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.
The Men's Book Club will discuss Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 pm. All men of Prince of Peace and their male friends are cordially invited for an evening of fellowship and comraderie. Please RSVP to Steve Sullivan.
The Living Nativity will be back December 19th-22nd 5:30-7:00pm (Saturday will be 6:00-7:30pm after the 5:00 service). The stable scene will be set up on the front lawn where people driving by can witness a reminder of the "reason for the season.
The Gingerbread Throwdown is BACK on Sunday, January 4, at 12:30pm! We'll have a gingerbread “house” making event, and we'll be decorating cookies to donate to local homeless shelters.
Please join us January 14 and 15, at California Pizza Kitchen at Rio for our "Dine Out" fundraiser to support youth activities. Lunch or Dinner, Take Out or Dine-in, just present the special fundraising flyerto earn 20% for Prince of Peace! Flyers are available in the narthex and on the website.
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.