An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

On December 24 at 7:30 p.m., we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with an evening service of scripture lessons, carol singing, and prayer.

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Spiritual Gifts Exploration Groups

Small groups using the Vital Passions, Holy Practices curriculum for exploring spiritual gifts begin in January. Groups are being formed now. Sign up here!

Christmas pageant

Family Advent Worship Service

Photos of our Family Advent Worship Service and Christmas Pageant are here!


Adult Advent Class - Jesus is Coming to Town In the church calendar of scripture texts, the Gospel readings for Advent typically reflect upon the significance of Jesus’ first coming as a means of preparation and anticipation for his future return. This series explores the meanings of four Gospel passages in this year’s lectionary: Mark 1:1-15, Mark 13:24-37, John 1:1-28, Luke 1:26-38. Led by New Testament professor Mike McKeever on Sunday mornings in the Arts Room (lower level).

The Elgin Community Crisis Center needs men's winter coats. If you would like to donate, you may drop them off at the Crisis Center or see T. Stauffer or R. Peterson.

Church Family New Year’s Eve Party on Wednesday, December 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring friends, a finger food to share, and games to share. Contact S. LeCount for more information.

A Second Conversation on Race with the Second Baptist, First Presbyterian, and Highland Avenue congregations has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. at Second Baptist Church. 1280 Summit St, Elgin. Please join us for this important conversation about racism in our culture, our community, and our own lives.

The Deacon for December is Jacki Hartley.