What to expect

What style of worship do you offer? 

Batavia United Methodist Church offers traditional and contemporary services in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Traditional services feature hymns by our Chancel Choir and Bell Choir. Our contemporary services are led by our Worship Band. The liturgy and sermon are the same in both services.  


Is nursery care provided?

Nursery care is available on Sunday mornings for children age infant through three years old. There is no cost to place your children in the nursery. 


How should I dress? 

Come as you are! Whether you prefer a suit and tie, polo shirt and khakis or boho shirt and flip-flops. 


What about Sunday school? 

There are Sunday school classes for all ages at 9 and 10:30am. 


Are children welcome in worship?

Children are always welcome and encouraged to attend worship services. Parents are also welcome to bring their children to the nursery during worship or Sunday school, where your child will be in the care of our Safe-Sanctuary trained staff. 


What about weekday meetings, small groups, and events?

Meetings and small groups are usually held in Fellowship Hall or a third floor classroom. Please enter the church through our Water Street entrance during the week.  


What do United Methodists believe?

Information about the United Methodist church’s beliefs, heritage, and mission can be found on the United Methodist Church’s website at www.umc.org.


Can I just call and ask my question? 

Please do! We would love to talk with you. Whether it’s about worship times, special events, or theology, we will try to answer all your questions. Please call the church office at 630-879-7060 or send us your online comment through our Contact Us page.