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This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “CHRIST – Our Absolute Hope”   Romans 15:8-13
Taught by:  Pastor Tim Boger

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Shepherding a Child's Heart: Sunday’s topic will be: Embracing Biblical Methods: Communication .  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 22 taught by Kenny Hall.  (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. Lunch will be provided.  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, August 30 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. The BBQ will be cancelled if it rains.

MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
On Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. all men (12 yrs. old and up) will meet 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 strengths of your brothers in Christ.

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.

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

PRAYER GATHERING
Join us on Wednesday, September 7 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.  We will gather at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck (pending completion of the Multi-Purpose Room)

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. 

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 or by placing your name on the sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. For more information about Home Groups, click here to watch a video

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, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. here at the church in Classroom 1.