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.

Chaplaincy

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.

Programs 

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 1PM–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 2:30 PM–3:30 PM in the Teen Center. 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

 

Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering or donating food? Please email our Chaplain Don Mershon.