Our Community

Adults and youth holding hands in circle and praying

Deacon-led Ministry Teams

At Woodhaven, we believe that everyone can be a minister, in one way or another. Deacon-led ministry teams give children, teens and adults a variety of ways to use their skills and talents to serve others in our church family and in our community.
You don’t need a special invitation to participate. Just jump in! 

Woodhaven's youth and parents serve a hot, homemade breakfast to homeless in Raleigh.

SONshine in the Park

Woodhaven regularly ministers to people in downtown Raleigh who are homeless. The SONshine in the Park ministry was created by a group of friends, including one of our own members, Christine Quante.
On the second Sunday of every month, SONshine in the Park serves people in downtown Raleigh a hot, homemade meal – served with a lot of love.
We usually wrap up in time to make it to the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Woodhaven. Come join us!

Warm winter coats hanging on a rack

Lost Sheep Ministries

Interacting with Lost Sheep Ministries is an experience you won’t soon forget. Rev. Phil Brickle is the dynamic leader who founded the outreach ministry to reach out to those who are addicts, homeless, alcoholic, rejected or those who have lost hope.
Woodhaven partners with Lost Sheep to provide warm socks and other clothing, toys at the holidays, and other support. We’re also energized by Rev. Brickle’s participation in worship at least one Sunday during the year. 
Habitat for Humanity volunteers framing wall

Habitat for Humanity

Woodhaven regularly partners with other churches to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
The Southwest Wake Coalition Faith Build 2018 is for the Bonn family at 308 West Jones Street in Fuquay-Varina. Korishia Bonn has lived in Wake County for 16 years and is from Fuquay-Varina. She works as a receptionist at Peak Cardiology. She has a 16-month-old daughter, and she’s looking forward to building a home to create her family’s future.
How to Volunteer:
Use this dedicated volunteer registration link: http://vhub.at/southwestwake. It is extremely important that all volunteers use this link. It is the only way to register for reserved slots. Volunteer Sign-in and Registration will take place on the job site by the construction staff. Hospitality volunteers, when available, will direct parking and foot traffic to the sites, and help check in volunteers.
Woodhaven Build Dates:
  • Wall-Build – Saturday, Jan. 6, at 7:15 a.m. at 2615 Westinghouse Boulevard (Need 5-7 volunteers)
  • Wall-Raising Ceremony – Saturday, Jan. 6, at 11:45 a.m. at the construction site (Need 5-7 volunteers)
  • Siding/Frame/Boxes – Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8:00 a.m. at the construction site (Need 5 volunteers)
  • Paint/Interior trim – Saturday Feb. 24, at 8:00 a.m. at the construction site (Need 5 volunteers)
For details, contact Annette Pridgen at 
apaspridgen523@gmail.com or 919-796-3473 for details.
Bags of donated food

Bumper Bags

Woodhaven collects non-perishable foods for the Western Wake Crisis Ministry on each first Sunday of the month. This is a church-wide mission opportunity.

Western Wake Crisis Ministry’s “Food Choice” Pantry serves about 200 families in our community each month. Donations come from area churches, businesses, organizations and individuals. Some of the donation items needed most are listed below. (You are welcomed to include items not listed!)

  • Canned tuna and canned meats
  • Canned vegetables and soups
  • Canned fruit
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Dry beans
  • Toiletries

For more information about Western Wake Crisis Ministry, please click here.

Person wearing socks

Sock It to ‘Em

You may have noticed a basket in the Narthex filled with undergarments and socks. It’s a Woodhaven ministry we call “Sock it to ’em for Jesus.”

While there are many ministries that provide clothing for the homeless, most do not provide socks, hats, and undergarments. Woodhaven wants to fill that gap. So, when you are shopping and see socks, undergarments and hats on sale, buy them and toss them into the basket. They’ll go to people who need them.