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March 23 Minute Message
Mar 24, 2017

Discouragement, like a rodent, will gnaw away at your potential in life if your attitude never gets off the ground. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

The story is told of British aviation pioneer, Frederick Handley Page, who in the early days of flight landed his fabric covered bi-plane in an open field. After resuming his flight, he heard a scratching sound deep in the fuselage. Unfortunately, he had taken on an undesirable passenger while in the field – a rat had made its way into the tail section and was gnawing away at the control linkages. If the rat chewed through, Page would lose all control of the plane. Knowing that rats were low altitude creatures and could not breathe in thinner air, Page gained as much altitude as possible for the duration of his flight. He landed safely and discovered the rodent had been suffocated by the heights. 

There are days that gnaw at you like that unwanted passenger on Page’s aircraft. When it comes to our mental and spiritual attitudes, God did not create us to be low altitude creatures. He wants us to soar with the eagles, not chew with the rats. In the tough times, fly high!

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Easter at Sherwood Oaks
Mar 24, 2017

Join us for our Easter programs and events this April!

April 13 | Communion Service

Join us at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at Bloomington East as we reflect on the night Jesus was betrayed. Led by our Adult Choir and Orchestra.

Childcare available for ages two and younger.

April 14 | Good Friday Devotions

From 11:00am-6:00pm in the Chapel at Bloomington East. Every hour on the half hour (11:30am, 12:30pm, etc.) a member of the staff will give a brief devotion. No childcare available

April 15/16 | Easter Services


Saturday, April 15:

  • 7:00pm (Sherwood Kids programming for kids ages two and younger).

Sunday April 16:

  • 7:00am Sunrise service        

Bloomington East

 Saturday, April 15:

  • 5:00pm* Worship Center
  • 5:00pm  FX for Families in the Gym

 Sunday,  April 16:              

  • 8:00am, 9:30am* & 11:00am* Worship Center
  • 9:30am & 11:00am FX for Families in the Gym

*Sherwood Kids programming for ages three and younger

Bloomington West

Sunday, April 16:              

  • 7:00am Sunrise Service at Karst Farm Park
  • 9:00am* & 11:00am* Regular Services

*Sherwood Kids programming for ages two and younger

Iglesia Hispana

Sunday, April 16:

    11:00am Chapel at Bloomington East

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March 16 Minute Message
Mar 16, 2017

President Harry Truman wrote, “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities…an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

One of the more remarkable women of the 20th century was stricken deaf and blind from a fever when she was only nineteen months old.  If ever someone could have been justifiably pessimistic it was Helen Keller.  And who could have blamed her?  She was without the very senses that we cherish most. Trapped in her dark and silent world she struggled as a child until the teacher, Anne Sullivan, changed her life.  As an adult Helen Keller traveled the world lecturing and sharing the wisdom of her experiences. 

She once wrote, “No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”  Her optimism grew out of her deep faith in God, her most valued possession was her Braille Bible, and her greatest hope was heaven.  If Helen Keller could face each new day with a positive attitude, what’s holding you back? 

Learn to see your difficulties as opportunities – trust God, be optimistic and keep your eyes on tomorrow.

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Celebrate with us March 18/19-Easter Weekend
Mar 13, 2017

We're launching a new series that will take us through Easter this weekend at all our Sherwood Oaks Locations. We'll be looking at the holidays/celebrations in Leviticus 23. Here's what to expect:

  • March 18/19: Bread of Life (Feast of Weeks/Pentecost)
  • March 25/26: Living in Joy (Feast of Tabernacles)
  • April 1/2: Ransomed! (The Day of Atonement)
  • April 8/9: Lamb of God (Passover and Unleavened Bread)
  • April 15/16: Alive and Coming Again (Feast of First Fruits and Trumpets)

We can't wait to see you and share this series with you! Invite a friend and come Celebrate with us!


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GLS 2017 coming to Bloomington East
Mar 10, 2017

The 2017 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit is coming back to Sherwood Oaks Bloomington East August 10 & 11, 2017. This two-day simulcast is a great way to learn from some of the best leadership speakers in the country, as well as grow your own leadership style and teams.

Willow recently announced their speakers for this year. Watch the video below to learn who will be speaking and then click on the budget to register!

Register Now

Upcoming Events

Empowered to Connect Conference
Daily, from 04/07/2017 to 04/08/2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day ...

Big Night Out
Friday, April 07, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Big Night Out is a night dedicated to married couples reconnecting with one another in a fun atmosphere. Our next Big Night Out will take place on Friday, April 7 from ...

Communion Thursday Service
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at Bloomington East as we reflect on the night Jesus was betrayed. This special service is led by our choir and o...







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