Weekly Newsletter

June 26, 2020

Sacred Space

Are you looking for an opportunity to spend some time in prayer and scripture reading in our sanctuary? We will be opening up our church building on certain days and time, the sanctuary will be open, and Pastor Eric will be available to talk or pray if you’d like. Check back here for upcoming days and times.
Our leadership team is continuing to refine our plan for returning to worship together on Sunday mornings. In this stage, some small group gatherings are happening at church (limited to 10 people), but most of our groups have elected to wait until fall to regather. What is happening now are preparations for the next phase, when we will be gathering people back into the sanctuary for Sunday morning worship. At this point, our preparation includes experimenting with modifications to our worship service order, enhancing our technical setup to refine our live stream, and gathering the necessary volunteers and ministry partners to make gathering work. And don’t worry – the Sunday morning live-stream and Zoom small groups will continue for the foreseeable future, so we won’t leave anyone behind. Are you ready to return to Sunday morning church and willing to help others do the same? We are looking for volunteers
Our staff team has been working together to come up with creative ways to continue our ability to grow Deeper in Christ and Further in Mission. Youth Ministries continue to meet virtually and have numerous connection opportunities each week. Please contact Pastor Dan if you would like more information about those programs. Additionally, everyone is invited to participate in the following over Zoom. (To prepare for participation, please download, install, and test the free Zoom app on your phone or computer. For an in-depth reference on how to do so, please refer to the official instructions on the Zoom help page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/200704559-Installation) Gary Warner is leading a Zoom book/video Study on Frances Chan's Remembering the Forgotten God. The study will be every Sunday at 8:30 am. To request a study guide, or if you have any questions, please contact Gary at garywarner1@comcast.net. To join the Zoom meeting, please see the weekly email for
We are pleased to be able to again partner with World Relief to help run their Summer Kids Club. Due to current restrictions, this year club will be a virtual gathering of elementary and middle school students. Batavia Covenant Church has a small team of volunteers who, in partnership with some other churches, will be helping to facilitate these meetings. We are looking for donations to help provide the kids with supplies they will need to participate. The following items are needed: 30 pocket folders 30 wide ruled spiral notebooks 30 packs of crayons (24 count) 30 packs of washable markers If you would like to donate some of these items, please contact Patty Hofmann at hofmanncp@gmail.com.
Gary Warner is leading a Zoom Bible Study on the book of James. The Bible Study will be every Sunday at 8:30 am. To request a study guide, or if you have any questions, please contact Gary at garywarner1@comcast.net. To join the Zoom meeting, please see the weekly email for the Meeting ID and Password or email Gary. Pastor Eric is leading a Zoom Bible study on the book of 1 Peter. The Bible Study will be every Thursdays at 11:00 am. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Eric eric@bataviacov.org. To join the Zoom meeting, please see the weekly email for the Meeting ID and Password or email Pastor Eric.