This Week's Need To Know

This Week's Need To Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXTRomans 9:24-10:4  "If We Are Clay, Now What?"

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.

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 Sunday at 10:45 a.m. for this new class.

THIS WEEK’S TEXT FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL:  Galatians 6:2  - Bear One Another's Burdens

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

A church workday is scheduled for October 16 with breakfast at 8:00 a.m.  If your son(s) is old enough to help, you are encouraged to bring them. Please sign up here.

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 ( or Sandy Patalive (  Please sign up here.

Join us on October 20 at 6:30 p.m. for our next prayer gathering. 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.

Life Line Screening will be held at Big Woods on Monday, October 25.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please call:  1-888-653-6450.

Join us for fun, games, and prizes on October 30 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for this year’s Trunk or Treat here at Big Woods.  There are boxes in the back of the sanctuary for candy donations! Please (click here) here if you plan on participating!

We are looking for 5-8 volunteers to help place lights on the outside of the building for our Christmas community outreach, “Worship at the Woods ‘21” on October 23rd starting at 9:00 a.m.  We will need people on the ground crew and some people who are willing to work on ladders.  Please contract Travis Best ASAP 570-279-1746 or at

Save the Date!  Celebrate Missions with us on October 24th! Meet our newest missionary families: Jeff and Elaine Lewis, and Eric and Jalyn Ickes. Join both couples for Q&A during the Sunday School hour. We will fellowship together at a potluck lunch following Sunday School.

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. 

As part of our “Finish Strong” Campaign, Navigate Youth Ministry is hosting a Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on November 12th to work toward the completion of our Youth Center! Come on out Friday, November 12th from 5pm-7pm to either dine in or carry out (bring your own container) a spaghetti dinner for the entire family! Want to be even more involved? Stay tuned and check your email in the near future for how you can assist the youth in this venture!

We are asking folks to take a minute and go online and update their profile in our church database. You can update/add your photo, update your address, birthday……you can also access your “giving history”.  Below is a list of steps to help you with this.  If you need help, we will have people on hand after Sunday’s worship service to assist you with this.  Travis Best will be available to take photos if you are interested.  PLEASE STOP BY AND SEE US!

1. Go to . If you know your password skip to '5'.
2. If you've never logged in or forgot your password, then click "forgot password". 
3. Enter the email that you gave Big Woods as your main family email. (if you don't know what email you gave us, please call the office).
4. Password reset will be sent to your email for you to set up a password and login.
5.  Login and click on the "Giving History" link to view your giving history for the current and previous years.