This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Tested by Fire – God’s Plan for Your Pain” 1 Peter 1:6-9
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

Jesus Continued: This theologically based class will be based off the book “Jesus Continued” by JD Greear and will focus on pneumatology which is the study of the Holy Spirit. Join Pastor Aaron this week as he leads the class in Classroom 1.
Church 101 Q&A: This class will be formatted as a question and answer time where the questions that you have can be submitted on Sunday and discussed during Sunday School. There will be a QR code on your bulletin on Sunday Morning that you can scan and then submit your questions anonymously. After the service, during Sunday School we will sit down and dialogue through your questions together, diving deeper into God’s Word. Be sure to submit your questions on Sunday and join Pastor Tim after the service. (MPR)

Come out and support our Softball Team every Sunday afternoon at Peddie Park. For more information, you can reach out to the church office!

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. Here are some of the pressing needs and prayer points that they are asking you to pray alongside them. They can be found here!

For those planning to attend the Prayer Gathering that evening, we are inviting you to join the Awana dinner at 5:30pm. If you wish, you can bring a dish to share, but the church will be providing pizza for all those attending. Prayer Gathering will follow the dinner beginning at 6:30pm.

On September 6th, we are having an opening night for our new Awana Ministry at Big Woods. We are inviting the families of those involved in Awana to the church at 5:30 for a pizza dinner; if you have not signed up for that, please check your email for a sign-up link from Pastor Robbie. If you have not yet signed up your child for Awana, you can click the link here.

Our next Garage Night will be, Thursday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m., where all men will be invited to meet at the garage of Dave Frankenberger (1930 Long Run Road, Mill Hall).  Men, grab a chair and come prepared to talk shop and tackle life’s challenges, while building on the strengths of your brothers in Christ

We will have four new Sunday School classes starting September 10.
Membership Matters taught by Pastor Aaron Batdorf. If you are interested in attending the Membership Matters class, please sign up by clicking here!
Proclaiming the True Gospel taught by Mark Loewen
Broken Bread:  How to Stop Using Food and Fear to Fill Spiritual Hunger taught by Brianna Batdorf
Genesis Q&A by Pastor Tim Boger

The next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, September 9th, from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Come and be blessed by yet another personal story of a life saved by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Saturday prayer is an intimate time of blessing and joy…and even includes coffee and sweets!

Grief Share is a 13-week group that will be running every Tuesday evening at 6:45pm from September 12th – December 5th. Grief Share aims 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, you can still sign up by clicking here!

Adventures in Motherhood (AIM) is back this fall! AIM is for moms of children ages 0-18 and will meet the 2nd Thursday of the month, beginning on September 14th. Meetings will be Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm. Childcare will be provided for daytime meetings. For more information, please contact

Have you been looking for a way to finally get on top of your money?  This. Is. Your. Time.  Just click here to join our Financial Peace University class starting on Sunday, September 17 here at Big Woods Bible Church.  Make today the day you decide to manage your money God's way--not the other way around!

The PRC is having their annual 5k that helps raise money to support their ministry. Participants can pay a $35 registration fee or commit to gain sponsors as a way of raising funds for PRC. Each participant can choose to walk or run the 5k course or bike the 10 mile loop. Following the event, we have refreshments, kids’ activities, door prizes, and an awards ceremony. If you want more information about this event, please visit their website by clicking here!

On September 30th from 8am – 12pm, Men’s Ministry will be cooking up breakfast and hosting another productive workday here at the church. As we seek to steward our church property, we are going to paint around different areas of the church, install baseboard, build a shelf for the youth room, repair holes in walls, wash windows, and so much more! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Please sign up here!

Please consider hosting a dinner, attending a dinner or both!  Signup online here or using the paper signup at the back of the sanctuary through the month of August.  Want to attend a dinner? How many people will you be bringing?  Want to host a dinner?  How many people can you host?  This is a GREAT way to meet new people in the church and break bread together in fellowship!

The Big Woods Mission Team invites you to Mission Sunday, October 1st. Our goal is to present our current involvement with missions and to learn about cultures from around the world. Current missionary, Jareb McClain, is our speaker.  We will have food samples from different countries during Sunday School for you to enjoy as well as other activities.

"God is" by Mark Jones is the August book of the month! This book is a devotional guide to the attributes of God. This devotional book takes the time to work through attributes like God is triune, he is spirit, he is infinite and eternal and so many more. He breaks them up into a few pages with scripture to walk us through each! If you are interested in this book or any of our others, be sure to check out the bookshelf. To hear more about the book, click here!