This Week's Need to Know!
THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “East of Eden”
Taught by: Pastor Stuart Redcay
There are no sign ups for this round of Sunday School Classes, just show up!
Grounded in the Faith: This class will dive into what we believe and why we believe it. It is so important for us to know, as believers, because they do have practical implications for our everyday lives. This week’s class be taught by Pastor Aaron. (Classroom 4)
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 Stuart after the service. (MPR)
SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG
The young adults and families are invited out to the Mays’ (416 E Bald Eagle Street, 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.
QUATERLY GATHERING AND LISTENING
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 needs? Things
like setting up a computer, repairing a desk, unclogging a toilet, assessing an automotive issue, sewing a torn garment, and so on.
- 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?)
EGG STUFFING PARTY
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.
EASTER EGG HUNT
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!
ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING
The Annie Armstrong Easter offering is something that we have done in the past and are looking forward to doing again. For the next few weeks, we will have the opportunity to give to this offering. 100% of the money given to this offering will go to support missionaries serving in North America. For more information about this offering click here! To give, there are envelopes at the welcome desks or at the table in the back of the sanctuary.
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. Here are some of the pressing needs and prayer points that they are asking you to pray alongside them. They can be found here!
“WOMEN OF THE WORD” WORKSHOP
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).
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!
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.
WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
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!
ADVENTURES IN MOTHERHOOD
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 email@example.com
Secret Church is an international simulcast done every year by David Platt and his organization, Radical. Navigate and New Life students have been involved for many years and would love for you to join in on the fun! Come out on Friday, April 21 from approximately 7:00 p.m. until midnight. This year’s series will go through the entire book of Jonah! Jonah is one of the best-known books of the Bible. But beyond the fascinating story of a fish swallowing a man, you will find the challenging account of God’s most unwilling prophet and how, often, we, like Jonah, choose our own comfort over God’s mission. But Jesus shows us a better way. Together we will learn how the gospel drives us to make disciples, not just of people who look and think like us—but of all nations, even those we would consider our enemies. There is no cost to participate!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOK OF THE MONTH
"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!