An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

Christian Education

Our Christian Education program provides weekly Sunday School classes which meet Sundays at 11:00 a.m. following the worship service and fellowship time.

A 20-minute Children's Worship program is offered during the worship service on most Sundays. All K-5th graders are welcome to participate.

Children and Youth classes

Our Sunday school curriculum, Shine, published jointly by Brethren Press and Menno Media for Primary, Middler, Multiage, and Junior Youth, is a dynamic curriculum that engages Christian communities and families in their life together as it takes children through important themes and characters in the Bible.

Explore God's love through engaging stories and activities that will help children find meaning in the biblical stories, understand that they are known and loved by God, and learn what it means to follow Jesus. These Bible-based materials invite everyone to shine God’s light in the world!

Adult class: Café Highland

Sunday School in a contemporary style - Featuring wide-ranging content in a gathering where participants will examine ideas; study the Bible; view video clips; read and discuss books; debate community, national, and global issues; and consider action—all in an informal manner while sharing personal experiences and connecting with one another as people of faith.

Open discussion, participant planning, connected ideas - The Café Highland format will be flexible, and participants will be involved in the planning. Sometimes the leaders will bring a prepared presentation; more often, they will come with a set of questions. Much of the time participants will bring subjects, materials, and presentations they want the group and the congregation to encounter. Any given Sunday session and even a planned series can be interrupted if something important and topical comes up. Free and open discussion will be the style, and participants will be encouraged to connect the ideas they are discussing with the realities they live day by day. The hope is that the “class” will become a community within the larger community of the congregation.

Circle with coffee - The setting for Café Highland is in the northeast corner of the Fellowship Hall around a coffee table spread with coffee, tea, and other treats. Come as you are and when you can!


BIBLE STUDY MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study

Using the book series "A Guide for Biblical Studies" published by Brethren Press as a basis for study and discussion, with commentary by a different author on a new theme each quarter.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study 

Meets at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in the Lounge (sanctuary level).
We will study the scripture text that will be used for our worship service the following Sunday.
Join us for a spirited, open discussion!