Monday, January 01, 2024


Congregational giving to the district in 2023 totaled about $32,000, not counting funds received from some properties that were sold. Thank you to everyone who gave for your generosity in supporting the district’s ministries! We encourage you to keep the district in mind in the new year.

An additional gift of $3,000 was received from the Church of the Brethren Mission & Ministry Board at the end of 2023, part of ministry partnership funds received from the Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company due to a favorable claim history.

Christine Knotts (Peoria First) completed her term as financial secretary for the district at the end of 2023, and we are grateful for her good work over the years. Leonard Matheny (Peoria First) has taken over that role as of Jan. 1. Any donations sent directly to the district financial secretary should now go to Leonard at 1231 W. Wonderview Dr., Dunlap, IL 61525.

The Highland Avenue congregation (Elgin) is seeking a full-time office administrator. See more information in the “Job Opportunities” section below.

Church of the Brethren Yearbook forms are on their way to congregations. Please take time to complete these forms and return them to the denominational office by April 15.

Do you have congregational news: celebrations, milestones, “Jesus in the Neighborhood” stories or other things to share with our district family? Please send those to the district office: