On September 10, Sterling UMC will unveil a new and bold “experience” that will enrich our Christian beliefs and strengthen our relationships within our church family and our community. We call this “The New Sunday Experience.”
This summer, our congregation voted to accept a set of recommendations to help our church grow and create more disciples for Christ within the community of Sterling. One of these innovations is to “implement a one-year trial of a new worship and discipleship experience for Sterling UMC that focuses the energy and resources of the church on …”creating an environment that facilitates an engaging experience and fosters discipleship while nurturing families.” With that in mind, we are embarking on a new schedule, with new opportunities for worship, learning, serving, and fellowship. In addition to worship services at 9 and 11 AM, we will have opportunities to join together as a full congregation and grow deeper in our faith with “Growing Deeper at Ten”. In this 10 AM hour we will have small group classes; a prayer group and prayer walks; a group in service to the community in mission; a session that will dig deeper into the elements of our beliefs; a program to help us discover how to enrich our Christian parenting and homes; and a time to build relationships over a cup of coffee and some conversation.
You can see there are many choices available with something for everyone. And if you want to check out one option one week and another the next week … please do! Most options are very flexible and “drop-in” friendly!
We are very excited to share our New Sunday Experience with our neighboring communities and especially our Sterling community, our visitors, and our member families new and old.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Please join us because “the new has come!” and we want to share the good news!