Elementary | 1st - 5th Grade

The elementary area is a place where kids from first through fifth grade learn that they can grow in their relationship with their Creator by studying His Word, worshiping Him with wholehearted praise, and serving like Christ.

On Sundays, the elementary kids meet in the gym during the 9:30am and 11:00am services.

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Special Needs

We strive to integrate every child into age-appropriate programming and provide individualized assistance for children with specific needs. Please email us at   if you have a child with special needs.

From the Blog

October News for Sherwood Kids
Oct 01, 2019

Check out the following important news to learn how to stay connected:

  • Nursery Lock Down beginning on Sunday, October 6. In an effort to secure the Nursery area on Sundays (like the Early Childhood area and Elementary area), the doors to the Nursery area will be locked during the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services. (The doors will be open for drop off before the services and pick up after the services.)
  • "What's Next?" Nursery Parenting Workshop at Bloomington East this Sunday, October 6, from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the nursery phase (0-24 months old), please join us on October 6 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit socc.org/kids. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases respectively. The Early Childhood workshop will be offered in August, Elementary in May, and Jr. High in March.)
  • Family Commitment at Bloomington East will be on Sunday, October 27, during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Registration deadline is October 14. To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Upward Basketball and Cheerleading registration is now open! Visit www.socc.org/upward to learn more.
  • Trunk or Treat will be in the upper parking lot at Bloomington East on Friday, October 25, from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Trunk set-up will begin at 6:00pm. For more information and to register, visit www.socc.org/kids.
  • Pajama Day will be on Sunday, November 3. To participate, set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night and let your kids wear their favorite pajamas to church the next morning.
  • Need more childcare workers. Each week the children's ministry receives numerous requests from ministries needing childcare for their meetings at the church. To fulfill these requests, the children's ministry has created a group of paid childcare workers, but we currently need more people in the group. To qualify to be a paid childcare worker for the church, you need to be at least 14 years old and an active volunteer in the children's ministry. If you qualify and are interested in joining the group, simply contact Kelly Pitner at to sign up.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

September News for Sherwood Kids!
Sep 01, 2019

Fall programming is in full swing! Check out the following important news to learn what's going on and how to stay connected:

  • Joining God's Family class at Bloomington East begins on Sunday, September 8, during the 11:00 service. This four-week class will take place in room 204. To register, visit www.socc.org/kids.
  • Bible Bowl at Bloomington East is welcoming any and all kids who like to play games, dig into God's Word, and hang out with friends... all at the same time!  Bible Bowl meets every Sunday from 4-5:30 in room 040 to study Acts, and they compete with other teams once a month. Contact Coach Dan Arnold, or see https://www.socc.org/watch-listen-learn/resources/beginner-bible-bowl/.
  • "What's Next?" Nursery Parenting Workshop at Bloomington East on October 6 from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the nursery phase (0-24 months old), please join us on October 6 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit socc.org/kids. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases respectively. The Early Childhood workshop will be offered in August, Elementary in May, and Jr. High in March.)
  • Family Commitment at Bloomington East will be on Sunday, October 27. If you are interested in learning more or participating, visit socc.org/kids.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit out webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

August News for Sherwood Kids!
Aug 01, 2019

Fall programming is around the corner! Check out the following important news to learn how to stay connected:

  • Sherwood Kids! Pool Party on August 2. Invite an unchurched neighbor or friend and join us at the pool before school begins! We've rented the pool from 7:30pm-9:30pm (slides included). No registration is necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at .
  • Sherwood Kids! Family Sunday is in the gym on August 4 during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Family Sunday is a bi-annual opportunity for families to learn about and worship God together through interactive Bible teaching and high-energy praise music. So, bring some friends, invite your neighbors, and join us this Family Sunday as we kick off the school year exploring what the Bible says about trusting God! Please note that all preschoolers through 5th graders will attend the Family Sunday service in the gym. (There will be regular programming for kids ages birth through three years old only.) Also, as always, please print security tags for your family so that we can ensure kids leave with the right people. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at
  • Sherwood Kids! Prayer Sunday is on August 11. Prayer is one of the most important things we can do as followers of Jesus. We want to talk with Jesus first in every situation, good or bad. So, in every SK! area on August 11 during the 9:30 and 11:00 services, the kids and volunteers will spend the entire service hour learning about and practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer. If you have any questions, please email us at .
  • "What's Next?" Early Childhood Parenting Workshop on August 18 from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the early childhood phase (2-5 years old), please join us on August 18 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit socc.org/kids. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases respectively. The Nursery workshop will be offered in October, Jr. High in March, and Elementary in May.)
  • Join Cub Scout Pack 164 on Tuesday August 20th at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall at Bloomington East to learn about the fun of Scouting! Open to kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade, Cub Scouts learn about the great outdoors, faith and citizenship through activities like camping, hiking, crafts and sports! For more information e-mail
  • AWANA and Kids Choir begins on August 28. This program will meet in the gym every Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm. During this time the kids will participate in a dynamic, gospel-centered program and prepare for several choir performances. The registration fee is $30 per child, and it covers all the expenses for the 9-month program--the musical t-shirts, the choir CDs, the AWANA uniform, the AWANA child handbooks, the AWANA CDs, and more. (The registration fee is waived if a parent or guardian volunteers on Wednesday evening.) To learn more, to register a child and/or to volunteer, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Joining God's Family class will begin on Sunday, September 8, during the 11:00 service. This four-week class will take place in room 204. To register, visit www.socc.org/kids.
  • WANTED! Every SK! area is in great need of more volunteers who will spend one hour every week or every other week for the fall semester (August-December) building relationships with a small group of kids and helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus. Please contact Stephen Figert ( ) to learn more about joining the SK! volunteer team.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

