Sherwood Kids! - Bloomington East

Sundays

On Sundays during the 9:30 and 11:00 services, Sherwood Kids! provides age-appropriate programming for newborns through 5th graders. If you're new to Bloomington East, please visit the Kids and Families Welcome Center near the Door 4 entrance.

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Special Needs

We strive to integrate every child into age-appropriate programming and provide individualized assistance for children with specific needs. Please email us at if you have a child with special needs.

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Growing and Sharing Together


Sherwood Kids! creates various environments where volunteers and families can gather together to lead kids in experiencing who God is and how we love Him. Check out our current opportunities below:

Beginner Bible Bowl
Cub Scout Pack 164
Family Commitment Sunday
Family Five Devotionals
Porch Visits

Trunk or Treat
Upward Sports
Wednesday AWANA, Choir, and Nursery

From the Blog

October News for Sherwood Kids
Oct 01, 2021

Check out the following important news to learn how to stay connected:

  • "What's Next?" Nursery Parenting Workshop at Bloomington East on Sunday, October 10, from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the nursery phase (0-24 months old), please join us on October 10 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit socc.org/kids. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases. The Early Childhood workshop will be offered in August, Elementary in May, and Jr. High in March.)
  • Family Commitment at Bloomington East will be on Sunday, October 24, during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Registration deadline is October 11. To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Trunk or Treat will be in the upper parking lot at Bloomington East on Friday, October 29, from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Trunk set-up will begin at 5:30pm. For more information and to register, visit www.socc.org/kids.
  • Pajama Day will be on Sunday, November 7. To participate, set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night and let your kids wear their favorite pajamas to church the next morning.
  • Need more paid childcare workers. Each week the children's ministry receives numerous requests from ministries needing childcare for their meetings at the church. To fulfill these requests, the children's ministry has created a group of paid childcare workers, but we currently need more people in the group. To qualify to be a paid childcare worker for the church, you need to be at least 14 years old and an active volunteer in the children's ministry. If you qualify and are interested in joining the group, please contact Kelly Pitner at to sign up.
  • South Union Christian Church is having a Fall Fest on Saturday, October 16, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be carnival games, hayrides, bounce houses, food trucks, and a live concert by Christian music artist Leanna Crawford.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit out webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

September News for Sherwood Kids!
Sep 01, 2021

Fall programming is in full swing! Check out the following important news to learn what's going on and how to stay connected:

  • Joining God's Family class at Bloomington East begins on Sunday, September 5, during the 11:00 service. If your child is interested in baptism or is thinking about taking the next steps in his or her relationship with Jesus, this class is for you. To register, click here.
  • Family Five is a five-minute devotional for the whole family...delivered right to your phone! It consists of a short video and conversation starters that reinforce the Core 52 lessons that the adults and children learn on Sunday mornings. Beginning on September 13, receive a new devotional every Monday at 3:00pm via text messaging and share it with your kids in the car, during a meal, during Life Group, before bedtime...whenever! Click here.
  • Add light to our GIANT light bright board! Sherwood Kids has created a visual reminder that God's Word is a lamp for our feet and a light on our path. For each Core 52 verse your child memorizes from September 12, 2021, to September 4, 2022, he or she will have the opportunity to add a peg to the oversized light bright board in his or her area. So, work together with your child at home to memorize God's Word so that the light on the board and God's light in your life will shine brighter.
  • "What's Next?" Nursery Parenting Workshop at Bloomington East on October 10 from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the nursery phase (0-24 months old), please join us on October 10 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, click here. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases respectively. The Early Childhood workshop will be offered in August, Elementary in May, and Jr. High in March.)
  • Family Commitment at Bloomington East will be on Sunday, October 24. If you are interested in learning more or participating, click here.
  • Families with kids of all ages can partner with the College Ministry in prayer! This opportunity is a great way for you and your kids to join God in the work He is doing in the lives of some college students. Use to following, link to sign up to receive 1) the names of 3-5 college students for whom your family can pray every day and 2) prayer prompts that can guide your prayers each week: https://socc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/1607/responses/new.
  • Anna Dunn is resigning as the Sherwood Kids Nursery Coordinator. While the Sherwood Kids staff is very sad to lose such a fun and responsible teammate, we are extremely thankful that Anna has spent the last year helping Sherwood Kids minister to families during a pandemic. What a gift! We are also excited to see God's plans for Anna to continue to unfold. Please keep Anna and Sherwood Kids in your prayers as we go through this season of change.
  • The Sherwood Kids! team is currently looking for a part-time Nursery Coordinator who would serve families and volunteers through the Nursery Ministry. To learn more about this position, check out the job description in the attachment. If you know someone who would like to apply, please tell them to send a cover letter and resume to Stephen Figert at . Interviews will begin in mid-September and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Join a Sherwood Kids Volunteer Team! When you serve in Sherwood Kids, you are part of a community of people whose relationship with Jesus leads kids to experience who God is and how we love Him. If God is leading you to be part of this community on a mission, contact us at or sign up here.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit out webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

