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November 28, 2021

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Christmas Happenings! 

It's beginning to feel a little bit closer to Christmas!! Actually, it feels a lot closer! Our Christmas website is up here: for all the Christmas happenings at Sherwood Oaks, Bedford, East and West, campuses! There are Christmas playlists to enjoy, Christmas Eve details, an Advent text message subscription and more. Share our Christmas page with your friends and family and invite them to Sherwood Oaks this holiday season! 

Adopt-A Family

    Adopt an under-resourced family this season and help them have a merry holiday. Pick up information in the lobby about potential families. For more information contact Connie at

    Afghan Evacuees Resettlement Team

    We are seeking a team of volunteers to offer hospitality to the 350 Afghan families who are being resettled in Bloomington. If you would like to serve in this capacity or have questions about this opportunity, contact Brad Pontius ( ) or Norma Landgraff ( ). 

    Christmas Advent Daily Text Devotions

    Text the keyword: Advent to 812.324.8644 for daily Scriptures sent directly to you via text message starting on November 28. These texts will come out each morning through December 26. Join in! The SOCC Christmas website will be live this week at for all your Christmas events and happenings. 

    Israel Trip Postponed - Openings

    This fall's planned trip to Israel has been postponed to March 28-April 9, 2022. Registration is open and we have approximately 14 spots open. The final day to register for the 2022 trip is December 15. For more information, contact Brad Pontius at .   

    Red Bell Ringers

    Ring a bell to change a life and strengthen our community this holiday season! We are partnering with the local Salvation Army to ring every single bell in Bloomington on December 18. This would be a great service opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups. If you are interested in volunteering on December 18th, visit this website to sign up for a time-slot.

    Sign Up Here

    Christmas Harps

    Join us for the annual IU - Jacobs School of Music - Harps Christmas concert at Sherwood Oaks East. This event is free and no registration is required. Find out more HERE

    Christmas Shoe Tree Musical - Shoe Collection

    Our AWANA Kids' Choir will be collecting gently worn pairs of shoes in all sizes and styles through the month of December. All shoes will be collected at the East campus in the donation bins. Join us December 12 at the 9:30a and 11:00a services for the Christmas Shoe Tree Musical. 

    Family Memorial Service

    If you are planning to join us December 5 for our Family Memorial, please RSVP as soon as possible. If you have questions, please email Connie Phares

    Family Sunday - Sherwood Kids

    All preschoolers through 5th grade children and their parents are invited to a special Family Sunday in Sherwood Kids on Sunday, December 5 at both 9:30a and 11:00a. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about and worship God together through interactive Bible teaching and high-energy praise music. If you have any questions, email

    Ladies' Christmas Gathering

    Join us Saturday, December 4 for our Ladies' Christmas Gathering. The doors at our East Campus will open at 9:30a for coffee, hot cocoa and fellowship in the main lobby. The program will begin at 10:30a and will include Christmas worship, teaching, giveaways and a lot of fun to share. This event does not require tickets or registration - invite a friend and join us as we celebrate the Christmas season! Questions: Email  

    Meet Us

    If you are new to Sherwood Oaks and you're looking to connect with our church, we would like to meet you! On December 5, in the hallway between Door 1 and 1a, near the Welcome Center, a few of our leaders would love to chat with you, get to know you and help you connect with Sherwood Oaks. Information about "next steps" will be available. This is very informal; drop by and say "Hi!" Meet Us after the 8:00a, 9:30a and 11:00a worship gatherings.  

    Sherwood Kids: Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

    Upward Basketball and Cheerleading are helping families discover Jesus though sports. Boys and girls, kindergarten through 6th grades, are welcome to join. Players receive a reversible jersey and shorts. All practices and games will take place at the Boys and Girls Club facility on Crestmont. Early registration is open now through November 13. Early registration cost is $80. After November 13, the cost is $90. Evaluation day is November 13. Practices start January 10 with games beginning January 22. For more information, go HERE

    Register HERE 

    Women's Christmas Breakfast

    Join us Saturday, December 11 from 10:00-11:30am at SOCC West for a time of fellowship, fun, and food. Register during the month of November at SOCC West or online.

    Register HERE


    Daddy-Daughter Dance 

    Join us for our next Fathering-in-Action event: Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, December 10th from 5:30-8:00pm at Sherwood Oaks Bedford! Dinner is provided. Please register online.

    Register HERE

    Thank you for your support.

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    Your continued financial support enables us to serve our communities and the world through this crisis.

    11/21/21 Offering: $74,430.18

    FYTD under: $170,943.09

    Attendance: In-Person: 1633 | Estimated Digital Reach: 2371

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