November 23, 2016

Prince of Peace Church
7 217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Phone:  763-560-8958     Fax:  763-560-5623
Prince of Peace News and Information
THANKSGIVING EVE
CEAP
WORSHIP
HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JAMAICA
CHOIR
ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING
QUILTING NEWS
CEAP
BROOKLYN AVENUES
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY
YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY
WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE
OFFICE HOURS
POP STAFF AND COUNCIL
FOR MORE INFORMATION
SMOKE FREE CAMPUS

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THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP


Come to Prince of Peace Church
TONIGHT
Be part of the "Taize Service of Thanksgiving"
We have so much to be thankful for and we should celebrate together.
To end our service tonight, we will place our offering of both food for CEAP and money up at the altar.

Following the service we will gather in the Welcome Center to make 1000 sandwiches for Love One Another (formerly 363 Days) and share in fellowship with pie.  If you can, bring a pie to share, but if you can't bring a pie, come anyway - there is always enough.

The church building (and office) will be closed Thursday and Friday. 

Plan on being in church on Sunday as we celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.  The Holle and Ping Familes will light the candle Hope on the Advent Wreath.

Advent is an exciting time of preparation and waiting for the gift of God's only son, the baby Jesus Christ. 
CEAP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Click flyer for details on all opportunities for volunteer involvement with our Toys of Joy Holiday Program.
 
They are specifically looking for additional helping hands during registration (December 6th, 7th, and 8th) and preparation (December 15th, 16th, and 19th).

The Distribution shifts are almost fully staffed.  This is a  fun and rewarding opportunities to help families in need this holiday season. With your help, we will make spirits bright for 3,800 children in our community!
     
WORSHIP  

"Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you""  Psalms 33:22

       
  Worship/Sermon schedule  
 Miss a Sunday? Need to revisit a meaningful message? Want to share a message with a friend? Find it here. 
 
Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 23 service at 6:30 pm followed by Sandwich making and pie eating after the service.

Sunday, November 27 is the First Sunday in Advent. 
We light the candle of HOPE.
 
DECEMBER SCHEDULE
Sunday, December 4 - 9 Traditional 10:30 Contemporary
Congregational meeting following the second service
to review and approval the 2017 budget
Sunday, December 11 - All worship together at 9:30 am
Sunday School Christmas program
Sunday, December 18 - All worship together at 9:30 am
Choir Christmas Cantata
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve 3 , 5 , 7 pm
 
December 25 - All worship together at 9:30 am
             Christmas Day
 

HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JAMAICA

Hearts and Hands For Jamaica Bake Sale  
(formerly Mission Jamaica)
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to Noon
 
Do you love to bake?  POP's Hearts and Hands for Jamaica Team is having their annual Bake Sale on December 4th and we are looking for donations - cookies, cakes, pies, bars, breads, candy or any other treats you would like to share.  We will be at church on Saturday, December 3rd between 9:00 and noon to collect donations or you can bring them on Sunday morning.   
 
Then before, during and after the church services on December 4th you can select your favorite Christmas treats to share with family and friends during this holiday season.  Monies received from the bake sale will be used for donations or projects with our Jamaica partners during our 2017 mission trip. 

The 2017 POP Hearts and Hands for Jamaica Team 
Jim Allen, Lori Clausen, Bruce Emerson, Vicki Emerson, Jennifer Follestad, Bill Fredrick, Kandy Gerber, Ann Goebel, Helen Kellerman, Jerry Laumann, Marian Hutchens, Marv Hutchens, Terri Revell, and Gerry Schroeder. 
Please continue to prayer for our team and our pa
rtners in Jamaica as we begin to plan and prepare for our trip leaving March 4, 2017.  Thank you for your continued support!
 
DATES for the 2017 trip  
March 4 - 11, 2017 - Construction
March 11-18, 2017 - West Have
n Children's Home
March 18-25, 2017 Construction 

We are looking at repairs to homes in the area, working on the railing for the patio at Faith chapel, painting, work at the school for the deaf, etc.  

