and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? -Micah 6:8
The United Churches of Olympia strives to be a progressive and inclusive community sharing God’s healing and redeeming grace with our local communities and wider world through the love and teaching of Jesus Christ. We understand our faith as rooted in God’s love, not judgment, and believe we are called to live out our faith in service, promoting God’s vision of compassion and justice for all creation. Our worship celebration of God is grounded in the language and teachings of the word of God in Christ and the Judeo-Christian scriptures, but we acknowledge and value the diverse languages and beliefs of other faith traditions that also sustain and give meaning to humanity. Our Reformed Protestant denominations incorporate Trinitarian Christian creeds as part of our theological tradition, yet, as a congregational community, our contemporary faith journey is focused on seeking a closer, meaningful relationship with an infinite God, not bound by limited sets of beliefs.
Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths. -Psalm 25:5
We believe that God is still speaking in the world and in the hearts of all creation, continuing to reveal gospel truth through the experience of God’s grace in Christ Jesus, whether that appears in compassionate and life-affirming relationships, the pursuit of creative and imaginative endeavors, the ever-developing understandings of modern science and human psychology, the fair and equitable treatment of all creation, the promotion of emotional, physical, and mental health, or the myriad of other human moments of resonant connection with the eternal that God makes possible. At United Churches, our spiritual journey is about embracing and celebrating the loving, sustaining and faithful God we have witnessed in those moments. Our path is one of inquiry, learning, compassion, and wonder, and we invite you to covenant with us and join us on our journey.