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January 17 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio It’s a simple, one-sentence prayer but it holds great promise, “Lord, give me the determination and tenacity of a weed.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Do the difficult moments in life make you feel...

January 10 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Many countries recognize holidays with unique cultural celebrations. We would associate fireworks with the Fourth of July and gifts of flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. In...

Just Like Us: Journal Prompts

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Elijah is described in the book of James as a man just like us. And yet, what we read in Elijah’s life is an account of a man who did incredible things for the Lord. Things that most of us will never experience. So, how could Elijah be “just like us” when it seems like his...

January 3 Minute Message

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Desmond Tutu wrote, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. This year marks the 70th anniversary of a heroic but little remembered moment in history. Following...

December 27 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio One exhausted holiday shopper quipped, “Many Americans no longer celebrate the arrival of the New Year – they celebrate the survival of the old one.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. This week we...

December 20 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio The joy of Christmas is always best viewed through the eyes of a child. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Each December as we unpack our nativity scene I smile to remember a Christmas when our oldest daughter Emily was...

Outreach Partners this weekend!

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We're excited to have our outreach partners at all of our Sherwood Oaks locations this weekend to celebrate Global Outreach weekend! Curious as to who is speaking where? Check out this list! GO FAIR'18 SUNDAY SERVICES - SPEAKERS EAST November 11...

October 18 Minute Message

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Theologian Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Happiness often seems elusive. Too often we live our lives pursuing those...

October 11 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Patience is a virtue, so the old expression goes. I also like this Chinese proverb, “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute...

The Ultimate Family Plan Worskshop

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THE ULTIMATE FAMILY PLAN – How to Create or Update Your Will, Trust and Other Vital Documents When: October 28 at 5:00pm at Bloomington East (Fireside Room) Who Should Attend: Single Adults – Yes, you need a plan for several crucial reasons – come learn what they...

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