Outreach Ministry


Thank you to all that contributed to the school supply drive for CHIP-IN Batavia.   We were able to reach our goal of 580 glue sticks and 100 packs of wide rule 200 count loose-leaf paper.


After experiencing the eclipse, how about giving blood? The Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, August 21, 3 - 7 PM.  For more information call Judy Larson at 630-879-3439. 


Donations for the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry can be dropped off in the shopping carts by the west entrances. Current needs can be found on their website. 


Donations to the Batavia Apartments can be dropped off in the brown bins near the entrance to Paxton Hall.  A list of current needs is posted near the bins


Judo and Christian Values on August 27

From your Faith Formation Team:

Kei has been the head instructor at the Chicago Tenri Judo Dojo for the last 26 years and two months. He is an active Christian, and attends our CCOB small business networking group. He teaches traditional principles of Kodokan Judo so his students develop not only the physical skills to be successful in competitive Judo but the social, emotional and leaderships skills to be competitive in LIFE.




Faith Formation and Finances?

Faith Formation Events for All on August 20, 27, and September 3rd


The Faith Formation Ministry Team is offering some practical Sunday School sessions this August and first week of September. The time will be 11:00-12:00 on August 20th and September 3rd. The location will be in the Pine Room. The speakers and topics are:

August 20th: Retirement Planning and Investments: Paul Byrd

Paul and Carol Byrd have successfully managed active careers, and are now heading into early retirement. Paul will talk about what you and your family can do with retirement savings to plan for future needs.

September 3: Family Budgets and Values: Bob Huxtable

Bob is a former Banker who has been our Moderator, chaired our Finance team, and has actively supported our church over many years. He and Ellen have managed their finances through good times and bad, sending a child through Northwestern University despite committing his full time to working in a church. Bob will talk to us about family budgets and values. 


Education Wing Update!

This is it!  The countdown has begun, 5432 . . . you know the rest.  The Christian Education Wing remodel 2017 is coming to a fast finish.

Join us as we put the finishing touches on our new & greatly improved youth facilities.  You can add your hours, names and pictures to those who have already clocked over 800 hours in volunteer efforts.

While many said it couldn’t be done (within budget and on time) we are doing it.  We need you to get us to the finish line and into the building.  Please add these dates and times to your already busy schedule and bring this project to a wonderful conclusion.  We have added Saturday, Sunday and evening hours to be more accommodating.

Volunteer Opportunities:

August 10:  9 a.m. - ?

August 11:  9 a.m. - ?

August 12:  9 a.m. – noon

August 14:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (finish with an afternoon inspection)

August 15:  9 a.m. – noon (move in)

August 16:  9 a.m. – noon (move in)

August 16:  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (move in)

August 17:  9 a.m. – noon (move in)

August 17:  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (move in)

August 18:  9 a.m. – noon (move in)

August 19:  9 a.m. – noon (move in)

August 20:  1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (final scheduled move in)

Beyond grateful,

Dave Hummel, Chair

Page & Carol McCloud, Co-Chairs


Ed Wing Update







Registration for Children and Youth Ministry Programs

It is time to register for our 2017-18 Children and Youth Ministry Programs!  On Sunday mornings we offer Nursery care for infant through 3 years old as well as Sunday School classes for age 3 through 12th grade.

Sunday evenings, our High School students meet for "Smallies".  Smallies includes dinner, large group and small group discussions and worship time.

Wednesday evenings we have "toGather".  We all begin with dinner at 5:30.  Our 7th/8th grade students meet for confirmation class after dinner until 8pm.  K to 6th meet until 7:30 for worship and Bible story/study time, as well as some time for games and mission projects.  Child care provided between 7:30 and 8 for students with siblings in the confirmation class.

You can sign up for everything using this form  or online with this google form.

Women's Connection

Women's Connection

Women's Connection - a book discussion group - meets on Sunday July 16 at 7pm.  The July book is "Crashing Through - The Extraordinary True Story of the Man who Dared to See" by Robert Kurson.  The host is Elsie Ann Cole.  Call the church office for more details 630-879-1999.

Looking ahead, the August 20 book is "I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai.

September 17, 1984 by George Orwell and October 15 is "Women Heroes of World War 1: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies and Medics"  by Kathryn J. Atwood.

Summer Worship

Our Summer Worship Schedule of one service at 9:30 am begins Sunday, May 28 and runs through September 3 2017. Nursery care is available for 0-3 years, and Sunday School for 3 years through completed 3rd grade.  With the Ed Wing remodel, Nursery care will be in the Conference Room and Sunday School will be in the Pine Room. Coffee/Fellowship immediately following the service in Paxton Hall. Join us this summer!


“ToGather”: “Hang out time” as we live our life in Christ together.Much will be the same; dinner at 5:30, with Bible Study for children/confirmation following, worship and outreach activities.  The difference?  Adults:  Adults with children in Wednesday night programming, adults without children, adults with grown children. You are invited to have dinner with us, and then stay as you are able to participate in some “Adults Only” conversations or activities on some weeks, and all age Outreach and Worship moments on other weeks.To register children and youth for Sunday School, ToGather, Confirmation and Senior High Smallies, 

Registration Form

Adults don’t need to register, but we will be asking you to let us know on Mondays if you plan to eat dinner on that Wednesday.