participate whenever you
are able. The first 15 minutes will be a shared reading. This is followed by 20
minutes of sitting meditation, 15 minutes of walking meditation and another 25
minutes of sitting meditation.
Please refer to the OUUC website for a list of other types of sessions available
through the Adult Education Program.
|Introduction to Unitarian Universalism for Newcomers
3rd Sunday of each month, Begin 1/20/13, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2300 East End St NW, Olympia 98502
info.. Roger Nielsen, email@example.com
Admission/cost.. Registration and fee not required
Learn more about Unitarian Universalism and about the Olympia Unitarian
Universalist congregation. Sessions last about an hour with opportunity for
questions and answers. Childcare is available.
Please refer to the OUUC website for more information and to view a description
of other Adult Education offerings.