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.
Faith-Full Families’ Advent event will be held Thursday, December 4 from 6-7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, are invited for dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship. Sign up in the narthex, email Judy Bruening or just come!
The PoP Playgroup will meet on Saturday, December 6 at 11am, at the Croydon Creek Nature Center. PoP Playgroup is a fun way for families and their babies/toddlers/preschoolers to connect with each other. Contact Jamie or Lauren with any questions. Come play with us!
Join us for "The Only Christmas Pageant in Town" by Faye Couch Reeves, a play with traditional Christmas music. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado. The Pageant will be performed at 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 6 (Dress rehearsal, audience welcome!) and 6:00 pm Sunday, December 7.
The Women’s Book Group marks the season with a discussion and a Christmas Book Exchange on Thursday, December 11, beginning at 7:30 pm. The book for the evening is Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch. RSVP to Deborah.
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.