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The parking lot was packed at St. Anthony's on Tuesday evening for a community picnic hosted by City Church to coincide with July 4th week.

"We typically have a summer picnic, but we thought it would be nice on the week of the fourth," said Ryan Macdonald. "We’re just loving being part of the community, so we love getting everybody together. It's a nice opportunity for neighbors to meet."

It's probably the largest turnout yet for a community event at St. Anthony's since City Church purchased the property. Macdonald estimated more than 1,000 people would attend over the course of the evening.

"We're grateful and thankful just to bring everybody together," Macdonald said. "Everybody's so happy. Everybody's just had a wonderful time. You see the ice cream line. The band's been fantastic. And so we're just really glad to be a part of the community."

Photos by Howard Owens.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/city-church-hosts-picnic-in-the-parking-lot-at-st-anthonys/639979#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/city-church-hosts-picnic-in-the-parking-lot-at-st-anthonys/639979 Jul 3, 2024, 7:30am City Church City Church hosts Picnic in the Parking Lot at St. Anthony's Howard Owens <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-07/st-anthony-s-picking-in-parking-lot.jpg?itok=54rAQXW8" width="800" height="532" alt="st-anthony-s-picking-in-parking-lot." class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>The parking lot was packed at St. Anthony's on Tuesday evening for a community picnic hosted by City Church to coincide with July 4th week.</p><p>"We typically have a summer picnic, but we thought it would be nice on the week of the fourth," said Ryan Macdonald. "We’re just</p>
Live Stream: City Church, Good Friday Service https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/live-stream-city-church-good-friday-service/638633
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Live Stream: City Church, Good Friday Service.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/live-stream-city-church-good-friday-service/638633#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/staff/live-stream-city-church-good-friday-service/638633 Mar 29, 2024, 5:30pm City Church Live Stream: City Church, Good Friday Service Staff <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-oembed-video field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Remote video URL</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.thebatavian.com/media/oembed?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DoV2RYHSALyA&amp;max_width=800&amp;max_height=450&amp;hash=CtV0Zva5IM4LEcnoAUD90uLNh3MlVUZ6aDBUQ_b88I4" width="800" height="450" class="media-oembed-content" loading="eager" title="🔴LIVE - Good Friday Service ( March 29/2024 - 6:00 PM )"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <p>Live Stream: City Church, Good Friday Service.</p>
Easter Egg Hunt at City Church draws a big crowd for family night https://www.thebatavian.com/sognibene/easter-egg-hunt-at-city-church-draws-a-big-crowd-for-family-night/638824
City Church Easter Egg Hunt photos by Steve Ognibene

City Church hosted an Easter Egg Hunt at St. Anthony's on Liberty Street in Batavia on Tuesday evening.

The church is planning another hunt for Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's.

Photos by Steve Ognibene.

Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
City Church Easter Egg Hunt photos by Steve Ognibene
City Church Easter Egg Hunt photos by Steve Ognibene
Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages.  Photo by Steve Ognibene
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https://www.thebatavian.com/sognibene/easter-egg-hunt-at-city-church-draws-a-big-crowd-for-family-night/638824#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/sognibene/easter-egg-hunt-at-city-church-draws-a-big-crowd-for-family-night/638824 Mar 27, 2024, 5:57pm City Church Easter Egg Hunt at City Church draws a big crowd for family night sognibene <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2865.JPG?itok=Tp5re1yE" width="800" height="533" alt="City Church Easter Egg Hunt photos by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>City Church hosted an Easter Egg Hunt at St. Anthony's on Liberty Street in Batavia on Tuesday evening.</p><p>The church is planning another hunt for Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's.</p><p><em>Photos by Steve Ognibene.</em></p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2856.JPG?itok=N7xr8TrN" width="800" height="533" alt="Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages. Photo by Steve Ognibene " class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2830.JPG?itok=WXvGkqrc" width="800" height="1200" alt="Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages. Photo by Steve Ognibene " class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2890.JPG?itok=-cpNlv52" width="800" height="1200" alt="Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages. Photo by Steve Ognibene " class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2819.JPG?itok=O3bXc36P" width="800" height="533" alt="City Church Easter Egg Hunt photos by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2863.JPG?itok=xGHUjXVB" width="800" height="533" alt="City Church Easter Egg Hunt photos by Steve Ognibene" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2873.JPG?itok=d-Uo-9xV" width="800" height="1200" alt="Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages. Photo by Steve Ognibene " class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2879.JPG?itok=oCklewB9" width="800" height="1200" alt="Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages. Photo by Steve Ognibene " class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/a76y2818.JPG?itok=ms2Yazwn" width="800" height="1200" alt="Many families packed the City Church recreational center Tuesday evening for an evening of fun for all ages. Photo by Steve Ognibene " class="image-style-large"> </div> </div>
LIVE: City Church Christmas Eve Service https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/live-city-church-christmas-eve-service/637632
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The Christmas Eve Service at City Church starts at 10 a.m.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/live-city-church-christmas-eve-service/637632#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/live-city-church-christmas-eve-service/637632 Dec 24, 2023, 7:00am City Church LIVE: City Church Christmas Eve Service Howard Owens <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-oembed-video field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Remote video URL</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.thebatavian.com/media/oembed?url=https%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DdxaTvoxbVA0&amp;max_width=800&amp;max_height=450&amp;hash=FXOP3rePByMFnky6tPZqoEuq8DbrRMdVrj1sCR4b-iI" width="800" height="450" class="media-oembed-content" loading="eager" title="🔴LIVE 🎤 Pastor Ryan &quot; 🎄 Christmas Eve 10AM Service &quot; ( December 24/2023 - 10:00 AM )"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Christmas Eve Service at City Church starts at 10 a.m.</p>
Annual toy giveaway brings 'fun, joy and community' to Southside event https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/annual-toy-giveaway-brings-fun-joy-and-community-to-southside-event/637661
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Facing forward in the center is Pastor Ryan Macdonald during the City Church annual toy giveaway Tuesday evening at St. Anthony's in Batavia.
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The City Church Activity Night Annual Toy Giveaway, a night to assist those in need during the holiday season, was a huge success on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at St. Anthony’s on Liberty Street in Batavia.

