This Week's Need to Know!
THIS WEEK’S TEXT:
“More Enemies Await – How the World and the Flesh are No Match for the Spirit of God” 1 John 2:15-17, Romans 8:12-17, Galatians 5:16
Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
There are no sign ups for this round of Sunday School Classes, just show up!
The Attributes of God: Misconceptions about God abound. But they do not have to. God has revealed His character in Scripture, illuminating the attributes that define Him. While we, being finite creatures, can never truly comprehend everything that God is, we should study what He Himself has said. This week’s class is on the Spirituality of God: John 1:18; John 4:23-34; 1 Timothy 1:16-17 led by Pastor Aaron. (Classroom 1)
Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies: This class is intended for all women; you do not have to be a mother to benefit from it! There is no denying that today's youth are leaving the church in droves. We do not live in a culturally Christian society. In fact, we live in a society that is increasingly hostile toward Christianity. Whether you use public school, Christian school, or homeschool, your kids will be exposed to various philosophies and worldviews that are contrary to Christianity. Come to this class to learn about some of the loudest lies culture is screaming at your kids and how to approach their questions.
This class will be taught by a group of ladies who are mothers in varying ages, stages, and styles, but we all recognize the importance of training the next generation to be critical thinkers and challenge cultural lies. This week’s topic is Marxism led by Brianna Batdorf (Classroom 4)
2 Thessalonians: While We Wait:
The elders will be team-teaching this book in the sanctuary. We will focus on what it looks like to live as Christians "while we wait" for the return of Jesus. How should that affect our daily lives? Join us as we consider God's word together "while we wait" for the return of Jesus! This week’s class is focused on 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4 taught by Art Gray. (Sanctuary)
SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG ADULTS/FAMILIES
The young adults and families are invited out to the Zembower’s (227 Susquehanna Ave, Lock Haven) after church this week for a time of fellowship. Lunch is not provided so please bring your own. If you have any questions, contact Stuart at 717-517-6523.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BOXES
If you are interested in sending a box of love to children all around the world, please pick up a box at the Missions corner! November 20th is the Last day to bring in your boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The suggested amount of $10 per shoe box gets the box to its final destination. Please feel free to leave the box by the Mission Table. Thank you so much for your participation!
CARE PACKAGE FOR THE BRADY FAMILY
We would like to bless the Luke, Julianna, Mae and Piper with Christmas gifts and gift cards. They are required to be full time students and work in local ministries while they are in Missions training and are unable to work during this intense year. Sending a care package would be a wonderful way to show our support and love and give the church an opportunity to bless them! We will have a box in the church office where you can drop off gifts.
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
WORSHIP IN THE WOODS SET UP
If you are free and able, come to the church Saturday the 26th at 9:00am to help Travis Best set up the lights for the Worship in the Woods starting in December! The work day is estimated to run from 9am – 12:00 (noon). If you are unable to come right at 9 that is okay, come when you can! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Travis at (570) 279-1746
LOCK HAVEN HOLIDAY PARADE
'Tis the Season! Lock Haven is having a Holiday Parade starting at 6pm on Saturday, November 26th from downtown Main Street to Triangle Park. Our Brass Band here at the church will be in the float playing beautiful music alongside some families who will be handing out glow sticks! Grab your Christmas spirit and come to support!
Join us on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. for our next Prayer Gathering. There will not be a potluck before the prayer gathering. We will be gathering together and kicking off the start of advent season!
IN THE WOODS
Its that time of year again! Starting in December, every Friday and Saturday night from 6-9pm, we will be playing through a display of lights. There will be light refreshments offered as you drive into the parking lot and are parked to watch the show. The show will be begin at 6pm and will run every 30 minutes! To sign up to help with this event, please click here!
MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
On Thursday, December 1 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.
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
Do you like Christmas music? Come join us for an Advent Chorale hosted by NewLife Campus Ministry Friday, December 2nd from 7-8pm in Price Auditorium! This will be a night filled with music, the Gospel, and so much fun! Hope to see you there!
PRC HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
If you are interested in going to the Pregnancy Resource Clinic’s State College Site Open House, it is happening December 5th from 3-7 pm! You are able to tour the facility and fellowship with the staff! For more information about this event, please go to the PRC’s website by clicking here!
It's that time of the semester again for students to be bogged down with studying, projects, finals, and PANCAKES! Midnight Pancakes is back at LHU Tuesday night, December 6th from 11pm-1am at the Student Rec Center. We will need volunteers to help make pancakes at Big Woods before going to campus, as well as volunteers to help make and pass out pancakes on campus. If you are interested in helping, please click the link here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD –
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.
WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
Women’s prayer, which is held one Saturday morning a month, is a very special time of encouragement. Please join us Saturday, December 10th 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!
Men! Mark your calendars for this year’s Men’s Retreat happening from February 3rd to the 4th of 2023. More information to come as the date approaches.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Don't forget about all the resources on the bookshelf! Stop by and check them out and click here to watch a short video about the books for November!