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Woodhaven Family Movie Night

Starry night with lion silhouette
Friends, family and the community are invited to come on over for Woodhaven Family Movie Night on Friday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mobley Courtyard (behind the sanctuary at Woodhaven). We’ll show the original “Lion King” and have games on the lawn, as well as popcorn and popsicles. No charge for the event, but bring your own blanket or chairs. And don’t forget your friends and family! And, don’t worry, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll move indoors.

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Hot dog! It’s Christmas in July!

Red checkered background with hot dog and treble clef
Christmas is coming? Yes! The Woodhaven worship choir will soon be learning the Christmas cantata “Heaven’s Child”… and will present the musical message this fall at Carnegie Hall in New York City under the direction of the composer himself, Pepper Choplin. (In December, the choir will share the cantata with our Woodhaven community, too.)
 
Here’s where you come in. We need your support for the trip! Join us for a special Christmas in July evening on Sunday, July 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. here at Woodhaven Baptist Church. Tap your toes to the bluegrass sounds of the Kudzu Ramblers, and enjoy dinner and fellowship. Friends, neighbors and community members are welcomed. Nothing says Christmas more than bluegrass, right?
Tickets are $10 per person, with a “family cap” at $40. Children ages 10 and under are free. Please register online, and pay at the event.
Bluegrass band
 
Can’t make it on July 14? You can still help the choir with the expenses for the trip. Mail checks to: Woodhaven Baptist Church, 4000 Kildaire Farm Rd., Apex, NC 27539. Note “Carnegie Hall Trip” on your check.
 

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Get Ready for VBS!

ROAR VBS logo on giraffe photo
Are you ready to ROAR?! Woodhaven loves Vacation Bible School! Believe it or not, it’s time to sign up. Children ages 3 – rising grade 6 can experience an epic African adventure for five nights: Sunday, June 23 – Thursday, June 27, from 6 – 8 p.m.
VBS will be held at Woodhaven Baptist Church, 4000 Kildaire Farm Rd., Apex, NC. Children will be divided into groups with awesome adult “safari” leaders. Each night includes Bible stories, hands-on crafts and music activities, recreation and snacks — all surrounded by sounds and sights of African wildlife.
At Roar!, kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that carries them through this wild life. To register, click the link below.

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Kids’ Palm Sunday Celebration

Calling all children and preschoolers! It’s time to mark your calendars. (Do preschoolers really have calendars these days?) We’ll have our Children’s Palm Sunday Celebration for 1st-6th graders and an Easter Egg Hunt for preschoolers-Kindergarteners on Palm Sunday, April 14, following worship. Families will meet in the Fellowship Hall for a pizza lunch followed by an Easter egg hunt for the younger kids or fun activities to learn about Holy Week for our older children. RSVP to emily@woodhaven.org.

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No Passport Required!

Illustration of bistro
Are you ready to travel, taste some delightful foreign-influenced food, and enjoy the sights and sounds of other countries? We’ve got the ticket for you… Go “Around the World with Love” on Saturday, Feb. 9, at this year’s Youth Valentine’s Banquet, a fundraiser for youth summer missions trips.
 
Tickets are on sale now on Sundays and Wednesdays. The cost is $20 per person, cash or check. Invite family and friends! If you need a little help with transportation, please let us know and we’ll arrange a ride. We don’t want anyone to be left out… Think of it as your “ground transportation”!
 
Your journey will begin at 6 p.m. with an Italian-inspired menu of rolls, tossed salad, and a choice of entree: Baked Ziti, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Parmesan or Eggplant Parmesan. No trip to another country is complete without experiences the sweet stuff! At the end of the meal, we’ll share an assortment of international desserts. (You can save those Weight Watchers points for another day.)
 
During the meal, our youth will share their talents and lead you in fun activities with a little competitive spirit thrown in. This is a neat time to get to know other church members a little better and learn which teenagers go with which parents. It’s a wonderful bunch!
 
But the best part is the purpose: We’re supporting our youth to learn what it means to serve others and share God’s love. All the proceeds from the banquet will help cover the costs of the 2019 summer missions trip to Tennessee with Appalachia Service Project. Our youth and chaperones will be helping families in need with construction projects to make their homes warmer, safer and drier.
 
Won’t you join us on Feb. 9? We’re saving a seat for you.

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Calling All Wrappers

Lamb standing beside wrapped gift
Woodhaven on Mission says, “Y’all come!” to the Church Family Fun Shop on Wednesday, Dec. 12. We’ll roll up our sleeves and roll out some festive paper to wrap toys for the Lost Sheep Ministry. Join us at 5:15 p.m. for pizza and then get wrapping! Great fun and fellowship for all ages. (No wrapping experience or talent required. Professionally trained wrappers will be available to assist you.) 
 
The Lost Sheep Outreach Ministry serves and supports people who are homeless or in need in downtown Raleigh. Learn more here.

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Calling All Kids (and Parents)!

It’s time for a Kids’ Night In and Parents’ Night Out! Bring the kids on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. As part of his senior project, Christopher Little (and other adult chaperones) will be providing fun activities for the kids while parents enjoy some free time. Please sign up with Emily at emily@woodhaven.org. The cost is $5 per child.

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Joy of the Harvest

Illustration of pumpkin and fall foliage
Gather together around the table with us for warm fellowship and thankful hearts! Our Joy of the Harvest worship service, meal and global hunger offering collection will be on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6:00 p.m. Our menu will be corn chowder or vegetable beef soup, ham or turkey sandwich, salad and banana split dessert. There is no charge for the meal. Please sign up on Realm or on the communication card in the Sunday bulletin. We hope you’ll come… and bring guests!
 
Our global hunger offering will be collected on Sunday, Nov. 18. Bring your “bread bank” or other donations to Sunday morning worship or to the Joy of the Harvest celebration that evening. As has been our practice for years, Woodhaven’s Hunger Offering is distributed as follows: 75% goes to the Hunger Fund of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (state hunger relief), and 25% goes to the Hunger Emphasis of Baptist World Aid (global hunger relief). Each of these funds applies 100% of all donations to hunger relief.

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Fall Festival, A Community Favorite

Illustration of two jack-o-lanterns
It may not feel like fall yet, but we’re getting ready for Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 5 – 7 p.m. This free family event, open to the community, is filled with games, prizes, cake walk, hot dogs and more! Wear your costume and bring a bag for Trunk or Treat. Games and food will be available from 5 – 6:30 p.m., followed by Trunk or Treat.
 
Volunteers, we need your help! Run games, decorate a trunk, and/or bring baked goods for the cake walk. Sign up on Realm or in the lobby outside the sanctuary. Thanks for your willingness to serve!

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Children’s Art Auction for Hunger

Girl holding painting of a heart
Kids may not have a lot of money, but they do have a lot of creativity! Our children have been creating art projects on Wednesday nights this fall to be a part of the Woodhaven community and contribute to our Hunger Offering.
 
Now is your chance to support our kids and their efforts by purchasing their art at an Art Sale and Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6 – 6:45 p.m. in the Courtyard. (If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll move to the Fellowship Hall.)
 
Most items will be $1 — or whatever you would like to donate — with a few select items to be auctioned off. The children have been working hard on projects from suncatchers, paintings and wrapping paper to scarves and more! So, bring your wallet or your checkbook on Oct. 10 and join our children in helping hungry people.
 
 

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