Getting Involved


Big things are happening at Friedens Peace UCC! We're a neighborhood church, and it shows in everything from the music we make to the message we share. Experience fun-filled community events, meet outgoing, upbeat people, and hear a contemporary message. Don't miss your chance to be part of the action! Get involved in some of our events below.

Dinners and BBQ

Friedens Peace holds several dinner type events throughout the year. Typically a Spring Chicken dinner and a Fall Sausage dinner are held. These events allow for interaction with the community and provide additional income to carry out God's work. Leftovers are provided to the local firehouse, Our Lady's Inn and delivered by Friedens Peace Cheer Bringers to those that have a hard time getting out. Our summer BBQ bridges the gap between spring and fall with games for all ages.

Apple Butter Cooking

Fall is a busy time and Friedens Peace adds to that with its making of homemade apple butter. We start with peeling fresh apples and then cook them over an open flame in copper kettle pots.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible school is an annual event that occurs at the beginning of July. Sessions are held each morning for a week. The week ends on Saturday with a presentation for the families. Crafts, songs and learning about Jesus are the highlights.

Trunk or Treat

Did we mention that fall was busy, well add another fall event with Trunk or Treat. New Melle is a small rural community which makes it difficult to go house to house for trick or treating. Friedens Peace solved that by providing numerous Halloween decorated car trunks in the church lot for kids to experience. Friedens Peace was one of the first in the area to provide this format and it continues to be a favorite each year for kids. Come and join us!

Christmas Cookie Sale

The Christmas cookie sale occurs in the first part of December and although it’s not what you would think of as fall it is before the official start of winter, so yes another fall event. This has been one of the favorites in the community with cookie sales going very quickly. These cookies are homemade by Friedens Peace members and are a delicious treat for the holidays. We also offer homemade cinnamon rolls that are frozen to enjoy at your favorite time of year, maybe on Christmas morning!