Thursday, February 01, 2024


Peoria First is holding a spaghetti dinner after church on Feb. 18, and Canton is doing a creative trivia event with pizza at 4 p.m. that same day.

Cerro Gordo will have a soup supper from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24.

Dutchtown (Milledgeville) welcomed two new members on Dec. 31 and will be officially receiving three more on Palm Sunday.

Yellow Creek (Pearl City) recently received a district Mission and Mortar grant to help with replacing its heating system. If your church has a need, please see the grants section below.

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

Two people connected to York Center (Lombard) were recently featured on Chicago’s WGN-TV. Those featured were member Darwin Walton, a 97-year-old who is encouraging other seniors to pen their life story after having authored nine children’s books earlier in her life, featured at, and Laura (Zayas) Magrini, featured in a WGN news piece called “Around Town – Closest Closet” in which she is interviewed about her work to make rugs out of damaged goods donated to a used clothing story, at

Church of the Brethren Yearbook forms have been sent to congregations. Please take time to complete these important forms and return them to the denominational office by April 15.

The 2024 district directory was recently sent out via email. If you did not receive a copy and would like one, please contact the district office at

The district Gifts Discernment and Call Committee recently met and looked at district positions to be filled in the coming year. If you get a call from a GDCC member, please prayerfully consider whether you might be called to serve! Pat Ball (Dixon) is chairing the committee this year, with Dan McFadden (Highland Avenue) as vice chair.

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: