Wednesdays at Woodhaven

New classes in January!

Each Wednesday night, Woodhaven offers adults a variety of opportunities to dig into spiritual questions andPurple crocus blooms pushing through the snow life-application studies. Short-term studies of books and Bible passages offer a chance to push pause on our busy lives to explore ways we can follow Christ more closely. We feel that this face-to-face time for reflection and fellowship is an important investment each week—to connect more closely with Christ and with one another.

Discipleship programs are available for children of all ages and youth, so bring the whole family. Friends and community members are welcomed, too!

Join us for dinner, too!

De-stress before class each Wednesday. We’ll do the cooking for you and your family! We offer extended, continuous dinner service from 5:20 - 6:15 p.m. to allow folks to round up the kids and wrestle with rush hour. Patrick Hurley will be returning as our chef. Reservations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the meal. 

  • Adults: $6.00
  • Children ages 3 - 13: $4.00
  • Children under age 3: Free
  • Family Maximum: $16.00

Questions? Contact the church office at 919-362-0127 or


Need time and a place to pray?

Prayer Room (202L - Library)

Just need a quiet place to pray, reflect and allow
the Lord to speak to you? A prayer guide will be provided each week for those who choose to use
it. Please enter and exit quietly and respectfully
of others who are gathered here.

Make a joyful noise with the Adult Choir!

No auditions needed, and no special invitation required!

Join us on Wednesdays from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. in the Music Suite (downstairs from the Sanctuary). We share our voices, and we also share laughter and life's concerns. Why not give us a try? 

Need more information or a little encouragement? Please contact Stephanie de Jong, our Minister of Music.

CLASS 1 CHOICES (6:00 - 6:45 PM)

Joy AND Parenting
Led by Dr. Ray Beale
Jan. 3 - Feb. 7 

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Text - Bring your Bible

Being a parent is a mental, physical and spiritual challenge. This course is designed for anyone who already knows that and is curious about how to receive joy that will energize your life.

Whether you have spiritual children (children God has placed in your life to be a teacher, neighbor and friend) or children who call you mom and dad, whether your children are young or have children of their own, this course is for you.

Joy AND Parenting will include conversations about six biblical themes that are applicable to the parenting life and are just right for whatever level your joy meter is measuring these days.

Join us as we align the expectations of parenthood with theological principles that meet you wherever you are on the journey. Come add value to the group and experience God’s desire for joy in your life.

  • Week 1: For a Thousand Generations - The power of parenting the covenant.
  • Week 2: Generational Blessings and Curses - The family back story really does...AND doesn’t matter at all.
  • Week 3: You are Who God Says You Are - ...Not who your kids act like you are.
  • Week 4: Thank Goodness for Cain and Abel - The Bible has compassion for family brokenness.
  • Week 5: Train Up a Child... - And other verses to stop feeling guilty about.
  • Week 6: The Man in the Mirror - Did they get that from me?

Joy Rising and the Good Life
Led by Dr. Ken Vandergriff
Jan. 10 - Feb. 28 

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

Most of us recognize that the good life, or happiness, or joy rising, or whatever else we might call that main goal for which we strive, requires living morally. Well and good—if only living morally weren't so elusive. How do I think morally about volatile issues that even good, decent people disagree over? We will examine the classic frameworks in ethics, apply them to some of the tough moral issues confronting us today, to grasp how the moral life enhances the good life.
Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado
Led by Terri Stratton
Jan. 3 - 24 

6:00 - 6:45 

In this four-session video-based study, bestselling author Max Lucado reveals that because of Bethlehem, we have the promise that God is always near us, always for us, and always in us.

CLASS 2 (6:50 - 7:35 PM)

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God
Led by David Stratton
Jan. 3 - March 21
6:50 - 7:35
Text: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd

In Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Zahnd asks important questions like: Is seeing God primarily as wrathful towards sinners true or biblical? Is fearing God a normal expected behavior? And where might the natural implications of this theological framework lead us? 
Thoughtfully wrestling with subjects like Old Testament genocide, the crucifixion of Jesus, eternal punishment in hell, and the final judgment in Revelation, Zanhd maintains that the summit of divine revelation for sinners is not God is wrath, but God is love

Join us in discussion of these controversial but important questions as we seek to nurture the full joy of following Christ every day.


No classes will meet on Feb. 14 (Ash Wednesday) or March 28 (Holy Week).