This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “She Was the Mother of All Living” Genesis 3:14-21
Taught by:  Pastor Aaron Batdorf

There are no sign ups for this round of Sunday School Classes, just show up! Grounded in the Faith: This class will not meet this week due to Pastor Aaron preaching and teaching in the Genesis Q&A. All those who normally attend this class are welcomed and encouraged to attend the Q&A.
Real Life Discipleship: As believers, we read in Matthew 28 that we are to make disciples of all nations. This class will help us as we dive into what a disciple is and how to make disciples, ministering to those around us as they walk with the Lord. Join Pastor Robbie as teaches the next section this Sunday. (Classroom 1)
Genesis Q&A: As we go through Genesis in our Sunday Morning Worship time, questions may arise. This class will be formatted as a question and answer time where the questions that you have can be submitted on Sunday and discussed during Sunday School. There will be a QR code on your bulletin on Sunday Morning that you can scan and then submit your questions anonymously. After the service, during Sunday School we will sit down and dialogue through your questions together, diving deeper into God’s Word. Be sure to submit your questions on Sunday and join Pastor Aaron after the service.  (MPR)

The young adults and families are invited out to the Nauta’s (227 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.

Explore how God “provided something better for us’ in the person of Jesus. See how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus is the fulfillment of every promise. Gain a deeper understanding of what it means to place your hope and faith in Christ Alone. This Winter study will run on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm or Friday mornings at 10:30 am (childcare provided) here at the church starting the week of January 16th. To sign up go to!

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 sign up and register by clicking here!

Mark your calendars for March 25th from 8AM-12PM for a workday hosted by Men’s Ministry. Both men and women are invited to join us as we work on various projects throughout the church. Click here to sign up and click here to see a list of projects for the day!

It's that time again! We had so much fun last year filling eggs and fellowshipping together, we thought we would do it again!! Please join us as we prepare to host our annual community, Easter Egg Hunt!! All ages welcome, as long as they can help, they can come! Click the title above to sign up! If you can't make it, but would still like to help, we are in need of candy donations as well! There will be a box in the back of the church auditorium for collection.

This year's Easter Egg Hunt is on April 1st from 10:00am - 11:00am here at BWBC. We would love to have your smiling faces, and warm personalities, help make our local families feel welcome!! We are in need of volunteers to set up/clean up, greet, and connect with families. This is always a fun event and a great way to get involved! Click on the title above to sign up to serve!

After the church service on April 2nd, we are having our Quarterly Gathering and Listening Session with the Elders.
Below is a list of questions that will be discussed during this listening session:
· Would you be in favor or opposed to Sunday School starting at 9AM, ending at 10AM, and the service starting at 10:15AM?
· Knowing that people, especially widows and single mothers, often have simple needs that need to be met, what sorts of personal resources or talents, beyond financial resources, can you think of that we may have within the body to assist with such needs? Things like setting up a computer, repairing a wobbly desk, unclogging a toilet, assessing an automotive issue, sewing a torn garment, and so on?
        o    Would you be willing to go on record as a resource that the Benevolence Team and deacons can use when needs arise?
· Do you affirm the desired direction of the elders to officially recognize deaconesses in our body? What benefits do you think would come from recognizing deaconesses? Do you have any concerns?
· How are you growing because of your involvement with Big Woods? Your family?
· What ministry opportunities have been effective for your spiritual growth?
· How can we better equip you in your specific area of ministry? (as a spouse, parent, employee/employer, or however you are serving within the body?)

Women’s Ministry is holding a workshop on Jen Wilkin’s book, "Women of the Word." It will be a breakdown of how to approach, study, understand, and apply the Bible on our own. This workshop will be offered in Classroom 4 on Monday, April 3rd at 6:30pm and Friday April 7th at 10:30am (childcare provided).

Join us on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m. for our next Prayer Gathering. There will be a potluck before starting at 5:30pm. 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.

MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY On Thursday, April 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.

The Ladies’ Prayer Gathering for March will be Saturday, April 8th, 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!

AIM will be meeting the second Thursday of every month from 10:30am – 12:00pm at the church. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. The days remaining for the Spring are April 13th, and May 11th. To volunteer for childcare, please email Jillian Best at

There will be a baptism on Sunday, April 23.  If you are interested in being baptized, please contact the church office at 570-893-8274 or email Haylee at

"The Valley of Vision" is the March book of the month! This collection of Puritan prayers and devotions is a timeless treasure that has been inspiring Christians for decades. You can explore the beauty of the language and the depth of the theology found in this classic work. To hear more about the book, click here!