Sherwood Oaks Blog

October 3 Minute Message

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

October 3 Audio Pat Morley wrote, “Encouragement is food for the heart and every heart is a hungry heart.”   Encouragers pour hopeful words and bright smiles into the dull, overcast moments of life.  Do you know where we get our English word encourage?  It comes...

Creative Team Help Needed!

Posted by Alex Gurtcheff on

The Creative Team at Sherwood Oaks exists to collaboratively look at upcoming series, special days, and initiatives, and inject creativity to these plans. Through brainstorming and we will create and deliver these ideas to the Creative Leadership Team to carry out at their...

September Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

September 5 Audio Life is not designed to be a “stress rehearsal” and yet that’s what many of us make it.  We spend our lives stressed to the max.  The John Hancock Tower in Boston was completed in 1972 but couldn’t be used for another four years due to a...

Creation Care & Earth's Changing Environment

Posted by Brad Pontius on

A Dialogue on Science, Faith, and Earth Stewardship Hosted by: Concerned Scientists at IU & ECC, in collaboration with Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hope Presbyterian Church, Foot of the Cross Church, and Intervarsity Graduate Ministry. This...

August 14-29 Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

August 14 Audio You’ve heard it before, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”  Some things, however, are just ugly from any angle.  The eel-like hagfish – so named for its ugly appearance – has no eyes, teeth or backbone.  And when attacked, its...

Women's Ministry 2019 Fall Classes

Posted by Melissa Abram on

Join us! Classes begin on August 26th! Women Reaching Women: Sundays, 9:30am, Living Room 3Women’s Wellness-Fitness Class: Mondays, 9:15am, Fellowship Hall. Wednesdays, 6:15pm, Room 030Monday AM Women’s Study Group: Mondays, 10:00am, Fireside RoomYarns of Prayer: 2nd Monday of each...

August 1 & 8 Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

August 1 Minute Message A distant rumble with the cadence of gently falling rain can be peaceful.  But add thunder crashes, howling wind and jagged streaks of lightening, and it becomes unnerving.  What do you do when the storms of life batter you mentally, emotionally, and...

Life Group Core Values

Posted by Nancy Barrow on

Life Groups at Sherwood Oaks exist to help members: Grow Spiritually:Spiritual growth is important to Life Groups as it is a direct result of obeying Jesus' first, greatest commandment to us: to love the Lord our God with all our heart soul and mind. Serve Others:Service should be about...

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