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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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.

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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.

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May News for Sherwood Kids!
May 04, 2021

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

  • VBX Block Parties 2021 will take place all around Bloomington and Bedford on June 7-11. Times and locations will vary. Online registration is open at socc.org/vbx. For more information, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Upward Soccer registration is open! Evaluations will occur from 10:00am-12:00pm on May 22 and 10:00am-12:00pm on July 17. 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 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.)
  • Beverly McKeel is facilitating a Bible study for 5th grade girls and their moms this summer! The study is called Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth and Dannah Gresh. It will be a great opportunity for moms and their 5th grade daughters to have a biblical discussion about the most common lies that this generation of tweens tends to believe. It will also create a space to build relationships as the 5th grade girls transition from the children's ministry to the middle school ministry. The study will take place during the 11:00 service beginning on June 13. To register, 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

March News for Sherwood Kids!
Mar 02, 2021

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

  • Sherwood Kids! Pajama Sunday is on March 14. Set your clocks to Daylight Savings Time and plan to let your kids wear their pajamas to church.
  • Save the date! VBX Block Parties 2020 will be on June 7-11. 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 or volunteer, visit socc.org/kids. (Child registration will open on March 28.)
  • Sherwood Kids! Palm Sunday on March 28. 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.)
  • Easter service options for kids ages 3 and under at 5:00pm on April 3 and for kids of all ages at 9:30am and 11:00am on April 4. Sherwood Kids will provide two options for kiddos this year. Families can grab an activity bag from a greeter and attend the main service together in the Worship Center. Or, kids can attend their age-appropriate children's program: ages 0-24 months in the Nursery, ages 2-3 in the Early Childhood Area, and preschoolers through 5th graders in the gym for an Easter production.
  • Power Up with Prayer. Each week this ministry year, your kids can participate in Sherwood Oak's "Year of Prayer." Simply pick up a "Power Up with Prayer" poster for each of your kids. (They are available for pick-up at the East campus on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.) Then, follow the weekly prayer prompts at socc.org/kids and on Instagram and Facebook.
  • 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

February News for Sherwood Kids!
Feb 01, 2021

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

  • Joining God's Family class begins this Sunday, February 7, during the 11:00 service. This four-week class will take place in Room 204. Visit www.socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • The next Family Night In will be on Friday, February 12. Arrive any time from 6:00pm-7:00pm to play a round of putt-putt in the church and/or receive a Family Night In kit to have some family fun at home. Visit www.socc.org/kids for more information and to register.
  • SuperStart registration for 5th graders ends on February 21. This overnight event is a great opportunity for 5th graders to learn from some outstanding Bible lessons, to connect with their peers and leaders, and to meet the Jr. High minister. It will take place on March 5-6, and the cost is $25. Visit www.socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • SAVE THE DATE: VBX Block Parties will take place from June 7-11. 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 28, and participant registration will open on March 28. For more information in the meantime, feel free to contact us at
  • Power Up with Prayer. Each week this ministry year, your kids can participate in Sherwood Oak's "Year of Prayer." Simply pick up a "Power Up with Prayer" poster for each of your kids. (They are available for pick-up at the East campus on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.) Then, follow the weekly prayer prompts at socc.org/kids and on Instagram and Facebook.
  • 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.

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)
Anna Dunn

Anna Dunn

Nursery Coordinator - East

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