Day Of Service
January 2017 Day of Service
The POP community will create “no sew blankets” as a Day of Service on January 22 from 2-5pm in Deasy Hall. These blankets will be donated to offer warmth and comfort to those in need. Our goal is to create 200 blankets. We look forward to seeing you in Deasy Hall that afternoon! All are welcome to help.
2015 Lenten Day of Service
Over 165 parishioners spent a chilly January afternoon creating warm blankets in Deasy Hall. In two hours, they created 200 "no-sew" blankets for Catholic Social Services' needy clients. Click here to view photos.
2014 Day of Service
The old saying is that “April showers bring May flowers,” but at Prince of Peace it brings out volunteers ready to demonstrate their commitment to a stewardship way of life. Our Lenten Day of Service was a great success, with projects happening at four different locations in Birmingham.
Thousands of garments were sorted, folded and/or hung up at Catholic Social Services’ clothing outreach. A backlog of 92 huge plastic cotton bale containers full of clothes that were sitting in their warehouse are now empty. And the clothes are ready to serve needy families in our area.
The rain prevented us from getting the CSS garden ready, but volunteers are invited back on April 19 to complete the project along with a few other outside projects such as painting and tree pruning.
Downtown at Church of the Reconciler, our Bread and Roses ministry team was fixing and serving lunch – a great demonstration of hospitality. Thanks to many of those “behind the scenes” parishioners who cooked and baked for this outreach. We also had a group beautifying the walls of the church by painting “faux bricks” and making the building a more hospitable place for those who enter it. Other PoP “artists” lent a hand in the “Art for All” outreach at this downtown church, giving clients an opportunity to express themselves on canvas.
All of those grocery bags that you donated were put to good use to make “bag beds” for clients at Church of the Reconciler. PoP volunteers made a new weaving frame from the wood door and went to work. This bed-making project is going to be adopted by a PoP ministry and will soon become a regular volunteer opportunity for parishioners to do on site at PoP. These beds offer a buffer from the wet ground and a bit of comfort for homeless clients at Church of the Reconciler.
PoP volunteers were also at the Oaks on Parkwood retirement community and First Light Mission. We’ll have an update on that and some photos from those locations soon!