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October 2, 2022

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Amazon Smile

Are you shopping Amazon regularly? Would you like to give a little back to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church? Set us as your charitable location on Amazon Smile. We get a little back from each purchase and it costs you nothing extra. These donations go into the general budget. Visit the website and set your charity link to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. 

B-Town Worship Night

Join us for a night of worship at Switchyard Park in Bloomington as 5 local churches come together to sing and worship! Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, along with Christ Community Church, Clear Creek Christian Church, South Union Christian Church and Westside Community Church, will gather at the amphitheater at Switchyard Park. Food trucks will available starting at 4pm. Bring a lawn chair and some friends and let's worship together. 

Worship Night Information

Israel Trip 2024

Sherwood Oaks Christian Church is tentatively planning a trip to Israel, March 10-23, 2024. The trip will be led by Allen Burris and Tim Thompson. The trip's estimated cost is $4,500-$5,000. If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful and life-changing trip, please complete the linked form below to be added to an interest list for further communication. If you have questions, email Allen Burris at

Israel 2024 Interest Form

October Collection

The HealthNet Bloomington Health Center is a full-service clinic in Bloomington providing primary care, pediatrics, dental and additional care. Everyone is welcome at the clinic including patients with no insurance, patients with Medicaid and commercial insurance plans. In the month of October, we are collecting donations for their food pantry. A list of donation items needed can be found HERE. Donations can be placed in the bins at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington doors 2 and 5 or at the Bedford Campus Welcome Desk. 

Prayer Night

As Sherwood Oaks heads closer to our 60th anniversary, we are starting simple prayer gatherings on Tuesday nights, both at our Bloomington and Bedford campuses. We would love to have you join us from 6:30-7:30. We are going to pray for revival in our church, families and communities. To hear Pastor Shawn cast the vision, watch this snippet from a recent sermon. If you aren't able to join us in person, you can still join us for prayer virtually from wherever you are. Text keyword: "Tuesday" to 812.324.8644 to receive that day's prayer prompt at 6:30pm each Tuesday night. 


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Coffee and Campfire

Ladies: Join us October 19 at 6:00pm at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington for a fun evening of fellowship! Meet us at the fire pit on the westside of the building as we share a sweet treat from the Cup of Joy Food Truck. If you have questions, email

College/Young Adults Passion 2023 Conference:

We're excited to be taking a group of 15 to the Passion Conference in Atlanta, GA on January 3-6, 2023. The cost of the conference covers your ticket, hotel room, transportation and a few meals. For more information and to register, click below.

Passion 2023 Conference 

DCS Service Project

Our College Ministry will be providing childcare for the DCS (Department of Child Services) on November 5 from 9:30-4:30pm while they provide a training for foster care parents in our community. This is an incredible service opportunity where we can love and support those who are helping take care of at-risk kids in our community. For more information and to register, click below. 

DCS College Ministry Service Project

East Campus Text Messages

If you are interested in text messages about East Campus specific news and information, text keyword: East to 812.324.8644 to join our East Campus texting group. 

Financial Seminars

David Duncan will be at Sherwood Oaks Bloomington on Sunday, October 2 to help get your finances in order. David will be here to offer two financial courses aimed at helping you prepare for the future. 

  • 12:30pm - 1:30 pm - Estate and Charitable Tips, Tricks and Beneficial Tools for Senior Adults - Please join us to learn how you can take full advantage of well proven, tax-advantaged strategies that can save you money, increase the benefit to your family, and invest in the Kingdom work at [church] and other ministries you love and support.
  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm - The Ultimate Family Plan - If we learned anything from “Pandemic Life,” we learned that things could change quickly – very quickly.  When change comes – having thought through our plans for who will help us, and how to efficiently pass assets to our family and ministries will be a tremendous advantage.  The Ultimate Family Plan workshop can help.  At the workshop you will also learn how to receive a no-cost, no-obligation personal consultation regarding your planning needs.

If you are interested in joining one or both of these workshops, click the link below to register. 

