Weekly Newsletter

August 1, 2020

Help Needed

Serving hands and muscle needed for moving furniture Sunday, August 16th Have you been waiting for an opportunity to serve our church since the building has been closed for services?? Well, that opportunity has arrived!! The carpeting at church is being cleaned on Monday, August 17th and the tile in the preschool classrooms is being rewaxed on Thursday, Aug 20th. We are in need of a crew of people who are willing to move furniture in and out of the fellowship hall, preschool rooms and lobby on: Sunday, August 16th @ after service ends around 11:15 am Wednesday, August 19 @ 6:00pm Many hands make light work! If you are willing and able to help move furniture, please contact Leesa Urben at leesa@bataviacov.org or call her at 630-765-0761. Thanks for considering to serve in this manner!
We are excited to announce that starting on July 8th, every Wednesday night throughout the months of July and August, we will be hosting a discussion group on the book The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby, and we hope that you will be a part of it! The book group discussion will take place over Zoom, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be facilitated by Lynnea Miller and Pastor Eric.  The Color of Compromise is about the long history of racism and complicity in the Church, and how we as the Church today can take steps towards becoming anti-racist. If you would like to be a part of this book study, or are merely intrigued, please contact Lynnea Miller at lynnea@bataviacov.org, everyone is welcome!  When you contact Lynnea, she will send you the zoom link to join our first meeting on July 8th. For that meeting, plan to

July 11, 2020

Volunteers Needed

Are you ready to return to Sunday morning church and willing to help others do the same? We are looking for volunteers who can help with sanitizing and usher duties on Sunday morning services. We need at least 7 people present each Sunday morning to make things work smoothly. New training is required for all volunteers. For anyone interested, please email Evie Johnson (evnkent@att.net).  Also, we will need some additional volunteer help with audio, camera, presentation, and live stream so we can live stream and have people in the sanctuary. New technical volunteers will get up and running in July - email Pastor Dan if you are interested in joining the team (dan@bataviacov.org).
We are excited to announce that, through prayer and discernment, Pastor Dan has decided to pursue a Master of Arts in Worship degree through Northern Seminary! This program will allow Pastor Dan to continue in his current position at Batavia Covenant, and we believe it will deeply enrich the worship life of our church as he learns and grows in his ministry and call. He begins his first course in just a couple weeks, so he is asking that we rejoice with him and pray for him as he begins this journey. If you would like to learn more about Pastor Dan's decision to begin seminary, receive updates on his education, and hear ways you can be supporting him during this time, please click this link to sign up to receive email newsletters from him.
Do you have a heart for God's little ones?  Are you interested in learning more about our preschool ministry? Would you be interested in participating in discussions and providing valuable input toward decision making for our preschool program? Well, then do we have an opportunity for you!  Batavia Covenant Preschool has  an opening for a church member to join our Preschool Board. Our meetings are scheduled typically four times during the year-August, November, February and May. During this season of life, however, our meetings have been monthly and attended virtually through Zoom in the convenience of your own home. The meetings are held at 7:00 pm and last about 1 to 1.5 hours.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, I would be happy to talk with you. Please email Leesa Urben at leesa@bataviacov.org. Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity!