Peace Place Kids is for children in PreSchool through 3rd grade and meets for 20 min on Sunday morning before Faith Formation time (9:40 – 10:00am). With emphasis on music and movement experiences, the music selection is based on the current faith formation theme. The group participates in worship several times a year and is under the direction of Ione Kloempken. Child/Youth Solo/Ensembles include those who wish to share their musical talents during our worship services. Some of our youth play violin, piano, guitar, drums, or bass guitar during worship. If you have an interest in sharing your gift, please contact John Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sara Schliep (email@example.com) or Pastor Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Choir: Wednesdays from 7:15 – 8:30pm) Chancel Choir is for individuals in high-school through adult and directed by John Miller. The Choir of Peace is an exceptional choir with many talented people, and we are always actively looking to increase the size of our group. No formal audition is required, nor is it necessary to read music to join – only a love for singing. The Chancel Choir serves as the church’s principal choral choir during the 8:30am Sunday Service from September through mid-June, singing once per month. Festival Choir is for those individuals who can’t commit to weekly rehearsals, but would like to participate in our special holiday music (eg, Christmas, Easter). No formal audion is required, nor is it necessary to read music to join – only a love for singing. Rehearsals for these special holidays generally begins 4 weeks prior to performance. Rehearsals begin in September and are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 – 8:30pm. Adult Solo/Ensembles: For those who wish to share their musical talents during our worship services, please contact John Miller (email@example.com).
Hand Bell Choir
(Hand Bell Choir: Wednesdays from 6:00– 7:00pm) Bells of Peace is for anyone in 9th grade through adult and is directed by John Miller. This choir plays a three-octave set of English hand bells. There is always room for additional ringers. It is helpful if you are familiar with reading music. The bell choir participates in worship from September through mid-May, plays once per month, and prepares special music for key celebrations (eg, Easter). Rehearsals begin in September and are held on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7pm. Those interested should contact John Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our two adult praise teams, lead by Sara Schliep and accompanied by the praise band, serve as the church’s principal music leaders during the 11:00 am contemporary service. The teams perform on a rotational basis throughout the year, and at special services/events (eg, Rally Day). Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm from August – May.
Elementary Group (Preschool–5th Grade)
- Family Movie Nights: Coming in the Fall of 2017
- Faith Formation When: Sundays during the school year; click here to register your child
Middle School Youth (Grades 6-8)
Middle-School Youth Group meets twice a month, generally on Sunday nights during the school year.
“Lip Sync Battle”
We’ll gather in the Senior High Room.
Blanket Service Project
(Raise money to attend summer camps)
Youth discussion and planning session on Sunday March 19 @ 1pm
High School Youth
High School Youth Group meets twice a month, generally on Sunday nights during the school year.
“Lip Sync Battle”
(Raise money to attend summer camps)
Youth Discussion and Planning session on Sunday, March 19 @ 1pm
Miriam Ministry: 4th Wednesday at 9:30am (Sept – May); All women welcome for program and fellowship
Knitting/Crocheting Group: Room 105 – every Tuesday from 10:30am – 12pm
Quilting Group: Room 104 – 1st Saturday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) and every Thursday from 10:00am – 3pm in Rm 104
Saints of Peace: Ages 55 and older; monthly outings Feb – Nov (click here for the schedule); special Christmas celebration in December.
Channel One Volunteering: 4th Thurs of the month from 9 – 11am; contact Jody Morbeck if interested: email@example.com
Race Forward: Dwelling – Every 2 & 4th Tues (7 – 8:30pm during school year)
Couples’ Group: Monthly gatherings
Women’s Retreat: Annual retreat for women
Men of Peace: Weekly gathering (Tues mornings) for fellowship and discussion generally based on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture reading.
Women’s Fellowship: Weekly gathering (Thursday mornings) for fellowship and discussion (generally book discussion).
Journey Group: Meets Sundays at 9:45 a.m. at the beginning of the year through Lent.
5-Week Sunday Book Study (begins Jun 11 – July 16; skipping July 2): 9:45am We’ll be discussing the book Active Hope, led by David Rebstock. The book shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face Climate Change.
Friday, July 9: 6:30PM Movie and Discussion @ Church We will be watching The Blue Butterfly in the Fellowship Hall
Our Church Vitality Team actively engages new friends, visitors, and members into the lift of the church. This team promotes an open extravagant welcome to others who come to Peace through Greeting and Fellowship. This Team is also actively encouraging
engagement in worship, faith formation, and other programs/ministries that are provided by Peace UCC. If you are interested in being a part of the Vitality Team please contact Pastor Paul.
Summer Family Picnics
From June through August, we invite everyone to join us each Wednesday at 6pm at a local park. Bring your own food and fellowship with others while kids play! Please sign up here to stay notified of cancellations due to inclement weather. Signup is not required. Questions can be directed to Linda Bradley or Diane Johnson (through the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-282-6117). Our schedule is:
June 7 – Mohn Park (2995 Avalon Cove Ct NW)
June 14 – Watson Field (1000 Essex Pkwy NW)
June 21 – Quarry Hill (9th St and 19th Ave NW)
June 28 – Soldier’s Field (244 Soldier’s Field Dr SW)
July 5 – McQuillan Park (1655 Marion Rd SE)
July 12 – Fox Valley (957 Foxcroft Circle SW)
July 19 –
Parkwood Hills (2232 Parkwood Hills Dr NW) **held at Peace United Church of Christ due to weather
July 26 –
Slatterly Park (950 11th Ave SE) **held at Peace United Church of Christ due to weather
Aug 2 – Bear Creek (1237 Marion Rd SE)
Aug 9 – Castle Park (900 George Gibbs Dr SW)**held at Peace United Church of Christ due to weather
Aug 16 – Cooke Park (722 7th St NW)**held at Peace United Church of Christ due to weather
Aug 23 – Essex Park (5455 W River Rd NW)
Aug 30 – Goose Egg Park (199 8th St NW)