Preschool & Children


Children hold a special place in the heart of Christ, and they are dearly loved at Woodhaven! We plan weekly activities with care to help preschoolers and children discover God’s love.


Sunday School & Children’s 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. Children’s Worship for Kindergarten – 3rd grade
  • Infants and toddlers get lots of cuddles while preschoolers play and learn Bible stories, verses and songs. Care for infants and toddlers extends through the worship service, which ends at 11:30 a.m.
  • During Sunday School, children in Kindergarten through 5th grade learn what it means to be a Christian through hands-on activities, such as scavenger hunts, games, reading the Bible, drama and role playing. Read more about Sunday Bible Study classes for all ages.
  • Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade have their own special worship experience in the Multipurpose Room while parents and older children participate in morning worship in the Sanctuary. Get all the details about Children’s Worship.

Wednesdays (September – May)

5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner & Fellowship (Reservations required for dinner. Let us cook for you! Make your reservation now.)
6:00 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. Activities for All Ages
  • We invite children in Kindergarten through 5th grade to join us on Wednesdays for music, missions and Bible learning designed to tap into kids’ natural curiosity. We mix it up each week to show kids that following Jesus never gets old!
  • Preschool and nursery activities are available, as well, so bring the whole family and friends!
  • Learn more about Wednesday night classes for all ages.

Children’s Music

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (September – May)
In our activities on Sundays and Wednesdays, preschool and elementary children learn songs, hymns, and other music for worship and fellowship. On Wednesdays, children in Kindergarten through 5th grade meet for music time from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room (downstairs from the Sanctuary). Kids also learn about stories and people from the Bible, how to use the hymnal, and how to be worship leaders. The children’s choir, called Ways to Praise, is led by Stephanie de Jong and Kris Bagwell.

VBS (Vacation Bible School)

June 23 – 27, 2019 “ROAR! Life is Wild; God is Good”
Vacation Bible School is an annual favorite for children and adults. (They’re just big kids, anyway!) Held in the evenings during summer break, this special week delivers the simple truth that God loves us through a captivating theme each year. Kids remember not only the wacky skit characters and messy crafts but also the Bible points and memory verses. Our VBS is open to the community. Friends and neighbors are welcome!

Special Events

Woodhaven also offers events throughout the year to help children grow in their faith and have fun with one another. Our Children’s Council plans annual opportunities, including overnight retreats, family picnics, parents’ nights out, and seasonal activities to learn about Christian celebrations.

COVID-19 Response

As of March 27 2020, our church building is closed in accordance with Wake County Proclamation of Emergency Resrtictions re COVID-19. See full proclamation here.
WE CARE — If you know of any needs, have any questions, or concerns you’d like to voice, email us at
WORSHIP WITH US  VIRTUALLY — Find us on YouTube each Sunday bringing you a timely message, beautiful music and inspiring prayers.
CALL US — Our phones are still being answered, and we’re still here to serve you. 919-362-0127


Rise Against Hunger

UPDATE, March 12, 2020. The Rise Against Hunger event originally scheduled for March 14 has been postponed until further notice. Thank you so much for your willingness to volunteer. We will let you know as soon as a new date is selected. — Jay Hayne, Woodhaven on Missions Chair.
You can help make a difference! Join us Saturday, March 14, 10AM – 12PM for a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event. We’ll start in the Multipurpose Room. 
The event will be followed by a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by the Woodhaven men and a few great ladies (Yes, you get a free meal for helping).
Our goal is to prepare 20,088 meals, so we could really use your help. Go ahead and bring the whole family and your whole neighborhood, too. Many hands make light work! All you have to do is bring your lovely self/ family/ neighborhood and willing hands. Be sure to wear your Woodhaven T-shirt if you have one. Register below.
Don’t hesitate to call the church office if you have any questions, 919-362-0127.


Woodhaven in the Woods

Woodhaven in the Woods

Woodhaven in the Woods
UPDATE, March 27 2020: This event has been postponed until a future date due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.
Join us at 9:30am Saturday April 26th as we help clean up the Jordan Lake shore, connect with Woodhaven families, and then enjoy a cookout. 
Either meet at the church at 9am and share a ride, or meet at Shelter #1, Ebenezer entrance at 9:30am (about 2.3 miles south of Rt. 64 on Beaver Creek Rd. or about 3.3 mi. north of old Rt.1 on Beaver Creek Rd.).  You need to sign up first.  Please contact Paul Bartlett at or 919-363-4739 to sign up.  Young people under 18 require parental consent and areencouraged to participate.