July 24-28, 2023
9 AM - 3 PM
YOU ARE INVITED to Interfaith Works annual Interfaith Summer Camp, Faith Explorations.
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
201 8th AVE SE, Olympia WA 98501
ORGANIZED AND SUPERVISED
Catherine Carmel, Director of Jewish Family Life and Learning at Temple Beth Hatfiloh and former Interfaith Works Board member, will organize and supervise our summer camp.
Registration deadline is Thursday, July 20, 2023.
You can make a difference—volunteer to help with our summer camp! Complete our registration form ➞
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH
Build community and awareness for people experiencing homelessness in our region through empathy-building exercises facilitated by trained staff from Interfaith Works’ Homeless Services.
SLEEP OUTSIDE IN IMPROVISED SHELTERS
Youth will sleep outside in temporary shelters they build from materials they bring to the event (tarps, cardboard, etc.). They are welcome to bring sleeping pads, pillows, and sleeping bags, but not tents (more details on this will be supplied).
SAFE AND SUPERVISED
The shelters will be in the grassy lot on the north end of Westminster’s property with on-site supervision and access to the facilities in the church at all times.
Reconnecting With Our Sacred Earth
You are invited to come and celebrate our connection with our sacred Earth. We will gather, sing, and engage in interactive opportunities for reflection as we celebrate Earth and our joy of Earth.
April 23, 2023
Decatur Woods Park
1015 Decatur St SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Moment of Blessing
The intention is to foster healing, peace, and community.
ALL ARE WELCOME
March 31, 2023, 3 pm
East Bay Waterfront Park
150 ft north from the corner of East Bay Drive NE and Olympia Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98502
You are invited to join Interfaith Works as we honor the lives of those persons who have recently passed away outdoors in our region.
Moments of Blessing are public, interfaith observations intended to foster healing and reclaim a place of violence or loss as a place of life and peace. These brief services include reflective readings, non-denominational prayers, and an opportunity for those in attendance to speak if they wish.
Discovered in Watershed Park
March 12, 2023
Found outside the Union Gospel Mission
March 14, 2023
Recovered on the shore of East Bay Drive
March 15, 2023
LT T. Smith
Found near Capital High School
March 17, 2023
Resetting Our Sacred Table
You are invited to this year’s interfaith celebration of community, “Resetting Our Sacred Table.”
This year’s event will feature speakers and musical contributions from the diverse membership of the Interfaith Works faith communities and affiliated organizations.
Our theme this year is The Path of Healing. This theme holds space for learning and sharing how our communities understand and celebrate healing, even when that healing involves pain, such as the healing that comes through sustained anti-racist and decolonization work.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
Day of Remembrance
You are invited to join Interfaith Works in a service of remembrance for those persons who have passed in Thurston County in the past year but whose remains have gone unclaimed at the Coroner’s office.
This short, interfaith service will be held in person with an online option at Mills and Mills Funeral home and will feature reflections from a regional faith leader, music, and reflective readings.
Special thanks to Mills & Mills Funeral Home for offering space for this annual event.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Please join Interfaith Works and the Faith Action Network as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day with this interactive and educational engagement with author and activist Sarah Augustine.
EXPLORE the history and meaning of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and how the Doctrine of Discovery continues to impact Indigenous people today through a case study of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Sarah Augustine is a Pueblo (Tewa) woman who lives with her family in White Swan, Washington. She is the former Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties, is co-founder of Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition, and author of The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery.
This event is brought to you by Interfaith Works and Faith Action Network.
Interfaith Works and Meaningful Movies Project (Olympia Chapter) are proud to present: “Mission Joy: finding happiness in troubled times.” This documentary from 2021 celebrates the interfaith friendship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu while exploring the science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times.
July 20, 2022
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
OLYMPIA FILM SOCIETY
206 5th Ave E
Suggested donation of $10
This event is brought to you by Interfaith Works and the Meaningful Movies Project and is a benefit for Interfaith Works.
FOR GRADES 2-6
July 25-29, 2022, 9 am - 3 pm, FREE
Interfaith Works partners with Temple Beth Hatfiloh to provide a week of fun for kids in grades 2-6. Each day the kids gather and experience interactive learning from community members of various faith traditions sharing in song, dance, craft, and story.
The Garden Party
Please join us (in person!) for plentiful hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and community connection to honor some truly amazing partners in this work! Thank you to the Nineveh Assyrian for catering this event and to the Oly Mountain Boys Trio for performing!
June 22, 2022
2312 Friendly Grove Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Janet Cherry— Board President
Land and Labor Acknowledgement
Mustafa Mohamedali— Islamic Center of Olympia
One Word Table Activity
Board of Directors Past and Present — Mary Wharton, Board Secretary
Program Council Past and Present — Corey Passons, Interfaith Relations Program Manager
Interfaith Works Organizational Update — Meg Martin, Executive Director
Interfaith Relations Program Update — Corey Passons, Interfaith Relations Program Manager
Interfaith Works Homeless Services Update — Ti’eri Lino, Homeless Services Program Coordinator
Raise The House Comprehensive Campaign Update — Meg Martin, Executive Director
Special Recognition — First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church of Olympia
Partner of the Year — Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Organization of the Year — Providence St. Peter Hospital
Business of the Year — Compass Rose & Captain Little
Faith Community of the Year — Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Olympia and Lacey Stakes
Volunteers of the Year — Whitney and Luke Bowerman
Lara Crutsinger-Perry, Pastor — The United Churches of Olympia
Oly Mountain Boys
6:00 — 6:30 pm
An opportunity to see each other, greet, and listen to great music!
Beer provided by Three Magnets Brewing Company
Non-alcoholic beverages provided by L&E Bottling CO.
Raffle Tickets — Available for purchase throughout the evening.
Multimedia Room — View various photos, infographics,
and a virtual tour video for Unity Commons.
Please support the businesses that so generously support us.
Interfaith Works (IW) is a non-profit association of faith communities and individuals of diverse faith traditions. We do not promote, advance, or engage in religious messaging or recruitment with any of our services. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is deductible as allowed under federal tax law.
Our EIN is 91-0947698.
Corey Passons, MDiv.
Interfaith Relations Program Manager
Meg Martin, MSW, CPC
PO Box 1221, Olympia, WA 98507
110 11th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501