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New Series begins This Weekend!
Aug 22, 2016
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We've wrapped up our summer series and are looking forward to our next series, Living Hope, which begins this weekend. Join us for the next five weeks as we study 1 Peter and how hope can shape and define our lives.

August 27/28
Greater than Gold (1 Peter 1:3-25)

September 3/4
Rock Solid (1 Peter 2:1-12)

September 10/11
My Pledge (1 Peter 3:8-22)

September 17/18
Above All Else (1 Peter 4:1-11)

September 24/25
Hope Beyond Suffering (1 Peter 4:12-5:10)

From the Blog

New Wednesday Night Classes Begin August 24
Aug 19, 2016
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Wednesday nights begin August 24 at 6:30pm unless noted. Join a class and get connected!

Financial Peace University | Dusty Beane & JR Callahan | R361
This 9-week class will be taught by Dave Ramsey through DVD videos. Topics include building an emergency fund, budgeting for your 4 walls, using the debt snowball to get out of debt, saving for college and retirement, and how to buy insurance and investment products. The cost is $100 per family for a lifetime membership. Membership kits are available in the Bookstore.

Discipleship Revolution | Tom Ellsworth & John Robertson | Fellowship Hall
Our mission is that every man will be hungry for Christ who died for us.” This Fall our focus is  a man and his work-How to balance work and pursue a right relationship with Christ; a man and his family-How can a man lead as Christ led; and a man and his prayer life -How can a man make prayer a vital part of his life.

Sermon Series Discussion | Alan Phillips | Fireside Room
This class will dig deeper into the previous Sunday’s focus. The discussion and study will supplement the material presented in the sermon but will not repeat it, exploring other aspects of the sermon. If you have questions from Sunday or desire a fuller discussion, please join us. Bring your reflections and notes from Sunday or just show up with a heart to learn more.

The Steward’s Way | Roger Clark | R363
Being a good steward goes beyond giving.  First we must recognize that everything we have is God’s and that we don’t own anything.  With that in mind, how should we plan, administer and manage all of God’s resources in our daily lives.  

Going Deeper (Women) | Suzanne Fuson & Team |  R362
Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone - the fears we carry are many and heavy. Fear can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships and hinder our faith. Don’t let fear steal your focus! Join us as we study together on replacing fear with faith. We will use the following as our study guides: Fear and Faith, Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves by Trillia J. Newbell and What Keeps You Up at Night; How to Find Peace While Chasing Your Dreams by Pete Wilson. Contact: Suzanne at

Working Moms | Suzanne Fuson | R360
Pulling the Thread, Unraveling Your View of God’s Calling by Jen Hatmaker. Come join our group of funny, genuine, and caring working moms as we explore God’s call on our lives with this study by Jen Hatmaker. Women have been lulled into comfort and complacency as we build our lives, making sure we fit in and follow the rules. But deep inside, we know something is off. God invites his people to answer a unique call in their lives. God is using women to meet the needs of those in crisis right in front of them. What does following Jesus really mean? How does following Jesus actually change everything? Contact Suzanne at

Adult Choir | Becky Muncy |Worship Arts Room
Do you like to sing? Would you like to get to know other people who enjoy ministering through music?  We sing once a month for worship services. Please come ready to sing, bring a friend and join our choir family! Note: The Adult Choir begins August 31 with a Fellowship meal before rehearsals begin September 7.

From the Blog

August 18 Minute Message
Aug 18, 2016
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The beginning of school always brings to mind special memories for me as a father. Perhaps you feel the same. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. 

I enjoy walking but some walks have left me breathless. Let me explain. Walking my daughter to her kindergarten class on her very first day wasn’t so difficult, but turning around and walking away…now that took all of my strength. I walked with her into the BMV so she could apply for her driver’s license – any breath I had left from that walk was spent praying for her safety on the road. Then I walked her to the door on her first date – trust me, I wanted to walk a lot farther that evening, but stopped at the threshold. I walked the last load of college stuff to her dorm room slowly knowing things would never quite be the same again. A few years later I walked her down the aisle and gave her to another man who is walking with her every step of the way. And now, I’m taking walks with my grandchildren. I cherish every moment and thank God for the grand experience. So take lots of walks with your family – it’ll be the best exercise you’ll ever get. 

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Single Moms, #superheroes
Aug 15, 2016
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The Women’s Ministry of Sherwood Oaks is starting a Single Moms Sunday morning class … to offer hope in the crazy world of single parenting. We believe gaining strength and encouragement from women experiencing like circumstances helps all of us to do this one life better. You’re invited and we hope to meet you this Sunday, August 21!

We don’t know how you became a single mom, but we strongly urge you to check out the Single Moms ministry … to work together to find balance and focus and purpose as we navigate the seemingly endless challenges of being a single parent.

If you easily associate with words like overwhelmed, stressed, worn-out, and anxious, the Single Moms Group, #superheroes is a group you need to check out! We will do our best to offer safe, authentic friendship, along with support & encouragement as we do life together.

Join us in Room 363 at 11:00am every 2nd and 3rd Sundays. Kristen will lead the study, “Hearing God” by Andy Stanley. Come prepared to watch a short video and have great group discussion!

We begin this Sunday, August 21. Contact Kristen at for more details.

 

Upcoming Events

VolunteerConnect
Fourth Sunday, from 07/24/2016 to 10/30/2016, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you looking for a place to get involved here at Sherwood Oaks? Curious about all the Volunteer opportunities?  Would you like to tour the building? ...

Decision Weekend
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 11, 2016, 12:00 PM

Do you want to know more about being a part of Sherwood Oaks family? Do you have questions about baptism and membership?  Join us at our Decision Breakfast September ...

Boxes of Hope
Daily from 09/11/2016 to 09/18/2016

Boxes of Hope is a ministry tool to bring faith, hope, and love to the children of Romania. It's a small box filled with simple gifts...Christmas gifts...for boys and girls ...

2016 Construction

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