An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

Christian Education

Spring Quarter, 2017

All classes meet Sundays at 11 a.m. following the worship service

Children and Youth classes

Our curriculum is Shine: God's Good News, published jointly by Brethren Press and Menno Media for Primary, Middler, Multiage, and Junior Youth.

Engaging stories and activities 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. The Bible-based materials invite everyone to shine God’s light in the world!

Finders Class ages 18-35

"FINDERS of faith in the company and friendship of other seekers".  

-  led by Jim Lehman in the Centennial Room (third floor)

Adult Sunday morning Electives

Varied and vital opportunities for learning and dialog are offered adults by elective classes. You are welcome to join in an entire series or an occasional session.

The Nonviolent Jesus

March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9

This six-week series dovetails with the Lenten preaching series on the Sermon on the Mount and the centrality of the gospel in nonviolence. 

Together we will explore the biblical basis for peace and examine strategies for practical peacemaking. Drawing on leadership from within the congregation as well as guest speakers from beyond, we will learn about nonviolence efforts both close to home and around the world.

Wendy McFadden and Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, coordinators  

Sustaining Creation

April 23, 30 and May 7

This class will draw upon videos and a range of experts as we explore issues such as Creation Stewardship, Environmental Sustainability and Ecological Justice.

Story Telling

May 14 and 21

We will end the Adult Education Series this year on a lighter note with two sessions of Story Telling.

On May 14 Willard Dulabaum will share some of his experiences of driving bus for the city of Elgin.

May 21 will feature Jim Lehman sharing several of his own stories including, "The Oaks of Righteousness."


Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study

Using the book "A Guide for Biblical Studies" by David R. Miller, explore the sovereign nature of God as seen through visionary images; this will be our kickoff point for discussion each week. The first unit is a study of Isaiah's rich images of God as the One who rules the whole universe. The second unit centers on Hebrews, where we see how God comes to lead humankind in the person of Jesus. The final unit focuses on Revelation's vision of God as the beginning and end of all things.

-  led by Marcus Velazquez in the Lounge (sanctuary level)

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.