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December 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

The City Church invites you as we celebrate the Christmas Season. You and your family are welcome to any or all of these services. From Special Music Nights to Candlelight Services we want to celebrate this special season with you.

The City Church, 210 E. Main St., Batavia. / St. Anthony's, 114 Liberty St, Batavia. Visit us online: www.thecitychurch.com or call 585-343-6895.

December 11, 2018 - 4:37pm

Press release:

The City Church invites you to come out on Christmas Eve for our annual Candlelight Service.

We will be having two services this year, one at our City Church location at 210 E. Main St. in Downtown Batavia at 6 p.m. and one at our St. Anthony’s location at 114 Liberty St in Batavia at 8 p.m.

This service is one of our most beautiful events we have all year. With our Christmas decor up, tree lights on, and friendly faces, you will have a warm place to be on Christmas Eve.

We begin our night singing together, then the kids will be brought up front for a traditional telling of the Christmas story. We have a choir and song specials throughout the night, and we end the evening by lighting our candles, symbolizing the light that was sent to us on that beautiful Christmas day.  

We are thankful to be able to plan this service on such a beautiful night to remember what this wonderful Christmas season is about. Everyone is welcome and every child receives a gift before they leave.

We would love to have you join us on Christmas Eve (Monday, Dec. 24). 

  • 6 p.m. at The City Church location on 210 E. Main St.
  • 8 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s location on 114 Liberty St.

Visit www.thecitychurch.comwww.stanthonysbatavia.com and find us on FaceBook and Instagram. Call (585) 343-6895 with any questions.  

Merry Christmas!

June 2, 2015 - 1:44pm
posted by Traci Turner in batavia, religion, The City Church, Erin Kelly.

The Batavia City Church will host guest speaker Erin Kelly, oldest daughter of Buffalo Bill's former quarterback Jim and his wife, Jill, as part of their Life Night Service.

The service will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The church's band will start the service and then Erin will share thoughts and personal experiences from her latest book "Kelly Tough." A question and answer session will follow.

The book is a story of love between a father and his daughter. In her book, she emphasizes how her faith in God and ability to find strength in weakness helped her to withstand the challenges of her father's and brother's illnesses. 

Marty Macdonald, senior pastor at The City Church, talked with Jill Kelly's brother, Jack Wagner, to set up having Kelly speak at The City Church. According to Macdonald, the church loves what the Kelly family stands for and everyone is looking forward to hearing her story of family love and the greater love of the heavenly Father.

"I hope it will really bring people home," Macdonald said. "There are so many people in our society that are facing challenges whether it's cancer or broken homes or loss of employment, so many things that bring pain and hurt to people. Our hope is that as Erin is sharing her story it will bring great encouragement and hope to let them know that, hey, you can make it. You can go on another day and you don't have to give up."

The City Church regularly invites guest speakers to share their stories at their weekly Life Night Service. The church will welcome their next guest, Pastor Tommy Reid, for their Sunday morning service at 8:30 a.m. on June 7.


Photo from The City Church's Facebook page.

April 5, 2010 - 8:54pm
Event Date and Time: 
April 13, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Batavia City Church's "T.A.G." Youth Ministry will host a spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Generation Center, 15 Center St. (right next to the church).

Tickets are $5 per person and must be purchased ahead of time. All proceeds benefit Haiti relief efforts.

For more information, please contact the City Church at 343-6895.

April 17, 2009 - 7:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in religion, Marty MacDonald, The City Church, Churches.

As I left the office this afternoon in search of some news, I found Pastor Marty MacDonald operating a fork lift, hoisting a large container of adult diapers into a small pick up truck.

A whole crew of people were outside The City Church warehouse loading up cars, vans and trucks with food, household cleaners, shampoo and other necessities.  MacDonald said his church was distributing about 50,000 lbs of items today.

Representatives from churches from throughout WNY were retrieving the good to distribute in their communities.  They came to Batavia from Niagara, Penn Yan, Arcadia, Akron, Rochester, Churchville and North Tonawanda, and other towns.

"They will take these items back to their communities to help people in these tough economic times," MacDonald said.

He said distributions of this scale happen about every six to eight weeks.

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