1657 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, Maryland 21114 | (410) 721-2313
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What characterizes Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church?
Our congregation is made up of people from all walks of life and every stage of faith. We consider ourselves welcoming to anyone in need and enthusiastically embrace Christ and each other. We actively celebrate God’s love for all of us and seek to serve God by sharing our faith and helping others.
What is our Mission?
To follow Jesus and serve those in need.
How to we serve those in need?
Currently the church opens its doors to any community group in need of a meeting place and encourages the general community to make use of our facility. Through community service to any of our many adopted charity organizations, community programs, and small groups, our members reach out to the community individually as well as a congregation to improve the world around us.
What denomination is Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church?
Our church is part of Presbyterian Church (USA). The Presbyterian Church (USA) has approximately 2.5 million members, 11,200 congregations and 21,000 ordained ministers. Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage and much of what we believe began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.
What times and where are worship services held?
How long are the worship services?
Approximately one hour
Is communion available at all worship services?
Communion is available on the first Sunday of the month at all services.
Is there education available on Sunday mornings?
Both children’s and adult education are available on Sunday mornings; please see the Calendar to see the scheduled events. If you feel that an additional educational focus group should be added to the schedule, please fill out this suggestion form.
Adult education focuses on Bible study and its application in our daily lives. Children’s education is age specific and teaches the basic tenets of our faith in a way they can understand and relate to.
Is there fellowship time available Sunday mornings?
Yes, we strive to be as welcoming and open as we can be! After each worship service there is a Coffee/Fellowship Hour where coffee and light refreshments are available. We encourage people to get to know one another or converse with old friends.
How long can I attend the church without joining?
You can attend our church indefinitely without joining!
How can I join the church?
New member classes are scheduled regularly throughout the year. In order to join our church, one must complete the new member class to learn more about the church, the Presbyterian faith, and our history as followers of Jesus.
Do I have to be a Presbyterian to attend services here?
No. We welcome everyone who would like to worship God at our church.
How many pastors and staff members does our church have?
We are served by one ordained pastor and part-time staff members.
Do children attend worship services?
Yes, children are welcome at all worship services. During our service, children are encouraged to worship with the rest of the congregation and/or participate in the Sunday Children’s education programs offered at the church. In addition, on-site childcare is provided during the Traditional service for anyone who would like to use it.
What if I want to have my child baptized at the church?
Parents (or adults) should contact the pastor directly to discuss Baptism requests.
How many members does our church have?
Where do most of our members live?
75% Crofton, Maryland
7.5% Bowie, Maryland
7.5% Gambrills/Odenton, Maryland
5% live in surrounding towns