ROAR VBS logo on giraffe photo

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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Easter Sunday

Wake up and worship with us on Easter! We’ll serve you breakfast at 8:15 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall, followed by a celebration in our courtyard (weather permitting) where we will “flower the Cross.” We’ll have Bible study for all ages at 9:10 a.m. — our greeters can help you find your way. Easter Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The service will include our adult choir and brass ensemble. Childcare is provided for infants through third graders. Everyone is welcomed!

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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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Life Line Art

Life Line Screening

Life Line Art
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will be in our community on Monday, April 22, at Woodhaven Baptist Church.
 
Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women.
 
Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. Register online today at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your Preferred Appointment!

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Jesus Sculpture

Lead Me to the Cross

Jesus Sculpture
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 weekdays leading up to Easter. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebration of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians follow Jesus’ pattern of fasting and reflection in the desert for 40 days.
Fasting is a common Lenten discipline due to Jesus’ example in the desert and in recognition of the instructions on fasting that Jesus relayed to His followers (e.g., Matthew 6:16-18). Whereas Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after His death on the cross, Lent recalls the events leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion.
Observing a period of reflection in preparation for our remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice for us on Good Friday is certainly an appropriate Christian practice. Woodhaven has printed some copies of the Lenten Devotional Guide prepared by students of Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. They’re available in the lobby outside the sanctuary. If you prefer to read online, you can download the guide here.
 

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Philippines girls eating

Please Rise (Against Hunger)

Philippines girls eating
Register now! Here’s a hands-on missions opportunity for all ages: Rise Against Hunger. Join us in the Multipurpose Room at Woodhaven on Saturday, March 16, in packaging meals that will be shipped to children and adults in need around the globe.
 
If you can measure, scoop, label or assemble boxes, there’s a job for you! This is a great service activity for friends, neighbors and school-aged children.
 
Meal assembly begins at 10:00 a.m. After the meal packing, we’ll head to the Fellowship Hall for a barbecue lunch. We should wrap up around noon.
 
Want to participate? Please click below to register through the Rise Against Hunger organization.
 

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Shake It Up Sunday

Colorful confetti against blue background
Don’t you just love a good oxymoron? On Sunday, March 3, we’re gonna encourage the Woodhaven family to connect… by shaking things up!
 
The deacon-led Family Ministry Team is collaborating with the Sunday School Team and church staff to offer Shake It Up Sunday. Join us for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on March 3, and then anyone who would like to “change up” their Sunday School routine for that day and are open to attending a different class than usual can do just that.
 
We’re encouraging 5 – 7 volunteers from each class, Youth through Disciples (Senior Adults), to attend another class. But if you don’t feel like shaking, no worries! It’s all voluntary.
 
This idea took root from our Growing Young, Growing Close emphasis, and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and grow closer.  The lesson that day will be the same for everyone and will be a Biblical look at why this emphasis is important and how it could help our church.
 
In the worship service we’ll have some other opportunities for the congregation to participate further in our Shake It Up adventure. Let’s get shaking!

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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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Duke Performing Arts Center and Meymandi Concert Hall at Night at Christmastime

“Christmas Presence” at Meymandi Postponed to Dec. 18

Duke Performing Arts Center and Meymandi Concert Hall at Night at Christmastime
Because of the wintry weather, the performance of “Christmas Presence” has been postponed to Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Dec. 9 concert will be honored at the rescheduled event. Stay tuned for more details.
 
250+ singers in Meymandi Concert Hall? Now that’s surround sound! Experience the beauty and inspiration of combined choirs from the greater Raleigh area singing “Christmas Presence,” a cantata by Pepper Choplin. Our own adult choir will join seven other choirs with this joyful musical message. The concert will open with holiday music by the Triangle Brass and carol singing.
 
Tickets are $10 each; children ages 10 and under are free. See Keith and Lorraine Davis to purchase tickets, or get them online at www.pepperchoplin.com.

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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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