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This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK'S TEXT:    Romans 9:6-13  "A Promised Plan” - Part 1 
Taught by:  Pastor Tim Boger

PRAYER POINTS
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.  Last evening some of the pressing needs and prayer points that they are asking for you to pray alongside them can be found here.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE
You are invited to join us on Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. here at the church for a Celebration of Life for our Brother and dear Friend, Jay Gaunt.  An outdoor reception will follow the service on the church grounds.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
The Bible is clear on what we are to do when we come together, but what about how we are to relate to one another? Sixty times in the Bible, we are instructed on how we are to treat one another. In this new Sunday School class, Living out the One Another Commands, we will look at these commands to see how we can follow them together!  Join us today at 10:45 a.m. for this new class.

CHILDREN SIGN IN
Parents in order to serve our children's ministry volunteers, we ask that you would sign in your children prior to the service if possible. Otherwise, you may sign them in after the children's message.

HOME GROUPS It’s not too late to sign up for a home group.  If you are interested in joining one, please contact Pastor Aaron Batdorf at aaronb@bigwoods.org

PRAYER GATHERING
Starting September 22nd, we will be having a Wednesday evening prayer gathering. We will start at 6:30 and worship through song, have a devotional, then spend time praying for the people and needs within our body! This prayer gathering will be every other Wednesday and will be one of the ways we can bear one another’s burdens as we seek to faithfully follow Jesus together.

POTLUCK DINNER
There will be a potluck dinner on September 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room here at the church.  Please sign up here.  Our first Prayer Gathering will follow the potluck at 6:30 p.m. 

MINISTRY FAIR
Join us after Sunday School on Sunday September 26th for a Ministry Fair to learn more about the different ministries offered here at Big Woods. Pizza will be provided for lunch, and you will have the opportunity to learn about the various ministries we have and how you can find a place to be involved. Walk around and meet different ministry leaders, hear what they do, and what current ministry needs there are. Some ministries you may or may not be aware of include children's church, nursery, youth ministry, A/V team, missions team, coffee bar ministry, outreach team, men's and women's ministries, meal ministry, worship team, van ministry, benevolence team, and more. We aren't to be simply consumers in the church, but to be actively serving as well. Come out and see where you can use your gifts to build up the body!

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP (BSF)
Starting on Tuesday, September 14, BSF will meet here at Big Woods from 9:30-11:00 a.m. every Tuesday through May and will be studying the whole book of Matthew.  The discussion group will be led by Kari Hensler.  If you are unable to make it at this time, another group will meet Tuesday evenings (starting September 14) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Great Island church.  That group will be led by Suzanne Camerer.  For more information please contact Kari  (karilhensler@yahoo.com) or Suzanne (suzannehcamerer@yahoo.com).

UPCOMING BAPTISMAL
There will be a baptismal on Sunday, October 3.  If you are interested in being baptized, please contact the church office at 570-893-8274.

RETURN OF THE BIG WOODS GOLF SCRAMBLE
Sunday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Belles Springs Golf Course.  $25 per person – teams of 4 will be drawn.  For more information, contact Todd Karstetter (tckarst99@comcast.net) or Sandy Patalive (Sandy@Patalive.net).  Please sign up here.

“REVIVE ’21 – GROUNDED, STANDING FIRM IN A SHAKING WORLD”
Big Woods will be hosting a Livestream Conference for women called "Revive '21- Grounded, Standing Firm in a Shaking World" on Friday Oct 8th and Saturday Oct 9th. There will be 4 main sessions with breaks for meals. Childcare will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. This conference is provided free to women of all ages and is open to women outside the BWBC community. We simply ask that you sign up in the back of the Sanctuary, or email/text Brianna Batdorf to RSVP or with any questions, bbergey2@gmail.com or 814-592-6525. See the leaflet in the back of the sanctuary for full schedule and more information.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFPLWZIYALY

WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
September and October’s Women’s Prayer meetings are cancelled.  We will gather together on Saturday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.