August News for Sherwood Kids!
Aug 02, 2021

Fall programming is around the corner! Check out the following important news to learn how to stay connected: 

  • Sherwood Kids! Prayer Sunday is on August 8. Prayer is one of the most important things we can do as followers of Jesus. We want to talk with Jesus first in every situation, good or bad. So, in every SK! area on August 8 during the 9:30 and 11:00 services, the kids and volunteers will spend the entire service hour learning about and practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer. If you have any questions, please email us at .
  • "What's Next?" Early Childhood Parenting Workshop on August 29 from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the early childhood phase (2-5 years old), please join us on August 29 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit socc.org/kids. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases respectively. The Nursery workshop will be offered in October, Jr. High in March, and Elementary in May.)
  • AWANA and Kids Choir begins on August 25. This program will meet in the gym every Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm. During this time the kids will participate in a dynamic, gospel-centered program and prepare for several choir performances. The registration fee is $30 per child, and it covers all the expenses for the 9-month program--the musical t-shirts, the choir CDs, the AWANA uniform, the AWANA child handbooks, the AWANA CDs, and more. (The registration fee is waived if a parent or guardian volunteers on Wednesday evening.) To learn more, to register a child and/or to volunteer, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Joining God's Family class will begin on Sunday, September 5, during the 11:00 service. This four-week class will take place in room 040. To register, visit www.socc.org/kids.
  • WANTED! Every SK! area is looking for more volunteers who will spend one hour every week or every other week for the fall semester (August-December) building relationships with a small group of kids and helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus. Please contact Stephen Figert ( ) to learn more about joining the SK! volunteer team.
  • Check out SK! Online Resources on Facebook, on Instagram, and at socc.org/kids! Show-N-Tell videos, Ask & Seek videos, Story Time videos, Conversations along the Road videos, and Faith Tools are all resources designed to help families to grow in their relationship with Jesus and stay connected with our faith community.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at  if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

July News for Sherwood Kids!
Jul 02, 2021

 

Hope you all are having a good summer and are looking forward to this 4th of July weekend! Check out the following information to see what's going on in Sherwood Kids:

