Here at Peace, we believe being actively involved in the life of the church is vital to our spiritual health. Whether its joining a small group, teaching a class, or participating in one of our service, we want you to find a place of service!
Serving at Peace
Bob Harms leads the PLC Crew on Thursday Mornings that comes in for a couple of hours to work on any facilities management projects they can accomplish. They have worked on cleaning up the landscaping around the church and in the back property. They constructed our new shiplap walls outside of the Sanctuary. If you are handy or are willing to learn, Bob would love to help put you to work.
Each week we have a faithful crew of men, women, and youth that help our worship service through ushering. This is a once a month commitment for one service time where you help people usher people to communion, pass the offering plates, and assist people with seating in the worship services.
One of the first impressions we make at Peace is our greeters who welcome people into church. Our greeters welcome members, but also try to recognize visitors to help them have a great experience at Peace. If you’re someone who likes to talk to people, this would be a great place to get connected!
As we get older or have illness and injuries that make it harder to come to church, our pastoral care team provides support and care to our members. The team makes visits to our members in their homes or medical facilities to encourage faith, bring communion, and care from Peace.
Serving the Poor:
A small group goes down once a month to the homeless shelter in Fort Worth to make sandwich lunches for the people staying there that day. There are also opportunities to create baskets for families that are moving out of the shelter into housing as well as personal care kits with toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc. Volunteers need to be over 18 to be involved with this group.
Presbyterian Night Shelter link
Our local food bank is N.E.E.D (The Northeast Emergency Distribution) that serves nearly 8,000 families in our area. We have a number of ways to be involved: There are shelves for canned food to be dropped off outside of the sanctuary. We also have teams that volunteer weekly and monthly to help stock and shelf food at the food bank. There is a clothing donation box for NEED located in front of the church offices for gently used clothing. They have a re-sale shop that also gives clothing away to people in need. Volunteers need to be over 18 to be involved with this group.
NEED (Northeast Emergency Distribution)
Serving the Schools:
We participate in the SALI (Student Advancement and Leadership Initiative) program at Haltom Middle School, twice a month on Fridays. This is a program that works with middle school students that are in the at-risk population to give them extra encouragement and tools for success during the school day. It pairs a teacher as mentor to a classroom of students. We also participate in school events throughout the year to encourage these students in their development.
Beginning this year, we are partnering with Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Colleyville to mentor the fourth graders at Donna Park Elementary school. Each student is paired with an adult mentor one Friday a month for 90 minutes. We teach a leadership curriculum as part of the mentoring process, but also have the opportunity to connect with the students.
Each year during Christmas, we partner with two local elementary schools, Donna Park and West Hurst, to provide Christmas gifts and a Christmas dinner for families that wouldn’t be able to provide these things for their families otherwise. We have an opportunity to tell the Christmas story each year to these students and their families along with lots of fun. We generally need about 50-60 volunteers each night (2 nights) to help these events be successful. This is an event where the whole family can participate.
6Stones' Night of Hope
Serving the Community:
Twice a year in the fall and spring we participate in a massive community event where we are connected with a house to help revitalize in our community. This is a great sweat equity ministry where we paint, trim trees and bushes, mend fences, and other things to help some of the homeowners in our community that aren’t able to take care of the outside of their home. The good news is you don’t have to be an expert there are a number of different jobs at each skill level.
Serving nationally and internationally
Throughout our history at Peace, we have been actively involved in short term missions teams that work anywhere from locally to globally. Past mission teams have gone to Mexico, Honduras, and Belize participating in dental, vision, medical, and construction ministries. These teams are usually a one week commitment to mission and ministry, but create relationships and memories that last for a lifetime.
If you'd like more information about any of these areas or service or would like to get involved, fill out the form below!