Prince of Peace always has a variety of ways to serve others in Jesus' name through donations of goods, time and money.
We seek to serve others in our congregation, our local community and throughout our nation and our world. While we have many activities and projects, a few of our major emphases include:
Caring and Serving in our Congregation
Our Care Team is made up of Prince of Peace members who work together to help those in our congregation who are sick, coming home from the hospital or in some kind of special need. Together with our Pastors, they insure that Christian care and love is an emphasis of the whole congregation.
Caring for Creation is important to Prince of Peace. We have 3 community gardens, buy clean wind energy for our church building, and our Creation Care Team helps to educate us on ways we can better care for the creation God has given us.
Caring and Serving in our Community
Gaithersburg HELP is an important partner in our service to our local community. Prince of Peace provides food, financial support and volunteers throughout the year. Pastor Sarah serves as the President of the board of Gaithersburg HELP, and our building hosts board meetings.
Caring and Serving in our World
The ELCA World Hunger Appeal is one of the important ways we help those in our nation and throughout the world who are need of food and development assitance. Prince of Peace donates money and enjoys raising additional awareness and funds through participating in Lutheran World Relief's Fair Trade Coffee Project!
Quilters gather each Tuesday at Prince of Peace to make quilts which are donated through Lutheran World Relief and Church World Service. These quilts are used for a variety of purposes and are distributed to victims of natural disasters thoughout the United States and the world.
Special Projects we're involved with right now include include:
Gifts of Hope - an alternative gift program. Traditional gift giving involves buying an item to give to a relative or friend. Alternative giving involves buying a symbol of a gift and giving the symbol to someone. The actual item goes to someone who needs the gift. For example, you could buy new sheets for homeless women or food for an abandoned child in El Salvador. You will receive a Christmas card with a description of each gift that you choose. The Gifts of Hope "market" opens December 1st and runs through December 22nd - before and after services in the narthex.