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Yes2Love Stories: Stacey Hickman

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This past spring, Stacey Hickman joined 33 other women on a life-changing trip to the New York School of Urban Ministry in New York City. Here is a little bit of what changed her the most during that trip: Yes2Love Stories: NYC Mission Trip 2014 from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church on Vimeo.

Yams & Cranberries

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Every October, we as a church collect cans of Yams and Cranberries to send to Backstreet Mission for their Thanksgiving Baskets. Over the years it has become more and more difficult to meet our donation commitment, which is 1,000 cans of yams and 1,000 cans of cranberries. But, here's the...

Furniture Drive Wrap Up

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Saturday was the 10th Annual Furniture Give-Away for new international students at IU. What a day! The weather forecast for the day was 90+ degrees with an approximate 40% chance of rain with thunderstorms most of day. We had a wet spell at around 0830 while the truck drivers and assistants...

Non-Perishable Items Collection for Backstreet Mission

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There is still time to pick up a bag in the foyer for the Backstreet Mission pantry, fill it, and bring it back! Every year we partner with Backstreet Mission on a number of projects, including this collection to help stock their food pantry. As the homeless crisis in Bloomington grows...

Yes2Love: Anna Garst

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High school student Anna Garst picked up a challenge card at CIY (Christ in Youth) Move this summer. Her challenge was to raise money for school supplies for kids that needed them. Here's what she did and how she helped our annual backpack drive with the Salvation Army. Yes2Love Stories -...

Furniture for a Good Cause

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Every year thousands of international students come to Bloomington for the first time, often with nothing but a few clothes and basic items. For the last several years, Sherwood Oaks has partnered with the International Friendship Ministry to collect and distribute furniture and household items...

Family Camp 2014: Amor is Love

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This week we have had a team of people happily serving in Rosarito, Mexico. They are there building a house through our partnership with Amor Ministries. Meet our family: Carlos, Sarita, Rebeka (Carlos' mom) & Brayan. Over the course of just a few days, we are building these wonderful people...

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