An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…

Our Jr. High youth welcome you

Welcome to Highland Avenue!

On the last day of Sunday School this year, the Jr. High class talked about welcoming, then worked together to create this welcome video. Check it out!

Relief mission veterans recall their experiences

Meet Highland Avenue's Seagoing Cowboys

Meet Merle Brown and Matt Meyers, Highland Avenue's own seagoing cowboys, in video interviews by Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson.

The seagoing cowboys were men and boys who volunteered after World War II to tend livestock shipped by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the Heifer Project to war-devastated countries overseas.

To find out more about these amazing missions, read Peggy Reiff Miller’s new book published by Brethren Press, The Seagoing Cowboy, or click here to visit a website the author has created to tell their story.

For a look back in time and to learn more about this chapter in history, visit Heifer International's website which includes historic photographs, videos, and biographies.


Sunday School classes meet after church for children, youth, and adults. Click here for more info.

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