who we are

Orcas Island is beautiful. Island Magazine calls it one the top ten islands in the world to call home and Orcas Island Community church (OICC) has served the people of Orcas Island for 138 years. 

If you live on Orcas Island you probably already know about us - why not stop by and get personally acquainted? If you plan on visiting the island, be sure to visit a place where you’ll find a home for warm hearts, active minds, and hungry souls. The people in this vibrant, loving church are eager to pursue God in the company of friends for the benefit of the world (starting on Orcas Island). What are some of the ways you could describe this church? OICC is a praying, worshipping, caring, learning, fellowshipping, serving church that reaches out locally and globally.

OICC chose to be a community church because it enables us to serve the diverse population of Orcas Island. Because there are only a few churches on Orcas Island, the community church serves people with diverse denominational, educational, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. 

We think working for unity within diversity is the way Jesus intends it to be. The Apostle Paul said, “In Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” We agree with the statement, “in essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity."