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This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT:   "The Power and Purpose of the Sword" - Romans 13:4-5

Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES THIS WEEK
Immediately following Sunday’s worship service, there will be a brief presentation on our church projects, a time for Q&A, and a tour of the new Youth Center.  Following the tour, we will pray for the youth ministry and enjoy some light refreshments.

E4M
In this episode, Pastors Aaron and Tim discuss what the Bible says about the death penalty! Available anywhere you get podcasts!

PRAYER AND PRAISE POINTS
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.

NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES (NOTE CHANGE OF START DATE TO JULY 10)
Our new Sunday School classes will start on July 10 and run through September 4.  In order to designate classrooms for each class, it is important that you sign up for the class you want to attend by using this link:

·         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! The next event will be held June 25 at 9:30 a.m. hiking Hunter Run at Bald Eagle State Park – Group will meet at the Hunter Run West Launch. 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.  Please contact Pastor Stuart at 717-517-6523 if you have any questions!

MEN'S SOFTBALL
Come support our softball team Sunday afternoons at Peddie Park (912 Renovo Road, Mill Hall)! 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!

SUMMER BACKYARD BBQ
Our next backyard BBQ will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Tom and Elva Stover (93 Butler Lane, Mill Hall).  Bring a meat, a chair, and a dish to share. In the event of rain, the BBQ will be cancelled.

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.

OUTDOOR SERVICE AND CHURCH BBQ
Our next Outdoor Service will be held on Sunday, July 3.  This service WILL NOT be live streamed.  Bring your canopies and lawn chairs!  Following the service, there will be a church BBQ that will take place of the Tuesday, July 5 Summer Backyard BBQ.  As with our Tuesday BBQs, please bring a meat, a chair, and a dish to share!  There will be no Sunday School.  In the event of rain, the service will be moved indoors and the BBQ will be cancelled.

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. Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments will meet every other Wednesday from 10:30-12:00 noon.  We will meet again on

July 6. 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.

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.

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.

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, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. here at the church in Classroom 1.

CPR AND FIRST AID CLASS
Big Woods is offering a CPR and First Aid Class to anyone interested.  The class will take place on August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  THERE IS NO COST.  Individuals interested must sign up and there will be required homework before the course.  If interested, please sign up here

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.