BARNABAS MINISTRY TEAM
This group reaches out to those within our congregation who may be unable to come to church by visiting, calling, and bringing Holy Communion. Training is provided.
The Peace Quilters meet every Wednesday in the church basement from 9 AM until 3 PM. We not only make quilts that we distribute to Lutheran Relief and the Illinois Veterans Home, but it is a social gathering for many of us too. Most of the materials we use to make our quilts are scraps of material and bed sheets that are donated to us. Can't sew or feel you don't sew well enough; don't worry we'll teach you and we can also use ladies to knot the finished quilts. Bring a sack lunch and join us!
Peace is a shelter site on Sunday and Monday nights for those individuals and families who find themselves homeless. Volunteers are needed to be on-site in 4-hour shifts during the night. For more information, contact Grundy County P.A.D.S. at www.grundypads.org.
Twice during the year, Peace Lutheran volunteers to take meals from Morris Hospital to individuals in our community who can’t leave home. If you can volunteer, please contact the church office.
WE CARE FOOD TRUCK
Every year the members of Peace Lutheran purchase a truck full of food for We Care of Grundy county. When the truck arrives, we unpack and shelve it all to help those in our community who need assistance.
Each Christmas season Peace Lutheran assists the Salvation Army by ringing the bell by the red kettle at Walmart to help those in need, especially during the holidays.
HAT AND MITTEN TREE
Each Christmas there is a bare tree in the gathering space just waiting to be decorated with hats, mittens, and scarves. After the holidays they are distributed to local schools and area agencies to make sure those in our community are warm during the winter months.
Our men’s group built a Micro Pantry and installed it near the entrance of our parking lot. It says, “Take what you need…leave what you can.” There is a bin in the gathering space for members and friends to bring items to keep the pantry filled to help our neighbors who might be in need.
The members and friends of Peace Lutheran have adopted the residents of Saratoga towers! Each month a group visits and plays games as well as help them decorate for the seasons.