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Brad & Gail Pontius Visit Kurdistan

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Kurdistan is a region in Northern Iraq with limited self-governance. The Kurdistan Regional Government or the KRG includes the larger cities of Mosul on the Tigris River and Erbil to the East. Mosul is the ancient city of Nineveh.  The Kurds are proud decedents of the Medes, spread over...

FGA Help Needed All Year Long

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The  Annual International Furniture Giveaway isn't until August, but we need help all year long! Donate Household items during the month of June: Drop your household items (should be carriable with one hand) at any Sherwood Oaks location in June. Please clean items before donating...

Agua Viva School - Guatemala

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Sherwood Oaks has had a partnership with Agua Viva Children’s Home in Guatemala since 2003.  The partnership has provided opportunity for many from Sherwood Oaks to get to know and sponsor children who live at the home or go to the school.  We have also helped with many work...

Creation Care & Earth's Changing Environment

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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...

Great Ways to Help our Community

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We are often contacted by area schools and organizations that are looking for volunteers for upcoming programs and events. Here are three great ways you can help Bloomington right now! Service Opp #1 Boys & Girls Club Cookies & CanvasMay 15 at 5:00pm. Volunteers will be paired with...

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...

Serve at the Boys and Girls Club

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CRESTMONT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB VOLUNTEER NEEDS May 12 from 10:00am-12:00pm. We are looking for a few groups to come to the club for a day of fellowship while landscaping. This involves relocating flowers and shrubs, laying new mulch, picking weeds and planting new flowers and shrubs. May 17...

The Bloomington Immigrant Experience

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  Join members of our community, from new college students to long-time residents, as we have a panel discussion on what it means to live and work in Bloomington. Each member of our panel will share a little bit about their experiences in Bloomington, as well as be open to answering...

Habitat 2017: Join us!

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We're excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity and Indiana University to build a home for Soccoro and Cain Hernandez. Frame up day is full! But, we still have many other options. Sign up here to help build Soccoro's house! Sherwood Oaks is also committed to raising $35,000 to help with...

Other Religions: Curious Questions

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What about the Hindus and other religions that believe in a god that seems similar to ours but doesn’t have Jesus? How do we reach out to them and where do you feel they end up? The key verse that we use to support the ‘exclusivity’ of Christianity is in John 14:6. To...

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