Congregational Life Ministries

BecauseWeCareThis is a new umbrella category for organizations within our church to fulfill the needs of our congregation. Be patient with us as we define the roles these organizations will be tasked with.

As a ministry team we are called to personify the living Christ in the world through Woodhaven’s caring and friendly spirit.  Christ Care, postcard ministry, and prayer list are just a few of the many ministries in which we demonstrate our love for others and extend the hand of warm hospitality to our members, their families, and our community.

Welcoming visitors and new members is our favorite thing!  Visitors are greeted, welcomed, and given a welcome bag with information about our church, its ministries and the community.  Each new member is given a WPC bag full of information that will assist them in becoming (or continuing to be!) a part of the life and ministry of the church.  And of course there is our food ministry to those in need, through either financial, health, or bereavement circumstances.  We invite the participation of our entire faith community to care for each other.

The Fellowship Team’s ministry helps all members and visitors share the joy and fun of fellowship. From fellowship time after worship, to Thanksgiving Dinner, to Baseball Night Out, we minister through food, laughter, and time together as a community. We are responsible for maintaining the Church’s kitchen and ensuring that we are always well prepared for the next fellowship event.

The men of Woodhaven are now meeting on the second Saturday morning of each month. We meet in the fellowship hall and attempt to follow the schedule below.

  • 8:00 – 8:45 A.M.: Breakfast & fellowship
  • 8:45 – 9:00 A.M.: Prayer/Devotional. Prayer concerns and singing
  • 9:00 – 9:45 A.M.: Program (Speaker, Q& A, Discussion
  • 9:45 A.M.: Benediction

Childcare will be available. Additional information about the current program should be available from the current newsletter (WPC This Week).

All men are welcome. Please call to reserve a place to have enough meals available. We would also appreciate knowing if child care is needed.

IMG_1417This group meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Parlor. We welcome all levels from seasoned pros and those who would like to learn. It is not essential to attend the gatherings if the schedule does not work for you. Most projects are completed outside of the weekly meetings. On meeting days we bring our projects and catch up with one another, enjoying fellowship and getting (or giving) technical help to each other.

 

 

IMG_1418Care, and the love of knitting and crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort, caring, and God’s blessings for healing and strength. Many blessings are knitted into every shawl. The knitter begins each shawl with a prayer, and intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. When the shawl is completed it is offered a final ritual before being sent along its way.

 

 

IMG_1419“Shawls … made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles …”

If you are interested in joining, or have any questions, please call Carol Klein at 972.910.8803.

faith-grief-backgroundFaith & Grief Gatherings provide grieving women and men a safe place to receive comfort through faith, scripture, and shared experiences. All are welcome to come share a meal, hear personal stories about ways faith and grief intersect, and give and receive tips for navigating grief.

Meetings facilitated by Woodhaven will start on October 15th at 9am and will be held on the third Saturday of each month.

To register, visit faithandgrief.org 

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