Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Peace Community Ministries

Peace Community Ministries is a holistic, interdenominational organization, promoting advocacy, friendship and practical support for those in need.

The mission of Peace Community Ministries is:

 - to create community through a variety of ministries (i.e. worship, weddings, baptisms, funerals/memorial services);
- to speak up for the disadvantaged, befriending and encouraging individuals and communities living with poverty and injustice;
 - to support people in practical ways (i.e. providing refurbished computers to families who can't afford one; by working with local food and clothing banks; providing affordable health services, through the healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®), as well as through meaningful giving;
 - to support Peace Community Chapel, as a house of worship for those who have not found a faith community, and to promote unity among all.

For more information on Peace Community Ministries, please call: (203) 829-4767 or email.

About Pastor Don

After retiring from successful careers as a professional tennis player, stand-up comic and actor, Pastor Don now serves as pastor of Peace Community Chapel. 

He was very active growing up in the United Methodist Church in Sunday School, as an acolyte, teaching Vacation Bible School, and in Youth Ministry. During his college years, he was a member of the interdenominational Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was active in campus ministry. Later, Don served for many years in Lay Ministry; as Lay Leader in a United Methodist congregation, leading various ministries, including a Taped Ministry, which brought taped copies of worship services to the sick and shut-in. After serving as Lay Leader for nearly ten years, Don answered the call to pastoral ministry, was licensed for Pastoral Ministry in the United Methodist Church and was appointed to his home church as the Associate Pastor. He then served as pastor to a small New England church and his own congregation.

In 2013, Don, helped to found Peace Community Chapel, a welcoming, interdenominational community that seeks to love God, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to help others learn to do the same, through the teachings of Jesus. He also has a special place in his heart for ministry to seniors, an often forgotten and cast-aside population. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and is an ordained minister.

Along with his work in the church, Don and his wife, Mitzi, serve their community as co-owners of a holistic health practice called Jin Shin Jyutsu® of Greenwich/NYC.

Don and Mitzi, their two cats, Farley and Richie, make their home in Milford, CT. Contact Pastor Don by phone or by email.