Missions are the heart of Peace Church. Through our faith we are commissioned to care for God’s people. We are committed to serving the community surrounding us with our donations and our time. Our concerns reach worldwide through our missionaries and the Presbyterian Disaster Association.
In October, our church donated $1609 to the Presbyterian Church’s Peace Offering. Peace Church was able to keep 25% of this offering to use in our community. In keeping with our work on immigration, the Missions Committee decided to give $400 to the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota. ILCM is a nonprofit agency that provides immigration legal assistance to low income immigrants and refugees. This agency has been in business for over 20 years and has assisted more than ten of thousands immigrants to secure legal status in the US. In addition, it works to educate Minnesota communities about immigration issues. This has helped to break down barriers and make meaningful improvements in immigrant families’ lives and allows them a safe and sustainable future in Minnesota.
In November, we collected $485 for STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program) which purchased 40 12 lb. turkeys for local families. We are happy to be able to bring Thanksgiving joy to families in need in our community.
In December, our mission focus is collecting hats, gloves, mittens, scarves etc. on our Mitten Tree to donate to STEP.
We participate in many missions within our own walls, our community, locally, regionally, nationally and world-wide. Are you interested in volunteering with one of the many opportunities to serve in the community? Ask us how you can get involved. Below are some of the organizations we support:
Feed My Starving Children: FMSC offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. You’ll hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to our incredible partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world.
STEP, St. Louis Park Emergency Program: STEP has been empowering lives and restoring hope in St. Louis Park since 1975. The St. Louis Park Emergency Program’s mission is to identify, address and respond to the critical and emergency needs of residents in St. Louis Park. STEP is the St. Louis Park community food shelf and social service agency. They directly provide food and clothing to residents in need, as well as advocacy, referrals, and build a collaborative relationship.
Meals on Wheels/Dinner at Your Door: Meals on Wheels is a community-based service that provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities. In addition to regularly providing healthy foods, caring volunteers provide social connection that helps meal recipients remain living independently in their own homes.
St. Stephen’s: Our mission at St. Stephen’s Human Services is Ending Homelessness.
Our goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. We progress toward this goal through street outreach, shelter, and housing programs. We meet people where they are and work together toward self-sufficiency and housing stability. We envision a community in which housing instability is rare, brief and non-recurring, ending homelessness as we know it.