Lamb standing beside wrapped gift

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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Two women hug at Habitat house

Help Habitat Rock the Block!

Two women hug at Habitat house
Woodhaven regularly partners with other churches to build homes with Habitat for Humanity. Next year, we are supporting Habitat’s Southwest Wake Faith Coalition 2019 Project: Rock the Block. The goal is to perform approximately 10 home preservation projects over two weekends!
 
This incredible project will require 50-100 volunteers each day from Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2. We need 5-6 volunteers from Woodhaven to help each day. Sign up or get more info: contact Annette Pridgen at 919-796-3473 or apaspridgen523@gmail.com .

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Illustration of pumpkin and fall foliage

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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Girl holding painting of a heart

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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Roof torn off by Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Response

Roof torn off by Hurricane Florence
Woodhaven’s missions resources are supporting North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBoM) who are at work responding to needs for food and care in hurricane-affected areas. NCBoM is nationally known and praised for their skills, organization and quality of care in disaster response situations.
 
Woodhaven on Mission is also preparing our disaster response trailer in order to offer assistance in a coordinated care effort through Baptists on Mission and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
 
How can you help? Please consider making our church your first place for giving in response to Hurricane Florence. Offerings over and above your tithe, if designated on your offering envelope, will go directly to disaster relief efforts.
 
Additionally, a portion of your tithe automatically goes to the Woodhaven on Mission budget, which makes purchases of tools, supplies and equipment for missions projects now and in the future.
 
Thank you, church family, for your time, talents and resources. Please continue to pray for the helpers and responders and all who are adversely affected by the hurricane.
 
For updates, visit Baptists on Mission.
 
Sincerely,
Jay Hayne, chair, Woodhaven on Mission
Ray Beale, minister liaison, Woodhaven on Mission

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Tshirt with NC Baptists on Mission Cuba design

Mission Sunday

Tshirt with NC Baptists on Mission Cuba design
Join us for our mission emphasis during worship on Sunday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m. Our youth mission teams will share about their work and experiences with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) in Jonesville, Virginia, and with NC Baptists on Mission in Holguin, Cuba. We’re grateful to the many Woodhaven members and friends who provided generous support, as well as supplies and prayers for these trips!

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Colored pencils, glue and craft supplies

Donate Supplies for Cuba Missions

Colored pencils, glue and craft supplies

The Cuban mission trip is approaching, and our team needs your help in collecting some school supplies for the trip. Our team will not be able to purchase these supplies in Cuba, so our trip organizer, Tom Beam, has asked our church to help collect items. If you are able to help by donating any of the below items, please drop them off in the church office through July 1. Thank you!

  • 4 packs regular markers
  • 4 packs fine tip markers
  • Regular size craft sticks
  • 20 children’s scissors
  • Composition books
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
  • Metric school rulers
  • Loose notebook paper
  • Construction paper (all colors)
Please continue to pray for our youth and chaperones as we prepare for the 2018 Deep Impact Cuba trip.

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It’s Amazing What You Can Do in a Hairnet

We’ve found a great recipe for love:  Take one plastic bag, add a vitamin packet, drop in a sprinkle of soy and a generous scoop of dehydrated vegetables and top with a big cup of rice. Weigh it, seal it, and package it with care. Repeat 2,519 more times.
 
Garbed in hairnets and hats, 106 Woodhaven members and friends of all ages measured, scooped and sealed away the first Saturday in March. In record time, we prepared enough packages to serve 15,120 meals through Rise Against Hunger. Those nutritious meals are already on the way to feed children and adults in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
 
Rise Against Hunger meals are served in schools, vocational training programs, medical clinics, maternal health facilities, child and youth development centers and elder care facilities. And Rise Against Hunger Impact Partners work in the same communities to teach food safety, improve water quality and provide job training and emergency assistance.
 
The Woodhaven on Missions committee organized the Rise Against Hunger event, and Woodhaven’s missions offerings supported the cost of meal supplies and shipping. Judging by the laughter and cheers after each 1,000 meals prepared, it’s love in action. If you missed it this year, be on the lookout for next year’s meal packaging event. We’ll save a hairnet just for you!
 
 
 

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