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Peace & Justice Ministry

Our ministry of Peace & Justice affects almost everything we do at Peace Lutheran Church. We continually seek ways for members and friends to involve themselves in short-term or ongoing ways to express their ministry for any person or group in need.

Community Meal

Peace offers a community meal, free of charge, on the Third Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome.

Books for Oxford

Oxford is one of the elementary schools in Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District. Every school has a faith partner under the umbrella of the Program Faith ALIVE. New and gently used books pre-K through 5th Grade reading and interest are used for children to take home and build their libraries.

Oxford School Supplies

Each year Peace Lutheran conducts a school supply drive for Oxford School.

Heights Emergency Food Shelter

Peace Lutheran collects donations for the Heights Emergency Food Shelter. Certain foods are highlighted each month.

Baby Shop

The Baby Shop offers free gifts of gently used children’s clothing, baby items, toys or books to any who are in need, or want. The shop is open the last Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 12 noon (and Saturdays, when the Baby Gym is open). Donations of gently used items are always appreciated.

Baby Gym

The Baby Gym is an open playroom for parents with children up through age 5. The Baby Gym is free and open on Saturdays, 10:00 am-noon, November 10 through April 13.  (Closed Nov. 24, Dec. 22 and 29 for the holidays.)

 

Homeless Stand Down

Each year the greater Cleveland community gathers to offer aid, assistance, and ministry to the large homeless population that lives in our area. Taking place on a Saturday in mid-January, hundreds of volunteers meet with homeless persons to offer warm clothing, medical assistance, hair cuts, personal health kits, food and a listening ear. At Peace we have a tradition of collecting up to 75 men’s personal care kits as well as hands-on assistance during the event.

Walk for Hunger

The annual Walk for Hunger takes place on the Saturday prior to Mothers’ Day. Participants gather either at Burke Lakefront Airport or the plaza at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a 3-mile walk around downtown. Members and friends of Peace gather as part of the larger “Lutherans Against Hunger” team, which often raises the largest amount of funding for the event. It is equally part community-building, part consciousness-raising, and part urban exploring.