Spring 2021 at SBC

As the number of COVID-19 cases in our community continues to rise, Sherwood has decided to not meet on campus on the week of January 24 for worship, Connect Groups or on-campus mid-week activities.

We will provide online streaming of our Sunday services at 9 am, 11 am and 6 pm on our website, YouTube and Facebook. This Sunday, January 24, Tom Elliff will share a message with us in the morning services. Make plans to watch with us at 9 am or 11 am online. Please note: the 11 am service streaming will be a recording of the 9 am service. At 6 pm, we will stream a pre-recorded service. Please select the image below to watch online services.

We plan to release an email on Wednesday, January 27, with further information about returning to campus. Sign up to receive our weekly email updates here.

We have activities and classes for preschoolers, children, youth, college students and adults. Connect Groups and weekly classes are provided so every member of the family can invest in spiritual growth and experience community life in a small group setting.

For questions about Spring at Sherwood activities, please call the church office at (229) 883-1910.

Select from the options below for more detailed information.







Connect Groups Meet Weekly! New Topical Classes are beginning this spring.

Sunday Schedule:
8 am – 8:45 am | Adult Connect Groups
9 am – 10 am | Worship Service
10 am – 10:45 am | Connect Groups for All Ages (Wee Care offered for birth – kindergarten)
11 am – noon | Worship Service (Wee Care offered for birth – kindergarten)
6 pm | Worship Service (see list of dates we're meeting below)

When Your Family Should Attend Connect Group and Worship:

Families with last names beginning in A-K
9 am – Worship Service
10 am – Connect Group

Families with last names beginning in L-Z
10 am – Connect Group
11 am – Worship Service

All Preschool Families (children birth – kindergarten)
10 am – Connect Group
11 am – Worship Service

Senior Adults
If your Connect Group meets at 8 am:
8 am – Connect Group
9 am – Worship Service

If your Senior Adult Connect Group meets at 10 am:
10 am – Connect Group
11 am – Worship Service
9 am – Worship Service
10 am – Connect Group

For senior adults, we will have a rally in the Fellowship Center with a master teacher to allow for easy social distancing. Senior adults may elect to remain in the Fellowship Center for the service if desired.

Evening services are streamed online at 6 pm on our websiteYouTube and Facebook, with the exceptions of the following Sundays that we will gather on campus. We will not stream the service online when we gather in person on Sunday nights.

At Sherwood, the statement “Prayer leads us to love God, grow together, serve others and change the world” is something we live out. As we look for more ways to put this into practice, we are starting Serve Sundays. Once a month, we will serve our community through things like prayer walks, visitation, food deliveries, call lists, prayers for the incarcerated and more. Make sure to save the dates below and stay tuned for more information on how and where to sign up. Bring your family and serve with your church as we impact Albany for Christ.

Spring 2021 PM On Campus Dates:
January 24 - PM Worship Service
February 7 - PM Worship Service
February 21 - Serve Day
March 14 - PM Worship Service
March 28 - Serve Day


Connect Group classes are offered at 8 - 8:45 am and 10 -10:45 am every Sunday. Preschoolers, children, students and college students will meet at 10 am.

8 am Connect Groups

Most 8 am Connect Groups will meet in the Fellowship Center for a Senior Adult Connect Group Rally. The Fellowship Center door will be open at 7:30 am. Participants may also view the 9 am worship service from the Fellowship Center.

Life Application
FAITH 203 | Flynt + Erickson | Couples 50-60

The following will meet in the Fellowship Center together at 8 am:
Fishers of Men

Collier | Men 70+


Gervin + Pippin | Women 65+


Weaver | Men 70-80+

Shining Light

Wilson + Powell | Ladies 69-90+


Hatcher | Couples 60+

10 am Connect Groups

Adult Connect Groups

There will be a special Connect Group Rally at 10 am in the Fellowship Center for: Abigail class, Living Word class, Faith Seekers class and Agape class.

Foundations  (WORSHIP 108)
Weaver | Couples 20+

Disciple Makers
(FAITH 202)
Perry + Davis | Couples 20+

(FAITH 203)
Sheets + Orr | Couples 40-50

Single Moms
(FAITH 206)
Andrea Dozier + Kim Bland

New Beginnings
(FAITH 207)
Dziuban | Couples 30+

Heart and Hands
(FAITH 208)
Dobson + Varnadoe | Couples 40-50s

Young Professionals
(FAITH 209)
Miller + Mallery | 23-26

Legacy Builders (
FAITH 210)
NeSmith | Couples 30-40s

(FAITH 211)
Bennett | 18-22

Harrison + Johnson | Couples 50s

Faith Seekers
Douglas | Couples 60-70s

The Journey
Smith | Couples 50s-60s

Bland + Edmier | 27-39

Martin + Wari + Davis | Ladies 50+

Maddox | 40+

(FAITH 201)
Proctor + Fallin | Couples 40-50s

Trochez | Spanish

Going Deeper
Dapper + Briseno | Couples 30s

Living Word
Mathis | Couples 60+

Beall + Majors | Ladies 60+

Lane + Ofodolie | Couples 30-40s

(ABCC 101)
Spalinger + Howell | Couples 40-50s

Topical Class
(JOY 122)
Casey | Adults
December 6 – January 3
Truth and Lies – The unlikely Role of Temptation
by Tim Chadwick
How does a Christian prepare to survive the trails of being tempted?

