Lent & Easter


Please join our Zoom Lenten study which will be meeting on Tuesdays March 8-April 12 from 7-8pm.  Pastor Mary Zajac of Baker Memorial will be our facilitator and we’ll be utilizing the book “Witness At The Cross” by A.J. Levine. We will not be utilizing all of the information from the book each week, so books are optional.  They can be purchased from Cokesbury or Amazon.  Please join the Tri-City Methodist Churches (Batavia UMC, Geneva UMC, and Saint Charles Baker Memorial UMC) as we prepare to experience Good Friday in a deeper way.  Click on the Graphic or go to tinyurl.com/tricityLentStudy22 to sign-up.


Holy Week Events and Services

Tri-City Maundy Thursday Service

Join Batavia, Baker Memorial and Geneva United Methodist Churches in a shared worship experience centered around Jesus’ Last Supper. This unique worship service features congregational participation in the liturgy while seated in the round. This service will be at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton Street, Geneva, IL. Current covid practices will be followed and communion will be shared via individually packaged elements.

Tri-City Easter Sunrise Service

This twenty minute service will be held under the gazebo at Geneva Garden Club Park along the Fox River (35 N River Ln, Geneva, IL 60134) will be led by Tri-City United Methodist Pastors as the sun rises to celebrate the rising of the Son on Easter morning. Please dress for the weather and if you would like a chair for this short service, please bring your own. 

Batavia United Methodist Church

  • Good Friday Service, Friday, April 15 at 7pm
    Tennebrae Experience the last night of Jesus’ life through reading and candlelight at Batavia United Methodist Church.
  • Easter Services, Sunday, April 17 at 9am & 10:30am

United Methodist Church of Geneva

  • Palm Sunday Service, Sunday, April 10 at 9am
    Experience the last week of Jesus’ life through engaging drama and worship.
  • Good Friday Service, Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm
    This traditional Good Friday Service held in the UMCG Sanctuary will feature modern reflections on what it might have been like to be there the day Jesus was crucified. We will sing, listen and reflect together on Jesus’ suffering, death and crucifixion.
  • Easter Eggs & Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 16 from 1-2pm
    Meet at Wheeler Park in Geneva at 1pm to make an Earth Day craft and the Easter Egg Hunt will follow at 1:30pm.
  • Easter Service, Sunday, April 17 at 9am
    Celebrate the joy of the Resurrection with the Good News of the Easter Gospel & the Chancel Choir’s performance of Now The Green Blade Riseth, written for this service by Scott Stevenson and Pastor Rob Hamilton’s message “Resurrection IRL” in the beautifully adorned UMCG Sanctuary.

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

  • Easter Family Fun & Picnic, Friday, April 15 at 11:30am-1pm
    Join us for an Easter scavenger hunt and picnic lunch on the front lawn. Family fun for kids through 5th grade. Register at https://tinyurl.com/Easterfamilyfun22
  • Good Friday Service, Friday, April 15 at 7pm
  • Easter Services, Sunday, April 17 at 8am, 9:30am and 11am