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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...

Kurdistan Christian Assistance

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Sherwood Oaks is collecting financial donations through December to assist Christian families in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq who have been displaced by the ISIS invasion.These brothers and sisters were suddenly forced from their properties by ISIS, leaving their houses and all possessions behind...

Winter Mission Trips Coming Up!

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Looking for a mission trip to go on this winter? Join us for these amazing trips! REMEMBER THE CHILDREN *Trip Full* Romania | Dec 9–18, 16 | The team will serve as volunteer as staff at a youth outreach camp. Team members will be small group mentors and help with daily activities, while...

Rez Camp South Dakota

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Submitted by Christa ToohillFrom recent mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, home to the Oglala-Lakota tribe.  Our team served at The Dream Center, a local ministry to the Lakota children & teenagers. The Lakota & English languages on one wall of The...

On Target - Fairview attendance incentive

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As a result of your response to a community need, last week Sherwood Oaks' On Target donations assisted Fairview school's Attendance Incentive program by purchasing bicycles for students who had perfect attendance this school year.  The guidance counselor said that she couldn't have chosen...

Experience from Haiti

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Back to Haiti for a site visit. Haiti was the first place I ever explored life outside of the US - when I was a sophomore in high school. As I look back I believe the experience changed the trajectory of my young life.During a post-Christmas gift distribution, a young boy lying on a mat in a...

Change the World: Sponsor a Child

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Looking for a way to make a difference around the world?  Consider sponsoring a child through one of our mission partners.  Sponsoring a child costs you as little as $1 per day but can a huge difference in the life of the child around the world. Your sponsorship dollars covers costs...

The World in our Foyer

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It was such a thrill to host  of the Sherwood Oaks local and global outreach partners over the weekend. Hearing brief reports from each on on Saturday night gave us a panorama of all that God is doing in our community, on campus, across the nation, and around the world. Our partners are...

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