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 John and Letha Kerl to God in prayer. The Kerls serve as regional coordinators for our global missionaries in Europe and Russia. As such, they provide supervision and care of our Covenant missionary personnel based in Europe. They also are the liaison for the denomination with national church leaders who are partners in ministry in the region. All of this means they are travelling much of the time, visiting to provide supervision, counsel, encouragement and resources and to attend national gathers and interact with church leaders, seeking collaboration. One of their goals is to explore new ministry possibilities in Eastern Europe while holding on-site visits at least once a year with each supported missionary. Let’s pray for the Kerls this week. 
Last Sunday, I invited all of us to spend some time in listening prayer this week to ask God to give us One Word to guide us during 2020. If you were with us last Sunday, don’t forget to bring your One Word paper to church on Sunday. If you weren’t with us last week, click here to download the sheet, set aside some time this weekend, and join us in this spiritual practice. Then write your name and your word on a piece of paper and bring it to church this Sunday. Your names will remain confidential to our pastoral team, but your words will become a part of a collective art piece put together by Julie Johnson. Like Jesus, we want God’s voice to shape and guide us in all we do. Let’s listen to the Spirit together! Peace, Pastor Eric Feel free to follow this guide or simply listen

January 4, 2020

New Members’ Class

Interested in getting more involved at Batavia Covenant Church? Consider joining the church as a member. A membership class will be offered on next Saturday, January 18th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. All are welcome, even if you are unsure if you’re ready for membership. Childcare will be available. Sign up on the Connection Card or contact the church office.
Join us on Sunday, January 26th at 4:00 pm for our Annual Congregational Meeting. Members, friends, and attenders are all welcome. We will celebrate God’s faithfulness in the past year, elect new leaders, and refocus on our purpose a church for what lies ahead. After our Annual Meeting, we will be having a Chinese New Year dinner around 5:00 pm. All are welcome! Help is needed to set and serve at the dinner. If you can help, please contact Becky Chin at rchin405@hotmail.com.
Below is information and dates for The Batavia Covenant Preschool for the 2020 – 2021 school year: Mon, January 27:     Priority registration for returning students will be a phone-in registration starting at 8:00 a.m. Call the preschool office (630-879-3795) and speak to a live person-we do not take registrations from voicemail. Tues, January 28:     Registration for siblings of current students, church member families and formerly attending families will be an email (leesa@bataviacov.org) registration starting at 8:00 a.m. Please provide your name, contact info, child’s name, birth date and class preference. Mon, February 3:      Open registration for new families will be a walk in registration starting at 10:00 a.m. Please bring a certified birth certificate, which we will copy and give right back to you, and be prepared to fill out a registration form and pay the $90.00 registration fee. The registration form is also available on