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.
CIC meets on Sunday evenings and we are BOTH in person and on Zoom. Celebrations are at 4:00 pm and we meet in the Social Hall of the United Churches of Olympia (use the parking lot off of Washington St SE).
**note: CIC takes a break from Sunday evening celebrations from late June until our fall retreat day on the Sunday of Labor Day. Please email if you would like to learn about ways to connect in the summer**
Zoom link for all online celebrations is here:
To attend meetings by phone, dial 1-(253)-215-8782 and then enter the meeting ID number: 815 210 660 22 followed by the # sign (if prompted).
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/ )