Preschool & Children

 

Children hold a special place in the heart of Christ, and they are dearly loved at Woodhaven! We plan weekly activities with care to help preschoolers and children discover God’s love.

 

Sunday School & Children’s Worship

9:10 – 10:10 a.m. Sunday School
10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Children’s Worship for Kindergarten – 3rd grade
  • Infants and toddlers get lots of cuddles while preschoolers play and learn Bible stories, verses and songs. Care for infants and toddlers extends through the worship service, which ends at 11:30 a.m.
  • During Sunday School, children in Kindergarten through 5th grade learn what it means to be a Christian through hands-on activities, such as scavenger hunts, games, reading the Bible, drama and role playing. Read more about Sunday Bible Study classes for all ages.
  • Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade have their own special worship experience in the Multipurpose Room while parents and older children participate in morning worship in the Sanctuary. Get all the details about Children’s Worship.
 

Wednesdays (September – May)

5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Fellowship (Reservations required for dinner. Let us cook for you! Make your reservation now.)
6:00 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. Activities for All Ages
  • We invite children in Kindergarten through 5th grade to join us on Wednesdays for music, missions and Bible learning designed to tap into kids’ natural curiosity. We mix it up each week to show kids that following Jesus never gets old!
  • Preschool and nursery activities are available, as well, so bring the whole family and friends!
  • Learn more about Wednesday night classes for all ages.
 

Children’s Music

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (September – May)
In our activities on Sundays and Wednesdays, preschool and elementary children learn songs, hymns, and other music for worship and fellowship. On Wednesdays, children in Kindergarten through 5th grade meet for music time from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room (downstairs from the Sanctuary). Kids also learn about stories and people from the Bible, how to use the hymnal, and how to be worship leaders. The children’s choir, called Ways to Praise, is led by Stephanie de Jong and Kris Bagwell.
 

VBS (Vacation Bible School)

June 23 – 27, 2019 “ROAR! Life is Wild; God is Good”
Vacation Bible School is an annual favorite for children and adults. (They’re just big kids, anyway!) Held in the evenings during summer break, this special week delivers the simple truth that God loves us through a captivating theme each year. Kids remember not only the wacky skit characters and messy crafts but also the Bible points and memory verses. Our VBS is open to the community. Friends and neighbors are welcome!
 

Special Events

Woodhaven also offers events throughout the year to help children grow in their faith and have fun with one another. Our Children’s Council plans annual opportunities, including overnight retreats, family picnics, parents’ nights out, and seasonal activities to learn about Christian celebrations.

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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Cover It Is Finished Musical

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service

Cover It Is Finished Musical
This Holy Week, come join our Worship Choir as they present Mary McDonald’s powerful work, “It Is Finished,” in collaboration with the Joy Paige Dance Company of Cary. This beautiful musical work will be choreographed by Sarah Otto from the Graceful Expressions Dance Company in Cary.
This worship experience will be on Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at Woodhaven, 4000 Kildaire Farm Road in Apex. Community members, guests and friends are welcomed.
Tenebrae is a special service for Holy Week that is held on any of the three days prior to Easter: Wednesday, Maundy Thursday or Good Friday. Tenebrae comes from Latin meaning “shadows” or “darkness.” The service makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through his burial.
This increasing darkness foreshadows Jesus’ approaching death and of the hopelessness that will be in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness with worshipers leaving in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and to await the coming Resurrection. Come, worship with us as we experience Christ’s journey to the cross through music and interpretive dance!

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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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