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.
Join us on Wednesday, July 15 for our next Exploring Faith gathering. Those who traveled to Cuba will share their experiences, including stories, photos, insight about church and culture, and possible ministry partnerships. This is a great chance to see a bit of Cuba through the eyes of some of our members. Come at 6:30 pm for dinner and fellowship (sandwich bar and fixings provided); discussion at 7:00 pm.
Our Saturday Dinners Out after the Saturday service have been great fun! Mark your calendar for the next meet-up Saturday, July 18 around 6:15 pm at Chipotle in the Kentlands. All are welcome!
Join PoP Playgroup on Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 pm at the Germantown Splash Park! The park has many "just right" water features for toddlers and preschoolers, and this year includes a new jumping pillow! oP Playgroup is a great way for families and their babies/toddlers/preschoolers to connect with each other. Please contact Jamie or Lauren with any questions!
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.