The Women’s Ministry of Sherwood Oaks is hosting the annual Women's Summer Gala on August 3. Please mark your calendars and join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm. (No rsvp required!)
We’re very excited to introduce you to byTavi … a program based out of Cambodia. We’re hosting a Fashion Show with Sherwood models! We promise an evening of style, charm and fun!!
ByTavi works with women and teaches them how to construct high-quality boutique-style handbags and an amazing clothing line. The byTavi program gives them the skill of sewing so they can provide for their families in a positive way! They market and sell their products here in the states and 100% of the sales goes back into the byTavi program. Check out this link.
Bring a salad if your last name begins with A-K, and a dessert if L-Z.
Come prepared to purchase a new addition to your wardrobe. (Sound fun!?) We will have a ‘boutique’ set up and ready for you to check out!
Raquel Perez: (see translation below)
La experiencia de haber ido a la iglesia va a ser inolvidable, me sentí como en casa, admiro a todas las personas que se reúnen, ya que en sus rostros se ve los sentimientos tan nobles que tienen. Me asombro su caridad, como se preocupan por el prójimo y la ayuda que le dan al desamparado, sin esperar nada a cambio. Gracias a Dios por haberlos puesto en mí camino. Que Dios los bendiga.
I will never forget the experience of attending the church. I felt right at home. I admire the people who meet together there because you can see in their faces the grand and noble feelings that they have. I was surprised by how much they cared for and took care of their neighbor and helped the needy without expecting anything back. I am very grateful to God for putting them in my path. May God bless them.
Alberto Gómez (Beto):
Dios siempre tiene un propósito, NADA ES CASUALIDAD, en las personas que conocimos vimos el poder de Dios, no hubiéramos conocido Bloomington y menos Nashville si no hubiera sido porque Dios nos puso en el camino a tan lindas personas, puedo seguir escribiendo y no acabaría, para mi es claro que Dios tiene un propósito enorme en Bloomington y nos dejó en claro que hay soldados de Su ejército dispuestos a encarar esas batallas.
God always has a purpose; nothing is by chance. We could see the power of God in the people that we met. We would not have gotten to know Bloomington or Nashville if God had not put these beautiful people in our lives. I could keep writing about this and never finish, but to me it is clear that God has an enormous purpose in Bloomington and He made it clear that there are soldiers in his army ready to face the battles.
Ignacio Vázquez (Nacho):
Este verano tuve la gran oportunidad de venir a estudiar inglés a este hermoso pueblo. Conocí personas maravillosas que nunca olvidaré. Me apoyaron, compartimos diferentes y divertidas experiencias, ellos son la gente de la Iglesia Hispana. Tuve la mejor experiencia de mi vida. Es bueno saber que aún existe gente de bien, que llevan día a día la palabra de Cristo, que aún ayudan al prójimo y que se preocupan por el bien de los demás. He aprendido muchas cosas con ellos, definitivamente han cambiado mi vida y doy gracias a Dios por ponerlos en mi camino y convertirlos en parte de mi vida.
This summer I had the great opportunity to study English in this beautiful town. I met some marvelous people whom I will never forget. They took care of me and we shared various fun experiences; they are the people of Iglesia Hispana. I had the best experience of my life. It’s so good to know that people like this still exist—people who, day after day, carry the Word of Christ with them, and who help others and look out for the good of others. I have learned many things from them. They have definitely changed my life, and I thank God for putting them in my path and making them part of my life.
Thank you to everyone who picked up a baby bottle (bear bottle) and collected change between Mother's Day and Father's Day! We are so thankful for this small way you help make a big impact at the Hannah Center (formerly Hannah House and Crisis Pregnancy Center).
To date, we have had:
Thank you so much!! If you still have a bottle, please return them to the Sherwood Oaks office (full or empty) or to the Hannah Center as they use those bottles for other fundraisers at other churches.
July Monthly Collection is new backpacks and school supplies. In addition to supplies, we need your help making sure this annual event goes off smoothly!
We need volunteers for:
Or contact Connie Phares.
Are you looking for a place to get involved here at Sherwood Oaks? Curious about all the Volunteer opportunities? Take a tour of the building and learn all the places where you can use your talents and gifts to serve here at Sherwood Oaks, in the Community and around the world!. Meet in the Fireside Room 10:45am-12:00pm July 24.
New Serving Opportunities
We've had several new serving opportunities come up this week.