The Community for Interfaith Celebration (CIC) is an interfaith congregation based in Olympia, Washington. Our group is affiliated, regionally and nationally, with the United Church of Christ. We are an "open and affirming" congregation, which means that we welcome and honor all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, age, nationality, sexual/gender orientation, intellectual or developmental level, or physical ability. We are coming from and turning to a variety of religious traditions and philosophies, including Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-centered, Jewish, Pagan, Quaker, Sufi, Taoist, and Unitarian. We value community, tolerance, and openness.
Due to recommendations related to COVID-19, Community for Interfaith Celebration will not be holding in-person meetings until Reunion Sunday (the first Sunday after Labor Day). Stay tuned for updates and contact us via email if you would like to become aware of community gatherings or events that are happening this summer.
We Are Hiring Educators!!!
CIC is looking for teachers for the Preschool, Elementary, and Middlers classrooms, as well as a YCPC Assistant. These positions are 8-10 hours a month, and classrooms meet every Sunday from Sept.- June. For more information, recommendations, and a complete job description, please contact YCPC Miriam Sterlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (360)789-4447.
We come together to celebrate the seasons of life,
To study and practice wisdom and compassion,
And to encourage the spiritual work of each person
For the sake of the whole world.
| Twice a year the CIC community creates a multi-day retreat at Fort Flagler State Park. |
The following statement was drafted by Learning Right Relations and was approved
by the Squaxin Island Tribal Council in 2017:
We acknowledge that Thurston County is the traditional territory of the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, and Chehalis People. The surrounding mountains, valleys, shorelines and waterways are imbued with their living presence. May we nurture our relationship with our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to this place -- their homelands
-- where we mutually abide.
( Learn more about the Indigenous territories you occupy by visiting: https://native-land.ca/ )