April 2, 2023
All Campus Announcements Bloomington Bedford
Join us for Easter Sunday, April 9. Easter services at Bloomington will be at the normal 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am in person and online. Easter services at Bedford will be at the normal time of 10:00am with an Easter egg hunt following the service. Our Easter website is online with information about upcoming Passion week and Easter weekend events for Bloomington and Bedford.
Today's Bloomington message is outline is online! You can follow along on your mobile device in the YouVersion app. Open the "Bible" app and search under "events" in the lower right hand corner or click below.
YouVersion Message Outline
CIY Move and Mix Registration
We have two awesome trips planned this summer for our middle and high school students to CIY Move and Mix. CIY Move is for our high school students, incoming freshman through graduated seniors. CIY Move is currently full! For more information, including being added to the waitlist, contact Sarah Bynum. CIY Mix is for our middle school students, incoming 6 graders through 8th grade students. Mix will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN, July 10-14, 2023.
CIY Mix Registration
College/Young Adults Ireland Mission Trip
From May 13-20, 2023, we are taking a group of 14 college/young adults on a mission trip to Ireland. We will be working closely with RIOT Ministries, serving their community through several opportunities (youth shelter, food pantry, etc). We'll engage in several training events geared toward helping equip young adults on how best to share the gospel in a "post-truth" culture.
Ireland Mission Trip Registration
Deacon's Widow and Widower Spring Social
Widows and widowers are invited to join us May 20, 2023 from 12-2:00pm for our Spring Social. This year's social will feature BBQ and all the fixings! Widows and widowers should RSVP with their guest's name to Nancy Barrow. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this year's social, please contact Joseph Curry.
East Campus Text Messages
If you are interested in text messages about East Campus specific news and information, text keyword: East to 812.324.8644 to join our East Campus texting group.
Easter Candy and Egg Donations for the Warehouse
Each year, the Warehouse in Bloomington hosts a large Easter Egg hunt. This year, we volunteered to help the Warehouse collect Easter plastic eggs and candy for their hunt. When you pick up a bag of candy or eggs, grab an extra bag or two and bring it to Sherwood Oaks Bloomington lobby and place it in the collection bin. We will be collecting through April 2nd. Help us serve our community!
Financial Class: God Owns It All
Join author Ron Blue for a financial class, "God Owns It All," starting on Wednesday night, April 12 in the Fireside Room at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington. This 6-week class will cover financial perspective and principles and how you can live, give, owe and grow your money! You can find out more about this class in this video.
Register for God Owns It All
Furniture Give Away Round Up
We are beginning to round up furniture for this year's Furniture Give Away in August! We are planning to collect any donated furniture between May 1 and 13. If you are willing and able to help, we have a spot for you. We have Saturday and Sunday round up times and weekday evening times. You can find your time, bring your family or small group, and join us! Click below to reserve a spot! If you have furniture that you would like to donate to this year's Furniture Give Away, click the link below to find out more and schedule your pickup.
Furniture Give Away Round Up
Good Friday Service
Join us at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington on Friday, April 7, at 6:30p, for a Good Friday Service. We will meet outside, weather permitting, near the prayer path on the west side of campus for worship and a brief Good Friday message. You'll have time before or after the service to participate in this year's prayer path experience.
Guatemala Family Camp
Join our Guatemala Family Camp this summer July 15-21. The family team will be interacting with the children (playing, teaching, etc), doing work projects on the groups as assigned by the Agua Viva staff, and touring cultural sites in the Guatemala highlands. Cost for the trip is $1,700 for adults and $1,450 for children under 12. If you have questions or to register, contact Norma Landgraff.
Iglesia Hispana - "Aprendamos Ingles"
"Let's learn English!" Our Iglesia Hispana ministry is looking for volunteers who can invest 90 minutes a week in helping our Hispanic community learn English through conversation. No language training experience is necessary and you don't have to know Spanish to participate. If you have questions or would like to participate, contact Sergio Lema.
Israel Trip 2024
Join us in 2024 for the trip of a lifetime! From approximately March 10-23, 2024, Allen Burris and Tim Thompson will lead a trip to Israel. On the trip, we'll stay in nice hotels, enjoy amazing food and most importantly, we'll see many of the places you read about in your Bible. We'll spend time on and around the Sea of Galilee, walking where Jesus walked and taught. There will be more details as we draw closer to the trip. Current trip cost estimates are between $4500-$5000. If you are interested, click the form below or email Allen Burris.
