Sack Lunch Program
The Social Ministry team connects with 2nd Reformed Church to support the Summer Sack Lunch program. The program is for children in our community during the months of June – August. This ministry provides a noon meal for school age children who may otherwise go without during the summer months. There are many opportunities to volunteer, buy groceries or contribute money to this ministry. A box for donations is located by the front desk.
To help with the sack lunch program sign up here.
Adopt a Family
Peace sponsors low income families each Christmas season to help provide them with needed supplies. Tags are hung on the "Angel Tree" at Christmas time to support families in need; requested items are then wrapped and returned under the tree for distribution to the families. Amanda Lane spearheads this effort at Peace every year. For more information about the Adopt a Family ministry please contact Crossroads and ask about Holiday Adopt.
Peace sponsors the blood drive four times a year in March, April, September, and October. The Blood Center of Iowa holds their regular community blood drives in Pella at Peace Lutheran Church on the fourth Monday of each month starting 1:30pm. Appointments are made for donors but walk-ins are always welcomed.
The Caring Visitors ministry is part of the Social Ministries Committee at Peace. Through visits, phone calls, notes, and prayers we reach out to church members who are shut-ins or sick, those who have lost a loved one, and mothers with new babies. One of the members of Caring Visitors arranges for volunteers to take a meal to those who are sick or when a baby arrives. Volunteers are also available to take members to doctor appointments. The group is led by Anita Whitaker.
Peace gathers a group of people every year to walk as a team at the Crop Walk Event. The Crop Walk is an event that is held to gather people together to take a stand against world hunger. The funds that are raised by the Crop Walk are used for international relief and development. For more information about the Crop Walk please visit www.crophungerwalk.org.
The Pella Community Food Shelf started as a ministry at Peace Lutheran Church and is now a separate 501(c)(3) organization located at The Well, 419 East Oskaloosa Street. On the first Sunday of every month, Peace collects items for the Food Shelf during worship. For more information please see the Food Shelf website.
Quilting for Lutheran World Relief
Quilting was one of the first ministries of Peace Lutheran and continues today. Quilts are made of donated fabrics and sent around the world. Quilting is held at the church on the 4th Thursday of the month at 9:30am. Diane Ryerson and Janet Eggerling can be contacted about this ministry. For more information see Quilting for LWR.
In 2003, we became a companion congregation to the Mwanga church in Tanzania. We support the congregation in many ways, including scholarships for AIDS orphans and access to drinking water. Dick Whitaker and Bev Meyer can be contacted about this ministry. For more information see our page devoted to work in Tanzania.