Every child received a gift or two that attended the event, organizers said.  There were even 30 bicycles that were given away to children that needed or wanted a bike. Pastor Ryan Macdonald, the lead pastor of City Church, said that “there was a time when I was a child that we had nothing.; I remember those days.”

“Now that we have the means to help families, that’s what we want to do,” he said.

City Church’s volunteers all came together for a night of fun, joy and community, organizers said.  Approximately 28 businesses, community members, and church members made a difference by making some sort of donation of toys and/or financial support. 

“Our slogan is, ‘we do life together,’ and we certainly did not do this night alone,” Macdonald said
With a stage full of toys, makeup, sports equipment, and games, children were walking away with smiles on their faces, organizers said. There were carriage rides provided by Cherry Grove: The Yohe Family Farm, and chili was given to all in attendance.

And of course, Santa and some of his elves made an appearance for visits and photo ops with the children. 

Next year, City Church plans to continue this tradition of helping and blessing its community, organizers said, and they encourage you to not spend Christmas alone and welcome you to join them on Christmas Eve at 8:30 or 10 a.m. at 210 E. Main St. and/or at 6 p.m. at 114 Liberty St., Batavia. 

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Toy Giveaway Tuesday evening at St. Anthony's https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/toy-giveaway-tuesday-evening-at-st-anthonys/637641 Press Release: City Church's annual Toy Giveaway is Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and will be held at St. Anthony's Community Center, 114 Liberty St., Batavia. Every child will walk away with a toy this night.  We will also have carriage rides, food, art projects to do, basketball, games, and friendship!  We want to be a blessing to our community and those around us.  Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate with us! We do life together.  



 

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Food distribution continues on at St. Anthony's, recipients grateful https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/food-distribution-continues-on-at-st-anthonys-recipients-grateful/637571
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In a brisk sub-30 wind, about 30 volunteers gathered in the St. Anthony’s parking lot Wednesday morning taking care of business as usual for those folks in need lined up ready and waiting along Liberty Street.

Despite the city’s request to find an alternate location for its twice-monthly food distribution, City Church instead cautiously continued on, but with more emphatic reminders for participants to be mindful of where they parked as the line slowly moved its way toward the distribution center in the parking lot. A city vehicle was spotted leaving the scene, and Pastor Ryan Macdonald confirmed that a city official had visited the lot. 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/food-distribution-continues-on-at-st-anthonys-recipients-grateful/637571#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/food-distribution-continues-on-at-st-anthonys-recipients-grateful/637571 Dec 13, 2023, 11:31am City Church Food distribution continues on at St. Anthony's, recipients grateful jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="st anthony's food distribution dec. 2023" class="image-style-large" height="532" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-12/st-anthonys-food-distribution-dec.-2023.jpg?itok=xfLs_lRC" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Photo by Howard Owens.</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>In a brisk sub-30 wind, about 30 volunteers gathered in the St. Anthony’s parking lot Wednesday morning taking care of business as usual for those folks in need lined up ready and&nbsp;waiting along Liberty Street.</p><p>Despite the city’s request to find an alternate location for its twice-monthly food distribution, City Church instead cautiously continued on, but with more emphatic reminders for participants to be mindful of where they parked as the line slowly moved its way toward the distribution center in the parking lot. A city vehicle was spotted leaving the scene, and Pastor Ryan Macdonald confirmed that a city official had visited the lot.&nbsp;</p>
Sponsored Post: Christmas at City Church https://www.thebatavian.com/lisa-ace/sponsored-post-christmas-at-city-church/637558
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City Church asked to relocate food distribution from St. Anthony's https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-church-asked-to-relocate-food-distribution-from-st-anthonys/637473
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2021 File Photo of an early morning food distribution during COVID at St. Anthony's in Batavia.
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Pastor Ryan Macdonald has been passionate about his work with the City Church food distribution program at St. Anthony’s on Liberty Street as it has grown the last four years. 

He has attended every single bi-monthly event, he says, and can appreciate the importance these distributions have for the 200 to 300 Genesee County senior citizens and families that come for the free food. 

So it is with that same passion that he has responded to a request from city officials to stop the distributions at the southside location.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-church-asked-to-relocate-food-distribution-from-st-anthonys/637473#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/city-church-asked-to-relocate-food-distribution-from-st-anthonys/637473 Dec 6, 2023, 7:58am City Church City Church asked to relocate food distribution from St. Anthony's jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Food distribution at St. Anthony's" class="image-style-large" height="294" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-12/food-distribution-at-st.-anthonys.jpeg?itok=Yg8WwW2Z" width="460"> </div> </div> <figcaption>2021 File Photo of an early morning food distribution during COVID at St. Anthony's in Batavia.<br>Photo by Howard Owens</figcaption> </figure> <p>Pastor Ryan Macdonald has been passionate about his work with the City Church food distribution program at St. Anthony’s on Liberty Street as it has grown the last four years.&nbsp;</p><p>He has attended every single bi-monthly event, he says, and can appreciate the importance these distributions have for the 200 to 300 Genesee County senior citizens and families that come for the free food.&nbsp;</p><p>So it is with that same passion that he has responded to a request from city officials to stop the distributions at the southside location.</p>