This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT:  “After Three Days I Will Rise”   Matthew 27:63 Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger


8:00-9:00 a.m.             Breakfast in the Multi-Purpose Room

8:45-9:00 a.m.             Big Woods Brass Ensemble will be playing in the sanctuary in preparation for our Worship Service celebrating our                                            Risen Savior.  You won’t want to miss this special music!

9:00 a.m.                     Worship Service (there will be no children’s church – Nursery will be available)  

In this video, Pastors Aaron and Stuart, and Robbie share how they were equipped for ministry! Listen in to some of our thoughts! Available on YouTube and where ever you get podcasts!

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.

Join us for breakfast Easter morning at 8:00 a.m. in the church’s Multi-Purpose Room. Breakfast casseroles and yogurt parfaits will be provided; however, we are looking for some additional food items.  If you are interested in contributing, please click here to sign up.  If you plan on attending, please click here

Three new Sunday School classes will be offered starting Sunday, April 24.  Please sign up for the Sunday School class you wish to attend by clicking here.  Please be praying for the leaders as they prepare for these classes.

  1. Women's Class: Aging with Grace: Flourishing in an Anti-Aging Culture (led by multiple women from the church)
  2. Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Create Meaningful Relationships taught by Aaron Batdorf
  3. Young Married Couples (Married 5 years or less): taught by Matt and Angelyn Trumbull 

Women’s Ministry is holding a Tea Party on Saturday April 23 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. There will be activities, a devotional, live music, refreshments, and of course tea. A sign-up sheet is in the back of the sanctuary, along with a food sign-up and a sign-up if you are interested in decorating a table. There will be a prize for the best table! Women of all ages are invited! 

Secret Church is an international simulcast done every year by David Platt and his organization, Radical. Navigate and New Life students have been invited out in past years, but this time we are opening it up to the entire church! Come out on Friday, April 29 from approximately 7:00 p.m. until midnight. This year’s series is going to be incredible, as we are tackling the subject of “Who Am I? What does the Bible say about… Sexuality and Gender, Race, Genomics, Abortion, Infertility, Artificial Intelligence, Justice, and the Metaverse”? There is no cost.

If you are interested in cooking, serving, or just hanging out with college students, NewLife is looking for you! There are two events NewLife will be having on LHU's campus at the beginning of May for which we are looking for a few volunteers. On Friday evening, May 6th from 6pm-9pm, we will be having an end-of-the-year bash for students. This will be a large event combined with other campus ministries with a cookout, inflatables, and table booths. We are looking for volunteers to help cook burgers, serve students food, have conversations with students about the Bible, and pray with students. Tuesday night, May 10th from 11pm-1am, we will be doing Midnight Pancakes. If you have served with this in the past or are interested in helping out, we need volunteers to make pancakes, serve pancakes, have conversations with students, and keep an eye on supplies. If you are interested in helping with either of these two opportunities or just want an excuse to be on campus, please reach out to Robbie at for more details. 

Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. at the home of Brianna Batdorf, 18 N. Fairview Street, Lock Haven.

We are looking for volunteers to help plant and maintain a community garden located on the grounds here at Big Woods.  If you are interested in being part of this exciting outreach program, please sign up here.  If you have questions, please contact the church office at 570-893-8274.

Did you know you have access to RightNow Media through Big Woods Bible Church?  RightNow Media is like Netflix for Bible Studies.  There is a wealth of great studies available to you online or by streaming on your phone, tablet or even media devices like Roku.  There are also programs safe for your kids that will reinforce the Biblical values you teach them.  Not sure how to access?  No problem!  Send an email to Holly Beaver at and she will help you get connected.

Vanco – our eGiving provider, has launched an updated mobile app called Vanco Mobile.  This new mobile will be replacing GivePlus Mobile.  With Vanco Mobile, you can send one-time donations or set recurring gifts.  Head over to the App Store or Google Play to download Vanco Mobile for free. Be sure to download this app soon, as GivePlus Mobile will be retired as of April 30th, 2022.   If you are already registered with GivePlue, you will use the same login and there will be no disruption with existing donations.  If you have any questions, please contact Holly Beaver at 570-893-8274 or