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This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT:  “Of God and Government – Part 2”  Romans 13:1-3
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY SCHOOL TEXT

1.      Women's Class: Aging with Grace: Naomi  Ruth 1-4. (led by multiple women from the church) (Meets in Classroom 2). 

2.     Caring for One Another: Remember and Reflect  Ephesians 4:11-14  taught by Pastor Aaron  (Meets in Classroom 1)

3.      Young Married Couples WILL NOT BE MEETING THIS WEEK.  Feel free to join Pastor Aaron’s class.

FRONT ENTRANCE CLOSED
The construction of the portico is well underway.  Praise the Lord!  Due to the construction, the front entrance is closed and we are asking folks to enter through the side door or the back entrance.  The parking attendants will direct folks to park in the grass area to make walking a little easier.  Thank you for your patience!

NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
We are excited to announce our four new Sunday School classes that will start on June 26 and run through August 28.  Please use this link to sign up for one of the four classes listed below:

·         Young adults - Mark: Robbie Mays, Isaac Brady, and Branden Zembower will be leading a discussion through the gospel of Mark to help us understand what God's Word says and how it applies to our lives. 

·         Shepherding a Child's Heart: Shepherding a Child’s Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: “…out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Through short videos, we will learn how to do this and spend time encouraging one another in the parenting process!  This class will be led by Pastor Aaron.

·         Theology of Technology: Technology is the most rapidly shifting area of society. The iPhone was first released 15 years ago but has dramatically changed our relationships, society, and even the way we spend our personal time. New technology, new devices, and new apps seem to spring up every day. So what are we to do? For 6 weeks, we will be looking at the technology that is changing our lives, its benefits, and downfalls, and most importantly how we as Christians need to respond in a way that honors an eternal God.  This class will be led by Pastor Stuart.

·         Summer Psalms with the elders: Each week, a different elder will teach through a Psalm that is particularly meaningful to them. Pastor Tim is eager to teach Psalm 51 and Bill Newman wants to look at Psalm 119 (the longest chapter in the Bible!). Join this class and hear what God is teaching our elders through the book of Psalms!

YOUNG ADULT SUMMER EVENTS
If you've graduated from high school, don't have kids of your own, are between the ages of 18-30, and are looking for fun things to do this summer, look no further! Our goal is to create a community that is open for young adults to gather in fellowship. To cultivate this space, we will have a variety of activities and events - such as Bible studies, pool parties, game nights, bonfires, hikes, cookouts, outdoor excursions, and even some out-of-town adventures! Our next event will be held THIS EVENING, June 17 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the home of Stuart and Cheyenne Redcay (138 Main Street, Beech Creek). Click here to find a schedule for all things young adult fun this summer. For questions or more information, please contact Robbie Mays at robbiem@bigwoods.org. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG ADULTS/FAMILIES
The young adults and families are invited out to the Redcay’s (138 Main Street, Beech Creek) after church each week for lunch and time together. Each family is asked to bring their own lunch.  The pool is open, there is space to spread out, as well as toys for little ones. Please contact Pastor Stuart at 717-517-6523 if you have any questions!

WOMEN'S SUMMER STUDIES
There will be two studies available to women this summer. No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ, a study on modern idolatry, will meet Monday evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 10:30 -12:00 noon beginning June 13. Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments will meet every other Wednesday from 10:30-12:00 noon.  We will meet again on June 22. Sign up for a study here.We also need Volunteers for Childcare for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Workers will be paid. Questions? Email womensministry@bigwoods.org.

MEN'S SOFTBALL
Come support our softball team Sunday afternoons at Peddie Park (912 Renovo Road, Mill Hall) starting June 19! We play every Sunday afternoon during the summer from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and would love to see you there.  This is a great time to get to know other families in our community and even just hang out with others in the church. Bring snacks and drinks, or even a grill to cookout during the games! We hope to see you out there!

TEACHING LAB
In Ephesians 4:11, we learn that God has given the church teachers to build up the body of Christ. Teaching lab exists to help us find those whom God has given to our body. If you would like to learn about teaching and have the opportunity to teach in a setting that provides feedback to see if God has gifted you to serve in this way, join us Monday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. here at the church in Classroom 1.

SUMMER BACKYARD BBQ
Our next backyard BBQ will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Lynel Gaunt (727 Park Avenue, Lock Haven).  Bring a meat, a chair, and a dish to share.  There are still available dates to host a BBQ – if interested, please sign up here

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Monday, June 27 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. here at Big Woods Bible Church.  Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter:  Big Woods to schedule an appointment.     

PRAYER GATHERING
Join us on Wednesday, June 29 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.

PRAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Our next Friday Night Worship Service will be held on July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at The Common Place Church (209 Bellefonte Avenue, Lock Haven).   This night of prayer and worship is for anyone who is burdened and cares about the battle with addiction in our community, and anyone who has family and friends caught up in it, and anyone who is themselves struggling with addiction. In one way or the other, that means YOU!

WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer Saturday, July 9 at 9:00 a.m. here at Big Woods.

CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY MOVE UP
Big Woods Children’s and Youth Ministry will have students move up a grade at the end of the summer. On Sunday, September 4, we will be welcoming students into their new Sunday School classrooms and into Navigate Youth Ministry.

MILL HALL KIWANIS CHICKEN BBQ FUNDRAISER FOR PRC
Details for the Chicken BBQ are as follows:  July 16, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Mill Hall Park.  Cost is $10 per meal (includes half chicken, baked beans, potato salad).  The contact person for this fundraiser is Deb Smetlz from Tri-County Church. You can email her (debsmeltz@gmail.com) or call her (570-660-5737) to coordinate ticket sales.