Shepherding a Child's Heart: Sunday’s topic will be: Discarding Unbiblical Methods. 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 34 taught by Matt McDermit (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 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!
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, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Tim and Erin Owens (1111 Sugar Run Road, Mill Hall). 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!)
Join us on Wednesday, August 24 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.
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
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.
WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.
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.
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.
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!