This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Lift Up Your Eyes and Look” Genesis 13
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.
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)

MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
Garage Guys will be meeting TONIGHT, Thursday, January 4th at 6:00 p.m. 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.

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 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
January’s Book of the Month is “In the Lord I Take Refuge” which invites readers to experience the Psalms in a new way through heartfelt devotional content and is written by Dane Ortlund. Each reading is short enough to read in five minutes or less and will encourage believers to thoughtfully ponder and pray through each of the 150 Psalms. The Psalms could be called the Bible’s devotional. Each psalm reflects on the greatness of who God is and how he cares for his people. Written with profound emotion, each psalm sheds light on the raw experiences of the human heart, revealing how God’s people should turn to him in times of anguish, pain, remorse, joy, and thanksgiving.