Current News & Announcements

Woodhaven sends out updates and information twice a week by e-mail.  If you are not receiving these announcements or would like to re-enroll, send a message to Karen at and we can get you on the list!

WOODHAVEN VBS is in session . . . 

Our 2021 Vacation Bible School has been off to a great start!
Please pray for our volunteers and participants as they take this journey together.

        is looking for volunteers!

 NEXT WORKDAY: Saturday, Aug 7 

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle, the local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, serves low-income homeowners in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. They provide repair and maintenance for the elderly, disabled, veterans and families with children.  Woodhaven supports RTT through a portion of our regular tithes and offerings and by providing volunteers.

Please consider joining us on Saturday, August 7th for a fun time of hands-on missions work in our community. Exact details on the type of work will be announced later but no experience is necessary. 

If you can join in to help share the love of Christ by helping one of our neighbors, sign up here or e-mail: with your questions.



Sunday, August 8

 On Sunday, August 8, the Woodhaven family will have an opportunity to experience the joy of baptizing three new additions to the church family.  One of these baptisms will take place in the sanctuary as part of our Sunday morning worship service.  The other two baptisms will take place in the Cape Fear River at the Barker Retreat (331 Jackson Road, Fuquay-Varina). Immediately following the Sunday morning worship service, all who wish to participate in the baptismal service at the river are invited to make their way to the Barker Retreat.  While we’re at the Barker Retreat, the Barkers have generously offered to host a fellowship time following the baptismal service featuring a free barbeque meal with all the fixings.

If you wish to enjoy the feast at the retreat, please register using this REALM  link by August 1 so that we can prepare for the BBQ.  A map to the Barker Retreat is available at the church or you can e-mail Karen at

The interns continue to work to make an impact here at Woodhaven. Here is a list of some of their recent projects:

  • Assembled new toys in the playground sand area
  • Painted Young Adult Classroom
  • Helped with Western Wake Food Delivery
  • Assembled new furniture for church office
  • Added wall hangings to preschool area
  • Painted new banquet storage shelves
  • Power-washed the sidewalk
  • Cleaned/reorganized middle school youth room
  • Organized and labeled Choir sheet music room
  • Building VBS props
  • Procuring, arranging, and distributing VBS supplies
  • Preparing IT instructions to be posted throughout the building
  • Preparing/Creating lessons related to refugee mission opportunities


Mark your calendars and plan for a great time of fellowship!
             and CELEBRATION
Sunday, Aug 29
Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 29 for a special day at Woodhaven Baptist Church. Our new church year begins on September 1 and we’re going to have a New Year’s Eve celebration church-style.  Our new annual theme will be unveiled.  After worship, a fellowship meal featuring picnic food will be provided at no charge.  We ask those who are able to bring homemade ice cream and other desserts.  There will be games for all in the Mobley Memorial Garden.  After lunch there will be water games for the children, preschoolers and their families.  Watch for more details to come . . .   

Western Wake Crisis Ministry
Meal Deliveries

Western Wake Crisis Ministry’s vision is to create a brighter future for all by cultivating a healthy, hunger-free and housing-stable community. By partnering with those in crisis, helping them gain stability through basic supports for food, financial/housing assistance, education, and opportunity.  Woodhaven supports this ministry through our tithes and offerings as well as by actively helping with monthly deliveries of food and staples.
CLICK HERE for an informational video about Woodhaven’s participation
We need at least three volunteers to help deliver food on behalf of Western Wake Crisis Ministry each date.  This usually takes about 2-3 hours, and is a mission/ministry well worth your time.  COVID-19 precautions are in place for contactless delivery.  If you are interested in helping, use the email below to sign up and get details.
Wednesday, August 18 – send an e-mail to if you would like to be a part of this delivery
This ongoing activity is organized through our Woodhaven on Mission committee. Email:

ALTAR FLOWERS dates available
Please read the following to familiarize yourself with our process, then follow the directions if you would like to purchase altar flowers for a Sunday “in honor” or “in memory” of someone.  If you prefer, you can also call the office (919-362-0127) or send Karen an email:  

  • The cost of altar flowers for a Sunday is $65. 
  • We use the florist at Dayspring Flowers and Gifts and we order for you.  If you want something out of the ordinary, you can contact them directly once you have placed your name on our calendar. Your cost will change accordingly but you still pay through Woodhaven.
  • We will list your message in the bulletin on the Sunday that your flowers are displayed.
  • You may take your flowers with you at the end of the service.
  • Your order needs to be in (filling out the calendar or notifying the office) by WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO YOUR CHOSEN DATE
  • There will be no altar flowers on Communion Sundays
  • You can pay using your Realm account…just make sure that you choose “altar flowers” as your category.  You also may write a check and drop it in the offering plate, in the mail, or at the office.  Make sure that you write “altar flowers” in the memo so that we credit it to the right place! PLEASE PAY PRIOR TO YOUR SELECTED DATE.  You can order as far ahead as you wish.
 DIRECTIONS FOR PLACING ORDER: Watch your weekly e-mail for a link to the calendar or call Karen at the church office (919) 362-0127 to check for date availability.

Women’s Retreat Plans are Underway!
January 20-23
North Topsail Beach

We need to begin immediate registration so that we will have a good idea how many of you will be going so we will know the exact price per person.  Our goal is to keep it under $200 each and of course, the more that go, the less it will cost each of us.
Once you have registered on Realm for the event, please go into your REALM account and pay the registration fee.  Make sure to choose the category “Women’s Retreat” when you pay.  The registration cost is $75 and the balance will be decided once we get an idea of how many will be attending.  For example: if 20 ladies attend, the cost will be around $175 total.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Terri Stratton at:

We have a Girl Scout Silver Project in progress here at Woodhaven.  They have decided to create a book drop for kids to stop by and exchange books.  It is on the honor system and you can take one/leave one.  Right now it has been stocked with some children’s books and you can find the “book barn” at the corner of the Preschool Playground.

We are currently enrolling new students in our Weekday Preschool for the 2021/2022 school year. Please share this with your family, neighbors, friends or anyone that is looking for a preschool!  You may contact  for information!