This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Abram Called on the Name of the LORD” Genesis 12: 4-9
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Following Jesus: How Do I Live as a Christian? In this class, we will be looking at the practical ways that we can follow after Jesus. Join Pastor Aaron in Classroom 2/3 as he leads this week.
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)

BAPTISM
This Sunday, December 10th, we will be having a Baptism at the church. Join us as we celebrate the next step of faith for two individuals!

MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
Our next Garage Night will be, Thursday, December 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.

DISPLAY OF LIGHTS
After a successful first weekend, the light display will continue to run every Friday and Saturday night in December from 6pm – 9pm. We are looking for cookie bakers, friendly faces to serve cookies and hot chocolate, and assistance with parking and security. To sign up to serve, please click the link here!

GRIEF SHARE
Grief Share is a 13-week group that will be running every Tuesday evening at 6:45pm from September 12th – December 12th. 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!

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE
This week’s service will be staring at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to this time as we get to sing, study, encourage and pray with one another.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY UPDATES
Adventures in Motherhood and the Women’s Prayer Gathering will not meet during the month of December, they will resume meetings in January!

CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE
Women’s Ministry is hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange for women on Thursday December 14th from 6:30-8:00pm at the church. Join us for sipping hot cocoa or tea, a few games, and a Christmas Cookie Swap! Please feel free to invite women from outside BWBC. Deadline to RSVP is Monday Dec 11th! If you have any questions, please reach out to Morgan Zeigler at mbergey93@gmail.com. Sign up here!

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
This year’s Christmas Eve Service will be held on December 24th from 6:00pm-7:00pm here at Big Woods Bible Church. In this season, pause for a moment to remember the miraculous birth of our perfect Savior! The Lord has given us his only Son knowing that he would take the place on the cross for our sins. Praise Him!

CHRISTMAS COOKIES
We are bringing back the Cookie Bar for our Christmas Eve Service. If you can spare a dozen or two cookies for this event, please email Susi Gray at subee4@hotmail.com or reach out by phone at (570) 295- 2818.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY MEETING
Children’s Ministry workers/volunteers, please plan to attend a meeting on January 21, 2024, after Sunday School starting at 12:00 p.m. in the MPR. Lunch will be provided. More details to come!

MEN’S RETREAT
We are so excited for this year’s Men’s Retreat! Below are some details about the retreat, if you have more questions, please reach out to the office by emailing hayleec@bigwoods.org.
Date: February 2nd and 3rd 
Location: Sylvan Hills Camp
Age: 16 years and older
Cost: $45 per person 
Click the link here to sign up!

BOOK OF THE MONTH
December’s Book of the Month is “The Expected One” by Scott James. Every Christmas, Christians all over the world observe Advent, a season that reminds us of the love, hope, joy, and peace found only in Jesus Christ. Through this short and sweet family devotional (especially helpful if you're teaching little ones with short attention spans), James brings to light the many promises of Christ―from birth to ascension―that demonstrate His love for us during this Christmas season.
These daily devotions, which can be used by both families and individuals, are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas. The Expected One is a perfect (and doable!) gift for any growing family or beloved friend who needs meaningful and biblical reminders of all Jesus is for them during the busy and the bustle of the holiday season, setting Him back in the center of it all.
Click the link here and scroll down to listen to our Advent Devotional from last year!