Sheridan Hills Outreach Program (SHOP)
  • Church of Peace is starting it's second year of volunteer support in September for the Sheridan Hills Elementary School located in Richfield.
  • Church of Peace volunteers will be involved in assisting students in improving their reading and math skills as well as learning English as a second language. Other volunteers are assisting teachers with classroom material preparation, working in the media center or other areas of student support.
  • Donation of supplies and other items are now being done to support the teachers, students and programs at the Sheridan Hills Elementary School.
  • 435 bags of food items have been delivered to the Sheridan Hills Elementary School to support families of students during school breaks since the project was started in 2013.
VEAP Emergency Food Pack Project
  • Church of Peace is the sole provider of 80 Emergency Food Bags per month to VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People), a local food shelf located in Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • Each month the congregation supports the purchase of food items, packing the food items and delivery currently of 80 emergency food bags to the VEAP food shelf in Bloomington. These 80 emergency food bags make up a contribution of approximately 1600 pounds of food items per month to VEAP from Church of Peace.
  • Church of Peace has delivered 310 emergency food bags (6,200 lbs of food) to VEAP in 2016.
  • Since the project was started in May of 2011, Church of Peace has delivered 4,175 emergency food bags (83,500 lbs of food) to VEAP.
Meals on Wheels
  • Our Church of Peace location serves as the Meals on Wheels distribution hub for Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis.
  • In addition, our church congregation provides volunteer drivers for one week out of each month for delivery of Meals on Wheels to the Richfield community. The Meals on Wheels coordinator also comes from our congregation.
Feed My Starving Children
  • The Church of Peace congregation provides volunteers on a scheduled basis to support the food packing sessions for the Feed My Starving Children program.
Senior Social
  • Every Wednesday at 9:30 am, Church of Peace provides refreshments and games for a social time for seniors.
Edina Care Center
  • Pastor Gerry provides monthly communion service on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. and as-needed pastoral care for the Edina Care Center.