This Week's Need to Know!
THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow, Especially the
Book of Romans” Romans
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger
There are no sign ups for this round of Sunday School Classes, just show up!
Pure in Heart: This class will work to help men wrestle through the reality of sexual sins while also focusing on the promises of God. Understanding the power of the Holy Spirit and the intercessory work of Jesus on our behalf will allow believers to encourage one another as the body of Christ, seeking to be holy. This Sunday’s topic will be: Slay your Foe led by Pastor Tim. (Classroom 1)
Mama Bear Apologetics: This class is for not only moms, but for all women. Join a group of ladies as they seek to understand how to empower kids to challenge the cultural lies of this world. God has given moms and women the responsibility to speak biblical truths to their children so that they can be holy, just as He is holy. This Sunday’s topic will be: Postmodernism led by Wendy Boger (Classroom 4)
God Given: God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality: We live in a world that is deeply confused about sexuality and gender. As Christians, we have an opportunity to speak truth on these subjects that are vitally important to our lives and identity. Over the next 8 weeks, we are tackling these questions through "God Given: God's Plan for Gender & Sexuality". Through this Sunday School class, we will look at the biblical origins of gender & sexuality, as well as discuss their purposes as God intended them. Finally, we will examine how the world has erred on these subjects, and how Christians should respond. This class will be taught by Pastor Stuart. (Sanctuary)
SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG ADULTS/FAMILIES
The young adults and families are invited out to the Zembower’s (225 Susquehanna Ave. Lock Haven) after church this week for lunch and time together. Lunch is not provided this week, please bring your own lunch! If you have any questions, contact Stuart at 717-517-6523.
Grief Share is a 13-week group aimed 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, you can still sign up and register by contacting Wendy Boger at email@example.com. Sign up link: https://www.griefshare.org/groups/153257
ADVENTURES IN MOTHERHOOD
Adventures in Motherhood, AIM, is a faith-based ministry for moms of children ages 0-18 to come connect, grow, and fellowship together. Motherhood is wonderful but comes with unique challenges and can be isolating at times. Christian moms are called to bear one another’s burdens and consider who to stir one another up to love and good works. This is what we hope to do through this ministry- to provide a community to grow and be encouraged in our role as faithful Christian mothers. The group will meet every other Thursday, alternating mornings (10:30a-12:00p) and evenings (7:00-8:30p). Morning meetings will have childcare provided. If you have any questions, please reach out to our AIM coordinators, Jillian Best, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Cheyenne Redcay, email@example.com
AFTER CHURCH UPDATE
After church on Sunday, Pastor Tim will be giving a few brief updates one of which will be the 2023 proposed budget. After the service, in the back of the sanctuary, we will have printed copies of the budget made available and first thing Monday morning, I will be sending out an electronic copy of the budget via email. If there are any questions about the budget you can email the elders at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Treasurer Tom Stover and myself at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER-OPEN HOUSE
The Pregnancy Resource Center has just signed a lease for their own space in Lock Haven! They have been working towards this for quite some time and you can read about that here! In order to welcome the community into this journey, they are having an open house on Tuesday, October 25th from 3pm-7pm and our church family has been invited! If you have any questions or want to make some food for this event, please contact the church office.
FALL EVENT/TRUCK OR TREAT
It's Fall Y'all!! Mark your calendars for October 29th from 1-3 for a combined Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat. We are looking for people to decorate their trunks and oversee games and inflatables. You can use the link to sign up or we will have a paper sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. There will also be a bin for candy donations. Sign up with the link here!
Join us on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. for our next Prayer Gathering. There will be a potluck before the prayer gathering that starts at 5:30 p.m. 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.
MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
On Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m., all men will be invited to 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.
Women’s prayer, which is held one Saturday morning a month, is a very special time of encouragement. Please join us Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. You will hear a personal story of a life changed by faith in Jesus Chris, followed by the opportunity to join a prayer with other ladies. Come and enjoy some coffee and a great time of sharing!
FIRST AID TRAINING
There will be another first aid training class offered here at Big Woods on November 19, 2022, from 9am-12pm. Please RSVP by November 5th by clicking here and if you have any questions about the class, feel free to reach out to the church office!
This will be an evening for women of all ages to come together to relax, refresh, and be encouraged. The theme, "Creating a Space" centers on hospitality and how to use our gifts and homes to minister God's grace to others. There will be worship, breakout sessions, a hot drink and dessert bar, and devotional time from Wendy Boger. All this and more Saturday Nov 12th from 6-9pm. Register at autumn.bigwoods.org
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Church, mark your calendars! Our annual business meeting will be happening November 13, 2022, at 6:30pm. More details will be provided as the meeting approaches.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – MISSION TRIP
On December 7th, we are planning our first trip to the distribution processing center in Baltimore, Maryland to help process shoe boxes for children around the world. Please contact Rachael (570) 560-7717 if you plan to attend so that you can reserve your spot! If you plan to attend the event, please come to the team meeting December 4th in front of the sanctuary directly after church.
Details of the event:
When: Wednesday, December 7th
Where: Meet at church at 6:00am
Event details: Plan to be gone all day and get back late in the evening.
You have the option to bring snacks, drinks, and lunch if you would rather not buy lunch.
Wear layers, we are in a warehouse that can be chilly but if you work hard, you might get hot.
Ages 13-17 need an adult chaperone; each chaperone can be responsible for up to four students.