announcements

Many of these announcements have links to "Realm," our online tool that we use to communicate and connect with each other. If you're not on Realm and have questions, please email us at admin@realityolympia.com.
You can join Realm by clicking HERE.


Reality Kids Christmas Play Everyone is invited to enjoy a performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” starring our own Reality kids on Sunday, December 16th. Immediately after our regular Sunday gathering (around 12 noon), we will enjoy some snacks and raise the curtain on a marvelous student play. Invite a friend!

Advent Guides In order to help you, your family and your Gospel Community fully engage the themes of this season, we have prepared an Advent Guide. Each week connects to Sunday's sermon and highlights a key theme of the season. For each day, there is a Scripture reading followed by with a reflection question, a prayer, or a Christmas carol to sing together. The guide is meant to serve you and provide you with readings and suggestions to help turn a typically hectic season into a space for prayer and reflection. Use it as it best serves you. You can pick up a printed copy at the Connect Board or download the PDF from Realm HERE.

Christmas Eve Come join us for the culmination of Advent as we celebrate the birth of Christ together on Monday, December 24th. We will meet together at 5:00 PM at Madison Elementary School to sing, focus on the birth of Jesus, light the final Christ candle, and enjoy some Christmas snacks. 

Table Grace Sunday, January 6th is the first Sunday of the month and our next regular time to share a hot dinner with those in need downtown. The meal is served in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church from 4:00-5:30 PM, but the setup/cleanup time frame for volunteers is 3:00 to 6:00 PM. We would love for you to join us as we tangibly show the good news of Jesus! For more information, contact Paul Jones at paul@realityolympia.com.

Special Needs Ministry Recently we have heard a variety of stories centered on ministry to families with special needs locally and abroad. If you have any desire to join our Reality Special Needs Ministry, please e-mail admin@realityolympia.com. We would love to give you more information about our Special Needs “Buddies” and how you can make a difference as part of this amazing team!

Are you interested in serving at a gathering? Currently, our Setup & Teardown, Welcome, and Kids teams all need help at every gathering time. Email admin@realityolympia.com for more information or begin by filling out THIS FORM.

Realm We are excited to introduce a new and improved communication platform for our church family. While The City has served us well over the past few years, this new tool should allow us to enjoy the same functionality with better tech support and new features. Those who had City accounts will be invited to create a new login password and all your existing groups will transfer. New users can either follow the links on our website or go HERE to login.

New to Reality? Find out more about the process of taking next steps at http://www.realityolympia.com/nextsteps

Madison Giving Tree As a church that rents out Madison Elementary School, we want to be much more than just tenants. We want to be partners that seek the wellbeing and common thriving of their staff, students, and community. Please consider stopping by the “Giving Tree” posted on the wall by the front entrance top claim a specific school supply for one of Madison’s teachers or staff. Simply pick up an item description, purchase it, and return it to the school the following Sunday with the label attached. Thanks for being “good news” to Madison!

Pre-Gathering Prayer As the Lord leads us to grow in our dependence on Him, the leaders of Reality invite you to come together before each Sunday Gathering and pray for the church family and our time together. If you are interested, please come a bit early and join us at 9:30 AM in the hallway Prayer Room.

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