Topical Class (JOY 122)
Casey | Adults
January 12 – February 28
Spiritual Disciplines by Donald S. Whitney
Discipleship without a goal is drudgery. Spiritual Disciplines are not the goal, they help us reach the goal of having a strong and vibrant faith.

Topical Class (JOY 122)
Casey | Adults
March 7 – April 18
More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
Find out why the claims Jesus made about Himself are true.

Topical Class (JOY 122)
Casey | Adults
April 25 – May 30
The Blessing of Humility by Jerry Bridges
Making the Beatitudes come alive in your daily walk with Christ. God gives grace to the humble. Find His blessing as we look at living in humility.

Marriage Class
Blackburn | Adults
January 3 – February 14
The Five Love Languages
The 5 Love Languages® presents a simple truth: relationships grow better when we understand each other. Everyone gives and receives love differently, but with a little insight into these differences, we can be confidently equipped to communicate love well.

Marriage Class (WORSHIP 103)
The Seven Rings of Marriage
February 21 – April 11
Author and blogger Jackie Bledsoe outlines the seven stages, or seven rings, of marriages, that will equip couples for all stages in marriage. He challenges couples to keep moving through each stage for a lasting and fulfilling marriage.

Marriage Class (WORSHIP 103)
The Good Life
April 18 – June 13
True happiness comes from a heart directed toward the kingdom of God and satisfied in Jesus the King. This 8-session small-group study demonstrates how Jesus taught us to search for, find, and hold on to the good life.

Children + Student Groups

Check-in for Children is located in the atrium. Parents of Wee Care children (birth - Kindergarten) will attend the 11 am service, as Wee Care will be available during the 10 am Connect Group and 11 am worship service.


Newborn | JOY 103

Crawlers | JOY 104

Walkers | JOY 106

Toddlers | JOY 107 + 108

2-Year-Olds | JOY 109 + 110

3-Year-Olds | JOY 111 + 112 + 113

4-Year-Olds | JOY 114 + 115 + 116

Kindergarten | JOY 117 + 118


1st Grade | JOY 201 + 203

2nd Grade | JOY 205

3rd Grade | JOY 206 + 207

4th Grade | JOY 208 + 210

5th Grade | JOY 211

Buddy Ministry | JOY 215


6th Grade Boys | HOPE 109

6th Grade Girls | HOPE 108

7th Grade Boys | HOPE 107

7th Grade Girls | HOPE 105

8th Grade Boys | HOPE 104

8th Grade Girls | HOPE 103

9th Grade Boys | HOPE 106

9th Grade Girls
| HOPE 102

10th Grade Boys | HOPE 202

10th Grade Girls | HOPE 206

11th Grade Boys | HOPE 210

11th Grade Girls | HOPE 207

Seniors | HOPE 201


9:30 am | FELLOWSHIP 103 + 104
Starting January 5
Led by Stephanie Bennett
Precept: Exodus
Watch Moses develop as a leader. See God deliver His people by judging their enemies. Learn powerful truths about His ways. A remarkably practical study of deliverance, redemption, the Law, and the Tabernacle.


Tuesday Morning Prayer Time for middle and high school students
Starts January 12 from 7 am - 7:45 am
Muffins and juice available for breakfast. Students are encouraged to bring $2 each week to help offset the cost.

HOPE 204
6:30 pm | FREE dinner
7:15 pm | ECM Service starts
ECM mid-week service is our Tuesday night worship service for college students. Each week students get the opportunity to engage with God in worship and be challenged to hear from God’s Word.
Contact Alex Cherry for information about Elevate College Ministry.




Life University Activities + Classes

Life University encompasses all activities outside of Sunday morning Connect Groups. Its purpose is to equip our members with evangelism opportunities and tools needed to succeed at the Christian life. The majority of classes take place on Wednesday nights.

Adult CLasses

Most classes and activities begin at 6:30 pm. Please contact Alice Eubanks for more information about adult classes.


The Visitation Team was established to provide a friendly and loving touch to a growing Sherwood congregation. Once a week, the team visits those within our community who are first-time guests to Sherwood, those who are new to the community or new members of the congregation who have been absent for extended periods.

Choir + Orchestra
Choir | WORSHIP 107
We are now asking members to bring a tablet or device large enough for them to read sheet music on during Wednesday night practice.

