Sherwood Kids! - Bloomington East

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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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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:

5th Grade Transition to Junior High Ministry
Beginner Bible Bowl
Cub Scout Pack 164
Family Five Devotionals
Homeschool Group
Upward Sports
VBX Block Parties
Wednesday AWANA, Choir, and Nursery

From the Blog

May News for Sherwood Kids!
May 01, 2022

To learn what's happening in the children's ministry at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Blooming East, check out the information below:

  • Share your feedback! The Children’s Ministry staff is constantly evaluating our regular programs and special events in an effort to better minister to kids and their families. By Friday, May 6, please take a few minutes to fill out the Children's Ministry Feedback Form. You can access the form by clicking here. The feedback is anonymous.
  • VBX Block Parties 2022 registration is open and sites are posted on the website! This event will take place all around Bloomington June 6-10. Times and locations will vary. For more information, visit socc.org/vbx. Hope you can join us!
  • Upward Soccer registration is open! Evaluations will occur from 10:00am-12:00pm on June 11 and July 9. During evaluations 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.
  • Promotion Sunday is on June 5! This day is an exciting time when kids graduate from one age group or grade to the next. (Also, for 5th graders who move to the middle on June 5, the middle has programming in the Fellowship Hall during the 9:30 service only.)
  • All 5th graders visit "the middle" in the Fellowship Hall during the 9:30 service on May 15. This means that there will be no programming for 5th graders during the 11:00 service on those dates, so please plan accordingly. For more information about the transition from children's ministry to student ministry, visit socc.org/kids.
  • 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. 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! To sign up, text this message "@familyfive" to 81010 or use this link https://www.remind.com/join/familyfive.
  • Sherwood Kids has some job openings! If you are interested in taking the next step in helping kids grow in their relationship with Jesus, please contact Stephen Figert at 

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

April News for Sherwood Kids!
Apr 06, 2022

Happy Spring! To learn what's happening in the children's ministry at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Bloomington East, check out the information below:

  • 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. 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! To sign up, text this message "@familyfive" to 81010 or use this link https://www.remind.com/join/familyfive.
  • Sherwood Kids! will have Easter services for children of all ages at 9:30 and 11:00 on Sunday, April 17. Ages 0-24 months will meet in the Nursery, ages 2-3 in the Early Childhood Area, preschool through kindergarten in the Early Childhood Area, and 1st-5th grade in the gym.
  • VBX Block Parties 2022 will take place all around Bloomington and Bedford on June 6-10. Times and locations will vary. Online registration is open at socc.org/vbx. Trainings for site leaders will take place at the beginning of April and May, so please register as soon as possible if you're interested in hosting a site. For more information, visit socc.org/vbx.
  • All 5th graders visit "the middle" in the Fellowship Hall during the 9:30 service on April 24 and May 15. This means that there will be no programming for 5th graders during the 11:00 service on those dates, so please plan accordingly. For more information about the transition from children's ministry to student ministry, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Sherwood Kids has some job openings! If you are interested in taking the next step in helping kids grow in their relationship with Jesus, please contact Stephen Figert at

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

March News for Sherwood Kids!
Mar 01, 2022

To learn what's happening in the children's ministry at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, check out the information below:

  • 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. 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! To sign up, text this message "@familyfive" to 81010 or use this link https://www.remind.com/join/familyfive.
  • Beginning on Sunday, March 6, masks will be optional for everyone (i.e., children, adults, volunteers, etc.) while in the church building. Please take time to prepare your children for the change, especially knowing that some of their peers or leaders will not longer be masking at church. Also, my guidance to the kids and volunteers will be that we should all have Jesus' attitude when interacting with people, regardless of whether or not they wear a face covering. As always, we encourage you not to criticize or demean someone for making a different decision than you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stephen Figert at
  • Sherwood Kids! Pajama Sunday is on March 13. Set your clocks to Daylight Savings Time and plan to let your kids wear their pajamas to church.
  • Save the date! VBX Block Parties 2022 will be on June 6-10. Times and locations will vary. Trainings for site leaders will take place at the beginning of April and May. For more information or to register to be a site leader, visit socc.org/vbx. (Child and volunteer registration will open on April 3.)
  • Sherwood Kids! Palm Sunday is on April 10. Join us in the Worship Center during the 9:30 or 11:00 service see the kiddos wave palm branches. (There will be regular programming for kids of all ages.)
  • "What's Next?" Junior High Parenting Workshop at Bloomington East on Sunday, March 27, 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 about to enter the Junior High Phase, please join us on March 27 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, Early Childhood in August, and Elementary in May.)
  • Sherwood Kids is currently looking for a part-time Early Childhood Coordinator. To learn more about this position, check out the job description in the attachment. (This position also has potential to be full-time.) If you know someone who would excel in this role, please encourage them to send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stephen Figert at . We will accept applications until the position is filled.
  • Sherwood Kids is currently looking for a part-time Elementary Small-Groups Coordinator. To learn more about this position, check out the job description in the attachment. (This position also has potential to be full-time.) If you know someone who would excel in this role, please encourage them to send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stephen Figert at . We will accept applications until the position is filled.

