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August 14, 2022

All Campus Announcements          Bloomington East           Bedford          

Furniture Give Away 

It is International Furniture Giveaway time! Our dates for this year's giveaway are August 14-21, 2022. Each year, Furniture Give Away serves hundreds of Indiana University students from many countries around the world by providing furniture for international students moving to Bloomington for their education. We are currently looking for volunteers for the week of donations! If you would like to volunteer to help, click the link below. We are looking for individuals, families and small groups to help. 

Furniture Give Away

Praise Choir

Interested in finding out more about the SOCC Praise Choir? Do you sing on pitch and enjoy singing? Then, join us for our SOCC Praise Choir 2022-2023 Kickoff on Wed, Aug 31, at the east campus fire pit! Bring your own dinner or snack to enjoy and your own lawn chair.

Choir rehearsal begins on Wed, Sept 7, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the worship arts room near Door #2. Praise choir is open to teens through adults who enjoy singing and praising our Lord and Savior. The choir sings once a month at all three services from Sept-May. Praise Choir director is Becky Muncy & she has been leading since 2006. Please contact Becky at 812-797-0590 or with questions.


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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. 

Life Group Leaders - Connect Gathering

Are you currently leading a small group, or are you interested in learning more about what it means to lead a small group here at Sherwood Oaks? We would love for you to join us on August 28th at 6pm for our Leader Gathering event (childcare provided). We will cast the vision for small groups, do some training, and leave you feeling valued and encouraged to lead a small group. Questions? Email Melissa at .

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Men's Large Group Study

Our large group men's study is also returning this fall with the Journey to Biblical Manhood! Men - join us at 6pm on Aug 24th at our east campus for food, fun, and a special guest - Tom Ellsworth! Every one of us is on a spiritual journey! Every day we either go closer toward being the men whom God has called us to be or farther away. In this four-week men's study, we’ll explore the key issues that keep us from the narrow road—including what we believe about God, how we interact with others, the fight to be independent, and avoiding the sins that threaten to take us off course.

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mom2mom Summer Events

Our mom2mom ministry is excited to host several fun events this summer. Bring a friend and join us! If you have questions, email Beth Long at .

  • August 26 - Water fun playdate at SOCC (9:30am)
  • September 1 - Moms Night Out: mom2mom Meet Us at Sherwood Oaks East
SK! AWANA and Choir 

Our Wednesday night AWANA and Choir program will be returning on Wednesday, August 24 from 6-7:30pm for the 2022-2023 school year. AWANA and Choir is for kids ages 3-6th grades. Kids will participate in kids' choir and AWANA (a dynamic, gospel-centered program that helps kids develop a biblical worldview). Registration is $30/child but is waived if a parent or guardian volunteers on Wednesday evenings. Find out and register below. 

AWANA/Choir Registration and Information

Third Option

Join us Wednesday nights this fall as we discuss reconciliation and unity. We'll be reading "The Third Option" by Miles McPherson. This study begins September 7 (through October 12) in room 166 from 6-7:30pm. Email Norma Landgraff ( ) with questions. 

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Women's Large Group Studies

With the start of school comes the return of large group studies on August 24! The women of Sherwood Oaks invite you to participate in one of these two offered Wednesday studies at our east campus!

  • Steadfast Love at 9:30am | Room 222 There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. We are tired, thirsty, and caught in the waves of a tumultuous sea. But this is when God shows us His steadfast love.
  • Jesus and Women at 6:00pm | Room 222 "Take heart, daughter." Matthew 9:22 Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, "Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you."

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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. 

Come As You Are Night - Women

Are you a woman living in the Lawrence County area who is craving connection with other women who are committed to living intentionally with one another? We invite you to join us for an evening of food, fun, and new friendships! The event will be held at the Sherwood Oaks Bedford campus on Sat, September 10th from 6:30-9pm.

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F260 Discipleship Group

The Foundations: Old Testament is a 260-day reading plan that covers every chapter in the Old Testament. The HEAR journaling method promotes reading the Bible with a life-transforming purpose. No longer will you focus on checking off the boxes on your daily reading schedule; instead, your purpose will be to understand and respond to God's Word. You're encouraged and invited to attend the F260 Discipleship Group that will meet on Sunday mornings from 11am-12pm, beginning August 21, to discuss and reflect upon the weekly reading. We invite students and adults to attend together as we live out the SOCC value of mentoring across generations.

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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 ladies will not meet on September 10th because of the Come As You Are event.

Wednesday Night Programming - Beginning August 17th

We have something for everyone on Wednesday nights! Find more info for men, women, co-ed, and kids below.

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 Thurs or Sun (your choice) to discuss the next section of the book. For more info or to register, visit here.

Women's Workout Night

Our next women's workout night will be on Tuesday, Aug. 16th at 7:30p at SOCC Bedford. Contact Carly at with questions.

Volleyball Night

Our next church volleyball night is on Sept. 2nd 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. 

8/07/22 Offering: $75,784.35

FYTD under: $64,824.76

7/3/22 Attendance: In-Person: 1673 | Estimated Digital Reach: 1671

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