Outreach Donations for the Food Pantry and Batavia Apartments

Suggested donation schedule for the Batavia Food Pantry:                                                              July 22: diapers of all sizes                                                                                                                    July 29: toothbrushes and tooth paste

The Batavia Apartments, managed by Mercy Housing, provides a home to low-income families, seniors, individuals and people with special needs.  June needs include: shampoo, hand soap, laundry soap and paper towels.


Got Realm? Here is why you want to register with Realm

Realm Update Within the next few weeks our church will be transitioning from sending emails through our current email system to sending emails through Realm.  To continue to receive emails you will need to create an account with Realm.  You should have already received an “invitation” to join Realm via an email from notifications@onrealm.org.  If you do not see this email in your inbox or you have had difficulty creating an account, please contact a staff member so we can assist you with this.  We want to make sure everyone is able to receive church communications.  For those who prefer to receive information on their mobile device, you have that option!  Once you create an account, you can go to your mobile device app store and find the ACS Connect App.  This will allow you to receive notifications about news and messages on your mobile device.  

Office Hours as of July 2, 2018

New Office Schedule starting July 2nd - Email sent to the office will be checked at 9 a.m. and noon on Monday.  If you have an emergency on Monday contact Mary Pat English at 630-488-9733.  Cindy will be in the church office on Tuesday afternoon (12:30-4:30), Wednesday morning (8:30 to 12:30), Thursday afternoon (12:30 – 4:30) and all day on Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm). 

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.