Wednesdays

Welcome to Wednesdays at Woody’s! Each Wednesday night from September through May, Woodhaven offers a chance to dig into spiritual questions with short-term book studies and Bible-based discussion groups. It’s a chance to share joyful moments and concerns and pray together.
 
We feel that this face-to-face time for reflection and fellowship is an important investment each week – to connect more closely with Christ and each other. Discipleship programs are available for children and youth, and preschool activities and nursery care are also offered, so bring the whole family. Friends and community members are welcomed!
 
Feeling musical? We’re saving a seat for you on Wednesday nights in Preschool Music, Ways to Praise (children’s music) and the Worship Choir (adults of all ages, youth and up). No auditions or musical experience is required. Just come on and make some joyful noise!
 
Click below to sign up for Wednesday meals or adult classes. No registration necessary for children’s and youth activities. 

Join us for dinner, too!

We’ll do the cooking for you on Wednesdays! We offer continuous dinner service from 5:20 – 6:15 p.m. to allow folks to round up the kids and wrestle with rush hour. Patrick Hurley has returned as our chef. Reservations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the meal.

  • Adults: $6.00
  • Children ages 3 – 13: $4.00
  • Children under age 3: Free
  • Family Maximum: $16.00
Questions? Contact the church office at 919-362-0127 or Rebecca@woodhaven.org
 

Spring 2019 Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults

CHILDREN K – GR. 5

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Wednesday Night Kids Mix

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Music in the Choir Room
6:30 – 7:35 p.m. Missions and Discipleship in the lower level of the Fellowship Hall Bldg.
 
No RSVP necessary! Come join us for music, missions and more on Wednesday nights.
 
 
STUDENTS GR. 6 – 12
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Where on Earth to Find Peace

Led by Zac Campbell 

Wednesdays 
6:00 – 7:35 p.m. in Youth Haven
 
Do you sometimes feel that life makes you experience anxiety, stress or lack of purpose? To experience peace and wholeness in this life, Christ asks us to follow Him daily. We’ve gotta transform our thinking and wants to line up with His. Join us this fall as we find and leave peace wherever we go.
 
ADULTS

Wait and See 

Led by Terri Stratton

Wednesdays, Jan. 2 – May 16:00 – 6:45 p.m.
 
When waiting on God stretches on for months or years, we might begin to doubt His promises. Did I hear You correctly, God? Do You see what I’m going through? Why does this have to be so hard? In this study, participants will draw on the life of King David to help us, among other things, focus on the Person of our faith rather than the object of our wait; gain confidence in God’s plans even during uncertain times; step out of the security of the known to find peace in the unknown; and view God’s pauses as opportunities. We will consider how to transform a difficult season of waiting into a sweet season with God.
 
Suggested text: “Wait and See: Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans,” by Wendy Pope (the book, not the study guide)
ADULTS

Confronting Religious Violence

Led by Dr. Ken Vandergriff 

Wednesdays, Jan. 2 – Feb. 27 
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. 
 
If we’re going to leave peace, then at some point we have to confront that which negates it — namely, violence done in the name of religion. And, sadly, Christianity is as guilty of that as any other faith.
 
In this class, we’ll use the theological, moral, and scientific perspectives from the recent book “Confronting Religious Violence: A Counternarrative,” edited by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth. We will engage in an interdisciplinary exploration of religious violence, seeking how we, along with those of other faiths, can advance peace. (Purchase of the book is not required.)
 

Create Your Ultimate Relationship

Led by Jan Hedgepath

Wednesdays, Jan. 2 – Feb. 27
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
 
This class is for those seeking ways to make their relationship the best it possibly can be and is designed for permanent change rather than a temporary fix. We will walk together and learn to identify and work through the obstacles that lay before so many couples who desire the relationship they were meant to have by exploring who they are as individuals and how that identity impacts them as a couple.
 
There will be laughter and perhaps some tears; but, rest assured, you will learn the tools needed to help you have the ultimate relationship. Participants are asked to obtain a copy of “Your Guide to Having the Ultimate Relationship,” by Robert Jan Hedgepath. Please read the first two chapters before the first class and discuss the questions following each chapter with your spouse or significant other.
 
ADULTS

The Meaning of the Cross 

Led by Dr. David Stratton

Wednesdays,
6:50 – 7:35 p.m.
 
God, through Christ, “was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross” (Colossians 1:20, NRSV). The peace, the wholeness we long for was made possible only by what Jesus did for us and the world on the cross. But what exactly did Jesus’ death accomplish and what does it mean for us and the world? What if there is a popular but highly distorted meaning of the cross proclaimed in many churches? Why did Jesus have to die? Join us as we ponder the wonder of the cross and perhaps rediscover the peace God makes through it.
 
Suggested text: “The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’ Crucifixion,” by N.T. Wright
 
ADULTS

Adult choir and instrumentalists at Woodhaven Baptist Church

Worship Choir Rehearsal

Led by Dr. Stephanie de Jong Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. in the Choir Room
 
The Worship Choir is open to all adults. Come join us for laughter and singing as we practice for Sunday worship services.
 
 
 
ADULTS

COMING IN 2019

Cultivating Peace

Led by David Abercrombie

7 Wednesdays, March 13 – May 1 (No session on April 17)
 
The peace of Christ can suddenly come into any life situation. When we least expect it, peace can be the miracle we didn’t even know we needed. Yet God invites us to ask much more of HIm. At Woodhaven, we are asking God to make us so filled with the peace of Christ that the tasks of our daily living cannot be separated from the beauty of predictable, consistent, even mundane peace.
 
To do that, we have a role, as well. We can do practical things that allow God to grow and transform us so that cultivating peace becomes central to our lives. Woodhaven has adopted 10 essential skills and habits that prepare us for a life of Christian growth. We call them “The Big 10.” Come learn about them and cultivate big, everyday peace… in small, everyday ways. This is the irresistible life in Christ.