THIS WEEK’S TEXT: “Characteristics
of a Godly Mother”
Taught by: Pastor Robbie Mays
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
This 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!
SUNDAY LUNCHES FOR YOUNG
Due to Mother’s Day on Sunday, there will be no Sunday Lunches for Young Adults.
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!
TAKE A MEAL MINISTRY
At Big Woods, we have a ministry called Take a Meal. This ministry serves families who need an extra hand, those who have just had a baby, families that have lost a loved one, individuals who have had surgery etc. This week we put out requests for three families who needed meals. If you are interested in making meals and delivering them to families who are in need, a link is sent out via our community email list. On that link, it has how many people the meal would need to feed, any allergies, contact information and an address. If you have any questions or want to be involved, please contact the church office!
COLLEGE SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
Starting this coming Tuesday, May 16th, all of the college students who are staying for the summer and those who are coming home for break are welcome to the Mays’ home (416 E Bald Eagle Street, Lock Haven) for a college Summer Bible Study. This group will meet every Tuesday starting at 8:00pm.
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.
MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
Our next Garage Night will be on Thursday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m., where 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 next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, June 10th, 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!
“LIVE YOUR TRUTH” BIBLE
Starting the week of June 12th, Women’s Ministry will be having a summer bible study. They will be examining the modern lies that are disguised as Truths in today’s culture as they read through Alisa Childer’s book “Live Your Truth and Other Lies: Exposing Popular Deceptions that Make Us Anxious, Exhausted, and Self Centered.” To learn more about the study, click here! The class will run every Monday evening from 6:30 – 8:00pm and Tuesday morning from 10:30am – 12:00pm (childcare provided) To sign up for the study, click here!
THIRD SUNDAY SUMMER GATHERING
As expressed in the findings of our recent Listening Session, we want to provide more opportunities to fellowship together. This summer will be hosting a Third Sunday Summer Gathering right here at Big Woods. Just as the name suggests, the third Sunday of June, July, and August, after the service, we will be having a BBQ and potluck style gathering out on the lawn with food, outdoor games, and fellowship! Our first gathering will be on June 18th and more details about that gathering will be coming soon.
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!