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This Week's Text

"I Will Establish My Covenant with Isaac" - Genesis 17:15-27

Taught by: Pastor Tim Boger

Sunday School Classes

Bible From the Ground Up: As Christians, it's crucial to cultivate a desire for reading the Bible. Yet, many of us often feel overwhelmed by various factors. However, delving into the Bible allows us to intimately know God—what a privilege! In this class, my aim is to enhance our reading and comprehension of God's Word. To achieve this goal, we will adopt two approaches: first, a comprehensive overview focusing on creating a structured reading plan, understanding the nature of the Bible, and its composition; second, a detailed examination of interpreting and comprehending specific passages of Scripture. This week’s topic is “The Make Up of Scripture” and the class will be led by Pastor Aaron. (Classroom 2)Surviving Religion 101: Whether it is through social media, college, or simply life, young adults face many questions and challenges to their faith. These questions are not without answers. Pastor Robbie and Pastor Stuart are leading high school and college students through this discussion-based study of scripture and the book titled, “Surviving Religion 101” by Michael Kruger. We worship a God who is big enough for our questions and loving enough to care for us in our doubts. This class will meet downstairs in the Youth Room. Genesis Q&A: This class will be formatted as a question-and-answer time where the questions that you have can be submitted on Sunday and discussed during Sunday School. There will be a QR code on your bulletin on Sunday Morning that you can scan and then submit your questions anonymously. After the service, during Sunday School we will sit down and dialogue through your questions together, diving deeper into God’s Word. Be sure to submit your questions on Sunday and join Pastor Tim after the service. (MPR)

Men's Garage Ministry

Our Garage Guys will be meeting Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. All men are invited to meet at the garage of Dave Frankenberger (1930 Long Run Road, Mill Hall).

Women's Prayer Meeting

The next Ladies’ Prayer Gathering will be Saturday, March 9th, from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Come and be blessed by yet another personal story of a life saved by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Saturday prayer is an intimate time of blessing and joy…and even includes coffee and sweets!

Women's Bible Study: Habakkuk

The Habakkuk Women’s Study is running every Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (childcare provided at the morning meeting). They are reading through the book verse by verse studying how Habakkuk discovers how God is faithful to deliver his people from trouble in His own way and time. If you’d like to volunteer to help with childcare, please click here!

Grief Share

Grief Share is running every Tuesday evening at the church starting at 6:45 p.m. in Classroom 2. During the sessions, we will focus on the hope and healing that is found in the truth offered through gospel. If you are interested in joining us, sign up by clicking here

Wednesday Evening Service - 03/13/2024

This week’s service will be staring at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to this time as we get to sing, study, encourage and pray with one another. 

Adventures in Motherhood

AIM is for moms of children ages 0-18 and will meet the 2nd Thursday of the month. Meetings will be Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm. Childcare will be provided for daytime meetings. The next AIM meetings are on March 14th. For more information, please contact

Easter Egg Filling Party

We are hosting another Easter Egg Filling Party this year on March 14th from 6-8 pm. All ages welcome, if they can help, they can come! If you can't make it, but would still like to help, we need candy donations as well. There will be a box in the back of the church auditorium for collection. Click here to sign up to serve!

Senior Adult Ministry

Our next Senior Adult Ministry gathering is on March 15th at 12:00p.m. Everyone 60+ is invited to attend. An Easter themed luncheon will be served at noon with fellowship and (optional) activities to follow. This ministry will take place each month on the third Friday of the month. Please sign up by clicking here if you plan to attend. If you have any questions regarding this ministry, please contact Sarah Kopas at

Winter Game Night

Save the Date! On Saturday, March 16 from 3-5pm we will be gathering as a church family for an indoor game time. We will have games like cornhole, and shuffleboard set up in the MPR and card and board games set up in the lobby. Come enjoy snacks, fellowship, and FUN! 

Lifeline Screening

There will be a Lifeline Screening hosted at Big Woods Bible Church (241 S Hanna Street, Lock Haven) on Monday March 18, 2024, from 10:00am – 4:00pm. To sign up for a slot, please click the link here, scroll down to find a location near you, type in 17745 and click Big Woods Bible Church. If you need help signing up, please contact the office by calling (570) 893-8274. 

Easter Egg Hunt

This year's Easter Egg Hunt is on March 23rd from 10:00am - 11:00am here at BWBC. We would love to have your smiling faces, and warm personalities, help make our local families feel welcome! We are in need of volunteers to setup/clean up, greet, and connect with families. This is always a fun event and a great way to get involved! Click here to sign up for the event!

Bibles and Breakfast

Our next Bibles and Breakfast will meet on March 28th at 7AM at Restless Oaks to eat breakfast while studying God’s Word learning how to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ"(2 Peter 3:18). 

Good Friday Service

Big Woods will have a Good Friday service on Friday, March 29th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m. Join us as we remember and praise God for what our Lord and Savior did on the cross, taking our punishment as part of his perfect plan of salvation!

Easter Sunday Service

We will be having our Easter Sunday service during our normal Sunday Morning Worship Service starting at 9:00AM on Sunday, March 31st. We invite you to invite your friends and family to join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!


On April 6th from 8am – 12pm, Men’s Ministry will be cooking up breakfast and hosting another productive workday here at the church. We have quite a list of projects on the docket so if you are interested, please sign up here! Most of the projects are listed at the end of the signup form so be sure to check it out!

Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for February is Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God is an honest look at grief and fears, faith and hope by Tim and Aileen Challies. Combining personal narrative, sound theology, and beautiful writing, this is a book for anyone who has loved and lost. In Seasons of Sorrow, Tim shares real-time reflections from the first year of grief—through the seasons from fall to summer—introducing readers to what he describes as the “ministry of sorrow.” 

Giving Statements and Member Profiles

Managing Church Profiles:1. To view and manage your member profile, click the link here. This will take you to a Servant Keeper Online Login. 2. If you have never signed into your account before, click “Haven’t registered yet” or reach out to the church office and an     invitation will be sent to you. 3. From there you can manage your profile and view your giving statements. 
Online Giving Statements:1. To view your giving for the year, log into your account and go to the Giving History Tab. 2. You can view and print your statement by clicking the Details tab at the top of the page, selecting the date range that you     desire and then clicking view and print statement. To watch a video on how to do this, please click here

Listed below are all of the Need to Knows from past weeks. If you are looking for information and cannot find it, feel free to reach out!

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