Sherwood Oaks News and Updates

June 23, 2024

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Family Meeting : Recap

Thank you attending our Family Meeting at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington on Sunday, June 9! Thank you for bringing a dessert and being a part of our the process at Sherwood Oaks. The 2024-2025 Ministry Budget was approved, 3 elders were reaffirmed in their roles, stories from the previous year of ministry were told and ministry plans for 2024-2025 were discussed. Click the link below to download a summary of the meeting. 

June 9 Family Meeting Recap

Footsteps of Paul 

How would you like to walk where the Apostle Paul walked? How would you like to see where the Apostle John lived and wrote? How would you like to sit in places while you read about those places from your Bible? You can do all this and more by joining us on a trip to Greece and Turkey! This trip will be March 15-25, 2025. Please contact Allen Burris or Brad Pontius with any questions.

Footsteps of Paul Trip Information

Shawn's Sabbatical

On Sunday May 5, Shawn shared about his upcoming Sabbatical. If you missed that, you can watch Sunday's video, hear Shawn's plans and what the next 3 months will look like at Sherwood Oaks on our YouTube channel. Sabbatical is an extended time of spiritual rest, reflection, and renewal. As Shawn takes his sabbatical this summer, we want to come alongside of him and his family in prayer. Divided into four stages – Release, Refresh, Renew, and Reengage – each week of this prayer guide focuses on a specific theme with a corresponding scripture. Please spend a moment each week praying the theme and Scripture over Shawn and his family.  Each week, we'll add post this week’s prayer prompt on our social media and share it in our weekly email. Next week, would you join us in praying for Shawn and his family to seek renewal and transformation in God. Next week's key verse for Shawn and his family will be Romans 12:2: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to text and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will." 

Download Shawn's Sabbatical Prayer Guide 


Bible App Sermon Online

Follow along online this weekend! Download the free YouVersion Bible app and click the 'events' tab in the lower right corner to find us on the map or click the link below to go directly to this weekend's outline. 

Bible App Sermon Outline 

Beacons Class : Chosen Season 4

Join the Beacons class starting on July 7 at 9:20am each Sunday in room 222 as they watch and discuss season 4 of the popular show "The Chosen". "The Chosen" is a popular multi-season TV series that depicts the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through the perspectives of those who met and followed Him.

Bible Conversations : A Women's Study

What does the Bible say about...? Bible Conversations is a safe place to ask questions, explore Scripture and dig deep into what the Bible has to say about various topics.  Join us for one or all of the remaining summer sessions (July 14 and/or August 11) in room 222 at our Bloomington Campus. 

Bible Conversations Registration 

Bloomington Campus Text Messages

If you are interested in text messages about Bloomington campus specific news and information, text keyword: East to 812.324.8644 to join our texting group.

Discover Sherwood Oaks

Are you ready to take your first step or your next step in your relationship with Jesus and Sherwood Oaks? Join us July 7 for Discover Sherwood Oaks at 11:00am in the Fireside Room. Let's take that next step together. 


Finding your people changes everything! Your group of people might be waiting for you! Check out our groups page and take your first step toward finding your people. 

Group Finder Page 

High School Ministry Service and King's Island Trip

Students in 9th-12th grades during the 2024/25 school year and recent 2024 graduates are invited to Summer Service with our Sherwood High School Ministry July 29th-30th! We will meet at Sherwood Oaks before participating in a service project and then head to King's Island the next day. For details, questions, and ticket info, visit socc.org/students

Holiday World : The Middle Trip

All middle school students grades 6-8 are invited to join us for a day at Holiday World on July 25. We'll meet at Sherwood Oaks before heading to the park for the day. Each ticket is $25. Click the link below to register for this trip. If you have questions, email Sarah Bynum.

