An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

Christian Education

Summer 2017

Our Christian Education program is not held during the summer months of June, July and August. Weekly Sunday School classes for adults and children will resume on Sept. 17.

Our Children's Worship program, Summer Shine, which utilizes Shine Curriculum, is offered during the worship service on two Sundays a month in June, July, and August. All K-5th graders are welcome! Shine is a dynamic Sunday school curriculum that engages Christian communities and families in their life together as it takes children through important themes and characters in the Bible.

Here are the Summer Shine Sundays: June 18 led by Lisa Gibble and Diane Parrott; July 9 led by Diane Parrott and Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford; July 23 led by Diane Parrott and Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford; August 6 led by Diane Parrott and Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford; August 20 led by Lisa Gibble and Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford. Summer Shine will be held upstairs in the large classroom. Parents must come upstairs to pick up their children after worship.

The following classes will resume in the Fall. All classes will meet Sundays at 11 a.m., after the worship service and fellowship time.

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 for adults in the Sunday morning elective classes. You are welcome to join in an entire series or an occasional session.


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.