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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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

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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!

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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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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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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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Growing Young & Growing Close

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Growing Young and Growing Close is an all-hands-on-deck kind of study! If you’re interested in what a variety of churches across the country are doing to attract and engage young people ages 15 – 29, join us for this fascinating study of church health, generational connections, and Jesus — the center of it all.
David Abercrombie, Mike Davis and Doug Smith will lead us through six weeks of good news about who we are as a community of believers and how we can use what the latest research shows to strengthen Woodhaven’s commitment to living the irresistible life in Christ.
See you at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 17! Are you coming?

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Gather at the River – Oct. 28

Two red canoes with kids and adults on the river
NEW PLAN! Due to Hurricane Florence’s iimpact on the Cape Fear River, we must postpone our Casual Sunday & Gathering at the River. Mark your calendar for Oct. 28.
 
But that doesn’t mean that this Sunday, Sept. 23 won’t be extra special. Join us for Bible study at 9:10 a.m., followed by a dedication of the new courtyard at 10 a.m.
 
We will celebrate a baptism during our Worship at 10:30 a.m. And the celebration will continue after the service with an onsite catered lunch.
 
If you already RSVP-ed for the River, there’s no need to RSVP for lunch. Otherwise, please contact the church office ASAP to let us know you’re coming.

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Happy Birthday, Woodhaven!

Balloons in clear sky over Woodhaven steeple
Help us celebrate 30 years on Sept. 5. We’ll kick off our Wednesdays at Woodhaven with a birthday party and lots of other good things. 
 
Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. with cake and ice cream at 5:55 p.m. (The usual meal charges will apply.) 
 
At 6 p.m., we’ll enjoy stories, a trivia contest and more. Then at 6:20 p.m., we’ll unwrap what’s new this fall. (The Worship Choir will rehearse as usual at 6:45 p.m.)
 
Sign up on the communication card in the Sunday bulletin or here.

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