Our Mission


The mission of Friedens Peace United Church of Christ is to help families grow together in Faith, Spirit, Love and Community, through the study of the Gospel and fellowship that demonstrates the way of Christ locally and worldwide. 
“Christians Making a Difference, One Person at a Time”

We appreciate your support and give thanks!


Jesus Loves You



Welcome, and thank you for visiting Friedens Peace UCC - New Melle online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

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This week at Friedens Peace

I know the plans I have for you….plans for peace, not disaster, reserving a future

full of hope for you                                  Jeremiah 29:11

In this time of uncertainty and confusion don’t lose sight of possibilities for goodness and growth that lie ahead.  God sees the plan even when we don’t.


Sep 20 Virtual          Worship (on website and FB live at 10 am) with Pastor Karen. 

We are blessed to have our Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Damien Lake, join us this Sunday.  He has recorded a message for us, will be watching with us on-line and will join our Zoom Sunday Chat.  Please mark your calendars so that you can meet and chat with Rev. Damien.  He’ll be glad to answer your questions about the search process or other curiosities you have regarding our conference and our churches.  See you at 11 am Sunday.


Sep 19 & 20              Faith In Action Weekend will look different but we’ll still be serving our community with “reimaged” service projects:


Kit Collection

Assemble “Missouri Food Boxes” later than September 27th.  On October 3rd kits will be delivered to LifeWise StL (1321 South 11th Street in St. Louis). 


Missouri Food Boxes each will contain:

  1. 3 different cans of vegetables

  2. 3 different cans of fruit

  3. 3 cans of chicken

  4. 3 cans of tuna

  5. 1 can of pasta sauce

  6. 1 pound of pasta

  7. 3 packages of macaroni and cheese

  8. 1 jar of peanut butter.


If you would like to make a monetary donation, for Friedens Peace UCC to purchase the food for the boxes, you can do that.  Each box will cost approximately $28 to purchase all of the items listed.  You must have your money to church no later September 22, to give us enough time to purchase the food and get the boxes together for delivery.


You can also help collect completed kits from Cluster churches and drive them to Sharefest at LifeWise StL. 


If you have any questions, contact Julie (JLL8084@outlook.com or 636-399-5742)


Homebound Meal Delivery

Meet at Femme Osage at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday October 4, to pick-up meals and route information.  All volunteers will need to wear a mask when approaching the residence.  Meals will be left outside the door with a brief social distanced conversation.  To volunteer or for more information contact Max & Wanda Bade at maxbade052@gmail.com.



Yard Work at Emmaus Home in Washington, MO

Meet in Washington at the residence, Saturday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m.  To volunteer or for more information contact Julie Loika at JLL8084@outlook.com.


Volunteers are needed!

Council is asking everyone to thoughtfully consider how you might like to serve the church.  We know everyone is very busy already helping out around the church.  With fall in the air it is a good time to re-think your role and how you might like to participate in the year ahead.  Coming opportunities include: 2 new members needed on council, interim pastor search team, settled pastor search committee, worship committee, outreach, trust committee.  Let a council member or Pastor know if you are interested.


Fall Turkey Dinner

The Fundraising Committee, along with the Church Council, has made the decision to cancel the fall dinner this year.


Upcoming Zoom Meetings

Sunday Zoom Chat every Sunday from 11-12.

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/89846474395

To dial in by phone:  1-312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 898 4647 4395


Zoom Prayer Time every Wednesday at noon.  Everyone is welcome!  This is a password enabled meeting.  If you want to join, please call the office for the password. 

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83572245200

Care and Counseling – COVID 19 Virtual Support Groups

Care and Counseling is offering a virtual COVID-19 support group series, Surviving Times of Uncertainty, starting September 17.  The group will meet weekly from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.  Anyone is welcome to attend any or all of the six sessions.  Please register on Eventbrite using the links below to receive a link to the meeting.

9/17     What Causes Overwhelm? 

              Facilitator:  Emily Klamer, MA, LPC                                Register

9/24     Skills to Help When I Feel Overwhelmed 

              Facilitator:  Jessica Schenk, MSW, LMSW                      Register

10/1     Skills to Navigate Difficult Conversations         

              Facilitator:  Jessica Schenk, MSW, LMSW                      Register

10/8     Creating a Life of Capacity and Resilience       

               Facilitator:  Emily Klamer, MA, PLPC                             Register

10/15   Where Are the Boundaries?                                 

               Facilitator:  Shayna Warner, MSW, LCSW                     Register

10/22   Improving with Our Words: Language of Emotion and Communication Skills

               Facilitator:  Shayna Warner, MSW, LCSW                     Register

Informed Consent Notice for Attendees:

I understand that this event is a support group and does not consist of or take the place of individual therapy. If I need therapy in addition to or in place of this group, I am encouraged to call Care and Counseling at 314-878-4340. By registering for this event, I consent to being visible to other participants of the support group and to obtaining these supportive psychoeducational services.


If you have any questions, please contact Emily Klamer at eklamer@careandcounseling.org    


Meet The Pastor


Rev. Karen Eck

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Tel. 636-828-5980

3560 Mill Street 
New Melle, MO 



Office Hours:

T, W, Th 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Service Times: 

Sunday 10:00 a.m.




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