Ash Wednesday Worship

Join us for an opportunity to worship God on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6:15 p.m. Make worship a priority as we join with Christians around the world in beginning a journey toward the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Dinner will be served right before the service — just be sure to make your reservations to help us prepare. Contact the church office at 919-362-0127.

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Position Available

Seeking Associate Pastor of Youth & Young Adults

Position Available
POSTED 01/29/2020
Woodhaven Baptist Church located in Apex, NC, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Youth & Young Adults to disciple Gen Z (with a dash of Millennials sprinkled in) in their relationship with God and empower them with the tools to grow and mature their faith and understanding of God.
 
Specifically, the person is responsible for middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12) and young adult (ages 18-29) ministries, including Bible study, small groups, mission experiences, and special events. This involves engaging church leaders in developing, planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating a ministry with and for these age groups in support of the vision and objectives of the church.
 
The position functions within a church staff team environment and is supervised by the Senior Pastor. A full job description is available below. Candidates interested in this position should submit a cover letter and resume by February 28, 2020, to dave@woodhaven.org.
 

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Youth Missions Banquet

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. for festive dinner and entertainment presented by Woodhaven youth and their parents. Tickets are on sale through Feb. 2. We encourage you to invite friends, neighbors, coworkers and extended family.
 
This annual event is a fundraiser for Summer youth mission trips, including the Appalachia Service Project and an international mission trip. Youth will transform the Fellowship Hall into a festive backdrop and provide delightful service during your meal. Our theme is “Unmasking the Mission, Revealing God’s Love.”
 
Tickets are $20 per adult and include an entree of your choice — Bourbon Street Chicken with rice and vegetables, Shrimp Etouffee, or Eggplant Etoufee — salad, rolls and choice of three yummy desserts. Childcare is provided free of charge for infants to children in grade 5. 
 
Thank you for your support! 

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2020 with Clock Face

Spring 2020 Wednesdays

2020 with Clock Face
Do you sometimes plod through the week to get over the hump in the middle? Let’s reframe that in 2020! Join us for Wednesdays at Woody’s for a little time with friends to eat, chat and “set our minds on things above” for an hour or so.
 
Our new line-up includes a women’s study with Cynthia Thelen, a look at 1 & 2 Samuel with Tony Cartledge, a practical Smart Money, Smart Kids class led by Randy Patterson. Our pastor, Dave Stratton, will lead conversations about Why You’re Here.
 
Classes and activities for all ages are available each Wednesday from 6:10 – 7:10pm. Dinner is available for a family-friendly fee; reservations are required to help us prepare for you. Music for kids and adult worship choir rehearsals can also give your spirit a lift!
 

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Child painting cross

Painting Party

Child painting cross
Is your inner Picasso ready to create something special? Join us for a churchwide Painting Party at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Dec. 11. Whether you consider yourself artistic or not, come have fun and create a painting to keep. We’ll use the cross from our sanctuary stained glass window as inspiration. Artsy helpers will be available to guide you along each step, and all materials will be provided!
 
We will offer dinner that evening at 5:15 p.m. and will require reservations for the meal and painting so that we have enough food and materials for everyone. (Please note that the permanent Wednesday night meal reservations will not apply to this evening.) To register for painting and dinner, please contact Emily Hayne via email (emily@woodhaven.org).

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Christ-followers Read

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by David Stratton
Who has time for Bible reading? All faithful Christ-followers realize that regular Bible reading and study must be an important discipline in their living. Yet it can be very tough in our time-poor, distraction-filled culture to develop such a discipline. Here are a couple of tips that might help:
 
Bible reading plans may help. Google “Bible reading plan,” or “Bible reading schedule,” and you’ll find many links to schedules that can help to hold you accountable to regular Bible reading. At biblegateway.com, there are numerous Bible reading plans you can subscribe to and get a reminder email daily. Biblegateway plans include an Old Testament/ New Testament plan (which gives a short reading from each testament daily), a chronological plan, a start from the beginning plan, a 90-day plan, etc.
 
Try Bible listening. You can listen to the Bible for free through the Bible Gateway website or through an app offered by Bible Gateway. I’ve been listening to a Bible a lot lately and I have been truly shocked at how much Bible “reading” I can accomplish by listening to the scriptures on the go. While on the road or tending to routine, rote chores, you can absorb the scriptures well by listening to them. If you’re “old school,” numerous Bible translations are available on audio CD at relatively low prices compared to the not too distant past.
 
For years I tried various approaches to reading through the Bible in a year and failed. I would fall behind and give up. Then one year I once again fell behind. But I decided not to give up that year. In the end, I managed to get caught up and reach my goal. After that, the discipline became easier. So, don’t quit! Keep trying different approaches to reading the Bible regularly until you find something that works for you.

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Micro Mission Day

Micro Mission Day

Micro Mission Day
Can you join us on Sunday, Nov. 24? We’ll be honoring and serving God through worship and giving gifts of food and money to help others. This will be the culmination of our World Hunger Offering.
 
On this day, please bring nonperishable food items or gift cards to be shared with Western Wake Crisis Ministry. Take them to the sanctuary. Also, please bring your food banks! We will have a time during the worship service to collect the banks at the offering table.
 
Sunday School will begin at 9:10AM. We’ll dismiss at 10:00AM for another mission adventure: Go to the Multipurpose Room in the Preschool Building to put together toiletry bags for the Dorcas Ministry. We’ll follow with some time for fellowship in the Welcome Room.
 
At 10:30AM, join us for a special time of praise and thanksgiving to God for his great and wonderful gifts. We will include a time to bless the food, banks and kits that will be shared in our community and world. We hope you can join us!

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Hunger Offering

Person holding bank
Woodhaven’s annual Hunger Offering is underway! Pick up your bread-shaped bank in the narthex outside of the sanctuary. We encourage you to take the bank home, fill it with cash, checks and change above your normal tithe, and return it on November 24, the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Note “Hunger Offering on checks for this special offering.
 
This offering will be shared with global groups like the Hunger Fund of CBFNC and the Hunger Emphasis of Baptist World Aid and with local groups like Dorcas Ministries, Western Wake Crisis Ministries, and Lost Sheep Ministry. These groups distribute funds both locally and internationally to those in need of hunger relief.
 
Our offering goal is $3,500. 

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Fall Festival Coming Soon

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Where can you find FREE hot dogs, a cake walk, bouncy house, and family-friendly fun? At Woodhaven’s annual Fall Festival, of course1 This year, it falls on Sunday, October 20, from 5 – 7 p.m. Kids (and young-at-heart adults) can wear costumes and enjoy games, prizes and Trunk or Treat. Friends, neighborhoods and community members are welcome! Got questions? Call 919-362-0127.
 

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Shake It Up… Again!

October 6: Shake It Up Sunday is back! Part 2. It will be a fruit basket turnover kind of day on October 6. It all starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., continues with Bible Study at 9:10 a.m., and winds up with worship service at 10:30 a.m. that will be out of the ordinary. In a good way! Be there to help shake it up, and bring a friend!

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