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

February News for Sherwood Kids!
Feb 01, 2022

To learn what's happening in the children's ministry at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, check out the information below:

  • 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. 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! To sign up, text this message "@familyfive" to 81010 or use this link https://www.remind.com/join/familyfive.
  • Joining God's Family class begins this Sunday, February 6, during the 11:00 service. This four-week class will take place in Room 040. Visit www.socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • The next Parents Night Out will be on Friday, February 11, from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Visit www.socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • SuperStart registration for 5th graders ends on Monday, February 7. This overnight event is a great opportunity for 5th graders to learn from some outstanding teachers, to connect with their peers and leaders, and to meet the Jr. High minister. It will take place on March 4-5, and the cost is $50. Visit www.socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • SAVE THE DATE: VBX Block Parties will take place from June 6-10. It will be an exciting time for us to build relationships and have spiritual conversations with our neighbors that will continue even after the event is over. Site leader registration will open on February 27, and participant registration will open on April 3. For more information in the meantime, feel free to contact us at .
  • Sherwood Kids is currently looking for a part-time Early Childhood Coordinator. To learn more about this position, check out the job description in the attachment. (This position also has potential to be full-time.) If you know someone who would excel in this role, please encourage them to send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stephen Figert at . We will accept applications until the position is filled.
  • Sherwood Kids is currently looking for a part-time Elementary Small-Groups Coordinator. To learn more about this position, check out the job description in the attachment. (This position also has potential to be full-time.) If you know someone who would excel in this role, please encourage them to send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stephen Figert at . We will accept applications until the position is filled.

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

January News for Sherwood Kids!
Jan 02, 2022

Happy New Year! Check out the following important news to learn how to get connected this month in Sherwood Kids:

  • 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. 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! To sign up, text this message "@familyfive" to 81010 or use this link https://www.remind.com/join/familyfive.
  • 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, 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.
  • AWANA and Kids Choir resumes this Wednesday, January 5. This program meets 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 choir performances. The registration fee is $30 per child, and it covers all the expenses for the 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.
  • Sherwood Kids! Prayer Sunday is on January 16. 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 January 16 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 .
  • The Sherwood Kids Cyber Ethics, Security, and Safety Workshop is on January 23 from 11:00am-12:30pm. If you have kids in grades 3-5, please join us on January 23 as we explore ways to be wise Jesus-followers in the cyber world. Lunch will be provided. To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Joining God's Family class will begin on Sunday, February 6, during the 11:00 service. Visit www.socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • The next Parents Night Out will be on Friday, February 11, from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Visit www.socc.org/kids for more information and to register.
  • The Sherwood Kids! team is currently looking for a part-time Early Childhood Coordinator who would serve families and volunteers through the Early Childhood Ministry. (This position also has potential to be full-time.) If you know someone who would like to apply, please tell them to send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stephen Figert at . Interviews will begin at the end of January and will continue until the position is filled.
  • The Sherwood Kids! team is currently looking for a part-time Elementary Small-Groups Coordinator who would serve families and volunteers through the Elementary Ministry. If you know someone who would like to apply, please tell them to send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Stephen Figert at . Interviews will begin at the end of January and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Sherwood Kids Staff

Stephen Figert

Stephen Figert

Director of Sherwood Kidsoffice: 812.334.0206 x221
Erin East

Erin East

Administrative Assistant for Sherwood Kids!
Heather Knoy

Heather Knoy

Sherwood Kids Coordinator - Bedford
Marisa Ledbetter

Marisa Ledbetter

Sherwood Kids Production Coordinator (East)
Kelly Pitner

Kelly Pitner

Weekday Preschool Infant/Toddler, Nursery, and Mom2Mom Kids Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206 x203
Courtney Pruet

Courtney Pruet

Nursery & Early Childhood Coordinator - West
Marie Robertson

Marie Robertson

Weekday Preschool Executive Directoroffice: 812.335.3847
Rhonda Michael

Rhonda Michael

Lauren Hong

Lauren Hong

Sherwood Kids! Nursery Coordinator

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