Sherwood Oaks News and Updates

October 1, 2023

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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 

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.

Coffee and Campfire

Ladies, join us on October 29 at 6:00pm for a fun evening of fellowship. We will meet around the campfire on the west side of the Bloomington Campus and enjoy a sweet treat from Cup of Joy food truck! Invite a friend and joy us! Questions? Email for more information!

Fall Retreat : The Middle and High School Ministry 

Both our middle and high school ministries are teaming up for a Fall Retreat in October to Camp Illiana October 11-13. Join us for an intentional time with God, zip-lining, paintball and more! Cost is $95 and registration is currently open! If you have questions, Contact Sarah Bynum

The Middle Fall Retreat Registration

High School Ministry Fall Retreat Registration

Family Commitment Sunday

Family Commitment Sunday is a special time when Sherwood Oaks celebrates the newborn children in our church family by introducing these children to the congregation, praying for the children and their families, and reflecting on the role that the church and the parents/guardians have in raising the church of the next generation. Join us Sunday, October 22 for this special morning. After a brief ceremony on stage, the participating families are invited to the Family Commitment Reception, where they can enjoy light breakfast snacks and take family photos. Extended family and friends are welcome to attend the ceremony and the reception. If you have a child born in the last year and would like to participate in this event, please register by Sunday, October 15, 2023.

Family Commitment Sunday Registration

High School Ministry - 6 in Disguise Event

The High School Ministry programming at our Bloomington campus will be transformed on Oct 29th from 6-8p into The 6 in Disguise! Dress up in costume for this fun event! This is open to all 9th-12th graders.

Marriage Matters Study

Millions of married couples have pledged to "love and to cherish, until death do us part." Most of us understand the "love" part... but what does it mean to cherish your spouse? In this study, bestselling author Gary Thomas draws on personal stories and teachings from the Bible to show how cherishing can have a powerful effect on marriage, turning it from an obligation to a delight. It lifts marriage above a commitment to a precious priority. Join the Marriage Matters group, which started on September 24, at 11:00am in the Fireside Room as we begin this journey together through the Cherish Study. Rod and Rebekah Taylor for more information or to register.

Middle Mayhem

Middle schoolers - join us for Middle Mayhem this semester! We will have Middle Mayhem meetings on September 29th from 7-9pm in the gym and December 15th (Christmas Party) from 7-9pm in the Fellowship Hall. 

Trunk or Treat 

Join us October 27 from 6:00-7:00pm for our Annual Trunk or Treat at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington. Cars will be set up around the parking lot filled with candy and fun games! Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun, family event! 

If you would like to bring a trunk to the event, we would love to have you join us! Trunk set up begins at 5:00pm Click below to register to bring a trunk. If you can't bring a trunk but would like to donate a few bags of candy, there are collection bins in the lobby to collect candy donations. 

Trunk or Treat Trunk Registration

Tuesday Night Prayer

Join us Tuesday night, October 3 for Tuesday Night Prayer. We'll gather in the chapel at 6:30pm. Jeff Huston will be speaking. Text "Tuesday" to 812.324.8644 to get text updates about Tuesday Night Prayer. 




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.

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 meet for breakfast in October and will instead have a bonfire in the evening at 6:30pm. 

Join the women on October 14th at 6:30pm for a bonfire at the church! This will replace our monthly women's breakfast for October.

Join the women after the November women's breakfast on Nov 11 for the Country Neighbors Tour! Registration link coming soon. 


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 9/24/2023:

In-person: 1539 | Online: 242

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


Giving 9/17/2023: 

Total: $55,874.07

FYTD Under: $120,568.64


Current Financial Update: April 23, 2023


Thank you for your support. 

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