Illustration of pumpkin and fall foliage

Joy of the Harvest

Illustration of pumpkin and fall foliage
Gather together around the table with us for warm fellowship and thankful hearts! Our Joy of the Harvest worship service, meal and global hunger offering collection will be on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6:00 p.m. Our menu will be corn chowder or vegetable beef soup, ham or turkey sandwich, salad and banana split dessert. There is no charge for the meal. Please sign up on Realm or on the communication card in the Sunday bulletin. We hope you’ll come… and bring guests!
 
Our global hunger offering will be collected on Sunday, Nov. 18. Bring your “bread bank” or other donations to Sunday morning worship or to the Joy of the Harvest celebration that evening. As has been our practice for years, Woodhaven’s Hunger Offering is distributed as follows: 75% goes to the Hunger Fund of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (state hunger relief), and 25% goes to the Hunger Emphasis of Baptist World Aid (global hunger relief). Each of these funds applies 100% of all donations to hunger relief.

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Fall Festival, A Community Favorite

Illustration of two jack-o-lanterns
It may not feel like fall yet, but we’re getting ready for Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 5 – 7 p.m. This free family event, open to the community, is filled with games, prizes, cake walk, hot dogs and more! Wear your costume and bring a bag for Trunk or Treat. Games and food will be available from 5 – 6:30 p.m., followed by Trunk or Treat.
 
Volunteers, we need your help! Run games, decorate a trunk, and/or bring baked goods for the cake walk. Sign up on Realm or in the lobby outside the sanctuary. Thanks for your willingness to serve!

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Children’s Art Auction for Hunger

Girl holding painting of a heart
Kids may not have a lot of money, but they do have a lot of creativity! Our children have been creating art projects on Wednesday nights this fall to be a part of the Woodhaven community and contribute to our Hunger Offering.
 
Now is your chance to support our kids and their efforts by purchasing their art at an Art Sale and Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6 – 6:45 p.m. in the Courtyard. (If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll move to the Fellowship Hall.)
 
Most items will be $1 — or whatever you would like to donate — with a few select items to be auctioned off. The children have been working hard on projects from suncatchers, paintings and wrapping paper to scarves and more! So, bring your wallet or your checkbook on Oct. 10 and join our children in helping hungry people.
 
 

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Gather at the River – Oct. 28

Two red canoes with kids and adults on the river
NEW PLAN! Due to Hurricane Florence’s iimpact on the Cape Fear River, we must postpone our Casual Sunday & Gathering at the River. Mark your calendar for Oct. 28.
 
But that doesn’t mean that this Sunday, Sept. 23 won’t be extra special. Join us for Bible study at 9:10 a.m., followed by a dedication of the new courtyard at 10 a.m.
 
We will celebrate a baptism during our Worship at 10:30 a.m. And the celebration will continue after the service with an onsite catered lunch.
 
If you already RSVP-ed for the River, there’s no need to RSVP for lunch. Otherwise, please contact the church office ASAP to let us know you’re coming.

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Happy Birthday, Woodhaven!

Balloons in clear sky over Woodhaven steeple
Help us celebrate 30 years on Sept. 5. We’ll kick off our Wednesdays at Woodhaven with a birthday party and lots of other good things. 
 
Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. with cake and ice cream at 5:55 p.m. (The usual meal charges will apply.) 
 
At 6 p.m., we’ll enjoy stories, a trivia contest and more. Then at 6:20 p.m., we’ll unwrap what’s new this fall. (The Worship Choir will rehearse as usual at 6:45 p.m.)
 
Sign up on the communication card in the Sunday bulletin or here.

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All Aboard for Camp Willow Run

Train cars at Camp Willow Run in Littleton, NC

All children in grades 3 – 5 (2018-19) are invited to a fall retreat Sept. 14 – 16 at Camp Willow Run on Lake Gaston in Littleton, N.C. We’ll enjoy swimming, canoeing, crafts, games and the low ropes course, as well as small group Bible studies and worship. Kids also pick two activities for “Camper’s Choice.” Another highlight is sleeping in the converted train cars circling the camp.

The retreat is organized by children’s ministers from 13 local Baptist churches to promote Bible study, camp activities and fellowship. This year, we’ll focus on 1 John 4:7a, “Dear friends, let us love one another.” We’ll learn how scripture teaches us to be a friend, help a friend and accept a friend.

To register, bring the registration form and medical release form to Woodhaven by Sunday, Aug. 12, with a check for $135 made out to Woodhaven Baptist Church. (Please note “Willow Run Retreat” on the memo line.) We will also need a copy of the front and back of the child’s insurance card.

Got questions? Please contact Emily Hayne at emily@woodhaven.org. All aboard!

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Launch Day is Coming Aug. 26!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Aug. 26. During worship at 10:30 a.m., we’ll reveal our new theme for the 2018-19 church year. After, we’ll celebrate with an indoor picnic at Woodhaven. We’ll provide the meal, and we invite you to bring homemade ice cream and desserts. Sign up now!

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Movies by Moonlight

Illustration of outdoor movie screen with Cars 3

Families and friends, let’s get together for a fun movie under the stars! Join us on Friday, Aug. 3, at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary to see the movie Cars 3. The gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts around 8:30 p.m. Kids under 12 are free; 12 and up are $5 each.

Bring blankets or chairs to sit on the lawn. You can bring a picnic or your favorite movie snacks. (No pets allowed.) Look for the Woodhaven “Joy Rising” sign.

A portion of the Movies by Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. You can purchase tickets online in advance or at the amphitheatre on Aug. 3.

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Donate Supplies for Cuba Missions

Colored pencils, glue and craft supplies

The Cuban mission trip is approaching, and our team needs your help in collecting some school supplies for the trip. Our team will not be able to purchase these supplies in Cuba, so our trip organizer, Tom Beam, has asked our church to help collect items. If you are able to help by donating any of the below items, please drop them off in the church office through July 1. Thank you!

  • 4 packs regular markers
  • 4 packs fine tip markers
  • Regular size craft sticks
  • 20 children’s scissors
  • Composition books
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
  • Metric school rulers
  • Loose notebook paper
  • Construction paper (all colors)
Please continue to pray for our youth and chaperones as we prepare for the 2018 Deep Impact Cuba trip.

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Come Aboard for VBS!

Floor to ceiling tree made from carpet rolls

Our tropical transformation is underway… It’s almost time for VBS! This year’s theme, “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus,”  will help kids learn that Jesus rescues us when we’re lonely, worried, struggling, do wrong, and feel powerless. 

 
Join us Sunday, June 24 – Thursday, June 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Woodhaven. Vacation Bible School is free and open to the community, so bring friends and invite your neighbors! Register for VBS here. 
 
Woodhaven’s adult crew leaders will guide children ages 3-12 in music, Bible stories, Imagination Station (where they’ll receive fun science-y gizmos that illustrate the daily Bible point), Shipwrecked Games, and KidVid Cinema (where they’ll see modern day kids apply the Bible point to their lives). Even the snack each night will be Shipwrecked-flavored!
 
Speaking of food… All families are invited to join us for dinner each night from 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner is $3/person, and reservations are required. (Sunday – Pizza, salad and fruit, Monday – Hamburger, fries, salad and fruit, Tuesday – Spaghetti, salad and fruit, Wednesday – Taco bar, salad and fruit, Thursday – Hot dog, chips, dessert and fruit) Sign up for VBS meals below.
 
Don’t miss the boat!
 

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