The Bloomington Chapter of the Parents of Children Having Allergies group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.
Come and learn from them and make important community connections.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a physician, a world famous writer and a master at observation and problem solving. He authored numerous articles, short stories, and historical novels, but is best remembered as the creator of that eccentric, fictional sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.
Did you know that Doyle wrote 56 short stories and four complete mystery novels with Holmes as the main character and not once did he ever say, “Elementary, my dear Watson?” The deerstalker cap and curved pipe always seen in the detective’s pictures and movies are never mentioned in the original texts. To know what’s really in a Sherlock Holmes mystery, you have to read it for yourself.
The same mistakes are often made regarding the Bible. “Cleanliness is next to godliness” does not appear in God’s Word. Nor do we find this phrase, “God helps those who help themselves.” The Scripture is often subtly misquoted or taken out of context. It’s not “money” but the “love of money” that’s the root of all evil.” To know what’s really in the Bible you have to read it for yourself. That’s elementary, my dear…you know what I mean.
Looking for a mission trip to go on this winter? Join us for these amazing trips!
REMEMBER THE CHILDREN *Trip Full*
Romania | Dec 9–18, 16 |
The team will serve as volunteer as staff at a youth outreach camp. Team members will be small group mentors and help with daily activities, while simply being good Christian examples and friends to the campers.
GUATEMALA Children’s Mission
Agua Viva | Dec 30,16 – Jan 6,17 | Cost $1650
The team will be hosting an ‘English Camp,’ interacting with the children (playing, teaching, learning), doing work projects on the grounds as assigned by the Agua Viva staff, and touring cultural sites in the Guatemala highlands. For more information contact Connie Phares
HONDURAS - Men’s Mission Project
Tegucigalpa | Jan 21-27,17 | Cost TBA
The team may help with a new construction and improvements on family homes, church or clinic facilities and food distribution. Food is purchased in markets, divided up and distributed to needy families in outlying areas. For more information contact Connie Phares
Looking for a Wednesday class? It's not too late to join in Discipleship Revolution! Come hungry as we have food every night as each of our tables take a turn bringing some grub! (suggested donation $3/night)
Come meet other guys around the table as we eat, discuss and learn together.
Schedule follows the Wednesday evening class schedule and meets from 6:30-7:45 in the Fellowship Hall at Bloomington East.