An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

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Peace in the City

Peace in the City: MLK, Jr. Nonviolence and Community Transformation Workshop, Saturday, January 24,11am - 3pm, First Church of the Brethren in Chicago, led by Samuel Sarpiya.

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Annual Worship Exchange

Second Baptist Church of Elgin

Join us as we celebrate worship with our sister congregation on Sunday, January 25 – 9:30 a.m. at Highland Avenue and 11 a.m. at Second Baptist! (Note: There will be no Sunday school that morning.)

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Conversation on Race II

Second Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren will have a second Conversation on Race with the members of our congregations on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 1280 Summit St., facilitated by a pastor from each congregation.


Black Lives Matter The UU Society of Geneva is sponsoring a program on Friday, January 23 at 7 p.m. After watching Bill Moyers' show "The United States of Ferguson," we will hear from Elgin attorney, Traci Ellis, who will share an African-American perspective on the issues in Kane County. Finally, we will consider steps we can take to work towards creating a community that does not assume white privilege. The program will be held at 110 S. 2nd St., Geneva, Illinois and is free to the public.

Spiritual Gifts Exploration Groups It's not too late to sign up to participate in a small group and explore your spiritual gifts! Groups are beginning soon. Contact Pastor Jeanne if you would like to be included.

Feeding the Hungry Join volunteers at Food for Greater Elgin on the third Monday of each month. Our next volunteer service day is Monday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m. Please contact J. Flores for more information.

The Deacons for January are Jerry and Nancy Chapman.