Events

Check here for upcoming events at The Woods.  You can find more information on our Church Calendar.

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    All Women are invited to a Game Night sponsored by the Women of the Woods.  Snacks, Games and Child Care are all provided.

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    The Wednesday morning Bible Study will resume February 1st at 10am in Room D1 to study the 2nd half of the gospel of John with short videos by Tony Evans. Student materials will be available in class and ANYONE is welcome to join in. If you would like to see a preview of the series, click on this slide.

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    Men - it's time to register for "Rock Solid Men" coming Saturday February 4th. This is an event for men who want to learn to stand firm in their faith. We'll be meeting here at the church from 10am to 3pm and will hear from several encouraging speakers including Pastor Blake Owings, Kenton Cox, Drew Casper, Cameron Renfro, and Pastor Michael. Cost is $30 per person and includes materials, snacks and a home cooked lunch. You can sign up when you click on this slide.

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    All the Women of the Woods are invited to First Saturdays Devotional Breakfasts at 7:30am in Room D-1.  Come and enjoy some time together in The Word. Breakfast is provided. This is a recurring event every month on the first Saturday.

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    Mark your calendar for our Chili Cook-off on Super Bowl Sunday February 12th. Bring a crockpot of chili and have it plugged in by 4:45pm OR bring a dessert to share! Drinks and toppings for the chili will be provided. The festivities begin at 5pm in the Family Life Center. Check with Pastor Blake if you have any questions.

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    The Women of the Woods are sponsoring a Valentine's Dinner for all ladies who are widows or singles.  Child care is provided. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or see Katie Franke.

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    February is Alabaster month. Our Alabaster offering helps to build homes, churches, schools and hospitals in countries where the Nazarene Church sends missionaries to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. Pick up an alabaster box in the foyer and fill it with your loose change this month. Then, bring your box back on Sunday February 26th. Thank you for supporting missions!

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    Mark your calendars for our 2023 Concerts at The Woods! Doors open at 6pm so come early if you want to sit up front!  No tickets are necessary and you can participate in the free will offering.

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    Attention all Men - Bible Study Fellowship meets every Tuesday at 7pm in rooms D-1, D-3, and D-5. If you would like to study the Bible with others or have any questions, click on this slide to email Glenn Jagodzinske.

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    Every Friday morning the men of our church come together for prayer & breakfast. You are welcome to join us Fridays at 6:30am here in the Family Life Center.  Feel free to share your prayer requests with us - just click on this slide and send an email with your prayer request to Wally Fisher.

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    Rejoice Choir rehearses every Sunday at 4:30pm in the Choir room. If you like to sing, come make a joyful noise with us!

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    Children's Bible Quizzing is one of the hidden treasures of our church! Our red level team is for 1st - 3rd graders. Our blue level team is 4th-6th graders. This year we are studying the books of 1 & 2 Samuel.  Quizzers like to earn the ribbons and medals AND the best part is that our kids are hiding God's word in their hearts!

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    At our Home Church ministry called "The Woods at Montara", we have three opportunities for you to connect each week: Sundays at 10am is Sunday School. Sundays at 11am is our worship service.  Wednesday evenings at 6:30 we have Bible Study. Please remember to pray for our Montara family. If you have questions, click on this slide to email Pastor Bill Ritchey.

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    God is doing amazing work through our partner ministry, Be Filled of South Topeka. Sharing in the work of food and clothing, they are meeting real needs in our community. They are needing a few volunteers to assist with food and clothing distribution. If you would like to lend a helping hand, please give Jamie Jalil a call at (785) 383-1811. The awesome folks at Be Filled will feed you (and feed you well!) before you serve. If you can be there for the whole time, or even just a part, check out this great ministry. This is all part of our mission and being a church filled with compassion. Through the efforts of Be Filled, together we are introducing people to the real Jesus.

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    Did you know that Pastor Michael sends out weekly devotions to encourage each of you? If you haven't been receiving these emails, perhaps we don't have your current email address! Click on this slide to update your contact information and subscribe (or re-subscribe).

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    You can access our live stream services and our YouTube channel with past services on the MESSAGES tab. Click on this slide!

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    Our church has a subscription to a video library that has great content for all ages and it's available to you  - for FREE!  It's called RightNow Media and can be accessed on multiple devices.  You can even download videos for your family to watch while traveling. Click on this slide to access our subscription.

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    Please take time this week to encourage the family you signed up to sponsor back in March at our Night of Giving. While it is important to lift each other in prayer - it means so much when you take time out to send a card and connect in meaningful ways.

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    If you shop at Dillon's, they have a great community rewards program.  If you haven't already, please consider registering your Dillon's card to donate money to our Youth and Children's programs.  It doesn't cost you any extra for groceries and it really helps our kids! So...do it. You can find more information by clicking on this slide.

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    Did you know we have a church library? It is located in Room B-1 also known as the Crossroads classroom. You can borrow books on the honor system.  Just pick out a book and return it when you finish reading it. If you have books to donate, see Pastor Jared at the Welcome Desk.

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    Every 2nd Friday, we have All Night Prayer where our church family works together to pray through the night. Sign up with Pastor Jared Ritchey at the welcome desk in the foyer for a time slot to pray between 7pm and 7am the next morning. You can pray at home or here in the sanctuary. Our prayers make a difference in our church, our city, our country and our world. 

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    Here at The Woods our mission is to Lead People into a Growing Relationship with Christ.  We all want to KNOW God intimately, GROW in community with others, SERVE with a ministry team, and SHARE in Christ's mission.