An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…

BVS peace pole

Brethren Volunteer Service

Partners in Service Award

The Highland Avenue congregation received the Partners in Service award for their commitment to supporting volunteers and hosting a community house where volunteers commit to living together and serving at BVS projects in the area.

Outdoor Ministries Association

Volunteer of the Year - 2015

Our own Ralph Miner was named Volunteer of the Year from OMA for his longstanding dedication and service, his selfless giving, his creativity, his deep caring for the youth of the denomination, and for providing a "snapshot" of the importance of volunteers to our camps.


Bible Study continues for adults through the summer. All adults are welcome to come as they are able.

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

Sunday Morning Bible Study meets at 11 a.m. This summer's focus is God's Prophets Demand Justice, using a guide written by Jenn Hosler. It examines God’s perspective on justice and injustice, and our response as people of faith. This quarter covers seven different Old Testament prophets as they investigate the perpetrators of injustice, the nature of injustice, and the victims of injustice. It steadily moves toward repentance, redemption, and restoration.

Polo Growing Project Individuals and families are invited to sponsor half-acre plots for this season's Growing Project at Polo. Proceeds from the 30 acres of corn will benefit smallholder farmers in food-deficit communities abroad. The cost per plot is $30.

The Deacon for July is Rebekah Flores.