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This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Love Over Liberty”    Romans 15:15b-23
Taught by:  Pastor Aaron Batdorf

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Shepherding a Child's Heart: Sunday’s topic will be: Examining Your Goals.  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: 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 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: This week’s class will be on Psalm 119 taught by Bill Newman  (Sanctuary)

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.  

FRIDAY EVENING WORSHIP AND PRAYER NIGHT
CANCELLED TOMORROW NIGHT!

SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG ADULTS/FAMILIES
The young adults and families are invited out to the Nauta’s (333 S. Fairview Street, Lock Haven) after church this 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!

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.

SUMMER BACKYARD BBQ
Our next backyard BBQ will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Chris Scaff  (20 East Main Street, Loganton).  Bring a meat, a chair, and a dish to share. Some things to look forward to:  a sweet corn roast, s’mores, home-made ice cream and games!)

WOMEN'S SUMMER STUDIES
Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments will meet every other Wednesday from 10:30-12:00 noon.  We will meet again on August 17. 

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

STOP 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.

GRIEF SHARE
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 bogerwl@gmail.com.  Sign up link:  https://www.griefshare.org/groups/153257

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.

BWBC NEW MEMBER’S CLASS
The BWBC Membership Class is a four-week class that is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 11, during the Sunday School hour and will meet in the Conference Room.  If you are interested in attending this class, please call the church office at 570-893-8274 or complete a Communication Card (located in the back of the chairs in the sanctuary) and place it in one of the offering boxes at the back of the sanctuary. 

HOME GROUPS
Here at Big Woods, one of the ways we seek to keep our growing body small is through home groups. Home groups are small groups of people meeting in homes, encouraging one another in their walk with Christ by talking about the Bible and praying for one another. Like last year,  home groups will meet every other week. We plan to start meeting the week of September 11th.  Please sign up [by clicking] here. 

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.

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM CLOSURE
The renovation project in the MPR is still underway.  We expect the room to be re-opened by the end of August.  Thank you for your understanding and patience!