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June 18, 2019 - 12:54pm

Press release:

Are you ready to change your financial future? Northgate Free Methodist Church is hosting its next semester of Financial Peace University, which will be held on Monday nights, starting on July 1st from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the North Campus.

It is located at 8160 Bank Street Road in Batavia.

For more than 25 years, Financial Peace University, created by Dave Ramsey, has helped thousands of people take control of their money.

Through this nine-week course, Ramsey’s proven money-management class will show you step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off your debt, make wise spending decisions, and save for the future.

Preregistration is required, so please visit www.northgatefmc.com and follow the Financial Peace link to sign up.

The cost is $109, scholarships are available.

If you have questions please email [email protected] or call the church office at (585) 343-4011.

June 11, 2019 - 2:34pm

Proceeds from an upcoming Rummage Sale will be donated to Northgate’s "Connected Community" School in Gahanda, Rwanda, Africa, shown above, as well as Batavia's All Babies Cherished.

Submitted photos and press release:

A few months ago, the pastors at Northgate Free Methodist Church gave a series of messages based on a book by Rick Warren titled, “40 Days of Community.”

The book outlines five purposes for people to fulfill in community with other people -- people within your church family, small groups and in the world around you.

Warren calls the readers to "reach out" and "serve together." So, in response to that call, some of the people who attend Northgate felt led to organize and facilitate a Rummage Sale that will be hosted at Northgate’s South Campus, located at 350 Bank St., Batavia.

Donations will be collected, sorted, and priced accordingly, all by a volunteer group out of Northgate.

The sale will take place Friday, June 21st from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 22nd from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will be refreshments available at the sale.

ALL proceeds from this Rummage Sale will be donated to Northgate’s "Connected Community" School in Gahanda, Rwanda, Africa, a school which aids 1,200 children within the area, as well as the Batavia-based charity All Babies Cherished.

Please consider joining Northgate for this sale and contributing to the important work that these charities do.

For further information, please visit northgatefmc.com, contact the Northgate office at (585) 343-4011 or email [email protected].

Below: Smiling faces of children at Northgate’s "Connected Community" School in Gahanda, Rwanda, Africa.

April 30, 2019 - 1:52pm

Press release:

On Friday, May 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia will host the first Marriage Night simulcast event in partnership with RightNow Media.

Marriage Night offers husbands, wives, and engaged couples the opportunity to hear from Francis and Lisa Chan ("You and Me Forever"), Les and Leslie Parrott ("The Good Fight"), and Christian comedian "Michael Jr."

Registration is $15 per person, and includes dinner prior to the simulcast.

Healthy marriages don’t happen by accident. They require work and dedication, but with the busyness of life and the pressures of culture it’s easy to lose focus. What is marriage supposed to look like when those initial bursts of excitement give way to everyday troubles and routines?

This event provides expert teaching and principles for a lasting relationship while challenging the couples to see the greater purpose of marriage — to glorify God and advance his Gospel. Marriage is made for more than fairy tale ending. It’s a picture of God’s hope and redemption for a world in need of rescue.

Northgate Free Methodist Church is located at 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia.

To register and find out more information, visit here. If you have questions, you may call the office at (585) 343-4011 or email Pastor Gloria at [email protected]

Invite your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to attend this one-night event.

January 11, 2019 - 3:42pm

Submitted photo and press release:

The Genesee Justice office, part of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, received a nice donation Wednesday from Pastor Vern Saile at the Northgate Free Methodist Church in the amount of $2,732.11 from a day of giving they did through the church.

The money will be used partly for staff trainings and also for program expenses not covered by any other funding received by the office.

"We are very appreciative to be chosen as the recipient of this check to fill existing gaps in our programs," said Tammy Schmidt, financial management assistant, Genesee Justice / Child Advocacy Center.

Top photo: Pastor Vern Saile, of Northgate Free Methodist Church, and Cathy Uhly, program coordinator for Genesee Justice.

November 21, 2018 - 3:26pm

Press release:

Northgate Free Methodist Church invites the community to a "Vintage Christmas" event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8th.

Enjoy a festive Christmas tractor hayride through our community prayer walk, complete with carols and a retelling of the Christmas story. Come roast marshmallows around our bonfire, eat s’mores, drink hot chocolate, while the children are invited to create ornaments for the tree.

There will be a brief devotional, presented at 6 p.m., to ready our hearts and minds for the Christmas season, accompanied by a spectacular tree lighting. This is a free event, open to all ages, come and go as you please.

Northgate Free Methodist Church is located at 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia. For more information, contact the Northgate office at (585)343-4011 or email [email protected]

August 14, 2018 - 4:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in northgate free methodist church, prayer walk, batavia.

Press release:

Each Wednesday evening, a team from Northgate Free Methodist Church meet at 8160 Bank Street Road (North Campus) and walk a trail around the perimeter of the church property, praying for the community, the church and congregational needs as they walk.

