This Weel's Need to Know!

This Weel's Need to Know!

THIS WEEK’S TEXT:
“He Counted it to Him as Righteousness” Genesis 15:1-6
Taught by: Pastor Aaron Batdorf

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Following Jesus: How Do I Live as a Christian?
This class will not meet this week due to Pastor Aaron preaching. He invites you to join him in the MPR for the Genesis Q&A.  
Genesis Q&A: 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)

NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Bible From the Ground Up: As Christians, it's crucial to cultivate a desire for reading the Bible. Yet, many of us often feel overwhelmed by various factors. However, delving into the Bible allows us to intimately know God—what a privilege! In this class, my aim is to enhance our reading and comprehension of God's Word. To achieve this goal, we will adopt two approaches: first, a comprehensive overview focusing on creating a structured reading plan, understanding the nature of the Bible, and its composition; second, a detailed examination of interpreting and comprehending specific passages of Scripture. This class will be led by Pastor Aaron in Classroom 3
Surviving Religion 101: Whether it is through social media, college, or simply life, young adults face many questions and challenges to their faith. These questions are not without answers. Pastor Robbie and Pastor Stuart are leading high school and college students through this discussion-based study of scripture and the book titled, “Surviving Religion 101” by Michael Kruger. We worship a God who is big enough for our questions and loving enough to care for us in our doubts. This class will meet in the Youth Room.  
Genesis Q&A: We will continue to have the Genesis Q&A during the next Sunday School rotation. 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. (MPR)

ADVENTURES IN MOTHERHOOD
AIM is for moms of children ages 0-18 and will meet the 2nd Thursday of the month. Meetings will be Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm. Childcare will be provided for daytime meetings. The next AIM meetings are on February 8th. For more information, please contact womensministry@bigwoods.org.

WOMEN’S PRAYER MEETING
The next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, February 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!

WORKDAY
On February 10th starting at 9:00 a.m., we will be having a workday for a few projects at the church. We are looking for 10-15 volunteers to help tear down the Display of Lights and rearrange different rooms at the church. If you have any questions, please email hayleec@bigwoods.org and if you are interested in serving, please fill out the form here so that we know how many are coming.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: HABAKKUK
The Habakkuk Women’s Study is running every Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (childcare provided at the morning meeting). They are reading through the book verse by verse studying how Habakkuk discovers how God is faithful to deliver his people from trouble in His own way and time. Sign up for the study by clicking here! If you’d like to volunteer to help with childcare, please click here!

GRIEF SHARE
Grief Share is running every Tuesday evening at the church starting at 6:45 p.m. in Classroom 2. 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, sign up by clicking here!

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE – 02/14/2024
This week’s service will be staring at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to this time as we get to sing, study, encourage and pray with one another.

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
Big Woods will be launching a senior adult ministry on February 16th at 12pm. Everyone 65+ is invited to attend. A themed luncheon will be served at noon with fellowship and (optional) activities to follow. This ministry will take place each month on the third Friday of the month. Please sign up by clicking here if you plan to attend. There will also be a paper sign up in the back of the sanctuary on Sunday. Don't forget to invite your friends! If you have any questions regarding this ministry, please contact Sarah Kopas at sarahmckopas@gmail.com

BABY DEDICATION
Big Woods is having a Baby Dedication on February 25th during the Sunday morning service. Baby Dedication is a time for parents who understand each child is a gift from the Lord and has been given a responsibility to raise them “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). This is a wonderful opportunity to publicly commit to the Lord and your church family that you will faithfully do that. If you are interested in making this commitment with your child(ren), please fill out the form here or email hayleec@bigwoods.org  

BIBLES AND BREAKFAST
Our next Bibles and Breakfast will meet on February 29th at 7AM at Restless Oaks to eat breakfast while studying God’s Word learning how to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ"(2 Peter 3:18).

MEN’S GARAGE MINISTRY
Our Garage Guys will be meeting Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. All men are invited to meet at the garage of Dave Frankenberger (1930 Long Run Road, Mill Hall).

WINTER PICNIC & GAME NIGHT
Save the Date! On Saturday, March 16 from 5-7pm we will be gathering as a church family for an indoor "picnic". Come enjoy picnic food, fellowship, and FUN! Indoor games for all ages will be set up to play. 

EASTER EGG HUNT
This year's Easter Egg Hunt is on March 23rd 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 setup/clean up, greet, and connect with families. This is always a fun event and a great way to get involved! Click here to sign up for the event!

BOOK OF THE MONTH
Our Book of the Month for February is Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God written by Tim Challies. It is an honest look at grief and fears, faith and hope while combining personal narrative, sound theology, and beautiful writing; this is a book for anyone who has loved and lost. In Seasons of Sorrow, Tim shares real-time reflections from the first year of grief—through the seasons from fall to summer—introducing readers to what he describes as the “ministry of sorrow.”

GIVING STATEMENTS AND MEMBER PROFILES
Managing Church Profiles:
1. To view and manage your member profile, click the link here. This will take you to a Servant Keeper Online Login. 
2. If you have never signed into your account before, click “Haven’t registered yet” or reach out to the church office and an invitation will be sent to you. 
3. From there you can manage your profile and view your giving statements. 
Online Giving Statements:
1. To view your giving for the year, log into your account and go to the Giving History Tab. 
2. You can view and print your statement by clicking the Details tab at the top of the page, selecting the date range that you desire and then clicking view and print statement. 
To watch a video on how to do this, please click here