Union Gospel Mission
Come join us on the 4th Monday of every month starting at 4:30 pm to prepare and serve food to those in need. Opportunities to serve include prepping and preparing the food, serving, cleaning, and sitting down to dinner for fellowship. The Olympia Union Gospel Mission serves 3 meals a day Monday through Friday and a total of 3 meals on the weekends. To learn more information about this wonderful organization, please visit the following website: https://www.ougm.org/.
A group of volunteers from Christ Our Hope visit a local jail to conduct a Bible Study with the inmates, providing mentoring and support, and to pray with those that ask. In addition, the inmates will write their prayer request that are placed on the church altar and prayed for by the congregation. If you would like to volunteer, there is a process you will have to complete including a background check so please see Fr. John or Jim, our Senior Warden, for more information.
At Christ Our Hope Anglican Church, we have a Bible Study that happens every Thursday starting at 6:30 pm with a potluck meal. Join us each Thursday as we read, learn, and discuss a different book of the Bible and/or topic. Childcare is not provided, but everyone is welcome to attend.
Street Angels Ministry
Following Evening Prayer on Tuesday nights, Christ Our Hope hits the streets of Olympia carrying care packages (canned goods, toiletries, and seasonal necessities), coffee, and a open heart to hear the needs of the community and provide prayer. All volunteers are welcome but we suggest you wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a lot of walking on sidewalks and uneven surfaces. However, not only do we have parishioners hitting the streets, but there are many members of our church providing financial support for the packages and prayer during the event which are greatly appreciated!
We do have an Amazon Wishlist of items that are used for the care packages. The list will be updated at least monthly so please check back often. Items can be purchased off the list but feel free to buy other things you think the homeless may need.
Please visit: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/46B5pPO
We will always accept donations of canned goods with pop tops, cases of water/juice, and gift cards (Fred Meyers, Walmart, Big Lots). Please give any gift cards to Fr. John or Fr. Jeramy and let them know if you would like a copy of the receipt.
We will accept socks, underwear (men and women’s), gloves, hats, scarves, and only large or extra-large sweaters or jackets. The only items we ask that you don’t donate, as of right now, are clothing items such as pants, shoes, belts, and shirts.
We have many opportunities for service to the church and the list of opportunities include:
*Readers *Acolyte *Greeters *Altar Flowers *Sunday School Teacher Assistants Sign-up sheets are located on the piano in the sanctuary.
The Men’s group is open to men of all ages and meet once every 3 months for fellowship.
Every month, we will have a fellowship event that is open to all ages. This is an opportunity to be in community with one another and have fun. Events that have been in the past have been: game night, Saturday breakfast, and Sunday picnic. Future events include: bowling, church movie night, Christmas party, tea party, miniature golfing, hiking, and many more to come.