Property and Grounds
Join the Property & Grounds Ministries of King of Peace
Property and Grounds ministries include those activities, projects, and functions related to church facilities and properties. In the Book of Common Prayer, a question is asked and answered: “Who are the ministers of the church? The ministers of the church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.” Each of us is a minister of the church. King of Peace offers a variety of opportunities to serve within the church. These dedicated groups welcome additional helping hands, minds, and hearts in these services.
Property and Building Maintenance Maintaining the facilities of King of Peace Episcopal Church is a responsibility that falls under the direction of the Junior Warden of the Church Vestry. However, so much of the maintenance and ongoing repair work is not done by commercial contractors, but rather is accomplished by a skilled and dedicated group of volunteer parishioners. They build furnishings, they stain wood, caulk windows, chase squirrels out of attics, repair air conditioners and heaters, kitchen appliances, broken tables, ill-fitted locks, and so much more. Each parishioner has a unique set of skills and expertise that can be available to maintain our church. To volunteer or inquire about opportunities, contact the Junior Warden, Charles Babb.
Grounds Gardeners As weeds threaten to overgrow flowers and grass creeps above the horizon, a tireless group of volunteer workers tackles the area of property beautification caring for the grounds at King of Peace. These dedicated ministers of the church plant and weed flower beds, cut grass and trim edges, plant trees and trim shrubs. They are responsible for maintaining the beauty surrounding our church and their ministry calls for hard labor in all types of weather. To volunteer with the other parish gardeners, contact the Junior Warden, Charles Babb.
Stations of the Cross at King of Peace A unique Stations of the Cross Outdoor Trail is available at King of Peace Church for meditation and prayer. The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. Contact: Gil White
The Labyrinth at King of Peace The labyrinth is a tool to use in contemplative prayer and meditation. Walking the labyrinth clears the mind and gives insight into our spiritual journeys. The Labyrinth can offer a time to hold up a particular intention to God, such as when trying to discern God’s will, or pray for another person. But most often, a labyrinth walk is a time of opening yourself to God without an agenda. A booklet is available for those who wish to walk the King of Peace labyrinth, or assistance is available for those who want to learn more about the labyrinth and its purpose. Because the labyrinth is in the parish hall currently used as a worship sanctuary, it is covered by chairs and is available only at set times or by prior arrangement. Contacts: Gil White
Memorial Garden: The Marcus Dickman Memorial Garden of King of Peace Episcopal Church is located on church property with readily available access from the building proper. The setting is designed as a quiet and sacred place for prayer and reflection. The many blossoming trees, flowers, and plantings reflect the typical landscaping of the area and serve as a visible reminder of our belief in God’s gracious gift of resurrection. The memorial garden is designed to remember those who have gone before us in faith, as it is a place where the ashes of the dead are interred. Those interred in the garden are recorded in the parish register. For information, contact Al Virgin.