Rainbow doors at Batavia church are open to all

  • An array of "Rainbow" doors are lit up in front of the Congregational Church of Batavia.

    An array of "Rainbow" doors are lit up in front of the Congregational Church of Batavia. Courtesy of Steve Collins

 
 
Updated 6/21/2022 11:11 PM

While driving on Route 31 in Batavia, you may have noticed a group of vibrant rainbow-colored doors in front of the Congregational Church of Batavia.

A similar installation caught the eye of Rev. Suzy Daly this winter while visiting DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and inspired the project at the Congregational Church.

 

The doors came from a variety of sources; donated, found on the side of the road.

According to Rev. Daly "each is different from the next, just like humans are. Some have knobs on the left, some on the right, some have holes waiting to be filled and one has a pocket door notch ... to show that there are different doors that God opens for us and it is not always the same path for everyone."

The doors were sanded, put in order, and painted by the high school youth group with all the lettering hand done by the youth. There is a word on each door, reading "God's Doors are Open to All."

The church at 21 S. Batavia Ave. worships in-person at 10 a.m. Sundays. The service is also available on the church's YouTube channel.

Visit www.congregationalchurch.org.

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