Family Night Out: Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22

Every once in a while, you just need to have a Family Night Out! This summer we hope that your family will join us on Tuesday evenings in the Christian Life Center Atrium from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for a community dinner, awesome activities, and a chance to give back to the community. Family Night Out is a partnership project between Prince of Peace, Echo Park Elementary, and The Salvation Army. This summer our activities will have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus to better serve our partner school, Echo Park, which is a STEM Magnet. This is a program for families with elementary age children. Child care is provided for younger siblings.

Registration

Registration for Prince of Peace families is $45 per child for the whole summer. This includes nine weeks of dinners, take-home crafts, a pinewood derby racer, and support for our Mission Outpost.

Volunteer

While Family Night Out is certainly a place to connect with the community, it is also a fabulous opportunity for you to give back! There are numerous volunteer needs at Family Night Out for individuals, families, and groups. Find a volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule.

This Summer at Family Night Out

This summer our theme is “Race to the Derby.” During the months of June and July we will explore the principles of physics/engineering that go into making a Pinewood Derby Racer. The summer will conclude with our very own Pinewood Derby!

Every week will feature different food and activities for your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Family Night Out?

Family Night Out is a partnership between Prince of Peace, Echo Park Elementary, and The Salvation Army to provide community families with a nutritious meal, fun activities, and a week’s worth of meals for kids who need them.

What can I expect?

In all areas of the evening, our intention is that families will stick together. During the months of June and July, the night will begin at 5:30 pm in the Atrium area of the Christian Life Center with a light dinner for all who attend. In August we will move to the Community Room of the Worship Center. During dinner, we will divide the group into smaller groups to move through the planned family activities.

At 6:00 pm each week families will join together for a large group session where they will hear about a cool principle of physics and engineering. Following that large group time, families will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into action with a fun experiment they can take home.

At 7:00 pm, families are invited to stay and chat while other families move through our Mission Outpost.

How do I get my family involved?

We ask that families from Prince of Peace register so that we are able to pull together resources and volunteers each week. Your family may also volunteer to serve at Family Night Out. You may register and volunteer using the buttons above. If you heard about Family Night Out through Prince of Peace, and you have questions, please contact Jason Kramme at jkramme@popmn.org.

Who needs to pay?

Members and regular attenders from Prince of Peace are expected to cover their registration fee. Guests from our partner school and the community are invited to attend at no charge.

What are the attendance requirements?

Families paying registration do not need to attend every session in order to participate. Families participating in our meal distribution may miss two weeks before being dropped from the program. There will not be refunds for sessions that are missed as we will still have to purchase materials ahead of time.

How can my family receive summer lunch assistance?

Families who qualify for summer lunch assistance must fill out a registration form through Echo Park Elementary School. Forms can be found in the school office. If you have questions, contact Eric Elton at eelton@popmn.org.

What is the relationship between Summer Loaves and Reaching Up Ministries?

Last year we partnered with a ministry called Reaching Up Ministries to host their program “Summer Loaves.” The essential elements of the program were a community meal, enrichment activities for kids and parents, and a food distribution. Participants in this program were identified by Reaching Up Ministries in partnership with social workers at local elementary schools.

During the past year, the director and support staff of Reaching Up stepped away to pursue other ventures and the board of Reaching Up decided to not continue with Summer Loaves.

We felt that we made an impact in our community and that we could expand and improve our relationship with our local schools, so Prince of Peace contacted the board of Reaching Up to ask if we could continue to provide this ministry with some modifications to make it our own. They said “yes” and wished us well.

CONTACT
Jason Kramme
Family Ministry Director
jkramme@popmn.org
952-898-9387