We send out a Fifty6 Newsletter once or twice a month with upcoming events, important notices (such as cancellation due to extreme weather), what topic we are covering on Sunday morning, and more. This is one of the best ways you can stay in the know about what is happening, so if you do not receive the newsletter and would like to, please email Hannah Hunt at You can also follow us on Facebook at “Fifty6 at WoodsEdge Community Church”.
First Place is a series about what Jesus says matters most: loving God, and loving others. While the Greatest Commandment is integral to our faith, it may be a difficult thing for our fifth and sixth grade students to fully implement in their lives. It’s important to remind them this isn’t something they must get right all the time, but rather, something to ask for the Holy Spirit’s help to grow in.
Shafer Hunt serves as the Elementary Pastor for grades 1 - 6. His wife, Hannah, is the Fifty6 admin. They have been part of Fifty6 for about five years and love working with this group! They share a passion for missions, fun, camp, and coffee, and love to see all of those incorporated into ministry. Shafer and Hannah have two little girls that you may see from time to time.
Javi Rais serves as the Fifty6 Director. He loves spending time and serving with his wife, Savannah, and their daughter, Brixton. Javi has been a part of WoodsEdge Community church since 2006. Both are dedicated to lead the kids of Fifty6 in a biblical world view while sharing the refreshing truth of the gospel and empowering them to do the same. Javi and Savannah are passionate about raising up the next generation of disciples.
iChoose is our annual Fifty6 retreat where we leave from WoodsEdge and head to Pineywoods Camp in Woodlake, Texas. Filled with incredible activities such as zip-lining, a giant swing, canoeing, gaga ball, basketball, big group games, pillow fights and much more, this is a weekend where your student will make lasting memories. They will be challenged to see themselves as God sees them while listening to special speakers. iChoose is always a highlight of the year!
Twice a year, Fifty6 takes over the Student Ministry Building to have our wild game night called AMP’D! Specifically for our 5th & 6th graders, our students will have the opportunity to engage each other and their Fifty6 leaders as they team up to play ridiculously fun games and activities. In addition to the craziness, we will also have an intentional time listening to a speaker share the gospel. Pizza and drinks will be provided. We encourage students to invite their same age friends!
We will be taking completed 4th through completed 6th graders to Waxahachie, Texas, for Student Life for Kids Camp. We will join other churches in the area for an exciting week filled with awesome programming, recreational time, water slides, engaging speakers and worship.