This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT:  “Another Opportunity to Live Like Jesus”  Romans 12:14 Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger


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

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.

Join us on Wednesday, May 4 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 starting at 5:30 p.m.

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 6 from 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. 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 10 from 11;00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., 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. 

There will be an outside workday on Saturday, May 7 starting at 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast will be served 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, 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