Part of being in a community is sharing strengths, things we do well, and things we enjoy. Whatever age you are, whatever strengths you have, the ministries at Peace offer you the opportunity to share them at church and with the larger community.
PeaceFull nights begins in September and continues through May. Wednesday evening programs are filled with opportunities for all ages to spend time with one another and grow in their faith together. This is a core time to grow as an intergenerational community!
Schedule (subject to change):
5:30-6:00PM | Dinner | children 0-3 (free), 4 yrs – confirmation ($4), adults ($5), family maximum ($18)
6:00-6:30pm | Children’s Music (3yrs to 5th grade)
6:15-7:00pm | Parenting Group, Bible Study, Confirmation
6:30-7:00pm | Youth Bells, Elementary Music, Preschool in Nursery
7:00-7:45pm | Elementary Activities, Youth Group, Beginning Bells
7:45-8:45pm | Handbell Rehearsal & Adult Choir Rehearsal
Peace Lutheran Church… Makes Christ Known by reaching out to those in need. Service is about changing the world one person at a time.
“Through this ministry, I have found out how similar we all are. It has given me the opportunity to form relationships with people from different life experiences.” -Jean Swanson
“This was a great way to serve as a family. We got to know other people from Peace better, and it was amazing to watch all of the young people at Peace become involved in the programs, and be excited to come back.” –Jan Mostrom
Peace impacts our community by partnering with:
- Tree House
- IOCP – Interfaith Outreach and Community Partnership
- Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative: Families Moving Forward
- Meals on Wheels
- Home Free Shelter
- Bloom Early Learning
How are people from Peace involved?
Serving: Many people are regular volunteers through these organizations. Click on any of the links above to see how you can become involved.
Financial Support: Donations are provided to these organizations through weekly offerings, various community fundraisers, and food drives.
At Peace, people of all ages — children, teens, and families are very important members of our community of faith. We love to see children in worship, to see teens participating in service and serving, and families exploring their faith together in Jesus Christ. There is a place for each of you at Peace Lutheran. All participation ages in the learning opportunities described below are fluid. We encourage participation based on ability and interest-levels. We strive to provide opportunities for spiritual growth for all ages through a wide array of learning, service and worship styles.
ADULT FORUMS | Adult Forums, featuring staff or guest speakers, are offered throughout the program year. Forums are sponsored by the Health Ministry Team, Outreach Committee, and other ministries.
COMMUNITY GARDEN | God is good – and provides for abundant life! This is what we see and practice through Peace’s Community Garden. All ages are encouraged to tend the garden through Intergenerational Congregational Events and on a volunteer “behind-the-scenes” sort of way. From seed-planting in the late winter to harvest in the late summer, the garden is a frequent reminder of our connection to God through God’s creation, and a constant source of fun and learning!
CONFIRMATION | Confirmands meet Wednesdays to grow in faith and community. We utilize the Narrative Lectionary to guide our learning.
INTERGENERATIONAL CONGREGATIONAL EVENTS | Scattered throughout the year, Intergenerational Congregational Events have included such fun times as: Welcome Sunday, Harvest Fest, Green & Clean @ Peace Environment Fair, Highway Clean-up, Easter Fair, Health Fair, Garden Days, IOCP Sleep-Out, the Reformation Day 5K, and “Peace Likes a River” Clean-up. Stick around for these something-for-everyone mornings/days!
LENTEN SMALL GROUPS | Wednesday evenings have a different flow during Lent. We share a simple meal, a gentle worship time with prayers and candles, and then Small Groups. Participants are offered a book or movie study: different stories, but based on the same theme so adults and young people can discuss together no matter which group they join.
PEACEFULL NIGHTS | Wednesday evenings during the program year we gather to eat, serve, learn and worship together. Dinner provides time for fellowship, nursery is provided for the little ones, and activities for youth and adults are abundant.
PEACE RETREAT | Our annual Family Camp might better be called a “Family Retreat”. All ages and all shapes of family and individuals are encouraged to join. We spend Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning at a nearby camp (with full modern amenities), enjoying sunshine, swimming, fishing, canoeing, Bible study, meals, worship around the campfire, s’mores, and quiet time.
SUMMER DAY CAMP | Day Camp is offered early in each June for elementary age children. Day Camp is four full days of counselor led singing, skits, games and activities. Day Camp is open to the whole community.
SUMMER YOUTH TRIP | Each summer, Peace Youth travel somewhere to do something interesting, faith-forming and fun. Recent trips have included: National Lutheran Youth Gathering and Rainy Lake for a Boathouse Camping trip. Trips tend to be approximately a week in length. Fundraisers throughout the year help to defray costs.
SUNDAY SCHOOL | Sunday morning study time happens after worship at 10am and includes something for all ages: “Spark” Family Sunday School for parents and their toddlers; “Spark” rotation for grades K- 3rd grade, “Connect Pre-Confirmation” for 4th– 6th grade; Confirmation for 7-9th grade; Youth studies for 9-12th grade, and Adult Forums and Bible Studies for 6th grade – adults.
People of all ages are invited to share their musical gifts in worship. There are many opportunities to be part of musical ensembles at Peace including the: Adult Choir, Adult Handbell Choir, Celebration Singers and Children’s Choir. Whether you have been involved with music for years or this is something new for you–all are welcome to be part of these groups. How might God be calling you to take part in these ministries? Now is a great time to join a musical ensemble!
Wednesdays | 7:45-8:45pm
Contact person: Stefanie Fiser
Adult Handbell Choir
Contact person: Nancy Peterson
Children’s Musical Ensemble
Sundays | 10:00-10:15am & Wednesdays | 6:30-7:00pm
Contact person: Stefanie Fiser
This ministry encourages each person to take care of their body, mind and spirit. We believe that physical, emotional and spiritual health are inseparable and that God wants us to strive for the highest level of health possible so that we can share God’s love and compassion with our community. The committee, led by the faith community nurse, plans and coordinates activities to enhance health among all age groups. These activities include health forums, exercise groups, an annual health event and more.
Faith Community Nurse, Sondra Weinzierl, RN
You might wonder why a church has a nurse on staff. More and more churches are finding that Parish Nurses, also called Faith Community Nurses, are vital aspects of a church’s mission to care for one another and the community. As Christians, we are best able to serve God and others if we are healthy physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our Faith Community Nurse, Sondra, is a RN with specialized training from a certified Faith Community Nurse program.
Contact Sondra: email or call the office: 763.478.9406