This Week’s Need to Know – New Year Edition

 

Happy New Year…almost.  I hope you’ll join us this Sunday, January 1st at 10:30 for our combined worship service.  Remember, there will be only one service this Sunday.  There will be no Sunday school.  A nursery will be available for children from birth to 3 years old.  Regularly scheduled services will begin again next week, January 8th, at 8:00 am & 10:30 am with Sunday school at 9:30 am.

2017 Through the Bible Campaign
We are excited to kick off our 2017 Church-wide Bible Reading Plan.  I hope you will join us as we read through the Bible in one year.  A paper checklist will be available in your bulletin on Sunday morning, or you can use the links below to set up your plan online.  There are two plans available: one will have a reading assignment for each day and the other for five days a week, allowing you the freedom on weekends to catch up if you miss something during the week.  When faithful church attendance and consistent Bible reading and study are a part of a believer’s life, there is incredible potential for spiritual growth.  I hope you’ll see what God can do through your life this year as we read through His Word, together.

Classic Plan – Read one passage from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament each day.
http://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/old-testament-and-new-testament.html

Stay-On-Track Plan – There are readings only on the weekdays, with weekends free to catch up or get ahead.
http://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/stay-on-track.html

Act Like Men
Men, be sure you’re signed up for the Men’s Retreat at Sylvan Hills on January 6th & 7th.  We need men to be strong and men who do all of this in love. To get there, we need radical surgery. It’s time to cut deep and get rid of all that is preventing us from being the men who God has called us to be. We challenge you to come to this retreat so that we can learn together how to act like men.  You can sign up online by clicking here.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
There’s still time to get your offering in for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Please donate using the provided envelope or mark your check memo “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.”  Please make your check out to Big Woods Bible Church.  Thank you for supporting the IMB and helping them to spread the Gospel around the world in 2017!