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THIS WEEK’S TEXT: The Seriousness and Sorrow of Causing Another to Stumble”   Romans 14:13-15a
Taught by:  Pastor Tim Boger

OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE
Come worship with us Sunday at our outdoor gathering!  Bring your canopies and lawn chairs!  Sunday’s service will NOT be live streamed.  We look forward to seeing everyone in person!  In the event of rain, we will move our church service indoors.

TRACTOR RACES ARE BACK
Back by popular demand - TRACTOR RACES!!!  The event will be held at the Montei Ranch (1618 Seely Run Road, Jersey Shore) at 5:00 p.m. this Sunday.  Please bring a meat for your family, a dish to pass and your lawn chair.  Races will begin after everyone is finished eating.  If you need help getting your tractor/lawnmower/weedwhacker to the Montei Ranch please call Brian at 570-772-3337.  There will be prizes for best decorated tractor/lawnmower and for the fastest and slowest tractor/lawnmower.  Also welcomed is your push mower, zero turns, or your muscle tractor – races and prizes for all categories! We also need spectators! If you’re not bringing a tractor, please come and cheer on the participants while enjoying some fruit punch!  There will be Alpacas to pet and chickens to catch and just a good old fashion day on the farm!  Please call Rachael if you have any questions at 570-560-7717.

PRAYER AND PRAISE POINTS
Every other Wednesday evening the Elders meet for several hours to pray for the body and seek wisdom as they strive to lead and shepherd the body at Big Woods according to the Word of God.  Last evening some of the pressing needs and prayer points that they are asking for you to pray alongside them can be found here.

SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG ADULTS/FAMILIES
The young adults and families are invited out to the Redcay’s (138 Main Street, Beech Creek) after church each week for lunch and time together. Each family is asked to bring their own lunch.  Please contact Pastor Stuart at 717-517-6523 if you have any questions!

MEN'S SOFTBALL
Come support our softball team Sunday afternoons at Peddie Park (912 Renovo Road, Mill Hall)! We play every Sunday afternoon during the summer from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and would love to see you there.  This is a great time to get to know other families in our community and even just hang out with others in the church. Bring snacks and drinks, or even a grill to cookout during the games! We hope to see you out there!

SUMMER BACKYARD BBQ
Our next backyard BBQ will be held on Tuesday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Jay and Bobbi Jo Simcox  (3223 Farrandsville, Road [as you get close to 3223 Road, you will want to take a right on to Preacher Lane - location of the pavilion].  Watch for signs.).  Bring a meat, a chair, and a dish to share.

WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.

WOMEN'S SUMMER STUDIES
There will be two studies available to women this summer. No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ, a study on modern idolatry, will meet Monday evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 10:30 -12:00 noon. Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments will meet every other Wednesday from 10:30-12:00 noon.  We will meet again on August 17 . Sign up for a study here.We also need Volunteers for Childcare for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Workers will be paid. Questions? Email womensministry@bigwoods.org.

JAMIE KIMMETT “BACKYARD SUMMER SESSIONS” TOUR
Join us on August 17 at 7:00 p.m. for a free concert by Jamie Kimmett here at Big Woods Bible Church.  To learn more about Jamie and his personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please visit his website found here.  

CPR AND FIRST AID CLASS
Big Woods is offering a CPR and First Aid Class to anyone interested.  The class will take place on August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  THERE IS NO COST.  Individuals interested must sign up and there will be required homework before the course.  If interested, please sign up here

STOP THE BLEED COURSE
There will be a “STOP THE BLEED” course offered at the church Saturday August 20 immediately following the CPR/First Aid Course. THERE IS NOT COST for this course. Stop the Bleed teaches what immediate responders, i.e. bystanders can do to stop potentially fatal bleeding before emergency responders can arrive. It will be limited to 10 individuals. Sign up using this link: STB sign up.

GRIEF SHARE
Grief Share is a 13-week group to help you face the challenges of grief after losing a loved one. During the sessions, we will focus on the hope and healing that is found in the truth offered through gospel. If you are interested in joining us, please register for the fall session starting Tuesday, September 6th (link below). Any questions, feel free to contact Wendy Boger at bogerwl@gmail.com.  Sign up link:  https://www.griefshare.org/groups/153257

CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY MOVE UP
Big Woods Children’s and Youth Ministry will have students move up a grade at the end of the summer. On Sunday, September 4, we will be welcoming students into their new Sunday School classrooms and into Navigate Youth Ministry.

REQUEST FROM THE OFFICE
1).  Directories will be printed in the next week or so.  Can you please let Holly know if any of your information has changed.  We would also like photos to be uploaded.  If you want to send Holly a photo, she will be happy to add it.

2).  We will be doing an inventory of our building keys. If you have a church key, please let Holly know.   If you have a key that you are no longer using, please return it to the church office.

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM CLOSURE
The renovation project in the MPR is still underway.  We expect the room to be re-opened by the end of August.  Thank you for your understanding and patience!