Sherwood Kids!

SK! Vision

The Christ-led influencers of this generation will work together to raise the Christ-led influencers of the next generation.

SK! Mission

We are a community of families, volunteers, and staff members whose relationship with Jesus leads kids to experience who God is and how we love Him.

SK! Faith Skills

Listen to Jesus
See Jesus at work in me and around me
Express my love and appreciation for Jesus through my words and actions

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Special Programs

 For more ways to grow and share together through online resources, check out the following links:

Conversations along the Road

Faith Tools

The Hangout

Story Time Videos

Teachable Moments

 

For more ways to grow and share together through group gatherings, check out the following opportunities:

5th Grade Transition to Jr. High

Beginner Bible Bowl

Cub Scout Pack 164

Local Christian Camps

Summer Kick-Off Parade

Upward Sports

Wednesday AWANA, Choir and Nursery

From the Blog

July News for Sherwood Kids!
Jul 02, 2020

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:

  • Sunday-morning in-person worship gatherings resume on July 12! Feel free to join us in person during the 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 service or continue to join us online during the 8:00 or 9:30 service. In-person children's programming will not be available, so children will need to remain with their families. For more information, visit socc.org/regather.
  • Save the Date: SK! Sunday-morning in-person gatherings are currently scheduled to resume on August 9. Our current plan is to responsibly follow guidelines provided by the CDC and local health department. We recognize, however, that there will still be a risk of COVID-19 transmission in our programs and that some of you may not feel comfortable allowing your kiddos to participate in person. So, we are also exploring a hybrid approach to small groups that would give your kids the option of participating in person or online. We will have more information in the next few weeks.
  • Volunteers needed for the fall Semester (August-December)! We are searching for volunteers who will love kids and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus, especially during this uniquely challenging season for kids and their families. If you are interested in joining the SK! volunteer team or would like to learn more about our volunteer roles, please email us at or use any of the email addresses listed below.
  • Check out the SK! Online Resources at socc.org/kids! The Hangout, Teachable Moments, Faith Tools, and Story Time are all resources designed to help families to grow in their relationship with Jesus and stay connected with our faith community.
  • Join a Life Group. This is a great way for your family to continue to participate in our faith community through small-group gatherings. For more information, email Allen Burris ( ) or Nancy Barrow ( ).

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, 2020

As we all learn more about and adapt to the "new normal," the Sherwood Kids! team realizes that children's ministry could look very different this next ministry year. Please know, though, that we are committed to finding ways to equip you--the parents and guardians--to help your kiddos continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus. So, check out the information below to stay updated and learn about what resources are available to you: 

  • The SK! Hangout is every Sunday after the 9:30 serviceThis virtual meeting is a place where kids can connect with each other and their leaders after the worship service. Visit socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • The next SK! Parent Chat is Wednesday, June 3! This monthly virtual meeting is a place where parents can work together to overcome the challenges our families are facing in this "new normal." To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/kids. 
  • "Teachable Moments" devotionals are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Monday.
  • "Faith Tools" are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Wednesday. These are activities that help kids process the content in the sermon for the upcoming Sunday. We also provide supplies for these activities outside Door 4 at the Bloomington East Campus every Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit socc.org/kids.
  • SK! Story Time Videos are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Thursday. Check out the object lessons for elementary kids, book readings for early childhood kids, and more!
  • "Tuesday Takeovers" on social media. Follow SK! on social media to see what staff members and volunteers do when they take over the SK! social media accounts.
  • The kids have officially graduated to the next age group. When we gather at the church facility again, please check your child's name tag to make sure he/she is in the correct age group. 
  • The Upward Soccer 2020 season has been cancelled. We're definitely going to miss you all this year and hope to still have the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading 2021 season. We'll keep you updated.
  • Sunday Morning Worship Service each week at 8:00am and 9:30 at socc.tv. Please take this opportunity each week for your family to grow and share together through the online service.
  • Join a Life Group. This is a great way for your family to continue to participate in the church community through small-group gatherings. For more information, email Allen Burris ( ) or Nancy Barrow ( ).
  • Safe Families is an organization in town that is matching donations up to $1000! That's doubling your gift! For more information, click here.

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

May News for Sherwood Kids!
May 04, 2020

Wow! What a couple of months!

