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This Week's Need to Know

This Week's Need to Know

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “CHRIST – His Message, Our Mission – Part 2”  Romans 15:17-21
Taught by:  Pastor Tim Boger

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
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: The Promise of Purity and will be led by Matt Trumbull. (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.  (Classroom 3)
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)
New Members Class: We will start our Membership class this Sunday. The class will be taught by Zane and Sandy Patalive and will run for the next 4 weeks.  (Classroom 4)

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 is not provided this week so please bring your own lunch this week. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Stuart at 717-517-6523.

YOUTH ANNOUCEMENT
Youth Group is being moved to Sunday Night’s from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is for BOTH Middle School and High School students. Due to this change, some of the youth events in the future change shift. Be on the look out for updates from Pastor Stuart regarding these changes.

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.

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

WORKDAY
There is a workday coming up on September 17th here at Big Woods Bible Church that is open for men and women. The workday will start at 8 a.m. with a breakfast, followed by our work projects that include cutting up logs, burning the brush pile, moving the stage, painting the workshop floor, mounting shelves and a whole page of other projects! Please RSVP here so that we know how many to expect.

PRAYER GATHERING
Join us on Wednesday, September 21 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.

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.

MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
Thursday, October 6 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.