Exciting Days as We Prepare for the Annual Meeting in 2014


Our church is attended by people from Byron, Rochelle, Stillman Valley, Oregon, Rockford, Cherry Valley, Davis Junction, Monroe Center, and other surrounding communities.We will be sharing this information in a number of ways in the coming days. These are great days to be a “brick” at the Red Brick Church. If you’re reading this and you don’t have a church home, consider visiting us. We have many in our church from Rockford, Byron, Oregon, Monroe Center, Stillman Valley, Davis Junction, Rochelle, and other surrounding communities.

January 3, 2014

Dear Church Family:

What a tremendous 2013 our church enjoyed. God blessed us beyond what we could have imagined (Ephesians 3:20-21).

Annual reports (the Annual meeting is at 4:00 PM on January 26) are coming out soon, so I won’t give a detailed summary of 2013. Instead, let me just point to a few blessing:

  • We are bursting at the seams with people of every age;
  • We had a tremendous year financially;
  • We replaced a  literal brick chimney and many figurative bricks joined;
  • Our youth engaged in both inter-generational and peer ministries;
  • We have shared the gospel and baptized – – served, prayed, loved one another.

In all, our church enjoyed unity and the joy that comes with being of one mind.

Now it is time to forge ahead in 2014. As leaders, we continue to keep our overall vision in focus as we target goals for the coming year. If you haven’t reviewed our overall areas of vision, this document summarizes the major areas we are targeting.

Our specific agenda items for 2014 should make it one of the more exciting in the history of your church. Highlights will include:

In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to a number of Sunday morning special announcements / interviews that will our congregation the chance to hear from different people in our church family. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Sincerely in Christ,


Pastor Chris Brauns