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Mission Outpost, Dental Clinic & Child Care Grand Opening

We’re pleased to announce that our Mission Outpost, Dental Clinic and Child Care construction is nearly complete, and we will begin moving into the new space in early January. A few cosmetic finishes, along with installation of some carpeting, are still needed in order to wrap up the project and will be completed after we move in.

Our dream for this phase of construction was to finally bring the rest of our ministries under one roof: to provide safe, engaging space for Child Care in a centralized location; to provide more space for Mission Outpost, with a welcoming waiting area, office space, and conference rooms to serve our wider community and provide hope and wholeness to people in need; to provide a warehouse with a loading dock for food deliveries, sorting and storage that increases our capacity to serve those in need; and to build a larger Dental Clinic to provide access to quality dental care for our community.

All of this was made possible through God’s goodness and the incredible generosity of this congregation.

Save the date for a Grand Opening event the morning of Sunday, January 23. Tour the new space as we celebrate together! We will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Mission Outpost at the event. Details to come.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, supply chain issues, and shipping delays, we are excited to start living into our dream of One Church with One Vision under One Roof. Thank you to all who have made this possible through your prayers and financial support!

Feed My Starving Children South Metro Meal Pack

January 24-29 | Hosted at Berean Baptist Church, Burnsville
Join us for the 8th annual Feed My Starving Children South Metro Meal Pack! We’ll gather together with volunteers from 5 different churches and the south metro community to pack life-saving meals for hungry children around the globe. Free child care is available for several meal-packing shifts. Prince of Peace has committed to raising $50,000 towards the total grocery bill for this event. Covid safety details are listed on our website. Visit popmn.org/fmsc for donation and volunteer details.

Engage Bible Study

Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30 am (men’s group)
Wednesday, Noon – 1:00 pm
Join us for the next semester of the Engage Bible Study beginning January 11-12 as we study the Book of Jonah, led by Pastor Sandy Rothschiller. The study is guided by The Book of Faith series of Bible studies produced by Augsburg Fortress. Purchase a participant book onsite for $12. All sessions meet in the Community Room. Bring a Bible and a friend!

Consider Joining a Small Group

Small groups provide a place for you to grow in your walk with God, get to know others, and support one another through life’s ups and downs. Join a Bible study, book club, music/arts group, or other common interest group. Visit popmn.org/smallgroups for details.

Support Groups

We value relationships in which we grow together to celebrate our joys and bear one another’s burdens. Visit popmn.org/support for information about our different support groups.

Volunteer in Mission Outpost

Mission Outpost supports our neighbors in need by providing food, clothing, furniture, dental service, community resources, linens, household and personal care items. We serve hundreds of families each month. Day and evening shifts are available during the week. Volunteer orientation is required before you serve for the first time. Visit popmn.org/outpost for details or email Jan Dawson.

Adult Education Experiences

We’re never too old to serve, connect and grow in our faith. New education opportunities are starting in January/February. Join us for classes about Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Making Sense of Scripture, the Enneagram, and more. Visit popmn.org/adult-education for details.

CDLC Preschool Enrollment

Child Development & Learning Center (CDLC) has been an outreach of Prince of Peace for 49 years. We will begin our 50th year in a new and redesigned child-friendly space. Children are grouped according to age, and both half and full day classes are available. Daily activities include cooking, science, large motor, creative arts, and music. It is our goal to provide a safe and loving environment for all children within a Christian setting. Register for the 2022-2023 school year beginning on January 18 at CDLCpreschool.org/register. If you would like a tour or more information before registering, please call 952-435-8105.

Family Ministry Mid-Year Registration

January 2 kicks off the start of a new ministry series. Kids are invited to engage in an age-appropriate worship experience followed by a time to connect with a small group of peers.

  • POP PreK (Age 3-5), POP Kids (Grade K-5): Sundays 9:00 am or 10:30 am or Wednesdays 6:00 pm
  • POP Praise Choir (Grade K-5): Sundays 10:00 am or Wednesdays 5:15 pm
  • StuMin (Grade 6-12): Wednesdays 7:00 pm

Visit popmn.org/register for details.

