This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “The Lord Said to Abram, ‘Go’” Genesis 12:1-4a
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

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 Robbie 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. This week’s class will be lead by Jillian Best on the topic of fasting.
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)

Starting tomorrow, the light display will be running 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!

Everyone is invited to stop by 53 West Main Street on Monday, December 4th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to see the progress on the new lock haven building, visit with our staff and volunteers, and enjoy a warm drink and light refreshments. RSVP here!
Last year, our church was able to bless this ministry by providing some foods for the event and we are doing that again this year. Click the link here to see how you can serve.

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!

NewLife is hosting Midnight Pancakes on Tuesday, December 5th starting at 7:00 p.m. We want to say thank you to everyone who has signed up to help/donate ingredients for this year. As a reminder, if you signed up to bring something, the deadline for those items is THIS Sunday, December 3rd. We are still looking for a few more items which can be found on the link here!

This week’s service will be staring at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck before starting at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to this time as we get to sing, study, encourage and pray with one another.

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.

We will be having a Baptism on Sunday, December 10th here at the church. If you are interested in being baptized, please contact the church office at (570) 893-8274 or email Haylee at

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 December 14th. For more information, please contact

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!

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 or reach out by phone at (570) 295- 2818.

Men! Mark your calendars for this year’s Men’s Retreat happening from February 2nd to the 3rd of 2024. More information to come as the date approaches.

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!