The Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation celebrated the completion of its new building May 6 with a dedication service. The new building features a new wing of three classrooms and a nursery, a room for the youth and high-school groups and a new Commons area for social gatherings. OUUC was the first congregation to sponsor and host Camp Quixote, has created and continues to support the family shelter Out of the Woods, and continues its support of the emergency overflow shelter. The church is located at 2300 East End Street N.W., Olympia, and its website is www.ouuc.org . Singer-songwriter Karen Taylor-Good, Sermon in song, 10 a.m., Concert, 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern St. S.W., Olympia, 943-5757. Tickets $20.
NEW WAYS TO BE CATHOLIC: Explore new ways to approach Catholic liturgy and ministries through smaller, faith-based Catholic communities. Come for an afternoon of open discussion and concelebrated Eucharist. From 1 to 5:30 p.m. today, at St Benedict’s gathering space, 910 Bowker St. S.E., Lacey. 360-459-8121.
“LORD’S PANTRY” at Turning Point Church, Lacey: Join the Thurston County food bank to offer groceries to people in need from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at the warehouse next to the site of the new church building at the corner of Marvin Road Northeast and Hawks Prairie Road Northeast, Lacey. For questions or information, call 360-560-6919.
PASTORAL SKILLS: Classes are 7-9 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community 6326 Martin Way E., Suite 103, Lacey, To sign up, call 360-481-2379 or 360-456-5697.
THE OLYMPIA MAHAYANA BUDDHIST CENTER: 211 Legion Way S.W., Olympia, The Olympia Mahayana Buddhist Center offers a variety of classes, day courses and in-depth study programs. Call 360-754-7787 or go to www. meditateinolympia.org.
ST. PLACID PRIORY SPIRITUALITY CENTER: 500 College St. N.E., Lacey, offers individual and group retreats, spiritual direction, programs and weekend workshops. Call 360-438-2595 or go to www.stplacid.org .
OLYMPIA ZEN CENTER: 3248 39th Way N.E., Olympia offers daily meditation in the Soto Zen tradition and monthly one-day retreats. Newcomer orientation Wednesdays at 6 p.m. followed by meditation at 7 p.m., ceremony and dharma talk. Call 360-357-2835 or go to www.olympiazencenter.org.
THE NALANDA INSTITUTE (CENTER FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES AND MEDITATION): Classes meet at Lien Hoa Vietnamese Temple, 1211 Wilson St. N.E., Olympia. Classical Buddhist meditation practices, group discussions and monthly teachings, 7 p.m. Thursdays; Tibetan transformative meditations, 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call 360-786-1309 or www.nalandaolywa.org .
ALL-DENOMINATIONAL DEVOTIONAL GATHERING: 10-11 a.m. Sundays, De-Colores Bookstore, 507 Washington St., Olympia. These gatherings are initiated by the Baha’i faith and are open to all faiths and belief systems. Call 360-704-1823.
THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING – A SCIENCE OF MIND COMMUNITY: Meditation at 10:30 a.m. and metaphysical service and children’s program at 11 a.m. Sundays, NOVA School, 2020 22nd Ave. S.E., Olympia. Call 360-570-2112 or go to www.csaolympia.com .
SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND … EMMAUS CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: 11 a.m. the first and third Sundays of every month at Lacey Women’s Club House, 829 Lacey St., Lacey; www.emmaus-ecc.org .
WEEKLY MEDITATION AND PUJA: 11 a.m. Sundays, The Dharmata Foundation, 2613 Aztec Drive N.W., Olympia. Followed by weekly recorded dharma talks by Anam Thubten. Call 360-866-8442.
CAPITOL CHRISTIAN HEALING ROOMS: From 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Family Chiropractic, 204 Pinehurst Drive W., Tumwater. Call 360-943-4880 or 360-438-1430.
GIFTS OF BEING MEDITATION CLASS: 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fi rst, second and third Mondays of each month, Heart of Wellness, 205 Clark Place S.E., Tumwater. This class taught by Kim Lincoln offers guided inquiry to help participants cultivate presence and explore subtle energies within. By donation. Call 360-866-9234 or visit www.terrain ofessence.com .
THURSTON INSIGHT MEDITATION GROUP: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, The Quaker Meeting Hall, 219 B St., Tumwater. Each week will include basic instruction and a session in mindfulness meditation from the Buddhist tradition. Call 360-491-8943.
NORTHWEST BON BUDDHIST HEALING PRACTICE GROUP: Meditation group meets each Monday at 7 p.m., at 2222 State Ave. N.E., Suite A, Olympia. Open to anyone. Contact email@example.com .
SOUNDVIEW CHRISTIAN WRITERS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Olympia. Call 360-705-2846 for location and information.
TESTIMONY MEETING: 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Singing, prayer, inspirational readings and testimonies of healing. Everyone is welcome. Christian Science Church, 1475 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia. Call 360-352-1572.
KID’S JEWISH BOOK CLUB: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, The Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1611 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Children ages 3-6 can explore Jewish values, traditions and mitzvahs (good deeds) through interactive story time, crafts and activities. 360-918-8828 or www.jewisholympia.com .
ENDING YOUR WEEK IN STILLNESS: 6-7:15 p.m. Fridays, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 East End St. N.W., Olympia. This meditation group has two periods of sitting meditation, a period of walking meditation and a brief reading. Call 360-786-6383.
BEGINNING QIGONG: 6 p.m. Fridays, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community, 6326 Martin Way E., Olympia. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The class is followed by guided meditation at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 360-491-3171.
GERMAN MINISTRY: 1 p.m. the fi rst Saturday of each month, St. Benedict Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker St., Lacey. Monthly worship in the German language. Call 360-701-2037 or 360-456-1402.
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