An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…


Guest Musician

Matthew Werstler

Matthew Werstler will play viola during worship on Sunday, July 27. After music he will give a talk on ethnic musicology and mission work, and will demonstrate a Chinese instrument called the erhu.

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National Youth Conference

Thirteen youth and one advisor from Highland Avenue are headed to join over 2300 others at the Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference this week in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pray for a safe and wonderful journey!

Joel Kline

Pastor Joel Kline to retire

Pastor Joel will retire at the end of August after 12 years at Highland Avenue and 39 years in pastoral ministry. We have been blessed by his leadership. A farewell celebration is planned for Sunday, August 24 at 4 p.m. Save the date!

Judith Gibble

Interim Pastor Called

The Highland Avenue Church Board has called Judith Gibble to serve as our half-time Interim Pastor, beginning September 1. Click here for details.


Bible Study continues during the summer on Sunday mornings after worship and on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Sunday morning study is "The People of God Set Priorities," based on Haggai and 1 and 2 Corinthians. The Wednesday morning group is studying the minor prophets.

Small Group Strategic Planning Sessions The Strategic Planning Committee is holding discussion sessions in order to hear first-hand from members and friends of the congregation. The last session is on Sunday, August 3 after worship.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is currently rebuilding a house in Carpentersville each Friday and Saturday. Register here or contact D. Knieriem for more information.

HACoB's Kane County Cougars game is Friday, August 1st. Tickets are $10. Please r.s.v.p. to G. Bouwmeester to reserve a ticket.

A Farewell Celebration for Pastor Joel will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 4 p.m. with ice cream, dessert, music, and speakers from the church and community. Please r.s.v.p. to S. Anna or sign up in the Fellowship Hall.

The church office will be closed on most Fridays during the summer.

Deacons for July are R. Flores and R. Tomasek.