2017 cost has not been determined yet.  However, 2016 costs (below)  included airfare, hotel, projects and transportation on the island for work days and to/from airport.  Food, special outings and souvenirs are extra.
1 week - $1,780 / 2 weeks - $2,451 / 3 weeks - $3,243
 
If you are interested in attending or would like more information, contact Terri Revell (612-272-5685) terri2192@msn.com.   
CHOIR
Senior Choir
Bell Choir practices on Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Senior Choir practices on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  
 
Contact John Myszkowski at johnfmyszkowski@comcast.net
or check the senior choir out on their facebook page.   
ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING 
Annual Congregational Budget meeting to be held on
Sunday, December 4th at 11:45
in the Worship Center
(following the 2nd service. )

The 2017 budget will be presented and voted on
along with a vote on some changes to the endowment fund.
QUILTING NEWS
Mark your calendars!    
The Prince of Peace Quilter's annual quilt sale is  
Sunday, December 4 and 11  
8:30 am - 11:00 am 
 
Come early for best selection!  Proceeds from the quilt sale are used to buy batting and supplies for quilts that are made and donated to the VA hospital, Salvation Army, Avenues for Youth, Sharing & Caring Hands, Red Cross, 2 women's shelters and the homeless.  This year the Quilters were able to donate money to buy fabric in Jamaica in support of a group of POP women who go in September to teach Jamaican women how to sew.    
 
Many THANKS to all who have donated cotton or cotton/polyester fabric or sheets to our group throughout this past year! These are used to make the quilt tops or quilt backing. Even sheets that aren't perfect (e.g., bad spots or tears), we often can still use part of it to make quilt-top squares.   
We hope to see you at the quilt sale on December 4 & 11!
If you're interested in more information contact
 Jo Anderle 763-566-1570 or Carolyn Parker 763-427-1612.
CEAP
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The CEAP Toy Drive is UNDERWAY!


Located in the Welcome Center is our CEAP Gift Tree that is loaded with ornaments.  We encourage the entire congregation to help us collect all of the gifts listed on that tree!   xmas-ornaments.jpg



How to participate in the toy drive:
1)   Grab an ornament off the tree by December 7th
2)   Buy the gift that is listed on the ornament
3)   Return the gift (UNWRAPPED) by Sunday, December 11th
4)   Rejoice in the fact that you have helped make Christmas special for someone in need.

The ornaments are simply suggestions, and all NEW gifts will be accepted.  You can use the ornament as a reminder of the joy that you helped spread this Holiday Season!  CEAP has always been grateful for the support that Prince of Peace has given them, and we hope to continue that support through our TOY Drive this year

BROOKLYN AVENUES 


Brooklyn Avenues is a 12-bed shelter and transitional housing program for homeless youth located in Brooklyn Park.  Youth ages 16-20 who are experiencing homelessness in the NW suburbs of Hennepin Cty are eligible to receive support from Brooklyn Avenues.  Usually the average stay will be 3-4 months, although some will stay shorter and others will stay longer.  The maximum stay is 18 months or age 21, whichever comes first.

Click thank you to read the letter that
Brent received from them for supplies Prince of Peace donated through your generous donations.
 
Avenu xmas-tree-icon.gifes is hosting a Holiday Gift Program.  Click Giving Tree to see a wish list from them.  Put unwrapped items under the Brooklyn Avenues Giving Tree in the Welcome Center by December 7th.   
CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Katie Rykal, Director Children & Family Ministry
Join us on Sunday, December 11 th for ONE Service @ 9:30 as we hear about The Big, Big Story that is happening in a small little town. We will meet a team of reporters (and their camera crew) as the interview potential characters in this story. Come and hear the story through the mouths of our young people as we present this years Sunday School Christmas Program
 
To see the most recent Children and Family Newsletter, please click here.

Katie Rykal, Director of Children and Family Ministry
763-560-8958
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Brent Haglund Director of Youth & Family Ministry
 
 

    if you have questions.


Brent Haglund
brenth@princeofpeacechurch.org
763-560-8958

WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE


Welcome To Prince of Peace!

 Check out our   welcome video! This professionally produced video will give visitors to our website a glimpse of what we are all about at Prince of Peace. The video can also serve as a fantastic way to invite others to Prince of Peace. We bet that you know at least three people who are not active members in a local congregation. Take a moment and send them a quick email with the link to this video. We also encourage you to share the video on your own Facebook page. It is an easy and effective way to let folks know about the wonderful outreach and ministry happening at your church and to let them know that they are invited! 

 

OFFICE HOURS
OFFICE HOURS 
The office will be closed November 24 & 25
   Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday office is closed
 Sunday 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
POP STAFF AND COUNCIL
FOR MORE INFORMATION

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  Thank you for keeping Prince of Peace
 a smoke free campus.