Opportunities to Serve
Community Resources Ministry
Want to support the Friday Community Meal with Community Resources?
  • With a group, provide and serve a meal. OR invite a church or organization to provide and serve a meal for 60 people.
  • Come eat, help serve, and share fellowship and God’s love.
  • If you have a Fred Meyer rewards card please link it to Peace. Go to, community rewards, and enter Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church or key in Fk117.
  • Questions? Contact Teri Jelinek (
    5th Sunday Van Driver Needed
    Want to serve the church by helping others get to church? We are seeking a van driver for months when there is a 5th Sunday (next is March 29, 2020). Please contact Will Jones if you’re interested at 303-619-5936.
    Thrivent Choice Dollars
    Are you a member of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans? Do you have Choice Dollars to direct to a charitable organization? Please consider directing your Choice Dollars to Peace Lutheran Church or Peace Community Center by logging into your account on the Thrivent website.
    Peace Lutheran Church Events & Information
    Adult Education Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
    January 19 – Mark Bible Study #1, led by Malcolm Carroll
    Adult Bible Study on Mark’s Gospel
    Join a class studying Mark’s Gospel. 8 sessions, Sunday mornings January 19-26, February 9-March 15, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sign up at the Koinonia Corner to receive a participant book ($5, scholarships provided, ask Pastor John). Come study the story of God’s unconditional love for us in Jesus!
    Community Bible Study
    Come to a Bible Study Wednesdays 6:15–7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room led by Pastor John. We study scripture readings for the next Sunday! Come learn and share how God’s Word connects with your life!
    Women Sharing in Bible Study
    Open to all women on the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
    The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast meets the second Saturday of each month from 8–9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. Connect with God and share fellowship with other men! Join in the gathering. Invite someone!
    Mutual Ministry Teams
    There are two Mutual Ministry Teams at Peace – one for the Pastor and one for the Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministry. Their purpose is to strengthen Peace’s mission through listening, sharing, and reviewing our church’s life and ministry in conversation with Pastor John and Brendan Nelson.
    • Pastor’s Mutual Ministry Team: Pat Ferguson, Ben Flesher, Billie Johnstone, Karen Riede, & Dan Stoehr.
    • Youth & Family Ministry Mutual Ministry Team: Joseph Anderson, Annie Burris, Craig Cogger, & Ziyadah Gillis.
    Christ in Our Home
    On the table outside the sanctuary is a daily devotional resource. Please take one and use it at home.
    Sunday Classes & Teachers (9:45 a.m. Education Hour)
    • 3 Years – 4th Grade “Godly Play” / Jeanie Correa, Gretchen Duggan, Kathy Hanawalt, Teri Jelinek, Carmen Lampman, Siri Preston, Leigh Wong / Basement Room
    • 5th-6th Grade / Jae Bates / Multipurpose Room Classroom
    • 7th-8th Grade Middle School “Feet to Faith” / Brendan Nelson, Pastor John Stroeh, Charissa Carroll / Multipurpose Room Classroom
    • 9th-12th Grade High School / Brendan Nelson, Ben Flesher / Conference Room upstairs
    • Adults / Many leaders / Multipurpose Room
    Youth News (For more information, talk with Brendan Nelson)
    • Sunday Faith Time – Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Classes for youth 5th grade and up to learn about God and faith.
    Children’s Corner (For more information, talk with Brendan Nelson)
    • Godly Play – Every Sunday at Peace at 9:45 a.m. An experiential, Spirit-filled sharing of Bible stories that invites children to respond to God with wonder and creativity! For kids ages 3 to 4th grade.
    • Angel Choir – 3 years old to 4th grade practice Sundays at 9:45 a.m. before Godly Play. Sing 3rd Sundays, 11 a.m. worship.
    • Kids@Peace, Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m. for grades 2-5. Come for a fun and engaging Bible activity time! Eat a snack!
    Want to Receive a Special Card from Peace?
    Share your birthday and/or anniversary at the Koinonia Corner.
    Gospel Choir
    Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary prior to the 2nd, 3rd, and and 4th Sundays.
    Interested in Baptism?
    Interested in Baptism for yourself or a family member? Please speak with Pastor John or Brendan Nelson.
    Peace Community Center Information
    Strategic Planning Community Forums
    Peace Community Center is seeking community feedback as we draft our new 5-year strategic plan! Come provide input on the services and resources provided to students and families of the Hilltop community. The information shared will inform our organizational goals, future project expansions, and long-term strategic plans. Free childcare and lunch will be provided! Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: February 15, March 14.
    Community Events and Information
    Conversations Around Race Recommends:
    • Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service “Redeeming the Prophetic Vision” Sunday, January 19, 2:30-4 p.m. at Urban Grace Church, 902 Market Street.
    • Annual MLK Unity Breakfast Monday, January 20, 8–10:30 a.m. The keynote speaker is Denice Fairchild on “Economic Empowerment: On Our Terms.” Location: UWT YMCA. For info:
    • Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Join the City of Tacoma on Monday, January 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Free!
    Peace Community Center Dr. King Celebration
    Monday, January 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Dreams for the Future” – free meal & art show shared by scholars & friends of Peace. RSVP.


    2106 South Cushman Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98405 

    Phone: (253) 383-1317

    Fax: (253) 722-2228