Jesus calls us to clothe our neighbors. Each year, a dedicated group of women make hats for more than 200 children in a nearby school. The students look forward to their new hats and gloves all year long.
Easter Egg Hunt
Teaching others about Jesus is our first priority. Each year, the members of Peace hold an Easter Egg Hunt for local children. The kids might come to collect candy, but we use it as an opportunity to tell them the story of Jesus's Resurrection.
Christmas can be a hard time of year for many in our community. At Peace, we partner with the Salvation Army's Adopt-a-Family program to help make Christmas a little brighter for local families.
Trunk or Treat
In 2019, Peace held its inaugural Trunk or Treat event. We were blown away when more than 200 children came to our church looking for a safe place to Trick or Treat. Plans are already underway for our 2020 event.
The Soup Kitchen
Feeding the hungry is also part of our mission. Six times per year volunteers from Peace prepare and serve more than 100 meals for clients at The Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.
We reach out to Middle School children in our community with our tutoring program at Upton Middle School. Each week during the school year, volunteers from Peace work with students who need a little extra help.
Pennies for Patients
Sometimes small things can make a huge difference. That's why Peace supports the Berrien County Cancer Service's annual Pennies for Patients drive. From wigs to nurse consultations, BCCS offers numerous free services for cancer patients.
Sometimes it's the members of our own congregation who need a helping hand. Last year we raised more than $14,000 for a young mother in our congregation with cancer. We're currently organizing another event for a member who recently had his leg amputated.