This Week’s Need to Know – 08/20/2020

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
-Colossians 1:28

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: II Corinthians 5:5-10A Time for Courage
Taught By: Pastor Tim

HOME GROUPS 2020
One of the most difficult aspects of this pandemic has been a disconnection of people from one another.  We are relational creatures, created in God’s image, made to live in relationship with Him and with one another.  However, these difficult times have caused us to have to make decisions that go against our relational nature for the benefit of our neighbor.

This time has also been a strain on our emotions and spirits as well.  The election, racial tensions, uncertainty, along with the regular stresses of life – all this and more has put many people on edge.  Unfortunately, in times when Christians should have shined brightest, many times they have not.  Whether it be on social media, out in public, or with our friends and family, too many times Christians have behaved our worst.  But, it doesn’t have to be this way.  This Fall, we will take a look at what it means for Christians to be at their best!  We will take time to go through the video series and workbook called, Christians At Their Best, written by Ed Stetzer.  In this study, you will be challenged to examine your life and actions and see if they are in alignment with biblical principles and the life of our Savior.  In a world that is growing ever more polarized, we as Christians want to live out the love of Jesus in a way that will lead people to a transforming experience with the Gospel.  If you would like to be involved with a home group, please take time to click this link and sign up today.  If you have any questions, contact the church office or email Pastor Josh at joshuah@bigwoods.org.

BE IN PRAYER
Please be in prayer about our special offering on Sunday, September 13.  We are setting aside that day for a one-time offering with the purpose of paying down the principal of the bridge loan.  Do pray and ask God what he would have you give toward this offering, and give only as he leads and provides.  Please designate your offering for this by marking it “Bridge Loan Offering” on the memo portion of your check or on an envelope.  You can also give via our Egiving website by using the “Bridge Loan Offering” option.  If you would like more information about this, please contact Pastor Josh at joshuah@bigwoods.org.


MEN’S MINISTRY COOKOUT DINNER

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