Global Service Opportunities
See below for opportunities that are mostly focused on Global relief/aid/support
Mission for Military
Our mission is to “Connect our Military Personnel with God, their Families and the members of Peace”
We are asking military families, Peace members, and friends to collect donations for members of Peace, relatives and friends currently deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world. See below for a list of items to be collected that can We meet in the Church Basement (rm C) on the third Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for anyone interested in learning about our military members from Peace.
Donations can be put in the donation box by the information desk.
Below is a list of the items needed for our men and women in the military:
Food items: Beef Jerky, summer sausage, canned meats, canned chips, canned cheese, canned tuna/chicken, cookies, granola bars, nuts, peanut butter, popcorn, pretzels, protein snacks, power bars, trail mix, top ramen, microwaveable soups/single meals, easy Mac, instant oatmeal, sunflower seeds, peanuts in the shell (roasted), single serve brownie bowls, slim jims
Drinks: Capri sun, sweetened cool aid packets, country time lemonade, Gatorade, kool aid, Lipton tea mixes, flavored coffee and cappuccino, flavored drinks to put in water
Health and Hygiene: Aspirin and other pain relievers, Antacids, Alka-Seltzer, Band-Aids, Chap stick, Cough Drops, Dental floss, disposable razors, foot powder, hand sanitizer, hair brush/combs, Kleenex(individual packets), mouthwash, Neosporin, Q-tips, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner, dry shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, wet-wipes, air fresheners, lotion, hand and foot warmers, shaving cream
Fun Stuff: Books, CD’s, DVD’s, travel games card games comic books, electronic games, holiday decorations, magazines, puzzles, footballs, nerf balls, phone cards, super glue, sunglasses, sunscreen, mechanic gloves
Miscellaneous: Batteries, can opener, boot socks (gray, green & black), tan shoelaces (leather 72”), envelopes, bug spray, journal, pens, sharpies, plastic utensils, straws in paper wrappers, stationary, tan t-shirts (med. & large).
Cash donations for mailing packages to our servicemen will also be accepted during the bible study times on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the basement classroom C. If you know someone who is currently deployed or might be able to use a package (and for any other M for M information) please contact Doug and Becky Combs via church office
Thank you from all our Peace Military Families
How close can we get to reach our goal for the cost of digging a well in El Salvador? $5,500 is needed for Peace to sponsor 100% of a new well for a community in El Salvador. A team from Peace is forming to go to El Salvador with Living Water June 25 – July 1, 2017. Wouldn’t it be great to have covered financially the entire cost of the well being dug? Volunteers go on their own dime. The fundraising is for the well cost, all the digging equipment and training by Living Water, Inc. Contributions can be made to Peace with a note “Living Water, Int.” Let’s see how close we get! If you want to know more about the adult mission trip to El Salvador, contact Cory Schaeffer at 303-927-8748 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and feel free to visit Living Water International.
Orphan Grain Train
A local group of this national organization meets at Peace regularly to support the work of OGT, collect and pack items for shipping around the world. Contact Lou & Anita Boette 303.453.1270 [See also Orphan Grain Train under Auxiliary Organizations]
Quilters for Missions
Creates quilts or other sewing projects for distribution through Orphan Grain Train. Contact: Ursula Tuers 303.424.1212
Roadrunner for Christ
Distributes clothing, medical supplies and food to the people living in Northern Mexico. Volunteers can help pack. Donations needed: canned food, clothing, bedding and school supplies. Contact Dave Baumhefner at 303.499.9897 [See also Roadrunner for Christ under Auxiliary Organizations]
Opportunities to serve others through Lutheran organizations outside of Peace.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund
Lutheran Church Extension Fund helps fund the building of churches and schools through investment dollars. Contact: Lou Boette 303.453.1270
Lutheran Layman’s League
The Lutheran Laymen’s League is an arm of the Lutheran Hour Ministries whose goal is to spread the Gospel through 47 LLL ministry centers worldwide. Contact Ron Schuldt 303.979.4104
Lutheran Family Services
LFS provides Adoption programs, Care Management for Older Adults, Disaster Response, Foster Care, Legal Immigration Services, Pregnancy Counseling, and Refugee Services. Volunteers can assist with their various programs and also donate food, clothing, school supplies and cash. Located at 363 South Harlan Street, Suite 200, Denver. Contact 303.922.3433
Lutherans For Life
Distributes information and promotes the sanctity of life. Contact: Jude Donovan 303.972.0873
Lutheran Women in Mission
Lutheran Women in Mission (formerly LWML) is an auxiliary organization of the international Lutheran Church Missouri Synod that generously and prayerfully supports several mission projects around the world with their “mighty mites”. Contact Beth Nagy 303.284.7510
Orphan Grain Train (Colorado West Division)
A disaster relief organization. Sponsors the collection of food, clothing, and other requested supplies and equipment, which is then sent to Norfolk, NE where containers are filled and shipped to those in need around the world. Sponsors fish feeds and conducts garage sales. Volunteers can: work at OGT warehouse sorting and packing boxes; pick up donations; quilt or sew for recipients; assist at a Garage Sale or Fish Feed; adopt an orphanage at a cost of $20 per week; donate cash, medical supplies, adult and children’s clothing and bedding. Contact: Lou & Anita Boette 303.453.1270
Roadrunner for Christ
This ministry distributes clothing, medical supplies and food to the people living in Northern Mexico. Volunteers can help pack items for delivery to Ysleta in El Paso, Texas. Donations needed: canned food, clothing, bedding and school supplies. Contact Dave Baumhefner 303.499.9897
Thrivent is a faith-based, member owned fin ancial services organization providing comprehensive financial planning for individuals and charitable organizations. As a non-profit fraternal organization, Thrivent members help choose where the tax savings dollars are placed, distributing annually over $5,000,000 in the Rocky Mountain Region through Thrivent Choice, Local Chapters and Regional Projects. Free seminars on a variety of topics. Contact: Keith Stechmesser 303.726.1047 [See also Thrivent Builds under Community Outreach and Thrivent Advisory Team under Stewardship Ministry]
Together in Mission
Sponsor selected LCMS missionaries in the field, offering prayer and financial support. Contact Ron Schuldt 303.979.4104 [ See also Mission Committee]