Invested in Spirit, Mind and Body
Our Christian Principles are defined as love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service. It is these principles that set us apart in all that we do. More than a fitness facility or a place for children to play, our mission is to engage the entire person—spirit, mind and body—with the goal of leading them to become their best. Throughout all of our programs, intentional dialogue around these Christian principles serves to equip staff, volunteers and members in living out all that we do.
Our Chaplain has been tasked with ensuring that all of the programs of the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA fit within the mission of the YMCA. Besides teaching a child how to swim, we must also teach love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service to developing young minds so that they may reach their full potential.
Our Chaplain provides many services to the community. Some of the many things that we do here at the Sherwood Y are Food boxes, Bible study, Homeless showers and Essential needs hub. These are just some of the many things that we do here at the Sherwood Y.
- Food Boxes
The YMCA partners with the City of Sherwood to provide food boxes to the community. Food Boxes are handed out every Wednesday from 10:30 AM–12:30 PM. On average 150 boxes are handed out each week.
- Homeless Showers
The YMCA provides a space for those in need of a shower. Monday–Friday showers are available from 1 PM–3 PM. Toiletries are also available for the public.
- Essential Needs Hub
The YMCA partners with Washington County as an essential needs hub. An essential needs hub provides a centralized access point for resources. The hub also offers support and coordination of volunteers, donations, and deployment of resources to individuals and families in need. The hub is located in the Teen Center. Please contact Our Chaplain if you need help.
- Bible Study
Our Chaplain hosts a weekly Bible Study on Tuesday’s from 1:30 PM–2:30 PM in the Conference Room. It is a time of prayer and spiritual growth as we go through the Bible. Please contact our Chaplain with any questions.
- Community Partnerships
The YMCA partners with the community in many ways. Here are some of our partners.
Sherwood Target — Food Donations
Sherwood Home Depot — Food Donations
Sherwood Starbucks — Food Donations
City Of Sherwood — Food Boxes
Share Center — Sharing resources
Epic Church — Food Donations
Crossridge Church — Food Donations
Countryside Church — Summer Camp Partnership
Journey Church — Youth Group Partnership
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — Food Donations
Sunset Academy — Monthly Devotional
Elks Lodge — Toy Drive
Oregon Food Bank — Food Donations
Are you interested in volunteering or donating food? Please email our Chaplain Don Mershon.