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Activities for: Families Adults Children
ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES:
Fall Festival: This annual fundraiser is held in October. Members donate hand made crafts, baked goods, candy, jams, jellies, gently used books etc. to be sold. Breakfast and lunch are available. Tables are also rented to outside vendors for the sale of their own products.
Blooms and Buffet: This fund raiser is in May. Bedding plants, hanging baskets and container plants are ordered in April and delivered in May at the Buffet. Order sheets are usually available in March and April in the Narthex and explain what plants are available and the cost. You do not need to order plants to come to the Buffet. Tickets are sold for the buffet after church services or at the door the day of the buffet.
Easter Breakfast: The youth of the congregation prepare a pancake breakfast on Easter Sunday. The times are announced in the bulletin and the proceeds of the free will offering go to the youth to help support their activities.
Easter Fair: The Easter Fair is held on Palm Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. It includes a kid friendly meal of beef burgers. Everyone, young and old, is encouraged to come, eat supper together and make Easter crafts. Some crafts are made for a hospital or nursing home and some are to take home. It can be messy with glue & glitter, so don't wear your best clothes.
Mothers & Others Brunch: Women, young and old, celebrate together at brunch on the Saturday before Mother's Day.
Bible School Carnival: The Education Committee sponsors a Carnival to help pay Bible School expenses. It is held the last day of Sunday School, usually the Sunday before Memorial Day. Food, carnival games and a youth sponsored car wash are available.
Advent Fair: The Advent Fair is for young and old and is held the first Sunday of Advent. The evening begins with supper at 5:30 and ends at 7:00 p.m. Supper is usually beefburgers. Crafts are made for nursing homes or hospital patients as well as to take home.
Coffee between Services: The youth provide coffee & cookies between Sunday services. Free-will offerings support "The Friday Night Thing".
Church Picnic: On Sunday afternoon in the fall we have a potluck picnic at a local park to eat, play and chat. Everyone brings food to share, their lawn chairs, volleyballs, softballs & gloves, and other lawn games.
Talent Show: At this annual event members share their talents to entertain. The free-will offering supports various church ministries. Information is provided in the Parish Visitor and Sunday bulletin about rehearsals and the time and date of the talent show.
Potluck Suppers: This is potluck supper for the entire family. They are usually held once a month on a Sunday evening 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. After supper there is a short program, entertainment or family style games.
Christmas with Wartburg Concert: The Wartburg Choir performs at the Civic Center in December. A limited number of reduced price tickes are available through Prince of Peace as announced in the bulletin.
ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS:
Adult Sunday School. Adults meet in the All Purpose Room at 9:20 a.m. throughout the school year. The lesson is led by Pastor Roger and held in the red room.
Mens' Group: Men meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for Bible study, fellowship, coffee, and doughnuts. The Bible study is led by Pastor Roger.
Women's Group: Women meet on either the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. or the following Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for Bible study and dessert. The women's groups meet together during the summer months at a combined evening meeting. The Bible study is led by a volunteer.
Home Bible Study Groups: Groups of ten or twelve adults meet monthly in homes or the church. Each group decides on the day, time, and book of study. The Evangelism Committee helps set up new Home Bible Study Groups as the need arises. Please contact the Pastors of a member of the Evangelism Committee if you are interested in becoming a part of a HBSG.
LAF: Life Around Fifty. Events and programs for all those 50, near 50 or past 50, are planned throughout the year and are announced in the bulletin and Parish Visitor. Three events to look forward to each year are the hayrack ride in the fall, Christmas caroling and chili supper in December, and a one day bus trip/tour within Iowa.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN:
The Friday Night Thing: Junior and senior high students, their friends and neighbors, enjoy a strictly social evening with games, dancing, and pizza provided by Prince of Peace. All area youth are invited. The purpose is to provide a wholesome place for all neighborhood teens to gather under the supervision of adult youth leaders and the Pastors.
Children's Christmas Program: The Children's Christmas program is presented by the Sunday School children during the Sunday School hour on a Sunday in December.
Riverside Bible Camp: The education committee desinates one week in the summer as Prince of Peace week at Rverside Bible Camp. Children are encouraged to attend bible camp together during this week. The congregation puts $40.00 toward the cost of camp for each member child attending Bible Camp. It does not matter which week the child attends.
Graduation Sunday: A reception is held the first Sunday in June to honor our high school graduates. This reception is held following the worship service on the first Sunday in June.