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:

Angel Tree Gifts

In 2020, we provided gift cards to be used for Christmas gifts for the same families who received our Thanksgiving Baskets.  Monetary donations were mailed to the church office, designated “HSP – Angel Tree”. In most years, congregation members choose a family member from the list provided by Social Services to shop for and bring […]

Back-to-School Backpacks

Our 2020 collection collected $1,000 to donate to the Department of Social Services to support middle and high school students via gift cards.  Thank you to the congregation for their support of this year’s program! In other years, we provide dozens of backpacks stocked with school supplies each year to area school children whose families […]

Christmas Joy Offering

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 2019 collection raised nearly $1,500 to support those who support us. Page Updated July 2, 2020

Comunidad Presbiteriana la Trinidad

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 […]

Crofton Christian Caring Council (CCCC)

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.  Notice: As of December 2020, we will not be open on Wednesdays from 9 am to noon as the host church for clients seeking assistance from CCCC; however, our phone […]

CCCC Food Pantry

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 […]

Earth Care

We are committed to being responsible stewards of God’s creation and try to be aware of our environmental impact in our church activities. Since becoming an Earth Care Congregation, we have begun using EcoPalms for our Palm Sunday procession and have also replaced all bulbs within the church building with LEDs. When the building is […]

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

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. Page Updated September 17, 2018

Heifer International

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 […]

Hilos de Plata

Through Crofton Community Missions, we support one abuela (“grandmother”) who is served by the Hilos de Plata mission in Panajachel, Guatemala.  Our financial contribution provides nutritional food and other needed items to make her life more comfortable. Page Updated October 15, 2020

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 […]

Mission Trips/Disaster Assistance

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 […]

One Great Hour of Sharing

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 2020 collection, held on Palm Sunday, raised over $750 for these programs. This video shows the impact that our donations have. Our summer mission trip is under […]

Sarah’s 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. Since Sarah’s House is not currently able to host volunteers, we have provided catered meals […]

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

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.

Start The Adventure In Reading – STAIR

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 continued to work with students from Nantucket Elementary School in Crofton, providing after-school […]

Thanksgiving Baskets

We provide food for Thanksgiving dinner to local families in need.  You can sign up to donate a bag of food here or you can mail a monetary donation to the church office, designated “HSP – Thanksgiving”. In most years, the youth of the church collect and pack the bags that we give to the […]

The Light House Shelter

During the month, we collect supplies to provide at least 70 bag lunches for the Light House Shelter, which provides services to homeless residents of Annapolis.  You can learn details about our summer 2021 collection below. June 2021 July 2021 August 2021 When the church building is open, we prepare lunches together on the last […]

Used Book & Media Sale

Our annual book sale, which raises funds to support our mission activities throughout the year, will be held on two Saturdays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  As in 2020, we plan to hold the sale outside in the church parking lot.  Please check back here for weather and masking […]