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This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “The Local Church – Sending, Supporting, and Strengthening Missions”  Romans 15:19-24
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: Passion, Enemies, and Fallout 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 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)
New Members Class: The class will be taught by Zane and Sandy Patalive and will run for the next 3 weeks.  (Classroom 3)

SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG ADULTS/FAMILIES
The young adults and families are invited out to the Mays’ (416 E Bald Eagle St, Lock Haven) 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 Stuart at 717-517-6523

WORKDAY
There is a workday coming up this Saturday, 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.

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

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.

GREETER MINISTRY LUNCH
After Sunday School on Sunday September 25, 2022, around 12pm, there will be a lunch at the Cygan home (121 Winding Lane, Lock Haven) for all those in greeter ministry or who are interested in greeter ministry. If you have any questions about Greeter Ministry or just want to know more, please contact Tyler Cygan at 570-932-0848.

CHILDCARE CLEARANCE ASSISTANCE
Here at Big Woods, we value the safety of our children and youth. Therefore, to serve in these ministries, volunteers need to complete three different clearances. We understand that this process can be tricky to navigate so after church on Sunday September 25th and October 2nd we will have laptops set up in the lobby with a few helpers nearby so that we can help make this clearance process go smoothly. If you are interested in serving in Children or Youth Ministry, please stop by after church so that we can help you fill out your clearance paperwork! If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Stuart at 717-517-6523

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.

PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER 5K
The Pregnancy Resource Center is doing a 5K & 10-mile Bike Ride on October 1, 2022 from 8am-12pm in State College! If you want to participate or support someone who is, please go sign up here on their website! For more information about this event or the PRC in general, click here to go to their website.

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.

WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
Please join us as we gather for a time of fellowship and prayer on Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m. here at the church.