In his Gettysburg address, President Lincoln said, “…in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.
On May 30th, we Americans will pause to remember those who throughout our nation’s history have paid the price of freedom. Some sacrificed health and others their fortunes; but many made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. We dare not forget those who have died in our country’s quest for liberty – from the first shots fired in Lexington and Concord to the Americans who have died on the battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. Daniel Webster wrote, “God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.” Our American freedom and more importantly our spiritual freedom were both purchased at the cost of another’s life – let us give thanks to God for such incredible gifts.
Upward Soccer is a program designed to help families discover Jesus through sports. It is for boys and girls 4 years old through the 6th grade. The younger ages play co-ed and grade school ages are divided by grade and gender. To learn more and to register, click the button below.
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I like this old Chinese proverb: “What is told in the ear of a man is often heard one hundred miles away.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.
Rumors can be dangerous so be cautious what you share as truth. Remember, a rumor is like a check – never endorse it until you are certain it’s genuine. Emails are notorious for forwarding false information; one finds its way into my in-box on a regular basis. When it comes to the internet, I read with a skeptical eye. Just last week there was a fascinating article on a Canadian boy who supposedly discovered a lost Mayan city using satellite images and constellation data. The unconfirmed story which started in Europe was quickly debunked by scientists. That’s only one of scores of errant stories out there.
What the jet engine did for air travel, the internet has done for the rumor mill. Be careful what you believe and even more importantly what you forward or retell. The current deluge of cyberspace rumors makes Jesus’ words even more relevant, “Let you yes be yes and your no be no.” Make sure that when you speak, email, text or tweet, people know it’s true. Let there be no rumors about your integrity!
What is the official name for the building project?
New South Entrance
Why are we doing this project now?
It is important that we take forward steps in ensuring the safety of our kids and students. This project allows us to fix a part of the building without heat or air conditioning, and allows us to create a more secure Sherwood Kids area. Once this construction project is completed, we will be able to completely lock down and secure the kids areas during the week and on Sundays.
What entrances will be affected?
13-14 and 15 will all be eliminated and combined into one entrance. During construction, these entrances will be unusable and blocked off by construction fence. The stairway across from the chapel will also be eliminated.
When is construction starting?
Our goal is to break ground in late June or early July 2016.
How long will construction take?
Construction will take 6-8 months.
How will I get to the education building while the construction is happening?
You will be able to enter the education building through doors 8 (near the gym) or 11 (far entrance on the education building).
To enter the children’s area, you will use door 17 (near the playground) or door 20 (then walk down the stairs).
The elevator will still be accessible, but you will be unable to go from the elevator to the education building without going out door 17 and around the building. There will not be a working elevator to the junior and senior high during construction.
What is happening at Door 20?
At the end of the project, the stairs at Door 20 will be eliminated, the concrete wall removed, and a bigger, more welcome space will be created.
How much is this going to cost?
The estimated cost of the project is 1.6-1.8 million dollars.
Are we going back into debt to do this project?
Absolutely not! When we became debt-free in 2015, we committed to remaining a debt-free congregation. This project will be funded by a generous gift as well as support from the congregation!