This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Grace Upon Grace”  John 1: 14-18
Taught by:  Pastor Aaron Batdorf

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 focused on Love and Wrath and will be led by Bill Newman (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 Feminism 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 3:1-5 led by Pastor Stuart.  (Sanctuary)

The young adults and families are invited out to the Zembower’s (225 Susquehanna Ave., Lock Haven) after church this week for a time of fellowship. Lunch is not provided this week! If you have any questions, contact Stuart at 717-517-6523.

It’s 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!

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,, and Cheyenne Redcay,
The meeting scheduled for December 15th was canceled due to the forecasted rain and snow.

This year’s Christmas Eve Service will be held on December 24th from 6:00pm-7:00pm here at Big Woods Bible Church. In this season, pause for a moment to remember the miraculous birth of our perfect Savior! The Lord has given us his only Son knowing that he would take the place on the cross for our sins. Praise Him!

We are bringing back the Cookie Bar for our Christmas Eve Service. If you can spare a dozen or two cookies for this event, please email Susi Gray at or reach out by phone at (570) 295- 2818

On Thursday, January 5 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.

There will be a baptismal on Sunday, January 8.  If you are interested in being baptized, please contact the church office at 570-893-8274 or email Haylee at

The Ladies’ Prayer Gathering for January will be Saturday, December 14th, from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Come and be blessed by yet another personal story of a life saved by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Saturday prayer is an intimate time of blessing and joy…and even includes coffee and sweets!

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.
Date: February 3rd and 4th
Location: Sylvan Hills Camp
Age: 16 year and older
RSVP by: January 15th
Cost: $45 per person
Click on the link here to sign up!

This month’s book of the month is our Big Woods Bible Church Advent Devotional. Click here to open a printable PDF or click here to listen to the audio version on Spotify.