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Peace Church continues its annual fall tradition of offering a free community meal and family fun activities. The Harvest Community Dinner is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at Peace. Please invite friends and neighbors!

A full menu, including vegetarian dishes, will be offered, with dessert and beverages. Decorated cakes, cookies and other treats will be the prizes in our ever-popular cake walk! Live music, children's games and friendly conversation round out the fun.

The meal is absolutely free and open to all! Any donations and the $1-per-turn offering for the cake walk will directly support ministries and community outreach at Peace. See you there!


Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop event to provide a broad range of free services to individuals and families at risk fo homelessness or experiencing poverty. The fourth-annual event will be held Oct. 19, 2016, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Drive, Bowling Green.

Donated items are needed for Project Connect, including the care packs listed below and coats, boots, hats, scarves, and gloves for all ages. Items can be dropped off at Peace Church, 1021 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, and the following locations:

  • Fringe Thrift Store, on the south end of Woodland Mall, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
  • BG Community Center, 1234 W. Newton Road, Bowling Green, open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays

Handmade knitted or crocheted hats, scarves and mittens welcome as well, and they can be dropped off at Peace; The Busy Thimble, 148 S. Main St., BG; or North Baltimore Public Library, 230 N. Main St., North Baltimore.

Please place the following items, grouped according to gender and age group, in a gallon-size zippered plastic bag and label with the corresponding grouped category.

  • Men's Care Pack: shampoo, conditioner, body wash; toothpaste, toothbrushes; deodorants; razors; combs.
  • Women's Care Pack: shampoo, conditioner, body wash; toothpaste, toothbrushes; deodorants; razors; combs, hairbrushes; feminine sanitary products.
  • Children's Care Pack: kids shampoo, conditioner, body wash; kids toothpaste, toothbrushes; kids hairbrushes; 24-count crayons; small stuffed toys.

Other miscellaneous items that are will be accepted include: diapers and baby wipes; underwear and socks; sweatpants and sweatshirts; laundromat tokens; gas cards and gift cards; pet food and flea-tick remover.

For more information on the program, contact United Way in Wood County at 419-352-2390. To volunteer at the event -- 250 are needed! -- email or sign up online at

Our Mission ... Creating Christ-Connected Community

Who's welcome here ... Everyone

Blessing the ground

Peace is an inclusive community open to all regardless of ability, age, church experience, race, creed, gender, cultural background, political bias or sexual orientation. One's presence is all that is needed to participate in the life of Peace.

Who are we ... A Water Family

In the freeing, living waters of baptism, we are joined to Christ and to one another as brothers and sisters called to be servants of God's grace in the world.

The community life of Peace is grounded in worship and dedicated to being active in mission, celebrating, learning, and sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus. Peace is a growing and generous congregation that offers a sense of belonging and friendship filled with a great spirit of cooperation and support.

Established in 1969, Peace is an active member of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Where are we ... Bowling Green, Ohio

Peace Church is located at 1021 West Wooster Street, near the corner of West Wooster and Martindale, with our south entrance and additional parking at the corner of Pearl and Martindale. Peace is just west of Wood County hospital and next door to the fire station (click here for a map).

Worship ...

stained glass window (© Suncreek UMC) depicting bread and chaliceWorship is primary and central to the community life at Peace. It is a sacred time to connect with God's Spirit and one another. Worship at Peace is casual and uplifting. It celebrates God's love for all and it builds one another up for Christ's sake in the world.

Holy Communion, where bread is broken, wine is poured and the Lord's meal is shared, is celebrated each week at each service. It is open to all. There are no requirements, restrictions or judgement on whether you participate or not!

Everyone is welcome at worship, from the youngest and most energetic to the more slow and steady in pace!

For those who choose, a staffed nursery for the wee ones is available on Sunday mornings at 10:30 and Thursday evenings at 7.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (419-352-0241 or pastordeb @ You are welcome here!


Pastor Debbie Conklin

Stained glass window image © Suncreek United Methodist Church, used with permission.

This page updated 10/5/2016.

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