This Week's Need to Know!

This Week's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Another Offspring” Genesis 4:17-26
Taught by:  Pastor Aaron Batdorf

Grounded in the Faith: This class will be canceled this week due to Pastor Aaron preaching on Sunday. If you normally attend this class, we encourage you to join Pastor Aaron in the MPR for the Genesis Q&A class.
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 home (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 the church office!

We are having another workday THIS Saturday, April 29th from 8am – 12pm. Men’s Ministry will be cooking up breakfast and hosting another productive morning of service at the church. As we seek to steward our church property, we are going to apply a layer of topsoil on a few spots around the property. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Please sign up here!

Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. for our next Prayer Gathering. Our prayer gatherings 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. There will be a potluck before that starts at 5:30pm.

On Thursday, May 4th 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.

Men mark your calendars! Men’s Ministry is hosting a campfire here at the church on Saturday May 6th at 6:00pm. We will be roasting hotdogs, having fellowship, some yard games and spiritual encouragement from Eugene Beyer. Bring a favorite yard game if you’d like and a lawn chair or two, and don’t forget to INVITE your FRIENDS! Hotdogs and roasting sticks will be provided. The campfire will be just beyond the youth room parking lot in the grove of pines. Please contact the church if you have any questions. To hear more about this event, please click here!

Next month, NewLife will be hosting Midnight Pancakes during finals week at LHU. Many of you have helped in the past and know that this is a great way to connect with students and minister to them as they finish up the school year. This semester, we will be at the Student Rec Center on campus Tuesday, May 9th to serve the students pancakes from 11pm-1am. We need both ingredients and supplies to make the event happen, as well as volunteers to cook pancakes, serve pancakes, and most importantly, talk to college students! If you would be willing to help out by either donating materials or volunteering on May 9th, please fill out the form here!

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 last day this Spring will be May 11th. To volunteer for childcare, please email Jillian Best at

The next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, May 13th, 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’S SOFTBALL In mid-May, Pastor Robbie is aiming to hold softball practices for this summer’s softball league. Starting in June, games will be played on Sunday afternoons, and we will have practices once a week! Please let Pastor Robbie know if you are interested in playing or have any questions.

"The Lord’s Prayer" by Kevin DeYoung is the April book of the month! This book allows us to learn from Jesus on what, why and how to pray. To hear more about the book, click here!

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. Here are some of the pressing needs and prayer points that they are asking you to pray alongside them. They can be found here!