Weekly Newsletter

May 13, 2018

Mission Focus

Each week we are asking our congregation to be in prayer for one of our supported missionaries or local mission agency. This week we ask that we each bring Pastor Amos Shakya and the Bhutanese/Nepali congregation to God in prayer. In the coming weeks, there are opportunities we will have as individuals and families to assist Pastor Amos and the Rupantaran Nepali Covenant Church with their ministry. One way some of us can help is to attend one of the “house fellowship” gatherings on Saturdays to share personal testimonies.  Pastor Amos will share on Sunday how impactful this has been in reaching people who are learning about Jesus Christ. More specifically, starting November 23rd through December 14th, we are invited to partake of the caroling, dancing, (and eating!) planned for each Saturday, starting at 4:30 pm, so be praying about how God may want you to be a part of
Survivor Day Each year the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsors the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Christine Breiten has organized a local chapter for this event that will be held right here at Batavia Covenant Church from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 23rd. The day is open to anyone who has experienced a loss to suicide. There will be a groups focused on MS/HS students and adults affected by suicide in a variety of ways (siblings, child, parent, friend). The event is free, but please register by contacting http://bit.ly/SOSBatavia. Please pray for this event and for those who will attend.

October 25, 2019

Lessons & Carols

Join us on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm as we celebrate the birth of Jesus by hearing and singing the Christmas story together at a program featuring adult choir, children’s choir, worship band, organ, and more. This celebration is sure to be a highlight of the season, so mark your calendar and invite your friends and neighbors!

November 16, 2019

Friday Night Live

Our next FNL meets from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Friday, December 6th! Friday Night Live (FNL) is a program that is offered to students in grades 3rd – 5th as an introduction to our youth ministry programs. FNL gives students a taste of youth group while also providing a fun and age appropriate place to continue their spiritual growth. FNL happens 4 times throughout the year. There will be snacks, games, songs, and a lesson; all planned and led by our Director of Worship Arts & Youth Ministries, Dan Raymond, and the team of Student Leaders that have applied and been selected to help lead this ministry. All students in grades 3rd – 5th are invited to come have a great time and grow in their faith!

November 16, 2019

Youth Group Christmas Party

Our annual Youth Group Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 8th during our normal Youth Group times. The Christmas Party includes a hot-chocolate bar, fun games, a Christmas lip-sync, and a white elephant gift exchange! Students should bring a wrapped gift for the gift-exchange. The more obscure and funny the gift is, the better. This will be our final Youth Group of 2019!