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Dinner and a Corn Maze

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This year, it feels like summer will never end! YOUTH in grades 6-12: Let’s celebrate the late arrival of Fall with Dinner & a Corn Maze! Join us on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5PM – 8PM for a youth outing to Jersey Mike’s and Ken’s Korny Corn Maze.
 
Meet at Jersey Mike’s on Hwy 401 near Wake Tech’s Southern Campus. We’ll grab a quick bite and then carpool to Ken’s Korny Corn Maze. If you don’t like to be spooked or don’t have a good sense of direction, don’t worry… it’s not a haunted maze and we’ll stick together in groups!
 
Bring money for Jersey Mike’s and $12 for the corn maze. Drop off at Jersey Mike’s (7949 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh – at the corner of Hwy 401 and Ten Ten Rd.).  Pick up at Ken’s Korny Corn Maze (3175 Benson Rd., Garner). Please sign up to help us plan for chaperones and any transportation needs. Friends are welcome!
 
 

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Fall Festival Coming Soon

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Where can you find FREE hot dogs, a cake walk, bouncy house, and family-friendly fun? At Woodhaven’s annual Fall Festival, of course1 This year, it falls on Sunday, October 20, from 5 – 7 p.m. Kids (and young-at-heart adults) can wear costumes and enjoy games, prizes and Trunk or Treat. Friends, neighborhoods and community members are welcome! Got questions? Call 919-362-0127.
 

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Shake It Up… Again!

October 6: Shake It Up Sunday is back! Part 2. It will be a fruit basket turnover kind of day on October 6. It all starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., continues with Bible Study at 9:10 a.m., and winds up with worship service at 10:30 a.m. that will be out of the ordinary. In a good way! Be there to help shake it up, and bring a friend!

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Ten Hard Conversations to Have with Your Teen

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Remember your teenage years? The fears, the anxieties, the temptations, the questions, the pressures? There’s good stuff, too, but many of the changes in and around teens can be overwhelming… for young people and the adults who care about them.
 
Come join family and teen experts Tim Horvath and Katie Anderson Horvath during our regularly scheduled SNL (Sunday Night Live) time for five Sundays of growing together through communicating well about hard conversations. Each evening, Tim and Katie will lead us in a group time, and then youth and parents will separate for breakout sessions.
 
This opportunity is a joint project between Outreach and Youth Ministries. Please invite friends and parents! God cares deeply about the well-being of families and young people. Let us commit to this time of learning and loving together!
 
5 Sundays: September 16-October 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Light catered dinner provided: $5.00 per person, $15.00 family maximum. Reservations only by Wednesday. Call 919.362.0127

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WonderFull World Women’s Retreat

Art for WonderFull World Retreat

Ladies, ready for a trip around the world? Well, maybe Oak Island will do! Join us Oct. 10-13 for a women’s retreat packed with friendship and relaxing time to study God’s word.

WonderFull World is a Bible-based women’s retreat program designed to help women grow in their relationship with God and develop lasting friendships with each other. On this “journey,” women explore “I wonder” questions about their purpose and identity, and discover God’s world-covering love together.
 
The cost for the retreat is $160. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at the time of registration.
 
Sign up after Sunday worship services, or contact the church office at 919-362-0127. Contact Terri Stratton for more information.
 
 

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New Church Year Kickoff

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September marks the beginning of our new church year, so we’re planning a New Year’s party, of sorts, to kick off our new theme! Our theme will help guide our spiritual growth and worship experiences throughout the year, with challenges to find personal applications for God’s word. Join us for the unveiling of the theme on Sunday, Aug. 25, with Bible Study at 9:10 a.m. and Worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by a potluck feast. Bring your favorite dishes to the church fellowship hall before the worship service. See you then, and Happy New Year!

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Middle School Sno-Bowl BOGO

Hey, middle schoolers, grades 6 – 8! We’ve got a BOGO for you… it’s a Sno-Bowl BOGO on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2:00 – 4:00PM.
 
What’s that, you ask? It’s a double-the-fun event, beginning with bowling and ending with a cool rainbow of “snoballs”! Parents can drop off youth at Buffaloe Lanes South (6701 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh) at 2:00PM and pick up at Pelican’s (5715 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh) at 4:00PM. Chaperones will provide transportation from Buffaloe Lanes to Pelican’s.
 
Bring money (approx. $20) and a pair of socks for bowling. Sign up by Aug. 8, please! Contact Carol Clark for details.
 
 
 

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Summer Son! Youth Girls’ Retreat

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It’s new… and it will be awesome! Summer Son! is an overnight retreat for middle and high school girls. And here’s the cool part: it will be led by two of our own youth girls, Katherine Little and Casey Davis. The retreat will be based on the Christian material Lies Girls Believe.
 
Others tell us all sorts of lies about who we are. Jesus sees us in a different light! Let’s get together and talk about that.
 
The retreat will be held at Heather Simmons’ house. Stay tuned for details, but go ahead and sign up by emailing caseyedavis52@gmail.com. Hope you can come!
 
 

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Youth Pool Party

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Summer’s flying by, and we’ve gotta have a pool party before it ends! Join us on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 6:00 – 8:30PM at the home of the Brysons (5744 Heatherstone Dr., Raleigh — Don’t let the address throw you; it’s just a few minutes from Woodhaven.)
 
We’ll provide the hot dogs. You can bring a sweet or salty side and a towel. Family members welcomed. Please sign up so we know how many dogs to throw on the grill! Contact Sonya Davis for more details.
 

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Summer at the Strattons’

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Only three sessions left! Youth in grades 7-12, head to the Strattons’ house for weekly casual hangout time this summer. We’ll have dinner together, followed by a Bible study and social time. There’s no charge for dinner, but youth may help in the preparation!
 
We’ll meet on TUESDAYS from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., from June 18 – August 20. We will not meet on June 25 because of Vacation Bible School.
Friends are welcomed. Sign up below for as many nights as you can attend. We just need a head count by the prior Sunday.
 
The address is 149 Cairns Drive, Fuquay-Varina. If transportation is a problem, please indicate that when you sign up so Youth Council can help!
 
 

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