Bridge of Peace continues its ministry to the people of Camden and surrounding areas. Demand continues to be great at The Peace Center (Bridge of Peace’s Food Pantry). It remains open each Monday evening and has been very busy. Over 100 people are served each week. Modifications have been made to keep everyone safe. Bags are packed for guests (instead of guests shopping for what they need) and picked up outside. Pantry staff are wearing masks and washing hands frequently. We are continually working to restock the pantry along with help from mission partners. God has been good in providing funds for this ministry through Mission Partners (including LCOS), the NJ Synod, an ELCA Daily Bread Matching Grant, and Lutheran Disaster Response.
Bridge of Peace is currently figuring out the best way to continue our vital youth ministry in the midst of COVID. Beginning in October, youth will pick up a bag dinner and materials for the month on the first Tuesday of each month. In lieu of weekly meetings, youth will receive a Bible story, activities, and a themed snack for each week in the month. LCOS will be providing the meals and activities for November.
There will not be a BOP Trunk or Treat this year. Bags of candy will be distributed to clients of the Peace Center and those attending church in person. Our Christmas celebration will also be modified; we hope to provide parents with Walmart gift cards so that they can shop for their children.
If you would like to donate towards Halloween and Christmas, checks can be sent to Connie Wolf, 310 Portsmouth Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or you can VENMO to @connie-wolf-1. For further info. about this ministry, contact Connie at 856-795-2855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.