As we all prepare for the next few months and what the "new normal" will be, the Sherwood Kids! team has created some resources that we hope will help your kiddos continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus. So, check out the information below:

  • The SK! Hangout begins after the 9:30 service this Sunday, May 10! This virtual meeting is a place where kids can connect with each other and their leaders after the worship service. Visit socc.org/kids to learn more and to register.
  • The SK! Parent Chat begins this Wednesday, May 6! This virtual meeting is a place where parents can go to support each other with ideas and prayer as we all navigate the "new normal" together. To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/kids. 
  • "Teachable Moments" devotionals are posted on social media and at socc.org/kids every Monday.
  • "Faith Tools" are posted at socc.org/kids every Wednesday. These are activities that help kids process the content in the sermon for the upcoming Sunday. Supplies for the activities are available outside Door 4 at the Bloomington East Campus every Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit socc.org/kids.
  • SK! Story Time Videos are posted at socc.org/kids every Thursday. Check out the object lessons for elementary kids, book readings for early childhood kids, and more!
  • "Tuesday Takeovers" on social media. Follow SK! on social media to see what staff members and volunteers do when they take over the SK! social media accounts.
  • Save the date for the information session for new 6th graders and their parents on Sunday, May 17, at 6:00pm. Stephen Figert (Director of SK!) and Tyler Cadwell (Jr. High Minister) will host a virtual meeting with 6th graders and their parents to share information about the transition from children's ministry to student ministry.
  • Save the date for the Kids Summer Kick-Off Parade on Monday, June 1, from 10:00am-11:00am, at the Bloomington East Campus. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the kids as they officially graduate to the next age group. More information coming soon at socc.org/kids.
  • Sunday Morning Worship Service each week at 8:00am and 9:30 at socc.tv. Please take this opportunity each week for your family to grow and share together through the online service.
  • Join a Life Group. This is a great way for your family to continue to experience church community especially in a time of physical distancing. For more information, email Allen Burris ( ) or Nancy Barrow ( ).
  • 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.
  • Registration for Upward Soccer is on hold. We will post updates at socc.org/upward.

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

SK! Faith Tools: May 3-9, 2020
May 01, 2020

Here are the activities for May 3-9 that you can do with your kids to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus! Feel free to include any or all of them into your schedule next week as you see fit.

  • Study: Read Philippians 2:3. Choose two words that stand out to you. Talk about what the words mean and why they are important to you.
  • Worship: Check out this video to have a worship experience at home.
  • Serve: Help make dinner or set the table one night this week.
  • Pray: Use the ACTS prayer guide.
    • A - Adoration: Tell God how much you love Him.
    • C - Confession: Tell God you're sorry for doing something wrong.
    • T - Thanksgiving: Thank God for something.
    • S - Supplication: Pray for God to help you or someone else.

From the Blog

SK Faith Tools April 26-May 2
Apr 24, 2020

Here are the activities for April 26-May 2 that you can do with your kids to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus! Feel free to include any or all of them into your schedule next week as you see fit.

  1. STUDY: Grab a ball, and sit in a circle with your family. Say something you value about someone in the circle as you roll the ball to them. Read Philippians 2:3. Talk about what it means to value others more than yourself.
  2. WORSHIP: Check out this video to have a worship experience at home with your family.
  3. SERVE: Donate to the Acts 2:45 Fund. Sherwood Kids will use some of this fund to provide food for healthcare workers next week.
  4. PRAY: Pray through art. Spend some time coloring. Determine what you'll pray for as you use each color (e.g. green for the earth, red for loved ones, etc.) As you use each color, pray out loud or in your head for those topics.

Sherwood Kids Staff

Stephen Figert

Stephen Figert

Director of Sherwood Kidsoffice: 812.334.0206 x221
Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

Elementary Coordinator
Desiree Chenault

Desiree Chenault

Nursery Coordinator, Sherwood Kids Assistant
Alex Gurtcheff

Alex Gurtcheff

Youth Ministries Creative Produceroffice: 812.334.0206 x 206
Heather Knoy

Heather Knoy

Sherwood Kids Coordinator
Nate May

Nate May

Bloomington West Children's Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206
Kelly Pitner

Kelly Pitner

Weekday Preschool Infant/Toddler Coordinator & Mom2Mom Kids Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206 x203
Marie Robertson

Marie Robertson

Weekday Preschool Directoroffice: 812.335.3847
Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson

Sherwood Kids Coordinator - Bloomington Westoffice: 812.334.0206 x 274
Brittany Tucker

Brittany Tucker

Early Childhood Coordinator

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