Pig Roast Fundraiser Update


great big thank you to the the fundraising committee, especially Kristen Beth Offenbecher, Rob Knanishu, and Mike Kosky!

Dan Pearson and his band for entertainment.

The senior high team for your service with a smile.

Everyone who donated supplies, food and baked goods!

We raised $1906.00

What a fun night- we can’t wait for next year!

October Donation Suggestions for Food Pantry and Batavia Apartments

For the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry:


Suggested donation schedule for Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet:

Donation Shopping Carts are at West Entrances

October 14: Garbage bags, paper towels

October 21: Sensitive skin laundry soap

October 28: Winter coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarfs

For the Apartments:

paper towels, toilet bowl cleaner, shampoo, napkins, small ziplock bags, handi wipes, disinfecting wipes

Donation Bins in Paxton Lobby


Worship Service Feedback and Assistance

The Worship Team would really value hearing your ideas on improving the worship experience. We want to hear from anyone with ideas, but especially teens, YAMS, and parents of younger children. Please bring your suggestions to Susan Price or Pastor Jane Courtwright. This could include:  

·      Something to add to worship at CCoB. We do occasionally have thematically appropriate skits, video clips, and dance. What else would you like to see – and do you want to help organize or participate in any of these?

·         Every week, we need people to step up to usher (hand out bulletins, count attendance, take offering, and be available to assist attendees as needed), read scripture and prayers -- and once a month we serve communion – besides those extra worship components mentioned above. Let the pastor know if you like reading in church. You can sign up to usher online (the signup.com button on the member page of the website) or let Cindy Sansale by phone or email. If you can help with Coffee Time, let Judy Lutz know. (Have you signed up on Realm yet?)  Important: you don’t need to be all grown up to participate in worship: we welcome young readers, ushers, and communion servers, or help with skits and special music.

·         You don’t need to show up every week to sing with choir – and if you’re only interested in a limited time commitment, let Vicki know you might be available to sing with the men’s or women’s choirs (once about every other month) or for the special Advent music (about 7 weeks of rehearsals, but you don’t need to be at every one).

Wednesday Evenings Program for Children and Confirmation begins Sept 26

Wednesday evenings are toGather evenings at the CCoB.

Dinner for all at 5:30

Children’s program for grades K to 6th grade from 6:15 to 7:30pm

Confirmation from 6:15 to 8pm.

Please register through this link: 


Tuition is $50 a trimester/$150 per year. 


Share the Care - Share a meal, a ride, a card

Share the Care is forming at the church.  This is a committee much like the previous
“Pastoral Care Committee”, but new and improved to help accommodate
everyone’s busy life.  To get the group started, we are looking for people
who would be willing to provide a meal or transportation or send/write cards
for our church members when the need arises.  Please contact Julie Crane
Knanishu at badger_jack@comcast.net

Are You on Facebook?


Our church has two Facebook accounts. One is a public Facebook page which can be seen by anyone.  We use this account to provide information about our church services, ministries, and events for members and others. 

In our second account, the content is not available for everyone in the public to view.  The congregation uses it to share joys and concerns, pictures, poems, something that inspires them, etc.   Members of the group can read, post, and comment, and no one outside of the group can see the posts and comments. This is known on Facebook as a closed group.

To find either the church Facebook page or the closed group, you can log into your Facebook account and in the search bar type in either  Congregational Church of Batavia or Members and Friends of the CCOB.  This should bring you to a list of suggestions.  Click on your choice and then you should be able to “like” or “join.”

If you have any questions about either Facebook group or difficulty finding the links, please contact Laura Bernabei at childrenandfamilyministry@ congregationalchurch.org.