Summer Sunday School Starts Sunday, June 24!

It’s summertime and Summer Sunday School starts this Sunday, June 24.  Please note that the structure of Summer Sunday School is different than the school year. We will be offering Sunday school for all ages during the 9 AM Worship Service.  For children in kindergarten and up, kids will start their morning with their parents in church.  And, after Pastor Steve gives a children’s message (we are excited to bring this back!)  the kids will meet Sandra in the hall to go to their Sunday school room.

On Communion Sundays, we ask that families worship together on this special time. We will not have a Sunday school room open on these Sundays, usually the first Sunday of the new month.

Nursery and class for 2/3/4 year olds will be open every Sunday.  And this summer the 2/3/4 year olds will join the older children for Sunday School! Emily will make sure the children move between rooms safely.

We are very excited that Sandra and Emily will be our leads this summer, but we still need your help; below is a sign-up genius to sign up to help during the summer.

We need everyone’s help! If you are able to help during any Sundays, please sign up below. Lessons will be done and ready to implement, and our lead teachers will there to guide.

If you have any questions please contact Heather Toth at .

 

Click here to sign up to help!

Good Shepherd Alliance and Sterling UMC’s Local Mission Week

Good Shepherd Alliance is a Christian nonprofit that has served the homeless and near homeless in Loudoun County since 1983.  More than 3,000 men, women, and children are helped each year with the provision of almost 10,000 bed nights.  The Good Shepherd Alliance has a shelter and transitional housing that can accommodate immediate emergencies.   In… Continue Reading

Father’s Day, You Can Thank a Methodist

Father’s Day, You Can Thank a Methodist

Loving God, We give thanks for the men of virtue who have touched our lives. Those who have shown us kindness, courage, generosity, truth, compassion, faith, and love.   Bless all sons and brothers and fathers and grandfathers who reveal a glimpse of your loving presence on earth. Amen (The Rev. Jane Sommers, a retired… Continue Reading

Backpack Buddies, Because Hunger Doesn’t End On Friday

Backpack Buddies, Because Hunger Doesn’t End On Friday

The BackPack Buddies is a national program designed to provide children from low-income households with nutritious kid-friendly groceries for the weekend when free school lunches and breakfasts are not provided.  School officials identify students who qualify to receive BackPack Buddies.  The Sterling United Methodist Church Backpack Buddies program supports the kids at the local Rolling… Continue Reading

Teacher Recognition, Backpack Buddies, Grace Ministries

Teacher Recognition, Backpack Buddies, Grace Ministries

Last week’s Graduate Recognition Sunday post reported that our schools are teaching more kids than ever and according to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a… Continue Reading

Graduate Recognition Sunday

Graduate Recognition Sunday

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a further increase of 8 percent is expected. Our schools are teaching more kids than ever. And, according… Continue Reading

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. For decades, Memorial Day was observed on… Continue Reading

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

The fiftieth day after Easter is known as Pentecost and this Sunday is Pentecost Sunday.  Pentecost is one of the principal days of the Christian year and in the early Church was the second most important part of the Christian year next to Easter.  The Greek word pentecoste means “fiftieth day.” Pentecost is the day on which… Continue Reading

Summer Musicians Wanted!

Summer Musicians Wanted!

Are you interested in performing in church? All you need is the desire.  There are opportunities for those with talent and those who just want to learn and develop! Sterling United Methodist Church has an awesome music program that includes the choir that performs at the 9 AM service, our Latino musicians at 10 AM,… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day has Methodist Roots

Mother’s Day has Methodist Roots

In the 1860s, before there was an official Mother’s Day holiday in the U.S., a Methodist mom named Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day.” Ann organized women’s clubs in the 1860s to serve suffering mothers and children and to work for peace because they could see the ravages of war in their husbands… Continue Reading

At The Table With Jesus

At The Table With Jesus

Last Sunday our new sermon series Lessons of Easter continued with part two called “Meeting the Risen Christ.”   This week Pastor Steve will deliver the final sermon of the series with a sermon titled “At the Table with Jesus” and the story of the walk to Emmaus. 29But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it… Continue Reading

Lessons of Easter Sermon Series Continues

Lessons of Easter Sermon Series Continues

We continue with the Easter Season, the time according to the United Methodist Church that: …also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative… Continue Reading

Meeting the Risen Christ

Meeting the Risen Christ

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.  As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. Luke 24:13-16 We… Continue Reading

The Joy of Serving Christ

The Joy of Serving Christ

 “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree… You only need a heart full of grace…a soul generated by love.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.  Putting Our Faith Into Action United Methodists have believed,… Continue Reading