Mission Partnerships at Peace
Here at Peace we strive to support member-selected local and global mission organizations. Our efforts often times involve the young and the old working side-by-side as we want our youth to develop compassion and empathy from a young age.
Following is a list of the missions that we support (both local and global). More information about each mission can be found by clicking on the logo. If you are interested in being a part of missions, contact the church office.
Opportunities to Serve
*More information in the bulletin as the date approaches.
Local Mission Partners
Love INC's mission is to mobilize local churches to transforms lives and communities In the Name of Christ. Peace partners with Love INC to provide Personal Care Items to families in 11 nearby communities. Donations of both personal care items and monetary gifts are collected on the second Sunday of every month. Love INC offers other programs and also operates two thrift stores so there are other donation and volunteer opportunities as well.
Has your heart ever been "tugged" by the homeless standing on a street corner as you drove by? Members of Peace assemble "blessed" bags containing donated non-perishable food items, water, and seasonal clothing for spontaneous gifting to the homeless.
Peace collects non-perishable food items and monetary gifts year long. During worship on the fourth Sunday of every month, food stuffs are blessed and then transported to the Watertown food shelf. Opportunities also exist for members of Peace Lutheran to volunteer at the food shelf, stocking shelves and assisting clients.
Each year we work with
Watertown-Mayer elementary school to fill wish for area families and children in need.
Global Mission Partners
Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Their mission is to feed God's children hungry in body and spirit. Four times a year, Peace members, young and old alike, travel to Chanhassen to volunteer to hand-pack meals especially formulated for malnourished children.
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. They provide livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to help farmers struggling daily for reliable sources of food and income. Through hard work and commitment, their gifts help farmers improve their lives and their communities. Heifer International continues to make incredible progress toward that mission in the approximately 30 countries in which they work.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993 Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 168 million shoeboxes to children in over 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Each fall, our Sunday school youth fill shoeboxes.
Women of Peace and other volunteers use their sewing skills to make simple dresses from pillowcases and diapers from donated used T-shirts. The diapers are assembled with other natal necessities into infant layettes twice a year. Both the dresses and layettes are donated to Orphan Grain Train (OGT.) OGT is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs. The OGT movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us.
New Hope Mission Society's desires to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the Muslim world. Peace helps with this by financially supporting the training of two students at the Shaliach Bible Institute of India through its donations to NHMS. Students graduating from the Bible Institute witness of Jesus Christ's love and salvation to Muslims in India, Nigeria and the International student population of the Twin Cities.