From a seed to a garden…. What began as a small need blossomed into an entire ministry of service.Garden1

Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man (Jesus) did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Helps Ministry

Behind the scenes at Calvary Chapel Olympia, a small army of dedicated volunteers works quietly but diligently to help us through challenging moments in our lives.

Ten years ago, some ladies in the Calvary body responded to calls for help: helping a patient recover from surgery, helping a new parent with a baby, helping to provide meals or groceries for families. The common thread: HELP.

Now, an entire Helps ministry is dedicated to responding to needs in our church body and in our community. Volunteers not only bless others, but this ministry also provides volunteers with an opportunity to use their specific Holy Spirit-given gifts and talents.
(1 Corinthians 12:4-7 and 1 Corinthians 15:58)

Humbling ourselves to ask for help is often difficult, but receiving that help is so much easier when it is given with the love of Jesus. When problems arise, we encourage you to first seek help among your established friends and networks here at CCO; for instance, through your Life Group or among those at your Bible study. If your needs still cannot be met, then please contact us.

Picture of a young girl praying.



The Helps ministry acts as your “hands and feet” to help with:

1. Critical Needs

2. Emergencies

3. Non-Emergencies

To learn more about volunteering and other ministries available, call Pat Sumner at the church.






Please contact Pat Sumner to ask questions,

make a donation, or to ask about volunteer opportunities: or call Pat at (360) 352-4214, ext. 109.