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:
30 Hour Famine ~ Youth and Adults from PoP will again be joining up with a few other local youth groups on March 7-8 to participate in the 30 Hour Famine, sponsored by World Vision. This is a phenomenal program where those participating may engage, learn, grow, and serve, all in an effort to combat global hunger & poverty. Those wishing to support the efforts may join our group for the two days, conduct a personal fast, volunteer to pray (sign up in the narthex or email Chris Schaefer, donate juice for the attendees, or donate money to support World Vision in their incredible work (click here to donate).