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.


Good Friday All are welcome to join us on Friday, April 19th at 7 PM in the sanctuary of Olympia First Baptist Church for our annual Service of Darkness! We will be lighting and extinguishing candles as we retell the story of Jesus’ life — from birth to the cross. Come rediscover the sacrificial love of Jesus that allows us to fully celebrate resurrection on Easter Sunday. Kids are welcome to join us and no childcare is being provided. 

Easter Sunday On Sunday, April 21st, we will have a 10 AM Easter gathering at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts downtown. There will be no Reality Kids classes, but we will have kids activity booklets and toddler toys for the kiddos with wiggles. Lobby doors open at 9:00 AM for coffee and snacks. Auditorium doors open at 9:30 AM. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends or neighbors to gather and celebrate the resurrection of King Jesus!

Men’s Breakfast & Ultimate Frisbee Exciting news! Reality men are back in action. Join us Saturday, April 27th for breakfast and ultimate frisbee! We’ll meet at 8:00 AM at Olympia First Baptist (Fellowship Hall) for Gary Villanueva’s famous breakfast burritos and a short time of sharing and discussion. Then we will head out for a fierce game of ultimate frisbee, rain or shine! We’ll be done by 11:00 AM. Questions? Ask Kevin Hayward - kevin.m.hayward@gmail.com. Mark your calendars and bring a friend! RSVP on Realm HERE.

Table Grace Sunday, May 5th 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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