An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…

Bill Jolliff

Coffeehouse with Bill Jolliff

Sunday, March 8, from 7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall featuring Quaker singer and scholar, Bill Jolliff. Join us for a fun evening of folk, bluegrass, and gospel music with a social justice bent. Admission is free, the community is welcome. Donations in appreciation of Bill's great music accepted.

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A Continuing Dialog Between the Community and the Elgin Police

Elgin Strong

Saturday, March 14 at noon, Second Baptist Church (1280 Summit St.) will host a follow-up discussion on race and policing. There will be a presentation followed by round-table discussions.

Lenten Devotional

Free copies of the Lenten Devotional Searching for the Kingdom of Heaven from Brethren Press are available in the narthex (just outside the sanctuary). You can also purchase an electronic version here. Daily prayers and questions based on the devotional readings are posted here.

sand jar

Emptying Ourselves

In our narthex (outside our sanctuary) during Lent is a vessel into which all are invited to pour colored sand - to represent our hurts, our sins, and our challenges. We pour these out to clear space, create a clean heart, so that God can enter in.


Forgive Us Sometimes the church in the U.S. has been a source of pain rather than a place of hope. A new Lenten Sunday school class for adults will explore this topic using the book Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith. A description of all class offerings for spring 2015 can be found here.

Inquirers Class Are you interested in knowing more about the beliefs and practices of the Church of the Brethren? Do you have unanswered questions? Are you considering membership? A class for inquirers is being held in March. Contact Pastor Judith for more information.

Service Opportunity All are welcome to join us as we serve at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Monday, March 9, from 9-noon (see R. Miner) or at Feeding Greater Elgin on Monday, March 16, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (see J. Flores). 

Small Group Dinners Sign-up to be a guest or a host at a small group dinner in someone's home and enjoy an evening of good food and warm company. See C. Douglas for more information.

The Deacons for March are Donna March and Pat Rittle.