This Week’s Need to Know – 05/06/2021

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. – Romans 8:18

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: Romans 8:18-25 – Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow
Taught By: Tim Boger

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Please continue to lift up Aaron Batdorf in prayer as the elders have presented the need for him to return to Big Woods to serve as our part-time Associate Pastor of Discipleship.  This role will be tasked with oversight of discipleship ministries with college and adult ministries.  More details about this role can be found in a detailed job description which is available by clicking here.  Questions about this role can be directed to the elders by emailing  A special business meeting will be called on Sunday, May 23, following the worship service with the purpose of taking a vote to affirm the recommendation by the elders of hiring Aaron.

Mark your calendars, our Sunday services will be moving outdoors on May 30.  Bring your chairs, canopies, and Bibles as we enjoy gathering together in worship and fellowship.

We’ll be participating in the 2021 Baby Bottle Blessings fundraiser for the Pregnancy Resource Clinic in State College.  All you’ll need to do is pick up a bottle this Sunday and fill it with change, dollars, or even a check made to Pregnancy Resource Clinic.  Bottles can be found on the back desk in the auditorium.  All funds go to help support this ministry in State College.  Bottles will be collected on Sunday, June 13.  You can also click here to make a donation online.

Mark your calendar for our Women’s Ministry prayer meeting this Saturday, May 8, at 9:00 AM.  There will be a devotional, fellowship, and time of prayer.  Coffee will be provided.

We would like to welcome Holly Beaver to the staff at Big Woods Bible Church.  Holly will be serving as the Administrative Assistant to the church staff and body.  Holly just retired from Penn State University serving in many capacities, including her latest position as Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost.  We look forward to the skills and talents Holly is bringing to Big Woods.  Her first day will be on Monday, May 10.  Office Hours for Big Woods will now be Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

You’re invited to our next Work Day which will be on Saturday, May 22, from 8:00 AM – Noon.  Breakfast will be served.  We have several jobs we need to get finished to get us ready to move our services outdoors.  Thanks in advance for all of those who are coming out to help us!