Israel Trip 2024 Interest Registration
mom2mom Spring Study
Moms: Join us for a special spring mom2mom Bible study: The Good Gospel. Do we live like we believe every part of the gospel? God has created a narrative of salvation that reveals who he is - and so much more! Join us on Friday mornings in April from 9:30-11:00am in the Fellowship Hall for this 4-week study. If you have questions, email Beth Long.
mom2mom Spring Study Registration
Responding to the Resurrection
Do you have questions about the Resurrection of Jesus? If the Resurrection really happened, then what does it mean? How should we respond? Come and explore these questions as we consider some of the classic explanations for proof of the Resurrection, along with how we should respond. This class will meet in two different sessions (same content) on Sunday, March 26th and April 2nd, at 11am in the Fireside Room. Email Allen at
Resurrection Class Registration
Tuesday Night Prayer
Join us Tuesday night, April 4 in the chapel for our weekly Tuesday Night Prayer. Claudia Mitchell will be joining us to speak. For more information, text keyword: "Tuesday" to 812.324.8644.
VBX Block Party Child Registration
Get ready for an awesome week of learning, growing, singing, crafts and snacks at VBX! The Vacation Bible eXperience is a neighborhood block party where every child is invited to learn more about Jesus. VBX Block Parties are scheduled for the week of June 5-9 and are hosted in homes in neighborhoods or parks all around Bloomington. Registration opens officially on April 2. Register your child and plan to join us!
VBX Block Party Site Leaders Registration
VBX Block Parties are on the horizon for this summer, June 5-9. If you aren't familiar, VBX (Vacation Bible Experience) Block Parties are a tool to help us reach our neighborhoods, build relationships and having spiritual conversations with our neighbors. Each site leader hosts a VBX at their house or a nearby local park and then invites their neighbors to join them in leading their children through a week filled with worship, lessons from God's Word, crafts, games and more! If you are interested in hosting a VBX Block Party in your neighborhood and want to register or if you have questions, visit our VBX page. VBX registration opens for children on April 2. Watch for that registration soon!
VBX Block Party Site Leader Registration
5th Sunday Pitch-in Breakfast in April
Join us on April 30th at 9am for a pitch-in breakfast before service! Enjoy a time of fellowship and food. Sign up here with what you will bring to share!
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.
Change Your Mind & Everything Will Change Retreat
Teens and parents of teens, you don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn and discuss parenting in the teenage years. We will discuss topics such as anxiety, depression, and tools to help your teen! This retreat is on Sunday, April 23rd from 1-4pm at our Bedford campus. For more info & to register, visit here.
Fathering in Action's Rock n Bowl Event
The Men of Sherwood Oaks Bedford invite dads and their kids to the next Fathering in Action event! Join them on April 15th from 5-6:30pm at Paoli Rock-n-Bowl for bowling and pizza. This event costs $10 per person. Register by March 31st here.
Maundy Thursday Service
Sherwood Oaks will hold a Maundy Thursday service at our Bedford campus on April 6th at 6:30pm. Come and prepare your heart for Easter with our worship team and orchestra through a time of both music and scripture reading!
Men and Women's Breakfasts
Each month, the men and women gather for breakfast at SOCC Bedford. Join the men on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30am for breakfast. Join the ladies on the second Saturday of each month at 9am for breakfast. Both of these breakfasts will be served at the church. *The women will not have a breakfast in May and will instead participate in the Hope Resource 5k together.
This Mother's Day May 6, all moms and their sons are invited to a special event! Join us for an ice cream sundae party at SOCC Bedford from 1-3pm. Bring a lego kit to build together.
Weekday Preschool Open House at Bedford
We are having an Open House at our Bedford campus on April 27th from 6-7:30pm. Talk with Director, Karla Holck, see the classrooms, and get all your questions answered!
Volleyball Night & Women's Workout Night
Our next all church volleyball night will be on Friday, April 21st at 6p at SOCC Bedford. Students are invited to stay after for Fuel.
Our next women's workout night will be on Tuesday, April 4th at 7:15p at SOCC Bedford. Contact Carly with questions.