July News for Sherwood Kids!
Jul 01, 2019

Check out the following important news to learn how to stay connected:

  • Upward Soccer registration deadline is Saturday, July 13. There is one more day for evaluation: July 13 from 10:00am-12:00pm. During evaluations you will be able to verify jersey sizes, and the kids will run through drills to assess their skill levels so that balanced teams can be created for the league. This is also a good time to get answers to any questions you may have regarding the league. To learn more and to register, visit socc.org/upward.
  • Sherwood Kids! Back-to-School Pool Party at Bryan Park Pool is on August 2 from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Invite an unchurched neighbor and join us for a splash of fun before school begins! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at .
  • Sherwood Kids! Family Sunday is in the gym on August 4 during the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Family Sunday is a bi-annual opportunity for families to learn about and worship God together through interactive Bible teaching and high-energy praise music. So, bring some friends, invite your neighbors, and join us this Family Sunday as we kick off the school year exploring what the Bible says about trusting God! Please note that all preschoolers through 5th graders will attend the Family Sunday service in the gym. (There will be regular programming for kids ages birth through three years old only.) Also, as always, please print security tags for your family so that we can ensure kids leave with the right people. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at
  • Sherwood Kids! Prayer Sunday is on August 11. Prayer is one of the most important things we can do as followers of Jesus. We want to talk with Jesus first in every situation, good or bad. So, in every SK! area on August 11 during the 9:30 and 11:00 services, the kids and volunteers will spend the entire service hour learning about and practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer. If you have any questions, please email us at .
  • "What's Next?" Early Childhood Parenting Workshop on August 18 from 11:00am-1:30pm. This parenting workshop is one of 4 workshops designed to encourage intentional, Christ-centered parenting in each phase of a child's life (i.e., Nursery, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Jr. High). If you have kids new to or about to enter the early childhood phase (2-5 years old), please join us on August 18 as we look ahead to this phase and work together to prepare for it. Lunch will be provided. To learn more or to register, visit socc.org/kids. (Note: The other 3 workshops focus on the other three phases respectively. The Nursery workshop will be offered in October, Jr. High in March, and Elementary in May.)
  • AWANA and Kids Choir begins on August 28. This program will meet in the gym every Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm. During this time the kids will participate in a dynamic, gospel-centered program and prepare for several choir performances. The registration fee is $30 per child, and it covers all the expenses for the 9-month program--the musical t-shirts, the choir CDs, the AWANA uniform, the AWANA child handbooks, the AWANA CDs, and more. (The registration fee is waived if a parent or guardian volunteers on Wednesday evening.) To learn more, to register a child and/or to volunteer, visit socc.org/kids.
  • Sherwood Kids would love to have your feedback! The Sherwood Kids staff is constantly evaluating our regular programs and special events in an effort to improve the way we accomplish our mission to be a community of families, volunteers, and staff members whose relationship with Jesus leads kids to experience who God is and how we love Him. We would love to have your help in this process! By this Friday, July 5, please take a few minutes to fill out the Children's Ministry Evaluation Form. You can access the form by clicking here. The evaluations are anonymous.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at  if you have any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

June News for Sherwood Kids!
May 30, 2019

A lot of things happen in Sherwood Kids during this time of the year, so we're sending out the June News early! Check out the following information to stay updated:

  • Promotion Sunday is on June 2! This day is an exciting time when kids graduate from one age group or grade to the next. (Also, for 5th graders who move to the middle on June 2, the middle has programming in the Fellowship Hall during the 9:30 service only.)
  • VBX Block Parties are happening next week! There are sites all over town at all times of the day. To learn more and to register your kids, visit socc.org/vbx.
  • The Kids’ Summer Kick-Off is on June 7 from 3:00pm-6:00pm! This year we'll kick off the summer with free admission to Bryan Park Pool and Mills Pool from 3:00pm-6:00pm. So, invite a friend and/or neighbor to join us at the pool for free fun and fellowship.
  • Upward Soccer registration opens on June 1! Evaluations will occur from 6:00pm-8:00pm on June 26 and 10:00am-12:00pm on July 13. During evaluations you will be able to verify jersey sizes, and the kids will run through drills to assess their skill levels so that we can create balanced teams for the league. To learn more and to register, please visit socc.org/upward.
  • Christian Camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to build relationships with each other and grow in their relationship with Jesus. Click here to learn more about some near-by Christian camps that we recommend.

If you would like more information about the goings-on in Sherwood Kids!, please feel free to visit our webpage (socc.org/kids), follow us on Instagram (@sherwoodkids_east), and join our Facebook page (Sherwood Kids!). As always, please don't hesitate to contact us at  if you have any questions or concerns.

Sherwood Kids Staff

Stephen Figert

Stephen Figert

Director of Sherwood Kidsoffice: 812.334.0206 x221
Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

Elementary Coordinator
Desiree Chenault

Desiree Chenault

Nursery Coordinator, Sherwood Kids Assistant
Alex Gurtcheff

Alex Gurtcheff

Youth Ministries Creative Produceroffice: 812.334.0206 x 206
Heather Knoy

Heather Knoy

Sherwood Kids Coordinator
Nate May

Nate May

Bloomington West Children's Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206
Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Sherwood Kids Production Coordinator
Kelly Pitner

Kelly Pitner

Weekday Preschool Infant/Toddler Coordinator & Mom2Mom Kids Coordinatoroffice: 812.334.0206 x203
Marie Robertson

Marie Robertson

Weekday Preschool Directoroffice: 812.335.3847
Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson

Sherwood Kids Coordinator - Bloomington Westoffice: 812.334.0206 x 274
Brittany Tucker

Brittany Tucker

Early Childhood Coordinator

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