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 will focus on a Life of Prayer and will 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 Tim after the service. (MPR)
SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG
The young adults and families are invited out to the Nauta’s home (333 S Fairview Street, 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!
MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
Tonight, 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’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 week we will have the pleasure of hearing from a missionary couple that we support here at Big Woods, Phillip and Bea Schuring who are doing ministry in Brazil. They will speak for a few moments during the Sunday morning service and then again after the service during the Sunday School hour. So, be sure to stick around after the service to hear from them!
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!
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 last day this Spring will be May 11th. To volunteer for childcare, please email Jillian Best at firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
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!
Join us on Wednesday, May 17th 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.
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.
BOOK OF THE MONTH "Can We Trust the Gospels" by Peter J. Williams is the May book of the month! This book looks at multiple different sources trying to prove that the events and information in the Gospels is trustworthy and that they actually did happen. This book is a great tool for you to be able to fully trust God’s Word and it could be a good tool to help you proclaim the Gospel and defend it to those that you come in contact with. To hear more about the book, click here!