An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…

Weekend With Shawn Kirchner

February 5th-7th is our Weekend with Shawn Kirchner: “Making the Most of Music in Worship at Highland Avenue” Click here to see the schedule. For more info about Shawn, see his bio. Click here to see a postcard about the weekend.

Pastor Katie Shaw Thompson

Welcome Pastor Katie!

The Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren is delighted to welcome Katie Shaw Thompson as our next pastor, who began November 29, 2015. We are excited to enter into a new time of ministry with her!


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 used for our worship service the following Sunday. Join us for a spirited, open discussion.

Deacons for January are Josh & Kendra Harbeck.