The official dedication of our new Learning Center will take place in the Fall of 2016! We hope to have the certificate of occupancy from the City of Largo by the end of April. However, because the 2015-16 school year ends in early June, moving would not be wise. Nor would it be possible to move the furniture and materials and to prepare for Vacation Bible School by June 20.
Our Preschool has a summer camp for children throughout the summer, so when we make the move, we will need to do it very quickly. The moving date from what will be the Community Outreach Center (COC) will be Friday-Sunday, July 8-10. You will hear more about that project later.
And speaking of later, the dedication of the Learning Center will be a day of celebration for us and, we hope, for the whole community. In order to prepare for a celebratory day, we need time to ensure that our rooms and hallways are complete with all bulletin boards and white boards, screens, cubbies and much more. We also need to prepare materials and extend invitations to all our friends to join us for this day.
Once details are finalized we will publish details. Along the way if you want to walk through to see the progress, there will be opportunities. Please do so. God has indeed blessed us with so many opportunities to serve in the name of Christ. The future (and to be sure, the Lord is in the future) will bring many more. Let us pray and open ourselves to the Spirit’s leading.
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!
Saturday, March 12th
Come out to dinner with Together On Our Own! Meet at PoP at 4pm for carpooling. Dinner is at Kojacks, a barbecue restaurant that has been in the same location for many years.
Questions? Contact Vivian Fruehling for more: 727.330.6975.
Our annual service weekend is swiftly approaching (March 4-5, 2016), and we will have many fun projects to do! Go & Do Likewise Weekend is a time when God’s people at Prince of Peace spread the good news through the work of our hands in order to share God’s love with others. Mark your calendars for this wonderful time of service to others!
- Sign up to help Friday, Saturday or both
- Meet in the Hall for morning coffee, fellowship and devotions
- Stay in or head out to help others within our community
- Most projects are complete within 2-4 hours (all materials provided)
Service Opportunities (sign up on the mint green pew cards):
- Paint rooms at Lighthouse for the Blind
- Landscape at Head Start, Clearwater Free Clinic, RCS or Kimberly Home
- Make cards for homebound members
- Cook & serve lunch for Pinellas HOPE, Ronald McDonald House, or HEP
- Host activities for adults at Hospice PACE
- Cut & tie lap blankets for veterans
- Fill a blessing bag for someone in need or a foster child in transition
- Or choose from any of the projects listed on the mint green pew cards in the Sanctuary!
You can make a difference – friends are welcome to help!
Sign up under the Portico!
We have projects for all ages, skill levels and time frames.
Please feel free to contact anyone on the team for more info or to share a great idea.
Faye Belskey: Team Leader, 727.585.9969 | Team Members: Judy Anderson, Terri Carmody, Debbie Carter, Pamela Iusi, Rene Lowry, Shirley Onofrey
We’re making preparations for our Church Pictorial Directory to be published.
UPDATED: Photos sessions for our Pictorial Church Directory continue this week! With our first scheduled week of photo sessions wrapped up, you have just a few days remaining to get that fantastic family or individual photo taken to be included in our latest Pictorial Church Directory.
PoP members who have not made appointments are urged to sign up as soon as possible for the current April 4-12 session (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 12).
Session 1: March 14-18 (COMPLETED)
Session 2: April 4-12
The directory will include names, addresses, home phone and cell numbers. If there are details that you do NOT want published (i.e. cell, home phone), please call Evelyn in the Church Office: 727.585.9969.
We’ll also need volunteers to assist with sign-up, phone calls to parishioners, and session scheduling. Training is provided – call us today! 727.585.9969
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 6pm in Morack/Parish Hall
This month, we will weave something new – straw! We will be creating decorative German straw stars. Each class member will receive their own kit consisting of straw, a straw splitter, 2 sizes of placement rings with clamps and an instruction manual with patterns for creating 21 different straws.
You can also create your own designs! Star designs vary from single to multi-layered. You will have time to complete more than one. The stars can be displayed as a hanging ornament or may be mounted in a frame.
Come one, come all! Class will be held on February 25th at 6pm in Morack/Parish Hall. As these kits need to be ordered in advance, participants need to pay the class fee of $25 no later than Sunday, February 14th.