Sherwood Oaks News and Updates

March 3, 2024

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Global Outreach Projects

Embark on an inspiring journey in 2024 with opportunities in Guatemala, Cambodia and Kenya. Join us in engaging with local communities, supporting children, and contributing to meaningful causes. These mission projects offer unique cultural experiences and the chance to make a significant impact. Open to individuals and families, these projects promise not only personal growth but also the chance to create lasting change. Be a part of these transformative missions opportunities and register now to secure your spot in these life-changing adventures!

Global Outreach Project Information and Registrations 

Season of Lent Text Messages and YouVersion Plan

Ash Wednesday was February 14th, which was the start of the season of "Lent." Lent is a period of preparation and focus leading up to Easter (on March 31). Join us this Lent season in reading Scripture! Click the link below to join a YouVersion Bible study or text keyword "Lent" to 812.324.8644 to receive daily Scripture texts leading up to Easter.

Lent YouVersion Bible Reading Plan 


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.

Easter at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington

Join us this Easter season as we celebrate Jesus' victory over death and sin. Our prayer path experience will begin on March 24, we'll host a Good Friday service in the Fellowship Hall on March 29 at 6:00pm and we'll gather for worship on Easter Sunday (March 31) at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am. Click the link below to learn more about SOCC's Easter happenings. 

SOCC Easter Information 

Eclipse Viewing at Sherwood Oaks

Bloomington is on the line of totality for a total eclipse on Monday, April 8, meaning that for several moments at approximately 3:04pm, we will experience the full effect of the eclipse. If you are near Sherwood Oaks Bloomington or Bedford and would like a place to view the eclipse (please arrange proper viewing glasses), our green spaces outside will be available for Eclipse Viewing. We are not hosting an event. There won't be food, activities, etc, planned and our buildings will not be open. But if you are nearby, as traffic may be extremely heavy in our area, and would like a place with a wide view of the sky, you are welcome on the church properties from 12:00pm-4:00pm. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Steve Dyer

Eclipse Viewing Information

Guatemala Mission Project Information Meeting

We have several upcoming Global Mission projects scheduled for 2024. One of those projects is a Family Mission Project to Guatemala. Agua Viva school in Guatemala has over 300 under-resourced students who are being educated toward a better life emotionally, physically and spiritually. Sherwood Oaks has taken many teams there to interact with the kids and staff and to assist with projects around the facilities. This Family Mission Project is a great 'first steps' mission experience for adults and children over 10 years old. Consider joining the team June 15-22. This information meeting will be held in the Fireside Room on March 3 at 12:15pm for everyone interested in this experience. For more information, contact Norma Landgraff or Brad Pontius

Middle and High School Ministries Schedule Change

Due to Spring break, the Middle and High School Ministries will not meet on March 10, 2024.

Third Option Class

In the midst of a country that is often racially divided, is it "Us" versus "Them"? Or is there another way? A Third Option? Join us starting Wednesday night, March 20 in room 161 for a class based on The Third Option book by Miles McPherson. This class meets from 6:00-7:30pm. If you have questions about this class, contact Vanessa Limbrick

The Third Option Registration 

VBX Block Party Site Leader Registration

Do you have a basement, backyard, deck or live near a park? If you have been looking for an easy way to engage your neighbors and invite them to church, consider hosting a VBX Block Party. VBX Block Parties are returning this summer, June 3-7! Registration is currently open for site leaders in and around Bloomington. Registration for adult volunteers and children coming March 24! Click the link below for more information about VBX and to sign up to host a Block Party in your neighborhood. 

VBX Site Leader Registration

Warehouse Easter Outreach

The Warehouse in Bloomington is hosting an Easter outreach on Saturday, March 30. We are collecting candy donations, pancake mix (the add only water kind), syrup and volunteers. If you would like to donate, drop off your donations by March 27 at door #2 or the Welcome area. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Meagan Bybee


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 women and men gather for breakfast. Join the men on the first Saturday of the month at Apron Strings at 8:30am. Join the ladies on the second Saturday of each month at 9:00am for breakfast at the church.

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 02/25/2024:

In-person: 1778 | Online: 279

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


Offering 02/18/2024:

Total: $52,315.92

FYTD Over: $2,293.08

*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: January 28, 2024

Thank you for your support. 

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