At Prince of Peace we believe that we have been called to serve Christ by helping those in need in the world, both locally and abroad.  If you are looking for a way to make a difference, join us!  (You don’t have to be a member before you can participate with us.) These are a few of the ways we share God’s love:

One Great Hour of Sharing

17oghs_facebookbanner

The annual One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering collection supports three PC(USA) programs: Presbyterian Hunger Program, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), and the Self-Development of People program.  Our 2017 collection, held on Palm Sunday, raised $1600 for these programs. This video shows the impact that our donations have. Our summer mission trip is under the […]

Little Free Library

Our Little Free Library allows passersby to “Take A Book * Return A Book”.  Part of an international movement to promote literacy, Little Free Libraries are available in more than 70 countries around the world.  Our Library joins our STAIR program and annual Book Sale as ways in which Prince of Peace promotes literacy in […]

Touch A Truck

Our inaugural Touch A Truck event in October 2016 was a great success.  Community members explored a cement mixer, dump truck, limousine, dragster, fire engine, and other fascinating vehicles in the parking lots of Prince of Peace and the neighboring Crofton Country Club.  Thank you to the drivers who came out to answer all sorts […]

Start The Adventure In Reading – STAIR

Reading Time

Congratulations to STAIR for being one of the recipients of the 2016 Exemplary Volunteer Awards given out by the Anne Arundel Public Schools.  It is great to know that our work is making an impact in our community! This year, POP volunteers continue to work with students from Nantucket Elementary School in Crofton to provide […]

Mission Trips/Disaster Assistance

missions

In June 2016, teens and adults headed to New Jersey for a third summer to assist with the reconstruction of homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  We worked with Jersey Shore United this time around. Previous mission trips have included repairing homes in rural West Virginia through the Cabell-Lincoln County Work Camp and making five mission […]

Sarah’s House

1-2016-05-09-sarahs-house

We prepare and serve meals at Sarah’s House, a local emergency and transitional housing program, on the second Sunday of the month during odd-numbered months.  POP also donates clothing, personal items, and gift cards for back-to-school clothing to the residents. Our most recent meal, jambalaya, fed 35 residents. Join us to dish up our next […]

The Light House Shelter

2015 09 27 Light House Lunches Resized

We prepare 70 bag lunches for the Light House Shelter, which provides services to homeless residents of Annapolis, on the last Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. We have also used their catering company, which equips shelter residents with cooking and catering skills, for our annual Consecration Sunday luncheon in the […]

Crofton Christian Caring Council (CCCC)

EvictionNotice

In cooperation with eight other Crofton area churches, we provide financial assistance via CCCC to community residents who are facing utility shutoffs and eviction notices.  On Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, we are the host church for clients seeking assistance from CCCC.  CCCC also operates a Food Pantry, a Baby Pantry, a Soup Kitchen, […]

CCCC Food Pantry

StElizabeth

We collect non-perishable food items on an ongoing basis for the Food Pantry housed at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Crofton.  The Food Pantry is part of the ministry of the Crofton Christian Caring Council. While any non-perishable food items are welcome, the Pantry has requested specific donations from each CCCC church to […]

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

1-IMG_0354

We help build and refurbish homes for low-income residents through Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.  The groundbreaking at 123 Clay St. in Annapolis occurred in fall 2015.  Volunteers came out in the rain to start the demolition and attend the dedication of the house that will become a home for a family in need. […]

Back-to-School Backpacks

backpacks

We provide dozens of backpacks stocked with school supplies each year to area school children whose families cannot afford them.  Collection begins in July and ends in mid-August.

Thanksgiving Baskets

thanksgiving

We provide food for Thanksgiving dinner to local families in need.  Church members donate food and pack the bags, then deliver them on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Angel Tree Gifts

presents

We provide Christmas gifts for the same families who received our Thanksgiving Baskets.  Congregation members choose a family member to shop for and bring the wrapped gifts to POP, where they are gathered and sorted for delivery.  As part of our commitment to literacy and a love of reading, each child is given an age-appropriate […]

Heifer International

Heifer for website

Each year at Christmastime, POP members support families around the world via contributions to Heifer International.  It’s a great way to give a gift to someone you love without adding more “things” to his or her life.  Who wouldn’t appreciate knowing that their gift from you was to help a family lift themselves out of […]

So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.)/CARE

some

A portion of our monthly Two Cents a Meal offering goes to S.O.M.E., which serves poor and homeless residents of Washington, D.C., and CARE, which serves poverty-stricken individuals and families worldwide.

Christmas Joy Offering

Christmas-Joy-Offering

Our annual Christmas Joy Offering contributions join with contributions from congregations around the world to provide assistance to retired pastors nationally and to racial/ethnic schools funded by the Presbyterian Church (USA).  The 2017 offering will be collected on December 17.