A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Prince of Peace on Saturday, July 12. Sign up online, or on the sign up sheet at church. Want to volunteer to help on the day of the Drive? Contact Debra Aplan. Fuel your community - donate blood!
The Women's Bible Study will be meeting every other Tuesday during the summer months. We will be reading Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. You may come for every discussion session or just the few you can make. Contact Pastor Christine for more info!
Do you need to be a literary scholar to join the Women’s Book Group? No, you just need to enjoy reading and sharing your thoughts and opinions about books! In July, we will discuss Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes. Pamela Cook hosts the gathering on Thursday, July 10, starting at 7:30 pm. RSVP to Pamela.
Pick up the 2014 Time Special called, "Discovering Heaven" (available at newsstands now or order online) and join us on Wednesday, July 16th for a casual evening of fellowship, food, and discussion. Please read the magazine ahead of time. A 'sandwich bar' will be available beginning at 6:30pm with all the fixins and discussion will begin at 7pm. Come whenever you are able. Contact Pastor Christine if you have questions or difficulties finding the magazine.
Vacation Bible School will be held July 21st – 25th from 9 until noon. Join us for Weird Animals where “Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind”. VBS is for children ages 3 (potty trained, please) through entering 5th grade. Registration forms can be found here. For more information contact Judy Bruening.
The Empty Nesters will have a barbecue at the home of Nancy and Chet Wolejsza on Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 pm. (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.) If you want to socialize with this diverse and interesting group, join us! Bring a side-dish or dessert to share. RSVP to Nancy.
We’re helping Interfaith Clothing Center equip over 2,000 children with backpacks and school supplies needed to begin the school year! Items needed can be found on this flyer, and may be brought to the church through August 3.
PoP Playgroup is a great way for families and their babies/toddlers/preschoolers to connect with each other! Their next gatherings will be on Saturday, July 26 at 2pm at the Quince Orchard Library, for a summer reading presentation of "Magic & Science & Stuff; and on Saturday, August 9 at 10am at the Germantown Splash Park. Please contact Jamie or Lauren for more info!
Check out the sermons, music and more from last Sunday here.
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!
Faithful Families gathered on March 20 to share dinner and crafts and learn more about the season of Lent.
30 Hour Famine ~ PoP joined up with a few other local youth groups on March 7-8 to participate in the 30 Hour Famine, sponsored by World Vision, in an effort to combat global hunger & poverty.
We began our Lenten Journey with our Ash Wednesday serivce on March 5.
Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper was held on March 4, as we prepared for Lent by eating pancakes, raising money for our summer mission trip and burning palms to make ashes for the next evening's Ash Wednesday service.
Pastor Christine was installed as our Associate Pastor at the 5:00 pm Saturday service on February 22! We rejoice at this official beginning of Pastor Christine’s ministry with us!
Souper Bowl Sunday Final Score - The final score is in, and Gaithersburg Help wins! A total 277 canned soup, stew, and food products, along with $122 were donated to Gaithersburg Help. The PoP congregation voted the Denver Broncos to beat the Seattle Seahawks 160 to 117. Once again PoP chose the losing team. Oh well! Thanks so much to all who contributed. And, it’s not too late to donate… our food collection baskets are always in the foyer, so consider donating regularly. You really make a difference!
Faith-Full Families’ Epiphany event was held Thursday, January 16 as families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, joined together for dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship.