The summer camping season is fast approaching but it is not too late to sign-up your child, grandchildren, and/or others, for a week of fun and Jesus! Every year Camp Bethel offers three weeks of age-appropriate opportunities for children and youth to discover and experience the love of God. It’s also easy to register, just visit: CampBethel.net or contact Pastor Mark with any questions.
As always there will be members of Olympia First Baptist Church who will be serving as counselors, pastors, support staff, etc. The theme this year is: “The Mysteries of God”
This camp is for students entering the ninth grade through graduating seniors. Tim Clemenson is the Director for this week of camp. Pastor Mark will be serving as pastor and support to the camp staff and campers. Camp begins Sunday afternoon and concludes Saturday morning. Cost for the week: $300. Scholarships are based upon need and availability.
This camp is for students entering grade 6 through grade 8. Jeff Scott is the Director for this week of camp. Pastor Mark will be the primary teacher and speaker this week. Camp begins Sunday afternoon and concludes Saturday morning. Cost for the week: $300. Scholarships are based upon need and availability.
This camp is for students entering grade 3 through grade 5. Lashelle Trejo and LeAnne Prince are Co-Directors for this shortened week of camp. Camp begins on Sunday afternoon and concludes Thursday morning. Cost for the week is $225. Scholarships are based upon need and availability. As of this writing, Pastor Mark is “on call” for this camp. His potential role is still being determined. Sandy Grebbs will be working in the kitchen this week and Rob Johnson is cooking for all three camps!
If you've been wanting to make beautiful music and are looking for a group of folks who will treat you like family... join the choir!
The 2018-19 choir year will begin this Fall, meeting on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.
Emmaus House is holistic mission House-Church that meets every Saturday at 6:30pm.
For more info, visit the Emmaus House page.
American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from Sept through June.
For more info, visit the ABWM page.
Each year 4 major Mission Outreach offerings are taken:
Retired Ministers and Missionaries
One Great Hour of Sharing
America for Christ
The World Fellowship Offering
First Baptist supports Mylinda Baits in Missionary Service.
She is a regional missionary with particular focus in issues of human trafficking in the Iberoamerica-Caribbean region. For over 12 years, Mylinda and her husband Gary served in Costa Rica.
Having witnessed first hand, the sexual tourism industry, Mylinda now works to prevent and eradicate this modern day slave trade. She travels extensively throughout Latin America.
Table Grace, formerly known the Feeding Ministry, meets every Sunday at 4pm. Faith Communities and Local Groups provide a free dinner for the needy in our area.
This is a community enhanced ministry, supported by a wide range of churches, service clubs and individuals. Table Grace has served the "least-of-these" in our community for over 20 years.
If you are interested in helping as a volunteer, please contact Pastor Mark or Freda Spaulding, Table Grace's Volunteer Coordinator.
This knitting group creates caps for premature babies born at Tacoma General Hospital and at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
Over the last 4 years, they have made 6000 caps for new born babies.
For more information, contact Sarah Waterhouse or Patti Lehman.
First Baptist is one of 10 Faith Communities that take part in this ministry.
Each team visits the jail once a quarter, meeting 4 times within a 2 week period. Meetings include Bible Study, prayer, music, devotions and testimonies.
A volunteer jail chaplain supports the team when they visit. Volunteers receive training and orientation prior to participation.
For more information, contact John Nunneh.