Vacation Bible School

June 13-16 | 9:00 am – Noon each day
Family Night: June 16 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The tradition resumes! Kids in preschool through grade 5 are invited to experience a faith-filled week at Prince of Peace as we engage in fun and meaningful ways with one another and with God. There are many volunteer opportunities for teens and adults (childcare available for infants and toddlers) to help make this a memorable week! Registration opens in March: popmn.org/register

Worship Arts Camp

July 18-21 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
Kids who have completed grades K-5 are invited to discover their interests and gifts in a wide range of areas, all a vital part of creating a worship experience for families to share in during the final day of camp at Prince of Peace. Registration opens in March: popmn.org/register

Camp Wapo & Ox Lake Summer Camps

Experience a place where fun and faith collide. At Camp Wapo & Ox Lake, in beautiful Amery, WI, we will encounter God’s word, make friends and create memories to last a lifetime. This year’s theme is TAKE HOLD, based on John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take hold! I have conquered the world.” Registration is open January 15 to February 15: lwlbci.com/pop-burnsville

>Camp Wapo Youth Week | Completed grades 4-8 | July 10-15
Campers will experience a place of grace to meet new friends, experience new activities, and grow closer to God. Each day includes Bible study, chapel, cabin activities, free time, field games and campfire.

Ox Lake Roots Week | Completed grades 7-12 | July 10-15
Join us for a captivating and unforgettable week designed specifically for young leaders! Each day includes Bible study, prayer practices, worship, field games, canteen time, and campfire. In addition, Roots offers swimming, canoeing, laser tag, low ropes challenge course and other unique opportunities for one to reflect and grow in their faith.

Camp Wapo Seeds Weekend | Completed grades 1-3 | July 15-17
This action-packed session for our youngest campers is the perfect introduction to summer camp. Counselors take extra care, knowing that this may be a first camp experience or even a first time away from home. A safe and caring environment is provided filled with music, Bible study, campfires, crafts, water activities and tons of games.

Weekend Worship Times

On-Campus: Saturday 5:30 pm
On-Campus: Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 am
Online: Sunday 9:45 am | Facebook & YouTube

How Can We Pray For You?

Prince of Peace is a community of faith rooted in prayer. Email prayer requests to prayer@popmn.org, fill out a Connection Card found in the Community Room, or submit a request online at popmn.org/prayer.

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Poinsettias Are Given By:

David B. Abernethy & family and David & Nancy Hippe, in memory of W. David & Betty Abernethy; Sarah & Logan, in memory of our sweet Maverick; Joan & Dick Angevine, in memory of Matthew Price Angevine; John & Lois Olson Burkholder, in memory of Paul Olson and JoAn Burkholder; Jan & Jef Dawson, in memory of A.L. Christianson and Ken & Barbara Dawson; Dee DeGrote, in memory of husband, Ron; Sarah Fedder and family, in memory of dad, John Rykhus; Jere Graetz, in memory of Lauretta Graetz; Bob & Lucia Haugh, in memory of grandson, Collin Keller; Dan Hendrikson Family, in memory of our loved ones; David & Nancy Hippe, in memory of DeLoris & Irving Hippe; John & Dotty Holden, in memory of Dotty’s parents, Leon & Dorothy Teigen, and John’s mom, Gina Holden; Diane Horsager, in memory of Harley Horsager; Twyla Johnson; Vonnie Kahnert, Linda & Mike Raub and Nancy & Scott Hoerl, in memory of our amazing parents; Donna Kekich, in memory of Ken Kekich; Gary & JoAn Kelly, in memory of daughter, Vicki; Doug, Carly & Ava, in memory of Linda Kilgore; Gloria Mullery, in memory of her father, Jerry Gerten; The Moores and Kevin, in memory of JoAnn Monahan; Art & Jan Nelson, in memory of our beloved son, John Arthur Nelson; Sharon Papendick, Sara & Sharlene, in memory of Anitra Schardin; Marlene Robertson, in memory of parents and sister, Donna; Judith Sosnoski, in memory of Robert Sosnoski; The Stehr Family, in memory of Nancy Stehr; Darrel & Marlene Tollefson, in memory of Bethany Santilli.

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