Almost one year ago, in September 2019, Prince of Peace established (and then ratified in January 2020) a new endowment, the PoP+Zion Endowment, focused on empowering this church and its members to do better things in the world through supporting the aide we give to local agencies, the larger church and by caring for this property and increasing its capacities to serve the needs of this church and our neighbors.
I write to you today, in thanks, as the work of this endowment is about to officially begin - with the (hopefully) finishing stages of our sewer repair and Sanctuary roof re-shingling.
As most of you have experienced, Prince of Peace’s property is due for some infrastructural attention. This church community (and particularly the ever-hearty Wednesday Work Crew) has done an amazing job of tending to these repairs as we have been capable, but now, with this endowment, we can choose longer-term solutions than we have been able to in the past.
This is not sexy or glamorous progress, but it is essential to enable us to reliably do more - especially for the housing insecure, but not only that portion of our community. A reliable infrastructure allows us to dream bigger about all our next steps: more community access to campus through concerts, visiting speakers, or other community events, shower or laundry facilities for those who need, or other dreams we might now reasonably entertain.
Thank you, Prince of Peace, for this investment in your community. The fruits of your work are beginning.