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.
Amidst the Coronavirus, we have focused on helping those in our community who are food insecure, as many have lost jobs and need assistance making ends meet. We have converted our Little Free Library into a food pantry, where anyone in need can take nonperishable food items. We are also collecting money to donate to the local food shelf, STEP.
In February, Peace participated in “Souper Bowl Sunday” by donating 117 pounds of canned soup and food items, as well as $112, to STEP’s food shelves.
In November Peace donated funds to STEP to purchase turkeys. It is our tradition to help STEP clients have a Happy Thanksgiving and we were able to contribute $325.
In August, Caleb shipped a 40-foot container to the Cameroon. The purpose of this shipment is charity, to share with those who are really in need due to the current crisis in the Cameroon.
Some of the items will be distributed to various orphanages to put a smile on some of the displaced people during the Christmas celebration, while others like the school items will be stored and distributed during back-to-school preparations. Other items go a long way to sustain people like food, bath items, dresses. Some items will be sold to help raise cash for health and educational needs. Peace Church contributed numerous items for the shipment, as well as $1925 for additional supplies.
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:
STEP, St. Louis Park Emergency Program: STEP is the St. Louis Park community food shelf and social service agency. STEP has been empowering lives and restoring hope in St. Louis Park since 1975. Their mission is to identify, address and respond to the critical and emergency needs of residents in St. Louis Park. 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, volunteers provide social connection that helps meal recipients remain living independently in their own homes.
St. Stephen’s: St. Stephen’s mission is Ending Homelessness. They support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing, through street outreach, shelter, and housing programs. We envision a community in which housing instability is rare, brief and non-recurring, ending homelessness as we know it.