God’s Work, Our Hands Outdoors
by Pastor Betsy
2021 is a year of adapting and that is true for our annual God’s Work, Our Hands event to love and serve our neighbors. This year it moved out of doors as we made cards for LSS’s Camp Noah, tied fleece blankets for Bridging, packaged laundry soap, and did clean up at Central Park.
Intergenerational Serve & Learn Week
by Julene Hawkins
July 26th – 30th, 2021, Prince of Peace came together for a week of learning about and serving various community outreach programs in Roseville. We examined the Roseville community through poverty, stewarding the Earth, and the outreach of Prince of Peace. A highlight of the week was visiting Bridging where we assembled dressers and learned about the non-profit’s mission to transition families and individuals out of homelessness and poverty with hope and dignity. Bridging gives new life to gently used or new home furnishings and helps make new housing feel like home. The week provided awesome opportunities for fellowship, too. We hope to make Intergenerational Serve and Learn Week an annual part of Prince of Peace’s programming.
Volunteering Behind the Scenes: Every Meal
by Steve Sveom
The assignment begins by signing in at the Central Park School office. A short walk brings us to a room where bags of food are stored. They are color coded to enable food to be provided to children for the weekend according to ethnic or cultural preferences. A list provides classroom numbers, student first names and bag color; we find the backpacks hanging in the hallway and place the food inside or hang it on the student’s hook. People we meet in the hallways often thank us or smile. It takes about an hour to complete the job. PoP partners with Roseville Lutheran so students receive food each week.