SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
· Shepherding a Child's Heart: Sunday’s topic will be: Your Child's Development: Godward Orientation . This class will be led by Pastor Aaron. (Classroom 1)
· 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. (Church Conference Room)
· Theology of Technology: New technology, new devices, and new apps seem to spring up every day. So what are we to do? For 8 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. (Classroom 3)
· Summer Psalms with the elders: Psalms 51 -- This week’s class will be led by Pastor Tim (Sanctuary)
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!
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!
Our next backyard BBQ will be held on Tuesday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Dan and Amy Nauta (333 S. Fairview Street, Lock Haven). Bring a meat, a chair, and a dish to share.
There will be a Big Woods motorcycle ride for anyone in the church that rides and any non-church friends they wish to invite to come along on July 31. The ride will leave the church parking lot at noon. Anyone with questions can contact Dave Frankenberger at 570-295-2348.
Grief Share is a 13 week group to help you face the challenges of grief after losing a loved one. During the sessions, we will focus on the hope and healing that is found in the truth offered through gospel. If you are interested in joining us, please register for the fall session starting Tuesday, September 6th (link below). Any questions, feel free to contact Wendy Boger at email@example.com. Sign up link: https://www.griefshare.org/groups/153257
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 August 3. Sign up for a study here.We also need Volunteers for Childcare for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Workers will be paid. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting on Thursday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. all men (12 yrs. old and up) will meet the first Thursday of every month at the garage of Dave Frankenberger (1930 Long Run Road, Mill Hall). Men, grab a chair and come prepared to talk shop and tackle life’s challenges, while building on the strength of your brothers in Christ.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE
Our next Outdoor Worship Service will be on August 7. Bring your canopies and lawn chairs! The service will NOT be live streamed and there will be no Sunday School. In the event of rain, we will move our church service indoors.
RACES ARE BACK
Back by popular demand - TRACTOR RACES!!! The event will be held at the Montei Ranch (1618 Seely Run Road, Jersey Shore) at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. Please bring a meat for your family, a dish to pass and your lawn chair. Races will begin after everyone is finished eating. If you need help getting your tractor/lawnmower/weedwhacker to the Montei Ranch please call Brian at 570-772-3337. There will be prizes for best decorated tractor/lawnmower and for the fastest and slowest tractor/lawnmower. Also welcomed is your push mower, zero turns, or your muscle tractor – races and prizes for all categories! We also need spectators! If you’re not bringing a tractor, please come and cheer on the participants while enjoying some fruit punch! There will be Alpacas to pet and chickens to catch and just a good old fashion day on the farm! Please call Rachael if you have any questions at 570-560-7717.
WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.
JAMIE KIMMETT “BACKYARD SUMMER SESSIONS” TOUR
Join us on August 17 at 7:00 p.m. for a free concert by Jamie Kimmett here at Big Woods Bible Church. To learn more about Jamie and his personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please visit his website found here.
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.
THE BLEED COURSE
There will be a “STOP THE BLEED” course offered at the church Saturday August 20 immediately following the CPR/First Aid Course. THERE IS NOT COST for this course. Stop the Bleed teaches what immediate responders, i.e. bystanders can do to stop potentially fatal bleeding before emergency responders can arrive. It will be limited to 10 individuals. Sign up using this link: STB sign up.
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.
REQUEST FROM THE OFFICE
1). Directories will be printed in the next week or so. Can you please let Holly know if any of your information has changed. We would also like photos to be uploaded. If you want to send Holly a photo, she will be happy to add it.
2). We will be doing an inventory of our building keys. If you have a church key, please let Holly know. If you have a key that you are no longer using, please return it to the church office.