This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Gifts of Grace” – Part 3  Romans 12:4-8 
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

This Week’s Text/info for the three Sunday Schools: 

Basics: Theology of the Gospel Week 4: The Doctrine of Man   Romans 1:18-3:20
Taught by:  Pastor Aaron Batdorf (Meets in Classroom 1)

Women Praying Together – This will be a special time of discussing prayer and lifting each other up before the Lord in prayer together. Mothers of infants and toddlers are welcome to bring them to class.
Taught by:  Brianna Batdorf (Meets in Classroom 2)

God's Mission of the Church to the Nations  Luke 24:46-47
Taught by:  Eugene Beyer  (Meets in Classroom 3)

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.

How important is the local church in the life of a Christian? Pastors Tim and Aaron sit down to discuss in the newest episode of Equipped for Ministry. Available here and wherever you get your podcasts

Robbie and Macala Mays are moving in this Saturday! It would be an amazing blessing for them to have a massive crew ready to help move. Come on out at noon on Saturday to 416 East Bald Eagle Street, Lock Haven!  (If there is a dramatic change of time, we will inform everyone as well).

Join us on Wednesday, February 9 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. There will be a potluck prior to the Prayer Gathering.

There will be a church workday on Saturday, February 12.  Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.  If you plan on attending, please sign up here:

Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, February 19 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.

At Big Woods Bible Church, we endeavor to create a wonderful and safe atmosphere for our children and youth. Volunteers must pass multiple sets of clearances, undergo interviews when initially joining the ministries, and we have created protection policies with this end goal in mind as well. Part of our endeavor is that access to the Children’s Ministry wing is limited to our required volunteers and necessary individuals. There are only two exceptions to this; 1) parents briefly picking up or dropping off their infants from the Nursery, and 2) families being given an escorted tour. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Stuart at Thank you!

For those of you looking to exercise your spiritual gift of serving this Spring, we have an opportunity for you! New Life will be having gatherings on Tuesday nights, and we are looking for a few volunteers who would be willing to provide some snacks for our students. It does not need to be anything fancy. Chips, crackers, dips, or treats are all welcome. If it is possible to bring things in disposable containers that would be wonderful, so we don't have to track anyone down with a crockpot or dish. If you are interested in helping reach our students through their bellies, please see the signup sheet below. Please drop off snacks any time before 4pm Tuesday of the week you are scheduled for at Big Woods Bible Church. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robbie at We are looking forward to ministering to the students at LHU this semester and would love to see many of them come to Christ and grow in discipleship through the body of Christ at Big Woods!

As a reminder, please be sure to check out the Angel Tree located in the hallway by the Missions table.  There are gift tags on the tree with the items that are needed. We are asking for new items or extremely gently used items.  Each tag will be labeled with a number and the item.  Please write your name on the clipboard next to the number corresponding to your tag.  This family will be moving here with almost nothing to their names.  We need YOUR help to outfit their house and make it a home for them, welcoming them to our community and showing Christ’s love to them.

One of the most important roles for a man as husband and father is to lead his wife and family in worship. Yet, it continues to be a major miss in most homes! Since men often learn best shoulder-to-shoulder, following our time of work we will have a time to learn WHY and HOW we can shepherd our homes well in the most important area of family worship. Men, mark your calendar Saturday, March 5 at 9:00 am and plan to be there.