February 22 – Ash Wednesday – Huruma Center
Huruma Centre Children’s Home located in Iringa, Tanzania. The Huruma Centre provides a safe and nurturing home, nutritious meals, and education for children who, for a variety of reasons, have no family to care for them. Click here to learn more about the Huruma Center.
February 26 & March 1 – LSS “Families Together”/SPAS Planting Hope Campaign
Support Lutheran Social Service of MN and the “Families Together” preschool being developed in partnership with the St. Paul Area Synod and supported by its “Planting Hope” campaign. Click here to learn more about SPAS Planting Hope Campaign.
March 5 & 8 – Habitat for Humanity/Holy Hammers
Prince of Peace has a long history of supporting Habitat for Humanity, which assists families who are first-time home buyers. PoP is part of a consortium of churches called Holy Hammers that works on a house project each summer. Click here to learn more about Habitat for Humanity/Holy Hammers.
March 12 & 15 – Arrive Ministries for Refugee Resettlement
Arrive Ministries is a refugee resettlement agency providing essential services and practical assistance to refugees and immigrants to advance self-sufficiency. They mobilize volunteers, in partnership with local churches, to extend love and friendship to our new neighbors to promote thriving in a new homeland. Click here to learn more about Arrive Ministries.
March 19 & 22 – Iringa Hope
Iringa Hope uses a unique model to deliver agricultural financing, marketing, and training to smallholder farmers in Tanzania. The organization develops self-governed and self-sustaining member owned and operated cooperative societies that help to alleviate poverty and empower agricultural entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more about Iringa Hope.
March 26 & 29 – Settled.
Settled is a team of committed and curious families and individuals. They have developed our research-based approach of solving homelessness through close relationships with the chronically homeless and those who serve them. Click here to learn more about Settled.
April 2 – Palm/Passion Sunday | Youth Service & Learning Trip to Denver
July 9 – 16 Julene Hannesh along with three adult leaders and 15 PoP youth will be traveling to Denver, CO for a week willed with service & learning. Click here to learn more about Service Learning Camps the organization that PoP will be using to help plan and coordinate their time in Colorado.
April 6-9 – Holy Week & Easter – Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
Offerings from Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and a portion of Easter Sunday will go into the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund. This fund is utilized to assist members of the congregation and people in the community who find themselves in challenging circumstances.
Minnesota Food Share Month
In addition, March is Minnesota Food Share Month. You can participate in a number of ways: donating food or financially. Click here to learn more about MN FoodShare Month.