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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.
Jay Hayne, chair, Woodhaven on Mission
Ray Beale, minister liaison, Woodhaven on Mission

Two red canoes with kids and adults on the river

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.

Collage of mountain lodge themed objects

Sneak Away to the Mountains

Collage of mountain lodge themed objects
Need to slow down, savor a warm beverage while chatting with friends, and enjoy time with God? Then join us at Cozy Mountain Lodge! It’s a mountain lodge themed women’s retreat you won’t want to miss. Through the stories of Naomi and Ruth, reflect on the ways we can count on God as our firm foundation.
Join us for the Fall Women’s Retreat in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Nov. 8 – 11. The cost is $200/person. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required with registration. Space is limited to 20 ladies, so get your registration in early!
Register at the Cozy Mountain Lodge table in the lobby outside the Sanctuary. Contact Terri Stratton if you need more information.

Balloons in clear sky over Woodhaven steeple

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.

Train cars at Camp Willow Run in Littleton, NC

All Aboard for Camp Willow Run

Train cars at Camp Willow Run in Littleton, NC

All children in grades 3 – 5 (2018-19) are invited to a fall retreat Sept. 14 – 16 at Camp Willow Run on Lake Gaston in Littleton, N.C. We’ll enjoy swimming, canoeing, crafts, games and the low ropes course, as well as small group Bible studies and worship. Kids also pick two activities for “Camper’s Choice.” Another highlight is sleeping in the converted train cars circling the camp.

The retreat is organized by children’s ministers from 13 local Baptist churches to promote Bible study, camp activities and fellowship. This year, we’ll focus on 1 John 4:7a, “Dear friends, let us love one another.” We’ll learn how scripture teaches us to be a friend, help a friend and accept a friend.

To register, bring the registration form and medical release form to Woodhaven by Sunday, Aug. 12, with a check for $135 made out to Woodhaven Baptist Church. (Please note “Willow Run Retreat” on the memo line.) We will also need a copy of the front and back of the child’s insurance card.

Got questions? Please contact Emily Hayne at All aboard!


Launch Day is Coming Aug. 26!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Aug. 26. During worship at 10:30 a.m., we’ll reveal our new theme for the 2018-19 church year. After, we’ll celebrate with an indoor picnic at Woodhaven. We’ll provide the meal, and we invite you to bring homemade ice cream and desserts. Sign up now!

Handbells Ringing

Handbell Festival Worship Concert

Handbells Ringing
April 21, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Held at Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Rd; Cary, NC 27518
Nothing’s more joyful than the sound of handbells ringing! You’re invited to listen to the beautiful sounds of dozens of bells from church ringers across North Carolina. Directed by guest clinician Ed Tompkins, the concert will include seasonal tunes, such as “Go Tell It on the Mountain” and “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” and gospel favorites like “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.”
The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Realm logo with tin can phone

All In the Woodhaven Realm!

Realm logo with tin can phone
Why should you be part of Woodhaven’s Realm?
  • To help us be a better-connected community
  • To give staff new tools to use for record-keeping and outreach
  • To help reduce costs by deactivating the old church directory
All church members (who are over age 13 and have active emails on file with Woodhaven) have been sent email invitations to set up their accounts in REALM, our new church record-keeping and directory tool. The email included a link that will take you to the Realm website where you can set up your account and a link to get detailed, step-by-step instructions (if you need them).

ALL IN in April!

Please help us make this new directory a tool for everybody at Woodhaven by opening these emails and following the instructions to set up your account as soon as possible. On April 8, we are aiming for “ALL IN”!
If you do not have an email on file with Woodhaven but are in the current church directory, you will be added to the new directory by the church administrative staff.

How to Set up Your Realm Account

NOTE: Use your computer to set up your account; some of the set up features do not work correctly on your mobile device!
  1. Click the link in your email invitation and set password.
  2. Click the link in the follow-up email to continue registration.
  3. Verify your phone number. Enter the phone number you have on file with Woodhaven.
  4. Review your PROFILE and modify PRIVACY so EVERYONE in church can see your contact information.
  5. Always SAVE your changes in Step 3.

Sign In

After you set up your account, you can sign back in to Realm by going to You may want to create a bookmark or favorite for it, so you won’t have to type it in the next time.


If you have questions after you receive your invitation, members of the Realm Launch Team will be available in the narthex during Fellowship Time on Sundays (10:10 – 10:30 a.m.) to you assist you over the next few weeks.

Yellow Lightning Bolt for Sons of Thunder Retreat

Sons of Thunder: High School Guys Retreat

Yellow Lightning Bolt for Sons of Thunder Retreat
Do you hear the rumble of thunder? The High School Guys Retreat is coming soon! It’s going to be a great weekend, including a ride on Doug’s boat, fun on Harker’s Island, good times together and seeing what we can learn from the “Sons of Thunder.” Led by Doug Smith and Zac Campbell.

Dates: April 13 – 15, 2018

Time: We’ll leave Woodhaven at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and return to Woodhaven by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Location: Hosted by Doug Smith at Harker’s Island, NC

What to Bring: Pack lightly! Small duffel bag with Bible, 2 changes of clothing, bath towel, beach towel, swimsuit. Bed linens will be provided, but you may want to bring your own pillow.

Cost: Bring at least $50 to cover meals out on Friday and Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday. Lodging, transportation, snacks, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be provided.

RSVP to Zac Campbell.