Fall leaves and pumpkins with "Give thanks, sing and eat" headline

Three men from Mercy's Well  

Thanksgiving Meal & Concert by Mercy's Well
Sunday, Nov. 19
5:30 p.m. Concert & Dedication Service
Meal following (Reservations and payment required.)
$9.00/adult & youth; children ages 11 & under are free

This year's Thanksgiving service will be extra special! Thanks to generous donations from the Woodhaven church family, we'll dedicate new pew Bibles and hymnals, accompanied by the celebratory sounds of the group Mercy's Well.

We're fortunate to have our friends from Mercy's Well back at Woodhaven for this special occasion. If you'd like to learn more and get a taste of their music, visit www.mercyswell.com

Following the service and concert, we'll enjoy a catered meal from Ed's Restaurant of Angier. We'll have baked ham or chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, squash casserole, bread, tea, lemonade and banana split cake. 

Reserve your meal by Nov. 12! Your payment needs to accompany your reservation. 

Christmas tree with beaded crown ornament for Hanging of the Greens on Dec. 3

 

Cover of "Sing Joy" cantata by Lloyd Larson

Mark your calendar for the Adult Choir Christmas Cantata!
Sunday, Nov. 19
10:30 a.m. During Sunday Worship (Sanctuary)
Childcare available

The overriding theme of this inspiring Christmas work by Lloyd Larson is joy. It celebrates the promise that joy comes to those who wait; that following the long dark night, the breaking of dawn brings joy for the new day. The adult choir, along with orchestra and piano, will share original melodies with familiar carols in a work that ranges from contemplative to celebratory. Come fill your heart with joy! 


 

 

 

 

Upcoming Sermons

Join us for worship. All are welcome!

  • 9:10 a.m. Bible Study for all ages 
  • 10:10 a.m. Fellowship Time in the Welcome Room, across from the Sanctuary.
    Join us for light refreshments before worship begins.
  • 10:30 a.m. Worship Service in our Sanctuary
  • Nursery for infants and preschoolers is provided during Bible Study and Worship Services.
  • Children in Kindergarten - grade 3 are invited to participate in Kids' Own Worship
    (KOW) during the 10:30 a.m. service, with age-appropriate activities, songs and worship
    in the Multipurpose Room.
  • Our greeters will help you and your family find a Bible Study group for your ages and interests.


Joy Rising

Joy is the serious business of heaven. - C.S. Lewis

 

Nov. 5: 
Join us in welcoming guest minister Phil Brickle and guests from the Lost Sheep Ministry. (Pastor Dave Stratton will be on vacation.)

Nov. 12: Encourage One Another with These Words
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
The future's so bright that we should encourage one another.

Nov. 19: Entering into the Joy
Matthew 25:14-30
You've got to take a chance.

Nov. 26: Praising the Un-King
Revelations 5:6-14
Sometimes the most unpraiseworthy-looking thing is the most praiseworthy thing.

EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF ADVENT

Dec. 3 (Hanging of the Greens at 10:30 a.m.): Jesus is Returning Today
Mark 13:32-27
Are you ready?

We are changing things up! Mark your calendar. One of our most beloved worship services, Hanging of the Greens, is Sunday MORNING at 10:30 a.m. Come join us as we hang garlands, wreaths and Chrismons in the sanctuary in preparation for the coming of the Messiah!

Dec. 10: Beyond the Beginning of the Good News
Mark 1:1-8
Maybe the future really is now.

Dec. 17: Christmas Cantata - "Sing Joy to All the World!"
Don't miss our adult choir with orchestra and piano, as they present a beautiful collection of familiar carols and new melodies during our morning worship time (10:30 a.m.). Childcare will be available. Invite friends and neighbors for this festive celebration of Christ's birth.

Dec. 24 at 10:30 a.m. - Moravian Love Feast
Come as you are! On Christmas Eve morning, we'll celebrate with a service of anticipation for the coming of the Christ child. We're offering a Moravian Love Feast to share in a time of fellowship and worship.

Our traditional, family-friendly Christmas Eve service will be this evening at 5:00 p.m.

Dec. 24 at 5:00 p.m. - A Word from Santa Claus
Titus 1:11-14
It might be a busy night for Santa, but he'll take time to join us for Christmas Eve.