Holiday World Registration 

HSM Wednesday Night Bible Study

High School students are invited to join us for a special Wednesday night Bible study from 6:00-7:30pm in Student Central. The meeting dates for the summer are June 26, July 10, 17 and 24. You don't need to attend all; feel free to come when you can. Please enter through door 1 or the doors near Student Central. The girls will be studying "Jesus and Women" by Kristi McLelland and the guys will be studying "Daniel" by J.D. Greear. If you have questions, email Sarah

Middle Mayhem in June

Middle school students: Join us for Middle Mayhem on June 27 at Sherwood Oaks from 6:00-8:00pm. Come and play games with your leaders and peers! Middle Mayhem is free and there is no registration! If you have questions, email Sarah

Parent Meeting : The Middle 

If you have a student in the Middle this upcoming school year, this parent meeting will be an opportunity for us to share vision and ministry for the upcoming school year. Join us July 21 at 12:00pm in the Fireside Room.


Each of us have unique gifts and abilities! God wants us to use those abilities to help build up his church! Maybe you're gifted with singing ability or maybe your gifts are in working with children, we have a place for you to serve at Sherwood Oaks. You can see some of the available serving opportunities on our website and find your place to serve! 

Group Finder Page

Summer Rhythms of Rest Class

After our Rhythms of Rest series, what are the application points to anchor what has been shared? Summer Rhythms of Rest is a 3-week class to go deeper in establishing our identity as a child of God, identify and practice simple spiritual disciplines and integrate these into our spiritual life. This class will be held at 9:30am and 11:00am starting on June 16 in the Fireside Room. 

Upward Soccer 

It's Upward Soccer time again! Upward Soccer is a program designed to help families discover Jesus through sports! It's for boys and girls, kindergarten through 6th grade. All teams are co-ed. All players receive an Upward reversible jersey and shorts and all games are played on the fields in front of Sherwood Oaks Bloomington. Registration for this fall's season is now open and costs $100 per child through July 13 ($120 after July 13). We provide a 50% off registration fee for a coach's or referee's child. Everyone must attend one soccer evaluation and uniform sizing at Sherwood Oaks on either June 15 or July 13 between 10am-12pm. Practices begin Monday, August 12. For more information or register yourself or child, click the link below. 

Fall 2024 Upward Soccer 



5th Sunday Pitch-in Breakfast 

Bring a pitch-in breakfast item and enjoy a time of fellowship at 9am on June 30th before service at 10am!

All Church / Family Meeting 

Our Bedford campus will host a Family Meeting on Sunday night, June 23, at 6:30pm. Bring a dessert to share. This meeting will focus on updates about the ministry at Sherwood Oaks Bedford. However, due to by-law guidelines, all voting on budget and/or leadership occurred at the June 9 Bloomington Meeting. Click below to download a copy of our 2024-2025 proposed budget. 

2024-2025 Proposed Fiscal Budget

Bedford Bible App Sermon Online

Follow along online this weekend! Download the free YouVersion Bible app and click the 'events' tab in the lower right corner to find us on the map or click the link below to go directly to this weekend's outline. 

Bible App Sermon Outline 

Bedford Campus Text Messages

If you are interested in text messages about Bedford Campus specific news and information, text keyword: "Bedford" to 812.324.8644 to join our Bedford Campus texting group.

Weekend Attendance and Giving Update

Your continued financial support enables us to serve our communities and the world. *Note: On July 1, 2023, we started a new fiscal year. 

Attendance 06/16/2024:

In-person: 14523 | Online: 260

*We have changed how we track our online attendance. If you have specific questions about how this information is determined, email


Offering 06/16/2024:

Total: $62,691.40

FYTD Under: $127,850.86

*Recently we have made a change to how we report this number. This number now reflects the total amount over/under "budgeted giving" only. Previously, giving to the Dollar Club and special projects was included in this figure. We feel, however, that this was an inaccurate way to reflect our budgeted giving. The above number is amount above/below our budget projections for this fiscal year. If you have any questions, please contact our Business Office Manager Elizabeth Moore.


Current Financial Update: April 28, 2024

Thank you for your support. 

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