We are supporting the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon since 2013.
We are partners supporting World Mission Co-Workers, Cobbie and Dessa Talm in the Philippines. We have supported World Mission Co-Workers since 2016.
For more information: Email: Stephen Schlarb
Rise Against Hunger
Family Promise of Irving
Woodhaven became a host church for FPI in 2010 and hosted our first families in 2011. As a host church, Woodhaven provides overnight lodging and meals for three to five families (up to 14 persons) for one week each every two or three months on a rotating basis. The guests stay 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily in our Education Building in unique special living and sleeping areas specifically created for their particular needs.
Each morning our guests are taken to the day center where they meet with the Family Promise director, care for pre-school children, make phone calls, and seek housing and employment. Volunteers from Woodhaven and our Buddy Church, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, provide hot meals, arrange activities for the children, stay overnight as hosts.
Founded by a group of concerned citizens in 1957, Irving Cares is committed to providing essential services to Irving, Texas residents in need. It strives to meet those needs with caring volunteers and staff that guide our clients through their crises.
Services include financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, or prescriptions; a food pantry; an employment services program; transportation to medical appointments and information and referral. The programs are about more than paying the bills; they’re about impacting lives with a hand up, not a handout.
Woodhaven collects monetary contributions for Irving Cares monthly from the “Bucket” Sunday’s offering during worship and on Christmas Eve. We also do Super Bowl of Carings and other food drives, as well as other times through out the year.
Irving Family Advocacy Center
The purpose of the FAC is to respond to the needs of families and victims of crime in our community. Under the direction of the Police Department, the FAC brings together a wide variety of resources (including counseling and victim services), focused on providing assistance and services to the residents of Irving. At Christmas time Woodhaven has an Angel Tree for children receiving services from FAC. During Easter, Woodhaven delivers overflowing baskets of goodness for the FAC families. We have worked with FAC for more than nine years.
Supplies for Success
Each year Woodhaven collects monetary contributions for backpacks in memory of Patty Schmidt, an educator, Woodhaven leader, and education advocate. We work with the Irving Independent School District Foundation for the past few years.
Trunk or Treat
On Halloween church and community members decorate their vehicle trunks and handout candy/treats to our neighborhood children. So far, we have handed out more than 500 pieces of candy. This year we added games and entertainment to the candy/treats and popcorn.
Threads of Hope
Woodhaven members knit shawls and blankets for the community and members’ of the church that are in nursing homes, hospitals, and shut-ins.