Thank you for visiting Friedens Peace UCC in 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.

We have a Nursery available for care of your small children during worship.  Come, all are welcome!

We appreciate your support and give thanks!

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”

This week at Friedens Peace

Heritage Cluster - Faith In Action Kits – DUE THIS SUNDAY

There are boxes in the Narthex to use for the Missouri Family Food Box.  Place items in the box, tape closed and label the top and all four sides with “Missouri Family Food Box”.


Please purchase low sodium/low sugar products where possible.  No glass jars.

3 pkgs. Macaroni & cheese                    3 different cans of vegetables

3 different cans of fruit                            1 jar peanut butter

1 can pasta sauce                                      1 pound pasta

3 cans tuna                                                  3 cans chicken


For hygiene kits, place all items in a 1-gallon plastic bag with zipper closure, remove excess air from the bag and seal.  Place completed kits in the carton marked “CWS Hygiene Kits” in the Narthex.


1 toothbrush (in original package)

1 bar soap (bath size in package)

1 wide-tooth comb (remove packaging)

1 nail clippers (remove packaging)

10 standard size Band-Aids

1 hand towel 15x28 to 16x32 (no fingertip, bath, or microfiber towels)


Volunteers are welcome to help with Faith in Action meal delivery this Saturday, September 24.  Meals will be picked up at St. John's, Cappeln at 12:30 p.m. and dropped off at 3 or our member's homes.  Contact Julie Loika (636-399-5742) if you'd like to help.


2022 Neighbors in Need BEHOLD! Special Offering – October 2nd

The annual Neighbors in Need (NIN) special offering focuses on economic justice.  This year inflation is impacting all our households and we can only imagine how much more difficult this is for those who were already stretched thin.  One-third of the funds collected supports the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAMIN) and two-thirds is used by Justice and Witness Ministries to provide grants to UCC churches and organizations.  With your generous support, The United Church of Christ, through the Neighbors in Need Special Mission Offering, helps its members live out their beliefs via acts of service.  We will be collecting for this on October 2nd. 


What’s Coming Up at MoVal?

Fall Work Weekend/Halloween Bash October 21 & 22.  See the flyers on the bulletin board for more information.

Cleaning in Preparation for the New Melle Food Coop

The Worship Committee is cleaning out the Sunday School rooms in preparation for the New Melle Food Coop.  We have some small plastic chairs that we are offering to the congregation first.  We have 12, mustard yellow chairs, 8 bright yellow chairs and 3 off white chairs.  We are gathering up all of the books and sorting them.  Once we have completed that, we will let you know what we have.  If you are interested in any of these items, please let us know ASAP.


Our plan is to donate whatever is left to a charitable organization.


September Birthdays

Gwen Tolson                    21

Dot Clover                        25


and Anniversaries

Dave and Chris Volle                     25