Welcome to Wanamaker Woods! If it's been a while since you've been in church, or if you've been searching for a church to call home, we are really glad you're here! We know visiting a new church can be intimidating, new people, new activities, everyone seems to know where to go but you.
Well at Wanamaker Woods, we are dedicated to being a church for those that have no clue what to do in church! We are a group of believers from a lot of different backgrounds. Whether you grew up Catholic or Charismatic or anything in between, we want you to find a place to discover who Jesus is and what God has in store for your life.
Ultimately we hope you'll find at Wanamaker, a place where you will be accepted just as you are. And you know what, you've probably got baggage, mistakes in your past, and you're probably not so perfect today. But know that when you walk through our doors, all that doesn't matter. What matters is the journey you are about to embark on. One that will lead you closer to Christ, and forever changed!
What To Wear
Don't worry, there are no fashion police at our church! At Wanamaker Woods, we want you to come as you are. So whether you are comfortable in shorts or suits, flip flops, or heels, all that matters to us...is that you're here.
When you visit, be sure to check out our Fellowship area. There you can find out where to lead your children to wonderful areas designed for the safety and learning development of your precious children. Check out whats happening, small groups that are available, and many other interesting things for you and your family; at any of the Kiosks or media devices and while you are there, join us for FREE coffee and donuts...you'll figure out pretty quick...we do love our donuts around here!
Real transformation only occurs when you encounter real truth. At Wanamaker Woods, be prepared to get real with God and do some business with Him. The Bible isn't just a collection of stories. From Genesis to Revelation, God has provided His Word to help you figure out your life. Each Sunday you will have the opportunity to dig deep and explore the character of God and His plan for you.
Now you may be asking yourself...What about music! Well one thing we've found is that people connect with Christ differently, and at Wanamaker Woods we hope to provide alternatives that speak to your heart language. At 9AM those that love the hymns and "old-school" gospel music will find a worship service that'll make their hearts sing. At 11AM things are kicked into high gear with contemporary Christian worship and one of the city's best praise bands! So whether you like to throw your hands in the air, or just keep 'em firmly in your pocket, you'll be sure to discover a worship experience that speaks to you!
Children's and Youth
Kids are at the core of who we are. We take Jesus seriously when he said "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me", and we understand what it's like to raise kids in today's culture. At Wanamaker Woods our goal is to introduce your child to Jesus Christ. To equip them with sound biblical teaching and also help equip you with the tools you need to engage them at home. Because ultimately you will be the best children's pastor your child could ever have!
Now what about teens! Well at Wanamaker we are proud of our Student Ministry. Teens especially are confronted with issues that many of us never had to consider when we were younger. Our youth ministry is committed to providing an environment where your teen can plug in with kids their age. They will be able to discover new friends, be exposed to biblical truths, and be given opportunities to look beyond themselves and serve others.
Well there's The Woods in a nutshell for you...albeit a rather wordy nutshell...We look forward to meeting you. We invite you to look through our website and get a better feel for who we are. See you soon!