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Attendees of the Church of the Brethren's national conferences have long enjoyed the theatrical work of Ted Swartz, whether he is making audiences think or making them laugh. This February, Ted and actor Michelle Milne will be bringing that knack for making audiences think, feel, and laugh to our very own church for a special presentation of "We Own This Now," a play by Alison Casella Brookins. 

Created in partnership with the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition, "We Own This Now" asks "what if the land you love was stolen?" Through the story of one Kansas farm family of Russian heritage, the play invites reflection on what it means to "own" something, as well as the relationship between "ownership" and (taking) responsibility. 

This opportunity is being brought to Highland Avenue through the efforts of the Community Engagement Team as part of their ongoing work to support the congregation as we grow in our understanding of the historic and ongoing violence of racism. 

Please mark your calendars now for Saturday, February 29th at 7:30pm and be on the lookout for opportunities to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this engaging experience. More information is also available at the Ted and Company website ( 


Sunday worship service  9:30 a.m.  All are welcome!

Fellowship time   10:30 a.m.  Visitors are welcome to a blue mug. 

Sunday school  11:00 a.m.  Offered for all ages during the school year.

Wednesday Morning Bible study 10:00 a.m. each week. We will study the scripture text that will be used for our worship service the following Sunday. Join us for a spirited, open discussion!