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This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXTLuke 2:36-38 -- “HOPE Fulfilled” 
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

This Week’s Text for Sunday School:  1 Peter 4:9  “Show Hospitality and Serve One Another”   
Taught by:  Kenny Hall

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP IN THE WOODS
Our church will be hosting an outdoor light display synchronized to music December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. running every 30 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. There are flyers available at the Welcome Center in the Church lobby. Invite a neighbor or a friend! 

CELEBRATE THE LORD’S FAITHFULNESS
We will have cake and beverages on Sunday between church and Sunday School in the church lobby to celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness in our Finish Strong initiative. Please plan on celebrating with us!

25 DAY CHRISTMAS ADVENT DEVOTIONAL
As we enter the Christmas season, we will be doing a 25-day Christmas Advent devotional as a church for the month of December.  We are sharing a link to encourage families in their family devotions.  Advent Calendar Devotions - Focus on the Family

YOUTH CENTER RENOVATIONS
The renovation project is well underway! If you are interested in signing up to be a volunteer for this project, please click here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44AFA723A2FACF8-youth.  Each week the list of volunteers will be contacted with dates and times needed for the upcoming week as well as the tasks to be accomplished.

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CLINIC HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Monday, December 6 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. located at 421 & 423 S. Pugh Street. They will provide a tour of their new space and provide an opportunity to mingle with their staff and volunteers.  Please RSVP at SCPRC.COM.

WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, December 11 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.

PRAYER GATHERING
Join us on December 15 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.

LADIES CHRISTMAS PARTY
A Christmas Party for the Women of Big Woods Bible Church on Saturday, December 18 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the church’s Multi-Purpose Room. Wear your ugly sweater and bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for an exchange. Please pick up an invite at the back of the sanctuary for further details.  

LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
Lottie Moon was appointed a missionary to China July 7, 1873. Her influence led to the establishment of the Woman’s Missionary Union and inspired other mission pioneers to join her on the field. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. There are envelopes at the back of the sanctuary and at the Welcome Center if you would like to contribute to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering during the month of December.  Please write “Lottie Moon Offering” on the memo line of your check.

A THANK YOU FROM ROBERTA MUTHLER
Thank you to Billy Powell, Denny Marconi who made it possible for the 15 or more men who carried my ramp across the lawn to my front porch.  It was heartwarming as I watched from my kitchen window.  It was really awesome. Thanks also to the Big Woods women and men who brought wonderful meals to me as my broken leg was healing. Thanks too for the many cards, visits and especially the prayers for a quick recovery. I am doing quite well. I have an appointment with my Dr, on the 7th.  I am looking forward to be able to attend services at Big Woods soon. I miss you all.

With love, Roberta Muthler