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 small 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.
All are welcome to Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 9 from 5-7pm in the Fellowship Hall. Youth 6th grade and up are needed to cook and serve a delicious dinner of pancakes and sausage. Gluten-free/allergen-free pancakes are also on the menu. After dinner, Pastor Steve will lead us in one of his favorite rituals - burning palms for our Ash Wednesday service.
The Women's Book Group will meet Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm at the home of Nancy Wolejsza. This month, the group will discuss A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. RSVP to Nancy.
Books and Beer, aka The Men's Book Club of Prince of Peace, continues its 2016 camaraderie campaign with a lively discussion of Marshall Brain's Manna: Two Visions of Humanity's Future. You read the book, we'll provide the beer and munchies. On Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 pm we will meet at the home of Garry Linton. Please RSVP to Garry. All men of PoP and their male friends are cordially invited.
Join us for our next Saturday Dinner Out on February 27 after the Saturday service! Meet around 6:15 pm at Noodles & Co.
Mark your calendars! Our 2016 Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 7 am - 2 pm!
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 also 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.