The “Community Prayer Walk,” was scheduled to be open to the public this fall and is being developed by the members of the church and the youth of Northgate. It is a beautiful trail to walk, reflect, and meditate on and will soon include multiple prayer stations located along the path.

Last Wednesday, on Aug. 8, the prayer team’s lives were theatened as they were chased by a man who had intentionally driven his vehicle off of the Thruway and onto Northgate’s property. They narrowly escaped into the church, and the offender was apprehended by law enforcement.

Many within the community have offered prayer and support for our prayer team, and expressed gratitude for their protection.

In response to this unfortunate event, Northgate is inviting the community to join the prayer team as we commit this "Community Prayer Walk" to the Lord at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Aug.15th.

The walk will begin behind Northgate’s North Campus at 8160 Bank Street Road, Batavia.

For more information, please contact the church office at 343-4011.

(Editor's note: For previous coverage of the incident cited above, click here.)

July 19, 2018 - 2:37pm

Submitted photos and press release:

Northgate Free Methodist Church is currently holding its Summer Base Camp for children ages 6-12 years old.

Next Generation Pastor Daniel Calkins has created an engaging curriculum to help build character development as well as community awareness among the enrolled children.

The morning curriculum is a sports-themed program, coached and run by UW Sports Ministries. This year's encompassing theme is “Breaking Free.” The children have been able to participate in select sports and are being taught lessons of responsibility, truth, strong relationships, faith and eternity.

Today, as part of their community involvement, the kids were able to visit Batavia’s T-Shirts, Etc. The children were educated on the process of screen-printing, and were able to get an exclusive sneak peek into the world of T-shirt printing.

Pastor Daniel is running Base Camp this week through Friday. Throughout the year, he also conducts both a Middle School Base program, which runs each Wednesday evening from 6-8, and a High School Base group, which meets Sunday evenings from 6:30-8.

For more information regarding our youth programs, please contact the office at (585) 343-4011, or email Pastor Daniel at [email protected]

June 19, 2018 - 1:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in northgate free methodist church, batavia, news.

Submitted photos and press release:

BATAVIA — Northgate Free Methodist Church is ushering in summer with family fun.

The end of the school year coincided with Father’s Day, and Northgate Church celebrated both with a sweet treat. Following Sunday services on June 17, LuGia’s Ice Cream Truck doled out scoops of the cool confection to everyone who attended either the 9:30 or 11 a.m. services at North Campus (8160 Bank Street Road), or 10 a.m. at Arbor House (350 Bank St.).

Northgate will again host its Star-Spangled Celebration, this year on Tuesday, July 3, in the church parking lot. This is the perfect place to enjoy fireworks courtesy of the Batavia Muckdogs, whose Dwyer Stadium is near Northgate’s backyard. A neighborly, family-friendly get-together is planned, with games and food beginning at 7 p.m.

All of these events and activities are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the church office at (585) 343-4011 or visit northgatefmc.com

February 10, 2017 - 2:42pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Eve Conference, northgate free methodist church, religion, news.


The women organizing the third annual Eve Conference at Northgate Free Methodist Church are excited about the event next month that they believe will help bring more joy into the lives of all the women who attend.

The conference is March 25 and will feature keynote speaker Pam Washburn, whose talk is titled "Defending Our Joy."

The Eve Conference is open to teen girls and women of all faiths. 

There are also 12 breakout sessions, including three specifically for teens, two worship services, and an optional lunch.

Sessions include "The Interruption of Joy," "Surviving Divorce," "Marriage," "Living the Full Life," "Daughters of Miriam: Hearing the whispered heroism of the women of the Old Testment," and "Jesus 1st."

Registration is $25, $15 for teens and the optional lunch is $7.

“We’ve had people’s lives transformed in here in one day," said Jennifer Berry. "It’s amazing. It’s a day where you walk away thinking anything is possible and you have the tools you need to improve your life.” 

For more information and tickets, click here.

Photo: Jennifer Berry, Jessica Barone, Meg Hoistington, Gloria Roorda, and Julie Varland.

December 9, 2014 - 9:58pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, northgate free methodist church, H.E. Turner.

A service of prayer and remembrance was held tonight at Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, hosted by H.E. Turner Funeral Home.

The annual service is a chance for those who lost loved ones during the year to honor their memories.

March 16, 2013 - 12:29pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, events, northgate free methodist church.
Event Date and Time: 
March 28, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia is hosting a Family Stations of the Cross event on March 28, the Thursday evening before Easter Sunday.

Come experience five interactive stations that walk you through the story of Easter on a level that the whole family will enjoy. Starting off with Jesus’s grand entrance into Jerusalem, ending with a celebration that He Lives, and all the excitement in between!

Come to the church anytime between 6-8 p.m. and go through the stations at your leisure. The event will be held at our south campus at 350 Bank St.

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