Jesus formed his first disciples into a community and empowered them, through word and deed, to share that relationship and community with one another and others in the world. Jesus calls us to do the same.
We enjoy spending time together and invite others to join with us! We have a variety of small groups that get together regularly, including both Women's and Men's book groups, PoP Playgroup (for families with very smal children); PoP Rocks (our Young Adult Group); and Empty Nesters (for adults who don't - or usually don't! - have kids at home).
We have a number of special events throughout the year that help everyone to bond and have fun together, including especially our annual Yard Sale; our Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper and other big meal events; periodic Coffeehouse event featuring special music; and our popular Tables for All adult fellowship program in which potluck meals are shared in our homes with other members of Prince of Peace.
Aloha! The Prince of Peace Men's Book Club will discuss Alan Brennert's Moloka'i, a novel focusing on life in Honolulu in the early 1900s and the leper colony at Kalaupapa in Hawaii, on Thursday, September 18, at 7:30 pm. All men of PoP and their male friends are cordially invited. Please RSVP to Charles.
The Empty Nesters are heading to the Maryland Wine Festival on Sat., Sept 20! (At PoP, you’re an Empty Nester if your children (if you have any) are all over 18. It doesn’t matter whether you have children, where your children live, what your marital status is, or what your retirement status is.) RSVP to Nancy Wolejsza.
On September 20, Gaithersburg HELP will host the 3rd Annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fun Run & Walk at Bohrer Park. The Walk raises funds to support HELP's food pantry and other programs benefiting local residents. Register today!
HOLY SMOKE - It's a Hoe Down! SAVE the DATE – Saturday, November 8, following the 5pm worship service. Learn to square dance as a professional 'caller' teaches us the moves, BBQ and pie eating contests, and fantastic door prizes. Fun for the whole family. You won't want to miss it!
We also care about making use of our church community and our fellowship together to share and partner with others in our wider community.
For example, Prince of Peace hosts two Narcotics Anonymous groups each week (Mondays at 8 pm in the Fellowship Hall & Wednesdays at 8 pm in the Youth Center.)
We regularly partner with the American Red Cross to host blood drives at the church.
Our community gardens, named Fruitful Fields, allow church members and others to grow their own vegetables as well as to tend common areas on which we grow food for Gaithersburg HELP.
And, each week our Quilting Group gathers to make quilts, which are distributed to those in need throughout the US and the World through Lutheran World Relief.