An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…

an invitation to the journey

Holy Week

Love Feast Communion

Love Feast

On Maundy Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. we remember Jesus' last supper with a worship service that includes feetwashing, a common meal, and communion.


Easter Sunday Celebrations

April 20

  • Breakfast, 8 a.m., served by the Senior High Youth as a fundraiser for National Youth Conference.
  • Worship, 9:30 a.m.
  • Easter Egg Hunt, 11:30 a.m., for all children through 5th grade.

Neighbors and friends are always welcome!

Real Rest Devotional

Lenten Devotional Book

Real Rest

Copies of Real Rest, a book of daily Lenten devotions is available for free at Highland Avenue. Or click here to order a copy in electronic form.

Congregational Life Ministries offers online daily prayers and reflection questions related to Real Rest .


Easter Egg Dyeing Children and families are invited to dye Easter eggs in the Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. on Saturday, 4/19. Please bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs.

Habitat for Humanity expects to start rebuilding a house in Carpentersville April 25 and 26, and each Friday and Saturday afterwards. Those interested in participating should register here. Contact D. Knieriem for more information.

Forgiveness and Domestic Violence Conference is April 25, 8:30am–4:30pm. at 2nd Baptist Church in Elgin, sponsored by the 16th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council. Informational/registration brochures can be found on the left-hand narthex table.

College Care Packages will be sent to our students that are away from home. There is a box for donations of healthy snacks and small gifts outside the sanctuary at Highland Avenue, or you may choose to donate money to purchase items. Contact Pastor Jeanne for more details or to add your college student's name to the list.

The Church Softball Team will begin May 3rd. Games are at Riverbend Community Park in St. Charles. Talk to D. Knieriem for more information.

Vital Ministry Journey The Highland Avenue congregation recently participated in a Vital Ministry Journey process of Bible study, prayer and discussion in small groups. To receive a summary of insights gleaned from the small groups, please contact the church office.

Deacons for April are J. Brumbaugh-Cayford and D. Knieriem.