This Week’s “Need to Know” – 12/8/2016

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Christmas is almost here.  You can feel it in the air.  You can see it as you drive down the road.  Houses are decorated with colorful flashing lights, trees can be seen shining in the windows, and festive decorations line Main Street.  Christmas is a beautiful time of year.  It’s a great time to express love to friends and family and a season where strangers share unexpected acts of kindness just because.  Christmas is also a great time to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers to church.  As we share gifts and cards this season, let’s not forget to share the love of our Savior with someone as well.  Here’s our holiday service schedule:

December 24th Christmas Eve Service: 6:00 PM (Nursery available for children birth to 3 yrs old)
December 25th Sunday Service: 10:30 AM (No Sunday school or Children’s church.  Nursery available for children birth to 3 yrs old)
January 1st Sunday Service: 10:30 AM (No Sunday school or Children’s church.  Nursery available for children birth to 3 yrs old)

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Make sure you are a part of this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  All of the proceeds go around the world and directly to missionaries working with IMB to spread the Gospel around the world.  Make sure you pick up and envelope today and be a part of helping us reach the national goal of $155 million raised for world missions.

Act Like Men
Men, you are invited to our 2016 Men’s Retreat.  The focus will be on I Corinthians 16:13-14, which states: Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.  Men, you need to be a part of this retreat.  If Big Woods is to be successful in the future, it will be because men are living holy lives and leading their families in a godly way.  If you are a husband, a dad, or ever want to be a husband and dad, you need be a part of this important event.  High school teens are encouraged to attend.  Teens ages 14 and 15 need to be accompanied by their father.  Teens age 16 and up may attend by themselves.  Sign up online today!

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Baptism Service
There will be a baptism service immediately following the second service on January 8, 2017.  This service will take place at the Cedar Hills Brethren in Christ Church in Mill Hall.  If you are interested in being baptized, please fill out the tear-off portion of your bulletin and place it in the offering plate or contact the church office (570-893-8274 ext. 100 or sueu@bigwoods.org).

For Your Calendar
Women’s Christmas Party – Friday, December 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Happy Birthday Jesus Party
– Saturday, December 10th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Christmas Eve Choir Practice – Sunday, December 11th, 4:45 PM @ BWBC
Women’s Christmas Breakfast
– Saturday, December 17th, 8:00 AM
High School Navigate Christmas Party – Sunday, December 18th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM @ BWBC
Middle School Navigate Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 21st, 6:30 – 8:00 PM @BWBC