In the month of December, Church of Peace has received two monetary donations of $100 each to be used towards the Peace Pantry ministry. A large donation of items was received as well. We sincerely appreciate the support we are seeing from the community! If you are interested in supporting our ministry, please reach out to us. We accept donations of new items as physical goods or appreciate monetary donations. Your support will help us continue to provide care packages to those in need in our communities!
Peace Pantry, a Ministry of Church of Peace – Fergus Falls, will be open Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 12:00pm-5:00pm to provide care packages to those in need in our communities. Those planning to visit Peace Pantry are asked to notify volunteers either through Facebook Messaging (search for @churchofpeaceff) or by text message to Glenda, Administrative Assistant (218-770-7572). Peace Pantry is open monthly and provides care packages containing diapers, wipes, personal supplies, feminine hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and more FREE OF CHARGE to all who request a care package. Care packages are limited to one per family per month.
SPRC Chair, Jerry Fietek, extended an invitation for Talmadge Hobbs to join Church of Peace, Talmadge graciously accepted the invitation and his first Sunday in the pulpit will be November 1, 2020. Talmadge has filled the pulpit as Guest Pastor at Church of Peace for many years. His years of experience are welcomed and we look forward to him joining our Leadership team. The Administrative Council thanks Kathy Wiirre for her months of service at Church of Peace and wishes her well in her future endeavors.
Church of Peace has received a $2500 grant from the United Methodist Foundation’s Investing in Congregations fund. Kathy Wiirre, Laity, requested approval to apply for the grant from the Administrative Council which was unanimously approved. Glenda Hoff, Administrative Assistant & Treasurer at Church of Peace wrote the grant proposal explaining the purpose, mission, and hope for the future of Peace Pantry. Funds received will be used for advertising and replenishing supplies for care packages. The end of 2020, a report will be shared with the Foundation detailing how the funds were used, the number of people reached in our communities, and the impact the grant has made on the Ministry.
When Habitat for Humanity was searching for a new office location, Church of Peace Trustee, Grant Marlenee, knew the open office in the Lower Level of the Church was a great fit. Church of Peace welcomed Habitat for Humanity as a tenant in November of 2019 and appreciates the collaboration of space and how the organization fits with our mission to Love our neighbors and provide Hope in our community. A portion of the tenant fee will be invested in our new Ministry, Peace Pantry, each month to help support Church of Peace’s effort to provide free care packages to those in need in our communities.