Prince of Peace always has a variety of ways to serve others in Jesus’ name through donations of goods, time and money.We seek to serve others in our congregation, our local community and throughout our nation and our world. For example, Habitat for Humanity is an important way that we reach out to help our local community. We partner with Habitat to build and restore homes in our area.
Although we have many activities and projects, a few of our major emphases include:
Caring and Serving in our Congregation
Our Care Team is made up of Prince of Peace members who work together to help those in our congregation who are sick, coming home from the hospital or in some kind of special need. Together with our Pastors, they insure that Christian care and love is an emphasis of the whole congregation.
Caring and Serving in our Community
Gaithersburg HELP is an important partner in our service to our local community. Prince of Peace provides food, financial support and volunteers throughout the year. Pastor Sarah serves as the President of the board of Gaithersburg HELP, and our building hosts board meetings.
Caring and Serving in our World
The ELCA World Hunger Appeal is one of the important ways we help those in our nation and throughout the world who are need of food and development assistance.
Quilters gather each Tuesday at Prince of Peace to make quilts which are donated through Lutheran World Relief and Church World Service. These quilts are used for a variety of purposes and are distributed to victims of natural disasters throughout the United States and the world.
Here are Special Opportunities Right Now!
Our Giving Tree Up! Make a child’s Christmas joyful! Each year, PoP members can select a child’s name from the Giving Tree and purchase a special Christmas gift for him/her. The City of Gaithersburg sponsors the program and this year, the first and second year Confirmation classes are working with Brown Station Elementary School to provide a happy Christmas for selected students and their siblings. The tree is located in the Narthex. Please return your wrapped gifts with the identification card securely attached by Dec 16th (late service) for timely delivery to the families.
Participate in the Gifts of Hope program – These gifts support the mission and programs of area Lutheran social ministry organizations, camps, college or seminary, and our Synod’s companion synods abroad. Your Gifts of Hope purchases will bring hope to others while you honor those on your gift list. Gifts of Hope can be purchased at POP during Advent after services and online throughout the year.
Help support our caring and serving ministries by donating online. Click the “donate now” button, below: