Sherwood Kids Bloomington West

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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Sunday Mornings

Sherwood Kids programming (birth – 5th grade) is offered on Sunday mornings during the 9:30am and 11:00am services. Please stop by the Sherwood Kids Welcome Center for directions on how to check in your children and where to drop them off. 

*On 5th Sundays, Elementary kids worship with their families in the main worship services.  

Wednesday Evenings

During the school year (August-April), we offer Wednesday evening children's programming for birth-5th grade from 6:00-7:30pm. We combine engaging worship and lessons with fun activities! Registration Coming Soon

A Note on Videography & Photography

While at a Sherwood Oaks location, your image may be captured by our cameras for use in videos or photos to promote or celebrate the church and its events. We will gladly accommodate anyone who requests to be kept out of these videos and photos. Please share any concerns you may have at the Welcome Center at your location.

Sunday Children's Lessons

Sunday, September 13 - Early Childhood

Sunday, September 13 - Elementary

Sunday, September 6 - Early Childhood

Sunday, September 6 - Elementary

More messages available on our Youtube Channel.

From the Blog

September News - Sherwood Kids West
Sep 06, 2020

We have some great things going on this month! Here’s what you need to know for September:

  1. Follow the Power Up prompts which will be posted on our website and social media each Sunday. (Links below)
  2. Pick up a poster from your local Sherwood Oaks campus. Color it in as we go along to keep track of how much you're growing in your faith walk with Jesus!
  • Ask and Seek Videos. Kids have so many questions about God, the Bible, the church: who wrote the Bible, why do we sing at church, is God a person, what are angel wings made out of, did Jesus eat pork, etc. etc., etc. In the spirit of what Jesus says in Matthew 7:7, the Ask & Seek videos create a space for your kids to ask questions and find answers. So, ask your child if he/she has any questions, then use the form at socc.org/kids to submit the questions to us. We'll make and post a SK! Ask & Seek video that answers your child's question.
  • SK! West Core Groups. These groups are designed to provide a safe space for kids to connect with other kids. Register at socc.org/kidswest, and we'll place your child in a group that suits his/her interests and availability. Interested in leading a Core Group? Click Here.
  • Weekly Curriculum. We are working hard this year to align our teaching content across all ages. Starting this month, the sermon content, Early Childhood lessons, Elementary lessons and midweek study will now have similar scripture and themes. Use this to your advantage! This is a great way to start spiritual conversations in the car ride home, or while you’re eating lunch or dinner, etc.


If you have any questions, please reach out! Email Becky at .
 
Keep up to date at socc.org/kidswest. Follow us on Facebook (@sherwoodkidswest) and Instagram (@sherwoodkids_west)
 
Blessings,
 
Becky Thompson
Nate May

From the Blog

Sherwood Kids! West - In-Person Gatherings Begin!
Jul 17, 2020
Hey Sherwood Kids West families,

We are happy to announce that we have finalized an in-person gathering plan for those kids who would like to gather together with their peers in the church building! So, beginning on August 9, you will have the option of placing your kids (infants through 5th graders) in age-appropriate programming on Sundays during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. To mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 during these gatherings, we will implement some new best practices. For more information about these changes (including policies about masks, protocol for symptomatic kids, etc.), feel free to check out the detailed plans at socc.org/kidswest.

Please know that this plan has been developed by the Sherwood Kids! staff and reviewed by the Monroe County Health Department as well as other Environmental Health and Safety experts. We realize that, while it doesn't eliminate the risk of spreading COVID-19, it will mitigate the risk and allow us to provide a physical space each week for our Sherwood Kids! team to help raise up the Church of the next generation.

Also, remember that the in-person gathering is just one of the tools Sherwood Kids! offers to equip you to be a Christ-led influencer in your child's life. We will continue to provide the Faith Tools, Teachable Moments, Story Time, Weekly Bible Story Videos (from Orange Curriculum), and the Sunday Zoom Hangout via our webpage (socc.org/kidswest), Facebook (Sherwood Kids West), and Instagram (@sherwoodkids_west). Feel free to mix-n-match how you use any or all of these tools in your family to help your kids grow in their relationship with Jesus.

For those of you who have questions or concerns about our In-Person Gathering Plan for Sundays or any of the tools we offer, please consider joining us in the Elementary Classroom or via Zoom on July 26, and August 2 at 12:00pm (email Becky for meeting ID and password - ). We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Keeping you all in our prayers!

Becky and Nate

From the Blog

July News - Sherwood Kids West
Jul 02, 2020

Hey Sherwood Kids! West families,

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 West:

  • Sunday morning in-person worship gatherings resume on July 12! Feel free to join us in person at Bloomington West during the 9:30am or 11:00am service or continue to engage online at 8:00am or 9:30am. In-person children's programming will not be available, so children will need to remain with their families. Praise Packets will be provided (bring your own crayons if you want more than 4 colors!), and each service will feature a children's moment to help kids connect with the message. 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 our classes 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 Becky at
  • Check out the SK! Online Resources at socc.org/kidswestThe 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 ( ).
Keep up to date at socc.org/kidswest. Follow us on Facebook (@sherwoodkidswest) and Instagram (@sherwoodkids_west)
 
Questions or concerns? Contact Becky at  .
 
Looking forward to seeing you soon!

From the Blog

June News - Sherwood Kids West
Jun 09, 2020

Hi, Sherwood Kids West Families!
 
There’s nothing like receiving the June Newsletter a third of the way into June! Anyone else feel like they’re stuck in some kind of time warp?? Well, here’s what you might want to know for the rest of this month:

  • Online Resources will remain available for families to use throughout the summer. You can find them all at socc.org/kidswest or on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
  • We LOVED doing porch visits with so many of you! We were able to spend some time with about 30 of our SK friends, but we know there are so many more of you who we would love to see as well! Want Becky and Nate to come hang out with your kids for a bit – outside, from a distance, of course? Fill out this survey!
  • Sunday Zoom Hangouts are still happening! You can register here, and your kids can join us on Sunday mornings around 10:30am for a special time together after the 9:30am livestream service. For now, we are cancelling the Zoom hangout on Wednesday evenings.
  • We hope you can join us for these upcoming events at the Bloomington West campus:
    • Drive-Thru Communion and Prayer – Sundays from 11:00am-1:00pm.
    • Drive-In Worship – Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm on June 10, June 24, and July 8.
  • The Upward Soccer 2020 season has been cancelled. We are going to miss you all this year and hope to still have the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading 2021 season. We'll keep you updated. 

Keep up to date at socc.org/kidswest. Follow us on Facebook (@sherwoodkidswest) and Instagram (@sherwoodkids_west)
 
Questions or concerns? Contact Becky at  .
 
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
 
Becky Thompson
Nate May

From the Blog

May 24 Bible Story Videos
May 27, 2020

Click here to watch the Bible Story Videos from Orange curriculum for Sunday, May 24.

Bloomington West Staff

John Robertson

John Robertson

Bloomington West Campus Ministeroffice: 812.334.0206, x253
Nate May

Nate May

Bloomington West Associate Ministeroffice: 812.334.0206
Hannah Eagan

Hannah Eagan

Student Ministry Coordinator - West
Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Production Coordinator | West
Amy Portteus

Amy Portteus

Bloomington West Assistantoffice: 812.334.0206 x208
Heather Richardson

Heather Richardson

Worship Leader - Bloomington West
Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson

Sherwood Kids Coordinator - Bloomington Westoffice: 812.334.0206 x 274

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