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May 29, 2022

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2022-2023 Budget

Budgets for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are now available at the Welcome Center or online here for download. The budget will be discussed and voted on at our June 12 family meeting at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Pick up a copy and let us know if you have questions.

Family Meeting (Annual Congregational Meeting)

Join us June 12 at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for our Family Meeting. This Family Meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the future of Sherwood Oaks, examine and vote on the 2022-2023 budget and vote on new leaders. Bring a dessert to share. 

Ukraine Donations

As we have seen the news coming from Ukraine, we have all asked ourselves: "What can I do?" A small way that you can help impact the situation in a positive way is through a donation to SOCC Mission Partner TCMI. TCMI has approximately 3,000 students and graduates directly impacted by this conflict. Their Regional Representatives and partners in Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Georgia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia and Austria have established Ukrainian church and organizational aid stations set up to provide food, water, clothing, medicines, beds, etc. Their colleagues are working directly with refugees to find them more permanent housing and church connections. Click here to watch a brief video as Pastor Shawn shares the need. Watch this brief video to see how TCMI is making a difference right now. 

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VBX Block Parties | Registration Open! 

Registration is now open for this summer's week of VBX! At Sherwood Kids! VBX Block Parties this summer, kids will dive deeper into their faith. They'll discover how to trust in what they CAN'T see because of what they CAN see by putting the FOCUS on God and His amazing plan for us. Each day we'll have a blast as we explore one of four different ways we can FOCUS on God--hear, pray, talk, live. Visit here for more information and to register to be a site leader.

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Allen Burris' Holy Spirit Supplemental Material

Following Allen Burris' message on May 22 about the Holy Spirit from Core 52 week 37, our Spiritual Formation ministry has created some supplemental resources for your further study and understanding. You can find those resources here: 

Holy Spirit Material

CIY Move - Catalyst Students 

Incoming 9th grade students through graduating seniors are invited to join our high school ministry at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN for a life changing week of CIY Move! The dates for this year's trip are June 13-18, 2022 but registration is open now. Discounts are available for incoming 9th grade students. If you have questions, contact Sarah Bynum at

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Furniture Give Away 

We are beginning the process of collecting furniture for our fall giveaway. 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. Over the next few months, we will be collecting furniture for our August giveaway. If you would like to volunteer to help collect furniture or have furniture you'd like to donate, click the link below. Our next pick up day is June 4.

Furniture Give Away

Global Leadership Summit | 2022

Sherwood Oaks Christian Church is proud to host the Global Leadership Summit simulcast on August 4 and 5, 2022 at Sherwood Oaks East. Join us for two days of powerful leadership discussions from nationally renown speakers like Bob Iger, Andy Stanley, Judah Smith, Jon Acuff, Deb Liu, Craig Groeschel and more. Registration is open. Join us for this two-day simulcast conference. 

More Information and Registration

Upward Soccer

Upward Soccer registration for this fall is open! While it seems like a long way off, practices start in August. If you've got a boy or girl aged 4 years old through 6th grade who would like to learn the basic skills of soccer and discover more about Jesus along the way, Upward is for you! Registrations per child are $80 now though July 9; after July 9, the cost is $90. Evaluations are on Saturday, June 11, between 10:00a-12:00p or Saturday, July 9, between 10:00a-12:00p. Click the link below for more information, to register your child to play or to volunteer as a coach or a referee. 

Upward Information Here

Women's Summer Book Club 

The Women's Summer Book club will be starting in May! Join us through the summer as we read together and then gather once a month to discuss each book.

May: "Start With Amen" by Beth Guckenberger - Meet on May 25th | 9:30am or 6pm | Room 222
June: "The Women of The Bible Speak" by Shannon Bream - Meet on June 29th | 9:30am or 6pm | Room 222
July: "Find Your People" by Jennie Allen - Meet on July 27th | 9:30am or 6pm | Room 222

Questions? Email Melissa at

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Westside Community Church Capital Campaign

As we prepare to unleash our west campus as an independent church July 1, we are participating in a Capital Campaign led by Westside to purchase land and build a new building. You can find out more about that campaign, including how to donate and upcoming dates, by clicking this link. Find out more below. 

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Meet Us and Chat

Meet and catch up with the men's and women's ministry teams, every Sunday, between services (~10:30a) in the back of the fellowship hall!

Men and Women's Breakfasts

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. 

One Service on the 5th Sunday in May & Baptism Sunday

Interested in baptism or have questions? Contact Tim at  about being baptized on May 29th!

For every month with 5 Sundays, the 5th Sunday of the month will change to a one-service morning at 10:30a. On May 29th, join us after the service for a pitch-in, games, crafts, and fun! Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 

Summer Studies

Men: Join Allen Burris every Wednesday evening in June at our Bedford Campus from 6-7:30 as he leads us through Bible-based conversations about how to live in our present age in a way that honors Christ. The class will use some excellent video material by Larry Osborne. In this 5-session series, Larry introduces us to a man forced to live in a fast-changing and godless society. This man faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of a world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. That man was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only survived but thrived. A free meal will be served beginning at 5:30p each Wednesday in June for the whole family.

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Women: Join us for each of the five Wednesdays in June from 6-7:30pm to engage in a parallel study to what the children will be learning at VBX. Topics include: Seeing God in Creation, Hearing from God, Talking with Others about your Beliefs, Prayer, and Living for God by Loving Others. We will spend time getting to know one another, studying, and crafting/creating together each week. * If you would like to register your elementary age children for VBX or would like to volunteer with VBX, visit Younger children can attend if a parent is serving. A free meal will be served beginning at 5:30p each Wednesday in June for the whole family.

Women’s Summer Book Clubs – Join us throughout the summer as we read and then gather once a month to discuss each book. Books are available for purchase through Amazon, and the link to each will be included in the confirmation email sent after registration. Children's programming will not be available for these two meetings.
June Book: “Start with Amen” by Beth Guckenberger Meet to discuss on Thursday, June 30th | 6pm | Room 102
July Book: “The Women of the Bible Speak” by Shannon Bream Meet to discuss on Thursday, July 28th | 6pm | Room 102

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Women's Walking Morning

Join the women every second and fourth Thursday at 8:45a for a women's walk at the track by the boys and girls club. 

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5/22/22 Offering: $86,990.45

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