We are glad that you’ve found us – and we hope for the chance to get to know you better. We pray that wherever you might come from, you may find a home here with us. Due to the new Illinois state health regulations, we will only be offering online worship this Sunday and for the foreseeable future. We will not be registering people to attend worship, but we will continue to live stream from the sanctuary on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/bataviacov. You can click here to view our digital bulletin with the order of worship and easy links for use during the service. Join us at 10:00 am on Sunday for music, prayer, scripture reading, and reflection.

We are very happy to announce that we are resuming office hours here at our church! We will have office hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Face coverings & social distancing will be required. We will provide hand sanitizer, and if you do not have a face covering, we will provide one.

 

Church family,

I hope that you are doing well - staying safe, healthy, and sane.

I recognize that the events of the past couple of weeks have been difficult for many of us, as our region becomes more restricted in response to rising COVID-19 numbers. This is particularly difficult with upcoming holidays. Most of us are faced with difficult decisions - and some of us with increased isolation or family conflicts.

In lieu of a video update today, I wanted to share a resource that I hope will be helpful to you. The Batavia Counselors Collaboration is a group of local therapists and counselors who are gathering resources to promote mental health during the pandemic. You can go to their website, view their Facebook page, and YouTube playlist.

The video above is a 20-minute long panel discussion on mental health during the holidays that you can view here that I highly recommend.

Finally, you can also view the Kane County Resource Guide that they have assembled which draws together many different resources available in our region. Perhaps you or someone you know can find a little extra support in this difficult time. If you are struggling, need support, and aren't sure where to start, please reach out to me, Pastor Dan or Pastor Laura, or one of our staff members or leaders, or reach out directly to one of the resources in the resource guide. We will do what we can to support and walk with you.

May our good and gracious Shepherd lead us to quiet waters and green pastures, even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23).

Peace,
Pastor Eric

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