Prince of Peace
8am & 10am
Vestry Statement on Stewardship of Financial Giving 2016
We believe: “all things come from You O Lord, and of your own have we given back
You.” I Chronicles 29:14
We believe: that giving of our treasure to support God’s work is as necessary for
health as giving of our time and talent.
We believe: that growing to the tithe and beyond is the standard of Christian giving.
commit: to a personal lifestyle of Christian stewardship that
reflects God’s generosity.
We commit: to giving thankfully, sacrificially and proportionally from our blessings.
We commit: to growing our giving to reach the tithe and beyond.
invite you: to review your own giving practices to Jesus’ work through
Prince of Peace Church.
We invite you: to give proportionally (a set percentage of your income) for ministry.
We invite you: to grow your financial giving each year until you reach the tithe and beyond.
Altar Flower Dedications— are a wonderful way to honor a loved one or remember a special occasion. Please use the blue Altar Guild Envelopes for dedications for December 11.
Christmas Flower Dedications— Gracing God’s altar in beauty is a wonderful way to remember loved ones and blessings. Blue donation envelopes can be found in the pew racks. Dedications turned in by December 20 will be listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.
Women's Choir— Calling all ladies! The Women's Choir is back and you are all invited to sing at the 10am service on Sunday morning, December 18. Only two rehearsals: Tuesday, December 13 at 7pm and Sunday, December 18 at 9am. Contact Boude for more information.
Calling All Men— The Men's Choir will sing at the 10am service on Sunday morning, January 29. All men are welcomed and encouraged to come to rehearsals on Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm and Sunday, January 29 at 8am. Contact Boude for more information.
Exceptional Families Worship Services— The next worship service will be Saturday, December 17 at 5pm. Everyone is welcome, especially special needs individuals and their family members, for a worship service with contemporary music and sharing. A family buffet meal (gluten free/dairy free options) immediately follows the service. For more information, please contact Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson.
2017 Pledge Envelopes— Thank you to everyone who has turned in their Commitment Cards. Pledge envelopes are now in the narthex. Please pick yours up to save on postage. If you do not see your envelopes, please contact Katherine Geeslin at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you still need to fill out your pledge card, please pick one up in the Narthex or click the Stewardship link on the home page of the church website (email@example.com) to submit your pledge electronically. Thank you for your support!
Outdoor Labyrinth Walk— Thursday, December 15 from 6:30-8pm. Come walk the labyrinth with love in your heart and joy in your steps. For more information, please contact Chantel Zimmerman.
Prayer Shawl Ministry— The Prayer Shawl / Blanket is an outward and visible sign of God’s love, grace and presence in our lives. The next workshop will be Saturday, January 28 at 10am in the Chapel, and is open to all knitters as well as those who would like to learn! Please contact Kathryn Reasoner for more information.
Calling all Children & Youth! Our Christmas Pageant will be presented on Sunday, December 18 at 10am. All are welcomed! Practices will begin this morning and continue on Dec. 4 & Dec. 11. It is titled “The Baby who Changed the World”. Any adults who would like to help with the pageant or costumes are welcome! Please Come join the FUN!!
Secret Prayer Partner's Christmas Party— Saturday, December 10 at 12 noon in the Family Center. If you are unable to attend, please contact Sandi Totter. The reveal is a special time. Hope to see you there!
POP Golf Club 2017 Membership— The POP Golf Club is open to all members of POP. All levels of golf play are welcome, it is a good way to establish your Index/Handicap if you don’t have one. If you are a member in another golf club, you can still join the POP Golf Club with your existing membership number. We play 6 tournaments year. You do not have to be a POP Golf Club member to play in our tournaments. The 2017 Membership fee is $40.00. New members and renewal members, we must receive your payment by Sunday December 12th.
Dinner Club Christmas Party— Sunday, December 11 at 5:30pm at Margaret Shively's home. Price of Admission is a special hors d'oeuvre, finger food, ready to share. Beverages are complimentary! Come one! Come all! It's a special time to share with friends. Sign-up on the patio after services.
The Next Golf Tournament— will be “BestBall” Golf at Westlake Golf Course on Tuesday, December 27. $50 for Golf+Cart+Lunch/Drink and $12 per person for the Social. Sign up on the patio or mail your check (we also accept credit card payment) to Larry Totter.
Breakfast is Served— in the Family Center Sunday, January 8 after the 8am and 10am services. $7 for adults and $1 for kids.
Daughters of the King— The monthly meeting of the Daughters of the King will be on January 8 immediately following the prayer time after the 10am service. Pick up some breakfast first if you wish! Contact Barbara Pazevic for more information at.
PeacePrints Deadline— is Sunday, February 19. Please email your articles for the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Newsletter (events through April 16) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You Are the Greatest! He who is generous will be blessed….Proverbs 22:9a. Our congregation has generously sponsored and donated a total of 77 Operation Christmas Child boxes to send God’s love to children across the world. When the children receive these boxes they are taught about our savior, Jesus Christ. These boxes will show these hurting children, in a tangible way, God’s love for them.
Christmas Outreach— Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gift cards to Smart and Final, Ralphs, Target and iTunes can be dropped off at the West Valley Food Pantry Monday-Friday before noon. Monetary Donations also gratefully accepted. Checks can be made payable to Prince of Peace with "Christmas Outreach" in the memo line and placed in the collection plate. Thank you for making this Christmas special for families in the West Valley!
The Community Dinner— is getting ready for the holidays! We are serving a full Thanksgiving Dinner to over 100 homeless and needy guests on Saturday, November 26. We'll need cooks who can roast a turkey or prepare a side dish at home and deliver it to Prince of Peace on the afternoon of the 26th. If you'd like to donate a dish or if you're available to serve dinner on Nov. 26, contact Jennifer Frost.
Concert to Benefit the West Valley Food Pantry— Sunday, December 18 at 4pm at St Luke Lutheran Church (5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills). You are invited to a joy filled afternoon of music to celebrate the season and support the pantry. Admission is your commitment to ending hunger; bring canned food as you are able and a freewill offering will benefit the pantry.
Tuna / Peanut Butter Sunday— Every first Sunday of the month is Tuna/Peanut Butter Sunday! Put an extra container or two of tuna or peanut butter in your shopping cart for the Food Pantry and drop it off in the narthex on Sunday, December 4. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Pantry Volunteers Needed — to work in the pantry in a public facing role. Volunteers work a standard three hour shift (assisting existing clients, registering new clients, filling food orders and providing information regarding available services and programs), and may work multiple shifts based on availability and desire to serve. Please complete the Volunteer Application found on the West Valley Food Pantry Website: www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org under “Volunteer” then select “Volunteer Form.
Youth Group Meeting— Sundays in the Youth Center after the 10am service.
Children & Families Ministry 818-346-6968 email@example.com
This Advent Season— we will be learning the meaning of Advent and lighting our advent wreath during class each week. Our children will also be practicing ‘The Baby who Changed the World’ Christmas Pageant.
27 Thanksgiving Weekend, No Classes
04 Light Advent Wreath, Pageant practice
11 Light Advent Wreath, Pageant practice in class & after in Church too!
18 Christmas Pageant & Party - Children to Arrive by 9am
25 No Classes, Have a Merry Christmas with your families