  • Upward Soccer registration deadline is Saturday, July 17. There is one more day for evaluation: July 17 from 10:00am-12:00pm. During evaluations you will be able to verify jersey sizes, and the kids will run through drills to assess their skill levels so that balanced teams can be created for the league. This is also a good time to get answers to any questions you may have regarding the league. To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/upward.
  • Sherwood Kids! Back-to-School Pool Party at Bryan Park Pool is on July 30 from 7:15pm-9:15pm. Invite a neighbor and join us for a splash of fun before school begins! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at .
  • Sherwood Kids! Family Sunday is in the gym on August 1 during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Family Sunday is a bi-annual opportunity for families to learn about and worship God together through interactive Bible teaching and high-energy praise music. So, bring some friends, invite your neighbors, and join us this Family Sunday as we kick off the school year exploring what the Bible says about trusting God! Please note that all preschoolers through 5th graders will attend the Family Sunday service in the gym. (There will be regular programming for kids ages birth through three years old only.) Also, as always, please print security tags for your family so that we can ensure kids leave with the right people. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at
  • Sherwood Kids! Prayer Sunday is on August 8. Prayer is one of the most important things we can do as followers of Jesus. We want to talk with Jesus first in every situation, good or bad. So, in every SK! area on August 8 during the 9:30 and 11:00 services, the kids and volunteers will spend the entire service hour learning about and practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer. If you have any questions, please email us at .
  • "What's Next?" Early Childhood Parenting Workshop on August 29 from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the early childhood phase (2-5 years old), please join us on August 29 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit socc.org/kids. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases respectively. The Nursery workshop will be offered in October, Jr. High in March, and Elementary in May.)
  • AWANA and Kids Choir begins on August 25. This program will meet in the gym every Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm. During this time the kids will participate in a dynamic, gospel-centered program and prepare for several choir performances. The registration fee is $30 per child, and it covers all the expenses for the 9-month program--the musical t-shirts, the choir CDs, the AWANA uniform, the AWANA child handbooks, the AWANA CDs, and more. (The registration fee is waived if a parent or guardian volunteers on Wednesday evening.) To learn more, to register a child and/or to volunteer, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Check out SK! Online Resources on Facebook, on Instagram, and at socc.org/kids! Show-N-Tell videos, Ask & Seek videos, Story Time videos, Conversations along the Road videos, and Faith Tools are all resources designed to help families to grow in their relationship with Jesus and stay connected with our faith community.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at  if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

June News for Sherwood Kids!
Jun 01, 2021

A lot of things happen in Sherwood Kids during this time of the year! Check out the following information to stay updated:

  • Promotion Sunday is on June 6! This day is an exciting time when kids graduate from one age group or grade to the next. Please see the attachment below to learn more about these changes. (Also, for 5th graders who move to the middle on June 6, the middle has programming in the Fellowship Hall during the 9:30 service only.)
  • Beginning on June 6, masks will no longer be required for anyone in Sherwood Kids but will be recommended for people who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • VBX Block Parties are happening next week! There are sites all over town at all times of the day. To learn more and to register your kids, visit socc.org/vbx.
  • The Kids’ Summer Kick-Off is on June 11 from 3:00pm-6:00pm! This year we'll kick off the summer with free admission to Bryan Park Pool from 3:00pm-6:00pm. So, invite a friend and/or neighbor to join us at the pool for free fun and fellowship.
  • Upward Soccer registration is open! Evaluations will occur from 10:00am-12:00pm on July 17. During the evaluation you will be able to verify jersey sizes, and the kids will run through drills to assess their skill levels so that we can create balanced teams for the league. To learn more and to register, please visit socc.org/upward.
  • Christian Camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to build relationships with each other and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Click here to learn more about some near-by Christian camps that we recommend.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at  if you have any questions or concerns.

Sherwood Kids Staff

Stephen Figert

Stephen Figert

Director of Sherwood Kidsoffice: 812.334.0206 x221
Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

Elementary Coordinator
Heather Knoy

Heather Knoy

Sherwood Kids Coordinator - Bedford
Kelly Pitner

Kelly Pitner

Weekday Preschool Infant/Toddler, Nursery, and Mom2Mom Kids Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206 x203
Marie Robertson

Marie Robertson

Weekday Preschool Executive Directoroffice: 812.335.3847
Brittany Tucker

Brittany Tucker

Early Childhood Coordinator & SK Assistant
Marisa Ledbetter

Marisa Ledbetter

Sherwood Kids Production Coordinator (East)
Courtney Pruet

Courtney Pruet

Nursery & Early Childhood Coordinator - West

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