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Fall Festival Coming Soon

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Where can you find FREE hot dogs, a cake walk, bouncy house, and family-friendly fun? At Woodhaven’s annual Fall Festival, of course1 This year, it falls on Sunday, October 20, from 5 – 7 p.m. Kids (and young-at-heart adults) can wear costumes and enjoy games, prizes and Trunk or Treat. Friends, neighborhoods and community members are welcome! Got questions? Call 919-362-0127.
 

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Shake It Up… Again!

October 6: Shake It Up Sunday is back! Part 2. It will be a fruit basket turnover kind of day on October 6. It all starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., continues with Bible Study at 9:10 a.m., and winds up with worship service at 10:30 a.m. that will be out of the ordinary. In a good way! Be there to help shake it up, and bring a friend!

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New Church Year Kickoff

Sky with sun behind clouds
September marks the beginning of our new church year, so we’re planning a New Year’s party, of sorts, to kick off our new theme! Our theme will help guide our spiritual growth and worship experiences throughout the year, with challenges to find personal applications for God’s word. Join us for the unveiling of the theme on Sunday, Aug. 25, with Bible Study at 9:10 a.m. and Worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by a potluck feast. Bring your favorite dishes to the church fellowship hall before the worship service. See you then, and Happy New Year!

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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!

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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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