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:
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 a book […]
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.
Our annual Christmas Joy Offering contributions join with contributions from congregations around the world to provide assistance to current and former pastors nationally and to schools for communities of color funded by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our 2018 collection raised over $2,000 to support those who support us.
Comunidad Presbiteriana la Trinidad (Presbyterian Community of the Trinidad) is a worshipping community serving the Hispanic community in Anne Arundel County. Led by Rev. Jose Lopez and supported by the Bay Area Disciples of Baltimore Presbytery, this group seeks to serve, organize, and support Hispanic residents of Anne Arundel. Members have been active in community […]
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, […]
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 […]
We are committed to being responsible stewards of God’s creation. As part of our commitment, we are currently assessing and benchmarking current practices around Prince of Peace so that we know what we are doing well and where we need improvement. Our current collections include used eyeglasses, used household batteries, and used oral care products […]
We help build and refurbish homes for low-income residents through Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. Houses have been built, recently, in Annapolis and Severn.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 2018 collection, held on Palm Sunday, raised over $2,000 for these programs. This video shows the impact that our donations have. Our summer mission trip is under […]
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 fed 35 residents and had enough leftovers to provide lunch for […]
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.
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 […]
We provide food for Thanksgiving dinner to local families in need. Church members donate food, the youth pack the bags, then church members deliver them on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
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 […]
Our annual used book and media sale, a community favorite, is held in April on the same weekend as Crofton’s Festival on the Green and Changing Focus‘ Yard Sale. Community donations, which can be dropped off in the big beige bin on our front walkway starting Feb. 1, provide an incredible variety of books on […]