Upcoming Events...

Please consider giving to the ELCA Disaster Response to assist with the Ebola Outbreak.  Visit the ELCA Disaster Response webpage to donate or learn more about how you can help.

On All Saints' Sunday (Nov. 1&2) we will celebrate one of the oldest festivals of the Church by remembering family and friends who have gone before us.

We are helping Gaithersburg HELP provide diapers, baby formula, and baby food for needy families. Donations are being collected in the box at the church.

The Women’s Book Group will gather on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 pm to discuss Sara’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. RSVP to Sharon.

Music for All and Silent Auction! ~ Grab a friend and join us on Saturday, November 15th for an evening of food, music, deals and fellowship! The evening will kickoff after the 5pm service with a pasta dinner and an evening of music, drinks and a silent auction.

Join the PoP Playgroup at 1pm on Saturday, November 15th for fun in the Gaithersburg Library discovery room.  PoP Playgroup is a fun way for families and their babies/toddlers/preschoolers to connect with each other.  Please contact Jamie or Lauren for more info!

This summer Prince of Peace will be offering an international/intergenerational mission trip to Cuba. The trip is scheduled to take place June 13-20, 2015. An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, November 16 at 9:45 am (during the adult Sunday School hour). Come learn about what this trip can offer you and what you can offer to the world. Questions? See Pastor Christine.

Faith-Full Families’ Thanksgiving event will be held Thursday, November 20 from 6-7:30 pm. Families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, are invited for dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship. Email Judy Bruening or just come! Mark your calendar also for our Advent event on Thursday, December 4th.

The November selection for the Men's Book Club is Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. All men of Prince of Peace and their male friends are cordially invited for lively discussion and fellowship Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm. RSVP to Gary.

Begin your "Journey to Bethlehem" with us at 9:45 am on Sunday, November 30. This faith formation event is for ALL ages.  We will travel with Mary, Joseph, the inn keeper, and Zachariah through parts of the Christmas story which prepare us for the birth of Jesus. The event will include: service components, prayer and devotionals, story and learnings, along with making an Advent wreath to take home.

"Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, The PoP Christmas Pageant is really where it's at”! Rehearsals begin November 2, with the performance on December 7 at 6pm. For further info, contact Lisa & Jon.

 

 

Recent Events...

Check out the sermons, music and more from last Sunday by clicking here!

Confirmation was celebrated for 4 of our young people on Reformation Sunday!

The PoP Halloween Party welcomed the Peanuts gang at our "Great Pumpkin" Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 24, which also included our annual Trunk-or-Treating in the parking lot!

Our annual Blessing of the Animals service as held on Saturday evening, October 4! Lots of pets came with their people and were blessed!

The Empty Nesters went 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.) Contact Nancy Wolejsza for more information.

The ELCA National High School Youth Gathering is coming!! ....in July. BUT, registration is coming much sooner in early October, so planning has begun! For info, contact Chris Schaefer.

Sunday School began on Sept 7 for both children and adults! Click here for more details about our Sunday School programs.

A Special presentation about our Workcamp Mission Trip from our services on July 26-27 can be seen here!

Quilts were also dedicated on July 26 & 27, before being donated to Lutheran World Relief!

Vacation Bible School was held July 21st – 25th, as kids learned that Jesus loves us no matter who we are or what happens in our lives!

A Red Cross Blood Drive was held at Prince of Peace on Saturday, July 12. Thanks to all who helped and donated, the Red Cross received 15 units of whole blood. We'll be planning another drive, probably in the fall. Watch for updates!

A team of 19 youth and adults from PoP headed off for Workcamp in Buffalo, NY, July 5-12, to engage and support the community by repairing and refurbishing houses of families and individuals in need.

Yard Sale 2014 was held on May 31, as we enjoyed the best weather ever for Yard Sale, and a great time of bargains, food, fun and music!

Our annual "Creation Care Carnival" was held on April 27. Activities included malaria prevention, water conservation, Maryland transfer station and recycling, clean energy, Bike to Church Sunday, and of course, the blessing of the gardens!

Faithful Families gathered on April 24 to share dinner, crafts and learn more about Easter!

Holy Week and Easter (including our Easter Vigil) were great celebrations at Prince of Peace! Check out our YouTube channel for music and sermons!

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