Financial Seminar Registration

High School Ministry Fall Retreat

High School students are invited to join us for our Fall Retreat October 12-14 at Camp Illiana in Washington, Indiana. Our goal is to grow closer to Christ and each other. There will be large group activities such as ropes courses, camp games and more. Cost: $85/person with an additional charge for paintball. Find out more and register below. 

SO HSM Fall Retreat 2022

National Life Chain

Christian Citizens for Life and SOCC's Pro-life Ministry is inviting you to participate in The Life Chain, a national organization, held to support life. Bloomington's Chain will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, from 2:00 until 3:30pm. The chain will start at College Mall and ending on 2nd St. at College Ave. Pick up a sign from Carole at St. Charles Church on 3rd St. Parking is free in neighborhoods to 3rd Street.  Families with young children should stay together. Lawn chairs are welcome. Find out more here. 


Piecemakers is a group of women who gather to help make various items for different groups in our community and around the world. The group meets twice a month and would love to see new friends. No experience needed. Join us the first Monday of each month at 6pm and/or the first Thursday of each month at 9:00am in the Acorn Room. Our next meetings are October 3 and 6. If you have questions, email

SK! Family Commitment Sunday

Family Commitment Sunday is a special day when we recognize and celebrate and pray for the newborn babies in our church family. These families and little ones will be introduced on stage on Sunday, October 23 during the morning services. Following the brief ceremony, the participating families will be invited to a reception. Extended family are welcome to attend as well. If you would like to participate, please register by Monday, October 10, 2022. 

Family Commitment Sunday

The 6 in Disguise 

High school students join us for "The 6 in Disguise" on Sunday night, October 30 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. There will be costumes, dinner, games, prizes and more! 

This is the Day: Men's Study

Have you ever felt stuck? Sometimes life feels rigid (as if nothing will ever really change). Maybe we're afraid of taking that step. No matter where you find yourself, you can make the most of today. In this inspirational series, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow shares stories from his life to illustrate what it means to seize each day for God's glory. Join us Wednesdays at 6:00pm in room 204 starting September 28 (*Note: We will not meet October 12.) If you have questions, email

Men's Study Registration

Bedford Campus Text Messages

If you are interested in text messages about Bedford Campus specific news and information, text keyword: Bedford to 812.324.8644 to join our Bedford Campus texting group. 

Bonfire - Women's Event

It's beginning to feel like fall! Celebrate the season with the women of Sherwood Oaks Bedford at a bonfire at the church on Oct 22nd, at 6:30p!

Each month, the men* and women gather for breakfast at SOCC Bedford. Join the men on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30am for breakfast. Join the ladies on the second Saturday of each month at 8am for breakfast. Both of these breakfasts will be served at the church. *The men will not meet on Oct. 1st

October has 5 Sundays which means Sherwood Oaks Bedford will only have one service at 10:30a. Join us before the service for breakfast at 9a!

SK! Family Commitment Sunday

Family Commitment Sunday is a special day when we recognize and celebrate and pray for the newborn babies in our church family. These families and little ones will be introduced on stage on Sunday, October 23 during the morning services. If you would like to participate, please register by Monday, October 10, 2022. 

Family Commitment Sunday

Women's Fall Book Club

Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next. The women of Sherwood Oaks Bedford invite you to a book club - Forgiving What You Can't Forget by Lysa Terkeurst. We will meet monthly on a Thursday to discuss the next section of the book. For more info or to register, visit here.

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

We have something for everyone on Wednesday evenings at Sherwood Oaks Bedford. Visit for details.

Women's Workout Night

Our next women's workout night will be on Tuesday, Oct 11th at 7:30p at SOCC Bedford. Contact Carly at with questions.

Volleyball Night

Our next church volleyball night is on Oct 7th at 6p at SOCC Bedford. All teens and adults welcome! Contact Brandon at with questions.

Thank you for your support.

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Your continued financial support enables us to serve our communities and the world. *Note: On July 1, 2022, we started a new fiscal year. Additionally, Westside Community Church officially launched as an autonomous church, impacting our weekly attendance numbers. 

9/18/22 Offering: $47,724.01

FYTD under: $199,371.92

9/18/22 Attendance: In-Person: 1423 | Estimated Digital Reach: 1225

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