Confirmation Information

Our 7th and 8th grade students will be on the Confirmation Retreat at Dickson Valley, Sept 14-16. 

Confirmation begins on Wednesday, 9/26.  Dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by a study with Pastor Jane, and then a worship experience with Marcia.  You can register online:

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


September 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

Sept. 2: Fruit Juice, Applesauce

Sept. 9: White Rice, Ramen Noodles

Sept. 16: Sugar Free Foods, Baby Food and Formula

Sept. 23: Laundry Detergent, Ziploc Bags (all sizes)

Sept. 30: Bars of Soap, Feminine Hygiene Products, Deodorant

For the Apartments:

Shampoo/Conditioner, Hand soap/body wash, Laundry Soap

Donation Bins in Paxton Lobby


Adult Ed Summer Series

The Power of the Myth is one of the most popular and well respected series in the history of public television. Originally broadcast on PBS in the late 1980’s, the series features six one hour conversations between Joseph Campbell and the respected journalist Bill Moyers. Campbell became fascinated with myths. He found that the same myth occurred across many independent cultures which made him ask why. Probing more deeply, he found that myths played and still play an important role in our lives and in our societies.

This adult education opportunity is being presented by Faith Formation during July and August 2018 on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Paxton Hall:

August 12, 2018: Episode 6: Masks of Eternity

August 19, 2018: Guest lecture by Paul Lloyd to explore applying The Power of the Myth in writing

August 26, 2018:  General discussion on The Power of the Myth. We will also answer Joseph Campbell’s two quintessential questions: Are we following our bliss?  Are we living the Myth or does the Myth live us? 

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

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@