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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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Experience “Christmas Presence” at Meymandi

250+ singers in Meymandi Concert Hall? Now that’s surround sound! Experience the beauty and inspiration of combined choirs from the greater Raleigh area singing “Christmas Presence,” a cantata by Pepper Choplin. Our own adult choir will join seven other choirs with this joyful musical message. The concert will open with holiday music by the Triangle Brass and carol singing.
 
Tickets are $10 each; children ages 10 and under are free. See Keith and Lorraine Davis to purchase tickets, or get them online at www.pepperchoplin.com.

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Calling All Kids (and Parents)!

It’s time for a Kids’ Night In and Parents’ Night Out! Bring the kids on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. As part of his senior project, Christopher Little (and other adult chaperones) will be providing fun activities for the kids while parents enjoy some free time. Please sign up with Emily at emily@woodhaven.org. The cost is $5 per child.

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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

Text with plant in sneaker
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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Fall Festival, A Community Favorite

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It may not feel like fall yet, but we’re getting ready for Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 5 – 7 p.m. This free family event, open to the community, is filled with games, prizes, cake walk, hot dogs and more! Wear your costume and bring a bag for Trunk or Treat. Games and food will be available from 5 – 6:30 p.m., followed by Trunk or Treat.
 
Volunteers, we need your help! Run games, decorate a trunk, and/or bring baked goods for the cake walk. Sign up on Realm or in the lobby outside the sanctuary. Thanks for your willingness to serve!

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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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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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Sneak Away to the Mountains

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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.

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