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 Savannah Rais at You can also follow us on Facebook at “Fifty6 at WoodsEdge Community Church”.
We all know what it feels like when life is just a lot, right? That heart pumping, palm sweating, mind racing, overwhelming feeling that takes over our bodies when we’re anxious or worried about something or a lot of things! Or that nervous feeling you get when you’re about to try something new? That’s stress, and whether it’s helpful or unhelpful, it’s definitely a feeling our fifth and sixth grades know well!
Here's the thing: We weren’t made to carry all that stress on our own! We have access to God, who’s ready and waiting to take the load off our shoulders. That’s what this series is all about! It’s a series on stress, worry, and faith designed to help your kids look for God when they’re overwhelmed. To turn to God when life feels like a lot.
Javi Rais serves as the Fifty6 Director. He loves spending time and serving with his wife, Savannah, and their daughter, Brixton. Savannah is the Fifty6 Admin! Javi has been a part of WoodsEdge Community church since 2006. Both are dedicated to leading the kids of Fifty6 in a biblical worldview 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.