What To Expect
Visiting a new place can be intimidating, so we want to help you feel as prepared as possible before you come through our doors. When you attend a Sherwood Oaks Bedford worship gathering, you can expect the following:
- Uplifting worship and relevant teaching for everyday life
- Judgement-free, come-as-you-are atmosphere
- Creative programming for kids
Here’s a short list of what you can specifically look for when you visit Sherwood Oaks Bedford.
Our parking lot is wide open and easy to navigate. Feel free to park wherever is most convenient for you. Handicap accessible spaces are located near the facility with convenient access to the door. If it’s raining, or if someone in your vehicle has limited mobility, feel free to use the awning before finding a parking space. We also offer complimentary umbrellas in case yours is at home or in another vehicle.
Upon arriving, stop at our Welcome Center in the lobby where you will be greeted with a smile and a gift from someone who will be happy to guide you through everything you might need to know while attending Sherwood Oaks Bedford (i.e. restroom locations, worship center, kids programming, etc.). If you have children, you will want to allow roughly 15 minutes for the initial check-in process. We take your child’s security seriously, so there are a few forms we will ask you to fill out.
On your way into the worship center, feel free to stop by our refreshment table and grab a cup of our signature blend, Highlander Grogg, which we serve at our coffee house in Bloomington called The Pourhouse, located on Kirkwood Ave. You are more than welcome to take your refreshments into the worship center with you.
Our worship gathering starts promptly at
We invite you to participate in our worship service to whatever extent you feel comfortable. We take communion each week and invite any follower of Jesus to join us in the remembrance celebration of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Our worship gathering is high-energy and participatory, so don’t hesitate to sit and take it all for the first time, or jump right in and join us in singing.
Adult Classes & Life Groups
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We offer a great ministry experience for children ages birth through 5th grade. If your child would like to attend our Sherwood Kids programming, you will first need to register them at the Kids Check-in Desk located in the hallway. All kids ages birth through 5th grade can be dropped off at their respective, clearly-marked classrooms for the duration of our worship gathering (age groups are detailed below). All Sherwood Kids workers have been background checked and classes are divided as follows:
- Birth to 2 (and not potty-trained)
- 3 to Kindergarten (must be potty trained)
- 1st-3rd Grade
- 4th and 5th Grade
If your child is hesitant about attending a class, or you would like them with you during the service, we offer a complimentary “Busy Bag” filled with activities for kids. You can pick up a bag at our kid’s ministry check-in desk.
Middle School/High School Students
We encourage families with Middle School and High School students to worship together. At Sherwood Oaks, we believe that our youth are the church of today, not only tomorrow, and we value multigenerational discipleship. Because of that, it’s likely you’ll see our students actively involved in serving and worshiping on Sunday mornings. Contact Brandon Swango, our student ministry leader, for more information.