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The Black Swamp Green Team and the Peace Share Team are pleased to host the community event Faith-Inspired Civic Engagement Panel, which will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Peace Church.

This free event is part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Civic Leadership Institute at Bowling Green State University, which is hosting 25 young leaders from Sub-Sahara Africa in a six-week program focused on civic leadership and engagement. The panel will feature St. Mark's Lutheran Church, The Common Good, Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist congregation, and St. John XXIII Catholic Parish.

Desserts will be provided. Come join the conversation!


Peace's Annual Community Yard Sale was another fantastic event, with 14 vendors joining Peace in welcoming and helping folks shop and purchase needed items as well as new-found treasures! Peace's net cash benefit from the sale is estimated to be near $1,450, but the better benefit cannot be tallied: building community and sharing self and treasure with one another!

Thanks to a Thrivent Choice Dollars Grant, advertising and other expenses were covered for this community event. For more information on this membership-based financial services and insurance agency, visit

A big thank you to the lead crew and all the volunteers who helped set up, promote, staff, and clean up, and of course many thanks to all the donors and shoppers! This event is one of the many ways Peace welcomes and gathers friends strangers alike to meet and share and Create Christ-Connected Community.

Our Mission ... Creating Christ-Connected Community

Who's welcome here ... Everyone

Blessing the ground

Peace is an inclusive community open to all regardless of ability, age, church experience, race, creed, gender, cultural background, political bias or sexual orientation. One's presence is all that is needed to participate in the life of Peace.

Who are we ... A Water Family

In the freeing, living waters of baptism, we are joined to Christ and to one another as brothers and sisters called to be servants of God's grace in the world.

The community life of Peace is grounded in worship and dedicated to being active in mission, celebrating, learning, and sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus. Peace is a growing and generous congregation that offers a sense of belonging and friendship filled with a great spirit of cooperation and support.

Established in 1969, Peace is an active member of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Where are we ... Bowling Green, Ohio

Peace Church is located at 1021 West Wooster Street, near the corner of West Wooster and Martindale, with our south entrance and additional parking at the corner of Pearl and Martindale. Peace is just west of Wood County hospital and next door to the fire station (click here for a map).

Worship ...

stained glass window (© Suncreek UMC) depicting bread and chaliceWorship is primary and central to the community life at Peace. It is a sacred time to connect with God's Spirit and one another. Worship at Peace is casual and uplifting. It celebrates God's love for all and it builds one another up for Christ's sake in the world.

Holy Communion, where bread is broken, wine is poured and the Lord's meal is shared, is celebrated each week at each service. It is open to all. There are no requirements, restrictions or judgement on whether you participate or not!

Everyone is welcome at worship, from the youngest and most energetic to the more slow and steady in pace!

For those who choose, a staffed nursery for the wee ones is available on Sunday mornings at 10:30.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (419-352-0241 or pastordeb @ You are welcome here!


Pastor Debbie Conklin

Stained glass window image © Suncreek United Methodist Church, used with permission.

This page updated 6/26/2017

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