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.

In light of new guidance from the CDC and Illinois, we are taking steps to relax pandemic precautions for all of our gatherings, particularly Sunday mornings. We will no longer be pre-registering for attendance or screening people at the door (we ask that people self-screen before coming to church, and we will still track attendance upon arrival for contact tracing purposes).

In addition, starting Sunday, May 30th, masks will be optional for people who are fully vaccinated, except while singing (we ask that everyone wears masks while singing). When you’re ready to come back, we’re ready to welcome you!

We will continue to live stream from the sanctuary at 10:00 am 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.  Please join us!

Our new office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 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 this mid-week update finds you well! This week marks the halfway point in our sermon series on the book of Colossians, called "Because of Jesus." We've been looking at what God has done and what is true because of Jesus Christ.

We want to encourage our whole church to dive more deeply into scripture so that God can use his word to form and shape us. There are many ways to do that - you might consider reading through the book of Colossians once or twice over the next couple of weeks to let Paul and Timothy's message sink into your life. I also recommend a great resource that some of you have shared with me: The Bible Project. They have resources on each book of the Bible, including the Book of Colossians. I especially recommend checking out the video above that gives an overview of the content and themes of the book.

I pray that God will reveal more of the wonder of his plan, his glory, and the joy of our salvation in your life as we read scripture together!

Pastor Eric

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