Students

It’s no mistake that we call our main youth space “Youth Haven.” Anyone who’s ever been a teenager knows how much you need a place to feel relaxed, secure and happy at that age. Even better, this place can help students grow confident that God loves them and gives peace and assurance through every tough situation.
 

Sunday Bible Study & Worship

9:10 – 10:10 a.m. Sunday School
10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday Bible Study begins at 9:10 a.m. for grades 6 – 12 in “Youth Haven,” our hangout space downstairs under the Fellowship Hall. Before the worship service (which starts at 10:30 a.m.), grab a doughnut in the Welcome Room across from the Sanctuary.
 

SNL (Sunday Night Live)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sundays (September – May)
During the school year, come out for dinner and fun at Sunday Night Live, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. We start in the Fellowship Hall and sometimes end up outside or in the Multipurpose Room. Occasionally, we’ll go to other locations for special activities like eating out, bowling, movies, scavenger hunts, etc. The schedule may vary during the year based on other church events.
 

Wednesdays

5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 – 7:35 p.m. Youth Hangout, Homework & Sharing Time
On Wednesdays (September – May), youth have time to hang out, take a break from the school day and share good stuff or concerns they need to discuss and pray for.
 

Special Events

In addition to the weekly Sunday and Wednesday activities, we get together at other times for serious and not-so-serious stuff. Youth and parents on our Youth Council help plan outings, lock-ins, middle school and high school retreats, and mission fundraising activities. Need some examples? Video scavenger hunts, “Unplugged” retreat, midnight bowling, to name a few.
 

Missions

We also believe in hands-on opportunities to help others, learn real skills and practice sharing our faith with others. Every summer, our students can participate in a local or regional mission trip, such as repairing homes through Appalachia Service Project. Every other summer, our high school juniors and seniors get a life-changing taste of international missions, sharing God’s love with people in places like Guatemala, Belize, Haiti and Cuba.
 
Come on to Youth Haven. Friends are always welcome!
 

Upcoming Events

 
Pizza, Bible Study & A Movie 
TUESDAY, APRIL 16  /   5:30-9:30 PM
Watch “The Passion of Christ” and discuss Jesus’ sacrifice for us. Part of our Journey to the Cross Bible study. Hosted by Terri Stratton.
 
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service 
THURSDAY, APRIL 18  /   6:15 PM Dinner & 7:00 PM Worship
The adult choir and the Joy Paige Dance Company will lead us in a solemn remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice.
 
Easter Sunday 
SUNDAY, APRIL 21  /   8:15 AM – Breakfast & Flowering of the Cross, 9:10 AM – Bible study, 10:30 AM – EASTER WORSHIP
(No SNL tonight)
 
Sunday Night Live: ASP Youth & Parent Meeting  
SUNDAY, APRIL 28  /   6 – 8 PM
Bring your own dinner or eat before you come.
All youth and one parent per family are required to attend to learn about expectations and trip details. Led by Kim Coleman.
 
High School Guys’ Retreat 
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 3 – 5  /   Details TBA
Guys in grades 9 – 12 will head to the beach for a weekend of fun, fellowship and growing in faith. Led by Doug Smith and Bobby Little.
 

Easter Sunday

Wake up and worship with us on Easter! We’ll serve you breakfast at 8:15 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall, followed by a celebration in our courtyard (weather permitting) where we will “flower the Cross.” We’ll have Bible study for all ages at 9:10 a.m. — our greeters can help you find your way. Easter Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The service will include our adult choir and brass ensemble. Childcare is provided for infants through third graders. Everyone is welcomed!

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Please Rise (Against Hunger)

Philippines girls eating
Register now! Here’s a hands-on missions opportunity for all ages: Rise Against Hunger. Join us in the Multipurpose Room at Woodhaven on Saturday, March 16, in packaging meals that will be shipped to children and adults in need around the globe.
 
If you can measure, scoop, label or assemble boxes, there’s a job for you! This is a great service activity for friends, neighbors and school-aged children.
 
Meal assembly begins at 10:00 a.m. After the meal packing, we’ll head to the Fellowship Hall for a barbecue lunch. We should wrap up around noon.
 
Want to participate? Please click below to register through the Rise Against Hunger organization.
 

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Shake It Up Sunday

Colorful confetti against blue background
Don’t you just love a good oxymoron? On Sunday, March 3, we’re gonna encourage the Woodhaven family to connect… by shaking things up!
 
The deacon-led Family Ministry Team is collaborating with the Sunday School Team and church staff to offer Shake It Up Sunday. Join us for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on March 3, and then anyone who would like to “change up” their Sunday School routine for that day and are open to attending a different class than usual can do just that.
 
We’re encouraging 5 – 7 volunteers from each class, Youth through Disciples (Senior Adults), to attend another class. But if you don’t feel like shaking, no worries! It’s all voluntary.
 
This idea took root from our Growing Young, Growing Close emphasis, and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and grow closer.  The lesson that day will be the same for everyone and will be a Biblical look at why this emphasis is important and how it could help our church.
 
In the worship service we’ll have some other opportunities for the congregation to participate further in our Shake It Up adventure. Let’s get shaking!

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