Community Meal

     Our regular 3rd Wednesday Free Community Meal is still on for tonight! (January 17th).  Come anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

Directory Updates

     Please make sure the church office has your correct address, phone, email, birth date & anniversary.  You may email the above information to Judi at or put your written updates in the door pocket of the church office.  If you are not listed in our church directory & would like to be, please let us know!  If you would like to receive our newsletter, please email and we can add you to our email group.


     MESSENGER continues to be the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren and is published in Elgin, Ill. Wendy McFadden serves as publisher. Your Messenger renewals are due to Joan Hutchens by January 15th.  Checks should be made out to Linville Creek with Messenger on the memo line. One year: $14.50 or 2 years: $27.00.  If you are a first-time subscriber, your cost is $7.25.  More information can be found at

Children’s Choir

      The Christian Education Commission is excited to share opportunities for the children. We will continue the regular 2nd and 4th children’s church with lessons for grades K-3. Then beginning on Sunday, January 21st, there will be children’s choir for age 4 (going into kindergarten fall 2018) through grade 5 each 1st and 3rd Sundays. Cindy Hardesty will be directing the choir and her daughter Becca will accompany the choir.

Carry-in Meal and Annual Business Meeting

     Following worship on January 21, we will have a carry-in meal in the fellowship hall prior to our Annual Congregational Business Meeting at 12:45 p.m.  Please bring a dish to share.  Each of the commissions will report on their ministry from 2017.    Commission Chairs – please turn in your written annual reports to the church office no later than January 8th.

Offering Envelopes

      Your offering envelopes will be available soon for 2018.  If you do not currently have envelopes for giving and would like to receive them, please talk to Eileen Driver or call the church office.  If you have been receiving envelopes and are not using them, please let Eileen know that also.

Interest Survey

   The Nominating Commission invites you to complete an Interest Finder Survey. Blank forms are available on the table in the back of the narthex.  Completed forms may be placed in the basket at the same location.  In addition an electronic version is available here:

    Completing the survey will not obligate you for any job, service, or responsibility. The Nominating Commission is seeking to find your interests as part of our church family.