This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “The Intention of Man’s Heart” Genesis 8:20-9:7
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

Proclaiming the True Gospel: This class will be taught by Mark Loewen in Classroom 1 as he teaches through the topic of evangelism alongside the book, "The World Tilting Gospel." We aim to study the True Gospel of Jesus Christ so that we can share it with anyone and everyone that we encounter. 
Broken Bread: How to Stop Using Food and Fear to Fill Spiritual Hunger: This women's Sunday School class will be taught by Brianna Batdorf in Classroom 4 as she teaches through this book. We will study a theology of food so that we can stop using food and fear to fuel our spiritual hunger. 
Genesis 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)
If you want to know more about these classes, click here to watch a video!

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!

We are so excited for this year’s Fall Fest happening on October 28th from 1pm-3pm! We are still looking for volunteers to decorate their trunks, pass out candy, oversee games, inflatables, and a temporary tattoo station. You can sign up to help by clicking here!

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!

As you heard this past Sunday, we are going to be gathering every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30pm. We are looking forward to this time as we get to sing, study, encourage and pray together.

Our next Garage Night will be, Thursday, November 2nd 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

Women’s Ministry is hosting an Autumn Night on November 4th from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. focusing on the topic of faithfulness. We look forward to personal testimonies, breakout sessions, worship time, a latte and coffee bar, endless soup and salad, dessert bar, raffle prizes and just a time to be together as we learn more about the Lord. To read more about this event and to sign up, please click here!

Travis Best is organizing a work morning on November 4th starting at 8:30 a.m. at the church. He is looking for volunteers to help get things ready for this year’s Light Display that will run through December! If you have any questions or want to serve, please reach out to Travis (570) 279-1746

AIM is for moms of children ages 0-18 and will meet the 2nd Thursday of the month. Meetings will be Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm. Childcare will be provided for daytime meetings. The next AIM meetings are on November 9th. For more information, please contact

Please join us on Thursday, November 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the church’s MPR to thank our Veterans.  We will have the opportunity to sit alongside of our Veterans, eat with them, and to thank them personally.  Everyone is invited to this luncheon.  Lunch will be provided.  If you are able to come, please sign up here or reach out to the office by emailing

The next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, November 11th, 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!

We have the opportunity to be our community’s designated collection site for all the area to drop off their Operation Christmas Child boxes. From Nov 13-Nov 20, we will have drop-off hours for our church to sign up and serve at. This could be anything from greeting people, taking their boxes, engaging with community members, and more! For more information about this event, please reach out to the church at Sign up to serve by clicking here!

Women’s Ministry is hosting a Faith & Fitness night on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. There will be a workout for ladies to do together, snacks and recipes to share, and a testimony of how faith and fitness coincide. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the team by emailing

Church, mark your calendars! Our annual business meeting will be happening November 19, 2023, at 10:45am. More details will be provided as the meeting approaches.

Weakness is the Way by J. I. Packer. In this captivating book, Packer invites readers to discover the transformative power of embracing our human frailty as a pathway to experiencing God's strength and grace. With deep theological insights and practical wisdom, this book illuminates the beauty of relying on God in our weaknesses, making it a must-read for anyone seeking spiritual growth. And it is just over 100 pages! Check it out this month on the bookshelf!