This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “When God Reveals his Grace and Glory” Isaiah 9:6-7
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
We will not be having Sunday School this weekend due to the holiday weekend; please enjoy the weekend with family and friends!

HOLIDAY UPDATES AND REMINDERS
December 24th Morning Service: 
-There will be nursery during the Worship Service. 
-No Children’s Church. 
-No Adult or Youth Sunday School. 
-No Youth Group. 
December 24th Evening Service: 
-No Nursery. 
December 31st: 
-There will be nursey during the Worship Service. 
-There will be Children’s Church. 
-No Adult or Youth Sunday School.
-No Youth Group.  
Other Information: 
-There will not be Need to Know next week on 12/28.  
-The office will be closed from December 25th - January 1st. If you have an urgent need, feel free to email hayleec@bigwoods.org or call the office at (570) 893-8274 and leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  

DISPLAY OF LIGHTS
This is the last weekend for our Light Display! The light display will run Friday and Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and once more after our Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24th. There are still a few more opportunities to serve, please click the link here to sign up!

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE
There will be NO Wednesday Evening Services on 12/27 or 01/03 due to the Christmas Season. Enjoy this time with family!

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!

NEW YEAR’S LOCK IN
Calling all college students and young adults: Are you at home looking for something to do this Christmas break? Come out and join us for a New Year's Lock In at BWBC! We will start with dinner together at Big Woods Friday, December 29th at 5pm, and spend some time looking at Scripture, catching up with friends, going bowling, and hanging out. Stay overnight at the church - you don't have to sleep! - and we will have some more time in the Word Saturday morning after breakfast and wrap up around lunchtime. We hope that you can join us for this 20-hour retreat experience! Contact Pastor Robbie for more details.

MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
Our next Garage Night will be, Thursday, January 4th 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 PRAYER MEETING
The next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, January 13th, 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!

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: HABAKKUK
There will be a winter bible study starting on January 15th going through the book of Habakkuk. The study will run on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (childcare provided at the morning meeting). We will read through the book verse by verse studying how Habakkuk discovers how God is faithful to deliver his people from trouble in His own way and time. Sign up for the study by clicking here! If you’d like to volunteer to help with childcare, please click here!

GRIEF SHARE
There is a NEW ROUND of Grief Share starting on January 16th! Grief Share is a 13-week group that will be running every Tuesday evening at 6:45pm. The group 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!

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!

BIBLES AND BREAKFAST
Starting January 25th, the men of Big Woods will have the opportunity to join one another for Bibles and Breakfast. We will meet at 7AM at Restless Oaks to meet and eat while we study God's Word together. We plan to meet the last Thursday of every month to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). Mark your calendar now and join us then!

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!