The mission of the Outreach Ministry is to carry on the work of Christ in our community, nation, and world: and to encourage the active participation of the members of this congregation in that work.
Matthew 25:40: And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’
We are committed to helping people in need.
We welcome help with all of our projects. The dresses and quilts are projects that can be done at home. Come join us for one or all of our projects, or be on our ministry planning group. For questions contact Diane Lechman at 715-483-9791 or Pat Carlson at 715-294-2911.
We hold 2 Free Clothing Events each year (spring and fall) where anyone from the community
can pick out free clothing donated by Peace members. We usually have about 100 shoppers. Contact the church office or check the church calendar for specific and upcoming dates.
A big local/international project is ‘Little Dresses for Africa’. We invite the community to Peace 2 days a year to cut out and sew dresses for little girls in Africa. For many girls this will be the only nice clothing they have, and good clothes are needed to attend school. It is an education wrapped in a dress! Usually 25 people attend the sewing days, and many people sew our kits at home throughout the year. We’ve sent over 400 dresses and about 150 pairs of shorts for boys.
Peace Quilters sew and tie about 100 quilts a year. Some are used locally by the Women’s Shelter, Grace Place, fire victims, etc. Many are sent to the Sharing and Caring Hands homeless shelter in Minneapolis and to Native American reservations in South Dakota. Many more are sent around the world through Lutheran World Relief. We have fabric and kits available for sewing at home, and meet Tuesday mornings to assemble the quilts.
Peace supports a yearly mobile pack at the St. Croix Falls fairgrounds. With other churches we pack 188,000+ meals. Peace typically donates workers and $5000 to this effort, feeding nutritious food to starving children around the world.
We send about 25 care packages a year to our troops overseas. We try to send the supplies and treats to troops in outlying areas, to remind them of our support.
We also embrace smaller one time projects, such as a shoe drive for ‘Good in the Hood’, OTC medications for a mission trip to Africa, etc.
Another local project is preparing a free dinner for the community, served at the Osceola Methodist church every April. Peace offers a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community the week before Thanksgiving.