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First Fruits Ministry

The biblical principle of giving the “first fruits” arises from the people of Israel taking the first fruits from the harvest [what would have been the choicest part], bringing them to worship and giving them to the Lord. Here at Prince of Peace we encourage “first fruits” thinking as we give regularly throughout the year.

To be consistent, several years ago the Congregation Council agreed that for each bequest given to the congregation, we tithe it and give those funds to gospel ministries outside our walls. Over the years monies have gone to seminarians for tuition, Ronald McDonald House, PACE center for girls, Homeless Emergency Project for a new freezer, disaster relief and a variety of the Florida-Bahamas Synod.