This Week’s Need to Know – 11/12/2020

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” – Romans 1:16-17

THIS WEEK’S TEXT: Romans 1:26-32Abandoned by God
Taught By: Pastor Tim

PSALMS SUNDAY SCHOOL – Psalm 34 – taught by Matt McDermit

SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
There will be a special business meeting on Sunday, December 6, following the morning service and before the Sunday school hour.  There are two items that will receive votes at this meeting.  One, there are proposed updates to our church bylaws.  These updates were submitted at the most recent annual meeting on November 1.  A copy of these proposed bylaws changes can be found at the back desk in the auditorium.  The purpose of these changes is to bring them into alignment with our growing needs.  Questions about these can be directed to me at joshuah@bigwoods.org or you can call the church office at (570) 893-8274.

Two new elder candidates have been nominated as well – Bill Newman and Matt McDermit.  A secret ballot vote will be taken for them at this meeting.

If you are a member of the church, you are eligible to vote on these two items.  If you will not be able to be in attendance, please contact me for more information on how to cast your ballot for the elder candidates.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Sunday is the turn in day for all Operation Christmas Child boxes.  Please be sure to bring them to the service and drop them off at the back desk.  If you would like to help pay postage, the cost to mail each box is $9.  Just designate your check or envelope “Operation Christmas Child”.  More information can be found here.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
We are experiencing growth in our Children’s Church ministry on Sunday mornings.  We are going to need to make two classes available – one for younger kids and another for the older kids.  We are looking for volunteers to help us teach and help with these classes.  We require two adults in classrooms at all times to provide a safe environment for our kids.  A background check is required from all adults working with kids as well.  All curriculum, supplies, snacks, etc. are provided.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Pastor Josh at joshuah@bigwoods.org.

BABY DEDICATION
We will have a baby dedication during our morning service on November 22.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office at (570) 893-8274 or sueu@bigwoods.org.