COVID-19 and Our Response

Stay connected with socc.tv. 

In the event you are unable to attend church due to illness, we stream all morning services from East at socc.tv. You can stay connected to your church family there, through our Facebook page, and through this website. 

Watch live at 8:00am

Watch live at 9:30am

All Sherwood Oaks Buildings are closed until at least March 31. No meetings or events are taking place.

You can watch live on Sunday at socc.tv (or replay throughout the week).

During this time of uncertainty, Sherwood Oaks wants to continue to serve our congregation, community, and world. While we cannot meet in person, we are working hard to create important and inspiring content for you and your families.

Please consider giving to the continued ministry of Sherwood Oaks. You can give online, via text, or even by dropping a check in the mail (Attn: Elizabeth Moore, 2700 E Rogers Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401).

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Or text sherwoodoakscc to 77977

We wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are aware of the current conversations and concerns about the possible spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus to our community. At the time of writing this, there have been no documented cases in our area, but we still wanted to take a moment to address some possible concerns and questions you may have. While we cannot control the virus, the spread or the impact it has in our church, we’re doing everything we can to make our locations as safe and clean as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to help us do just that.

We must also remember that God has not called us to live in fear but in faith. As the apostle, Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” My prayer is that God will fill all of us with these three gifts, no matter what comes our way.

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 (or any illness), please follow these best practices:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Forgo shaking hands at church for a wave or a friendly smile.
  • If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, please let us know so we can find a way to help, pray for everyone involved and take any necessary precautions here at Sherwood Oaks.

If you or your child is exhibiting any possible symptoms, please stay home! Our children’s ministry has the following health policy, which we will continue to enforce: Please stay home if you/your child has any of the following also found at socc.org/kids:

  • FEVER: any temperature above 100F or severe subnormal temperature
  • COLD: a runny nose with colored discharge is the most common sign.
  • COUGH: any cough with mucus secretion (a wet or wheezy cough) can spread bacterial or viral infection on the droplets.
  • RASH OR SKIN IRRITATION: poison oak, impetigo, ringworm, cold sores, head lice, and communicable diseases (measles, chickenpox, mumps, etc.) often have rashes or itching as symptoms.
  • DIARRHEA
  • VOMITING
  • PINK EYE: any unusual irritation of the eye or mucus membranes

More information from the CDC

With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting everything from school to work to the unknown future, several events, programs, and trips have been cancelled. Here is the most current list.

Sherwood Kids:

  • AWANA/Choir | March 25-April 29
  • What's Next Jr. High Parenting Workshop | March 29
  • Palm Sunday Children's Program (including palm-branch march and choir performance) | April 5
  • Easter Sunday Children's Program | April 12
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner | April 27
  • Childcare | March 23-May 31 (we'll re-evaluate for June)
  • What's Next Elementary Parenting Workshop | May 3
  • VBX Block Parties | June 1-5
  • Sunday Morning Children's Programs | March 29-May 3 (we'll follow MCCSC's plans)

Outreach Trips:

  • May 10-17 Guatemala Misson (College & Youth Ministry)
  • June Family Camp in Rosarito, Mexico

What A Week!

We've been watching the Coronavirus updates all week, evaluating our responses, and trying to figure out the best course of action to help Flatten the Curve and mitigate exposure for our congregation and community. 

As of a few minutes ago, the Governor released new Covid-19 guidelines, including the necessary shutting down of groups of over 250. As such, all Sherwood Oaks Campuses will be closed to the public this weekend. 

We will be streaming our 8:00am traditional and 9:30am contemporary services at socc.tv on Sunday morning (March 15). We encourage you to watch with your families, take time to partake in communion, and spend this time worshipping the God who is still on the throne, knew this would be coming, and loves us without condition.

We must also remember that God has not called us to live in fear but in faith. As the apostle, Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” My prayer is that God will fill all of us with these three gifts, no matter what comes our way.

While the church buildings may be closed, there is still ministry happening in our community, state, and around the world. Please consider giving to the church at socc.org/give to ensure that that ministry continues!

Thank you and please feel free to reach out with questions!

PS - be looking for an additional email next week with details on any future closures or cancellations as we learn more about the state mandate and community needs.

We are following recommended guidelines for sanitation, including sanitizing door handles, counters, and other surfaces regularly. Parents will be encouraged to take their children to the bathroom to wash their hands before dropping them off and follow all stated (see below) wellness guidelines for our children’s ministry. 

In our worship gatherings, we are limiting physical interaction by getting rid of the greeting time, as well as changing how communion and offering elements are positioned in the church. 

We know this is a scary, uncertain time. If you do not feel comfortable coming to church, are part of a vulnerable population, or feeling even slightly unwell, our live stream will continue to run at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am on Sunday mornings from Bloomington East.

ACCESS SOCC.TV HERE

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