Evangelism Explosion
Keith + Ann Hobbs | FAITH 205
A study that trains you how to share your faith in Christ and how to bring people from unbelief to belief. In both the classroom and going out with experienced trainers in real-life witnessing situations, you learn how to share your faith.

Explore the Word
Curtis Driver | WORSHIP 103 (CHAPEL)
Come mine the depth of Ephesians. This study is a verse-by-verse examination of one of the most practical books in the New Testament. Learn more about this roadmap to becoming more like Jesus.

Financial Peace University
Dustin Walker | FAITH 203
How should a believer think about money? This class will teach you what it means to be a good steward of your resources. You will come away with a solid plan for managing your money as well as tools to help you be successful. Learn how to be proactivewith your finances.

Discover Sherwood
John Spencer | FAITH 206
Come and learn what it means to be part of Sherwood and how you can plug in. This four-session introduction to the church will help you learn about the mission and vision of the our church. We will tour you around much of our facility and help you begin to find out where God has called you to get involved.

Bible Studies for Life
Daniel Joiner | FAITH 207
How are you walking out your faith on a day-to-day basis? This class will help you grow in your walk as you build community around a practical study of scripture.

How Do I Disciple My Friend?
Dennis Powers | FAITH 202
Come find out what it means to live out the Great Commission. This class will walk through one of the most definitive studies of the Great Commission as well as looking at what the beginning steps are for every new believer. Find practical tools to help you make disciples in the mission field God has placed you in. Change the World beginning right where you are.

David Bland, Ken Edmier + Jessica Tabarrok | ABCC 102
Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.

Tom + Brenda Pollock | ABCC 103
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. GriefShare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Men's CLasses

Contact Ken Bevel for more details.

The Life of a Jesus Follower
6:30 pm | FAITH 209 & Hope Center
January 6 – March 3
This 8-session Bible study helps us to follow Jesus by investing in the three relationships Jesus pursued: His relationship with the Father, His relationship with the disciples, and His relationship with those who didn’t know God at all.

The Resolution for Men
Albany Biblical Counseling Center
January 6 – May 5
Teacher: Matt Nowicki
This study was inspired by the resolution challenge featured in the movie COURAGEOUS. The resolution contained 12 commitments related to characteristics that all men of God want to pursue, such as responsibility, faithfulness, honor, justice, forgiveness, integrity, and courage. The Resolution Bible study walks participants through each of the 12 challenges, identifying their biblical roots and outlining how to live out each godly principle in real life.

WOMEN's CLasses

Contact Stephanie Bennett for more details.

Precept: Exodus
6:30 pm | FELLOWSHIP 103 + 104
Starting January 6
Teacher: Kim Bland
Watch Moses develop as a leader. See God deliver His people by judging their enemies. Learn powerful truths about His ways. A remarkably practical study of deliverance, redemption, the Law, and the Tabernacle.

Finding God Faithful by Kelly Minter
6:30 pm | FELLOWSHIP 101 + 102
Starting January 6
Teacher: Susan Sanders
Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance.

No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece
6: 30 pm | Albany Biblical Counseling Center
January 6 – March 31
Teacher: Heather Holton
When life hurts hard, we often feel pressure – from ourselves and others – to keep it together or pray it away. But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be. This small group Bible study reveals how God uses lament to draw us closer to Him as He leads us through any darkness into His marvelous light.

*Childcare is available for all studies.
Workbooks may be purchased in The Source.

Preschool + Children's CLasses

Contact Kristin Crosby about Preschool Ministry and Bethany Cromie for more details about Children's Ministry.

AWANA Cubbies
JOY Building 1st Floor
The heart of AWANA is the gospel message. AWANA strongly emphasizes memorizing and understanding Scripture while offering games and a variety of Bible related activities.

Birth-Two Years
Childcare is also offered for birth-2 years old, so parents may attend their own Life University class, choir practice or serve elsewhere in the church.

K5-5th Grade
Sherwood Kids Praise + Xploration Station
JOY Building 2nd Floor
Children rotate through small group Bible study, Sherwood Kids Praise and recreation.


Elevate StudentS

Contact Brenna Thomas for more details about Elevate Student Ministry.

Elevate Student Ministry
6th-12 Grade | HOPE BUILDING
6 pm | Student building doors open
6:15 pm - 7:10 pm | Middle School service begins
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm | High School service begins
6 pm - 7:45 pm | Elevate Café open


No Sweat Evangelism Classes
The No Sweat Evangelism Classes have been rescheduled to a later date this spring.
This class teaches individuals to become more intentional in sharing their faith. The focus is to lead each person to pray for one lost person and commit to share the gospel with him/her by using the “No Sweat” principles.

Life Skills Classes Classes on auto skills, work ethics, basic plumbing, hair cutting, sewing, math tutoring, wilderness essentials and carpentry offered in January, March, April and May. More details coming soon.