A lot of the things we do for one another and our community seem to revolve around food. As author Barbara Coloroso once said, “There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying of human experiences.”
Food brings us together and is a basic necessity in life. And that’s why we’ve packed up sack lunches for the homeless, cooked and served meals for the Salvation Army’s anti-sex trafficking ministry, made countless meals “in bulk” to share out to members of the church, and periodically meet together after worship to share a meal together in fellowship. We’ve hosted various Peace and Non-Violence minded groups at our church, ensuring they are well fed with delicious cuisines that adhere to their preferred dietary and cultural restrictions.
And every year, we make peanut brittle. It’s safe to say that Living Peace Church makes the best homemade peanut brittle around. During the fall and holiday season each year, members gather together to embark on 2-3 days of joyful peanut brittle making. In a typical season, we convert about 150 pound of peanuts into over 300 pounds of delicious brittle!
As a small but mighty congregation, many of our other ministries to the church comes in the form of the maintenance and upkeep of our property. We get together to rake leaves, pick up trash, clean up the woods, care for the prairie, clean windows and other regular maintenance the property requires. We have tackles special projects as the church as well, such as assisting the Columbus Community Shelter Board with some volunteers for overflow housing for homeless women, building boardwalks and benches for our woods and prairies, resealing our parking lot, renovating rooms within our building, and prepping for conference guests.