There are so many ways that you can get involved. From station leaders and special projects to providing supplies and setting up, you can make a difference! Here are ways that you can help our children attending summer VBS by providing supplies for our inventors’ factory!
Calling for cans: We need 70 clean, empty, shiny soup or similar size cans. Please save yours and bring them to church by June 11.
Walmart gift cards are needed to purchase food, paper products and other supplies. Gift cards can be purchased in store or online (please ship directly to the church) at: http://bit.ly/2sjfNg0
We expect to have more than 100 children, youth volunteers and adult leaders taking part in this great week of sharing God’s word. Please help us make it happen with the purchase of needed supplies.
Each year our Christmas Eve celebration draws us together with so many folk from all around to give thanks and sing praises to God for the coming Christ child.
This year with Christmas Day falling on Sunday, we have the opportunity to celebrate this blessed festival day on the Sabbath. Christmas music will ring out, and we will hear together the mysterious word of our Lord’s coming from John 1. Thanks be to God for this blessed time of worship. We will worship together at 10am on Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve Worship & Event Schedule
Christmas Eve Worship – December 24th
Holy Communion with the music of our youth and children
Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Eve
Holy Communion with music of our Festival Choir, brass, timpani, violin, organ and bells. Pre-service music begins 20 minutes before the hour
On Oct. 31, 2016, we will make history. Lutherans and Catholics from around the world will come together for the anniversary of the Reformation. The Lutheran-Catholic commemoration will take place in Lund, Sweden, with a Common Prayer service lead by Pope Francis, The Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and its general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Martin Junge.
Launching the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017, a joint Lutheran-Catholic commemoration will take place in Lund and Malmö, Sweden, on Oct. 31, 2016. The Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) are hosting the event, highlighting solid ecumenical developments and the joint gifts received through dialogue. You can participate and watch these events live by clicking the link below or copying & pasting it into your web browser:
14:30 CET Common Prayer in Lund Cathedral // 9:30am in Largo, FL
16:45 CET Together in Hope in Malmö Arena // 11:45am in Largo, FL
Pope Francis, The Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and its general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Martin Junge, will lead the Common Prayer service in Lund and the event in Malmö in cooperation with leaders from the Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm.
Saturday, August 6th | 9am-12pm at Prince of Peace
VOLUNTEER // PARKING NOTICE: Much ado about…EVERYTHING! With several major events happening between Prince of Peace and Largo High School this Saturday, we’re asking that all PoP volunteers park at Bob’s Carpet Mart or a short distance away to help along with the traffic flow!
Ahhh, sweet summer… While many of our youth get all settled in with the sweet summer sun, beaches and fun, PoP is gearing up for our 16th Annual Children’s Back-to-School Health and Safety Fair! As that time draws near, there is so much to look forward to.
What’s it all about?
It’s an exciting weekend just before the first official bell of the 2016-2017 school year, and there’s no better time than this to get refreshed and adequately prepared for the new school year ahead. At PoP’s annual back-to-school health and safety fair there is no charge to attend, so join us if you can!
Children and youth will receive free school physicals (registration required and parent/legal guardian must accompany), free hair cuts, ample school supplies (while they last), and information from more than 30 community providers.
Now, for the ‘good’ stuff…
Face painting, clowns and more! Oh, and who doesn’t like a good giveaway? You’ll want to be sure that your family is in place when the winning ticket number is called – there’s always a great prize! You’ll also receive healthy “good-for-you” snacks and information about after school programs to get youth involved in.
But, that’s not all!
WE NEED YOU! We’ll need volunteers of all ages in all areas of the campus. Check out the schedule below to learn just how you can be involved in this blessed adventure the Lord has allowed us to experience with all throughout our community
Have You Seen the Red Wagon? (Donate Books & Supplies for the Health & Safety Fair)
The Red Wagon is eagerly waiting to be filled to the brim with books and school supplies! Books and supplies that have been donated will be for our 16th Annual Back-to-School Children’s Health & Safety Fair!
Pick up a list of supplies in the Narthex, then drop supplies in the Red Wagon!
PIZZA & PACKING for the Health & Safety Fair – August 3rd – We’ll need volunteers of every age in all areas about the campus. But first, we’ll need helpers on Wednesday, August 3rd to pack 500 packets of school supplies. We’ll begin at 5:30pm – pizza will be served. Call Lynn at 727.492.9027
If you are not familiar with our Dresser Ministry, you can read about it on the poster near the dresser. As you leave church, please select a gift suggestion tag from one of the tiny, colorful diapers that are hanging on the “clothes line.” If you prefer, there is a box for a monetary gift. Your baby item should be returned to PoP by Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th). The dressers and gifts will be shared with mothers in need at Isaiah’s Inn and the Kimberly Home.
God has blessed Prince of Peace with a spirit of caring and giving, and for that we are thankful. As always, we ask for prayers for all families and their new babies.
Our first Planning Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 2nd. If you’re interested, join our planning team and bring your best ideas for our big event! We have a chair waiting for you!
Have an idea, but don’t want to join the team? Then, let us know! Contact Faye or Jane in the Church Office: 727.585.9969.
With summer mere moments away, it’s that time of year when we begin to plan for our Annual Children’s Health & Safety Fair. There is no charge to attend the Health and Safety Fair, and we’ll have lots of giveaways! You can expect healthy good-for-you snacks, free school physicals, parks and arts, information on after school programs, and so much more! Put it on your calendar, and save the date now!
Friday, April 15th at 10:00am | Meet at PoP for carpooling
Join the PoPTARTS to visit the Dunedin Fine Art Center! The annual student/member/faculty show features various works of art including acrylic, watercolor, oil, colored pencil, jewelry, pottery, sculptures and more!
There is no museum admission fee. Afterwards, we’ll eat lunch at Sea Sea Riders in Dunedin. Be sure to sign up on Sunday bulletins to let us know of your attendance! Contact Faye: 727.585.9969 or email@example.com.
Thursday, April 28th | 6:00pm in Morack/Parish Hall
Basket weavers, this month we will weave a handled basket with a combination of reed and seagrass. We’ll incorporate some curls through which we will thread seagrass to form decorative loops. No prior experience is necessary – simply take a list of necessary supplies. The cost of this month’s class is $20, payable upon registration. For more information, contact Meredith via telephone: 727.501.6424.
A “Special Note” from Meredith: At this time, I do not know if there will be any further basket weaving classes. My husband and I have put our home up for sale and will be moving to Citrus County. We regret having to leave PoP and all of the lovely people here, although we do have some friends in that area also. I have enjoyed introducing you to basket weaving and getting to know you better. I think we always have a good time in class. Any additional classes will be announced in the Sunday bulletins. Classes will continue until our home is sold and a moving day is set. Thank you for your interest in the ancient art of basket weaving!
Join us for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon. Toddlers and children will enjoy egg hunts (in age-appropriate groups), games & fun!
Hunters should bring a basket to collect their eggs! Don’t forget to invite neighbors and friends. Help make our annual egg hunt a success – donate eggs, individually wrapped (non-chocolate) candy, and prizes. Contact Angie Pryor: 727.768.9961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.