This Week's Need to Know
WEEK’S TEXT: “The
Family of God – Part 2” Romans 16:17-23
Taught by: Robbie Mays
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: Sin no More led by Pastor Aaron. (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: Self-Helpism led by Tara Newman (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
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, please bring your own lunch! If you have any questions, contact Stuart at 717-517-6523.
PRAYER AND PRAISE POINTS
Every other Wednesday evening the Elders meet for several hours to pray for the body and seek wisdom as they strive to lead and shepherd the body at Big Woods according to the Word of God. Last evening some of the pressing needs and prayer points that they are asking for you to pray alongside them can be found here.
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
Join us on Wednesday, October 19 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.
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!
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.
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.