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.
Join us for our next Saturday Dinner Out on April 29 around 6:15 pm at Jersey Mike’s in Kentlands. Saturday Dinner Out is a great time to come together and get to know (and eat with!) other families at Prince of Peace in a casual environment. All are welcome!
Lisa Woodard will host the next Women’s Book Group at her home on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 pm. Join us for a discussion of Colm Tóibín's novel, Brooklyn, set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself. Please RSVP to Lisa.
The Men's Book Club wraps up its 2016-17 season with a discussion of The Arsenal of Democracy by A.J. Baime. "Ford Motor Company and its production of the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber take center stage." We will meet at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 16 at the home of Bob Wimmer. All men of POP and their male friends are invited for beer, munchies, and good fellowship. Please RSVP to Bob.
Our Yard Sale (The Big One!) will be held this year on Saturday, June 3.
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.