N.L.I. Weekend – Next Level Innovation

N.L.I. Weekend – Next Level Innovation


The Innovations Weekend is part of Next Level Innovations (N.L.I). There will be a consultation team spending the weekend with us with the mission of getting know us and to learn about the many hopes and dreams that we have for our church. At its completion, N.L.I. will provide us with strategies and suggestions that will help us reach more people in our community which we can invite to become disciples of Jesus Christ. At this time, we are inviting our congregation to participate in The Real Discipleship Survey which will help us to better assess where we stand currently with our congregation. Your participation will help us greatly in bettering your experiences here at Sterling United Methodist Church and help us in assisting your walk with Jesus Christ.

Real Discipleship Survey


Friday, June 2nd 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Newcomer Dinner

We would like to invite those who have recently begun attending our congregation for a discussion about their initial impressions and other early experiences with our church. Our objective is to gain a fresh perspective from those who’ve recently begun attending Sterling United Methodist Church. Our hope is to see in what ways we’ve been able to serve you along your Christian Journey, and where we may have fallen short of expectations. If you are interested in attending, please R.S.V.P. using the link below as dinner and childcare will be provided for those in attendance.

R.S.V.P. Newcomer Dinner


Saturday, June 3rd 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM – All Church Retreat

This Church Retreat will be held at Sterling United Methodist Church Saturday morning and is open to all members of our congregation. During this retreat, N.L.I. will be speaking with leadership, staff, and anyone else who would like to attend about their hopes for the future of the church. N.L.I. will be conducting interviews, evangelism training, and testimony sharing. Please R.S.V.P. if you are planning to attend as it will help us in accurately gauging how many lunches to provide.

R.S.V.P. All Church Retreat


Please Note: There will only be one service Sunday, June 4th at 10:00 AM.

Half Truths

Half Truths

Sermon Series for April.  “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.  Join us for worship at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM and learn the truth about popular quotes we assume are “gospel truth” but miss the point of Scripture.  Based on the book by Adam Hamilton.  We look forward… Continue Reading

Easter Sunday Services

Easter Sunday Services

Please join us this Easter Sunday, April 16, to celebrate the victorious resurrection of our Savior. Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM       (In our outdoor worship area, weather permitting.) Traditional Easter Services        8:15 AM and 9:00 AM Contemporary Worship             11:00 AM Amigos Servicio de… Continue Reading

Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services

Join your friends and family here at Sterling UMC for Holy Week services. Maundy Thursday, April 13, at 7:00 PM Good Friday, April 14, at 7:00 PM     Graphic brick wall by math-83288, 4/14/16, from unsplash.com, used under creative commons license. Continue Reading

Palm Sunday Choral Concert

Palm Sunday Choral Concert

  Experience the story of Passion Week through unforgettable images and powerful, contemplative choral pieces. Join us on Palm Sunday to hear the Aldersgate Choir and accompanying chamber orchestra perform the beautiful “Lenten Sketches” by Joseph M. Martin. This work is a series of tableaus illustrating the pivotal final days of Christ’s earthly ministry:  the… Continue Reading

Easter Services

Easter Services

Please join us this Easter Sunday, April 16, to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM       (In our outdoor worship area, weather permitting.) Traditional Easter Services        8:15 AM and 9:00 AM Contemporary Worship             11:00 AM Amigos Servicio de Alabanza… Continue Reading

Life Signs Youth Group

Life Signs Youth Group

Sunday evenings 5:30-8:00 PM Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM  Our Focus LifeSigns youth ministry is always exciting because of all we have to look forward to as we follow in the steps of Jesus Christ.  With Him as our foundation, each individual youth fits uniquely in as we grow and learn together and enjoy fun activities… Continue Reading

Approaching Holy Week

Approaching Holy Week

The Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, predicted Jesus’ sacrificial suffering and death more than 700 years before it happened. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,… Continue Reading

Church Management Software (ChMS) Upgrade

Church Management Software (ChMS) Upgrade

In April, Sterling UMC will transition from PowerChurch to Breeze. Here’s a bird’s eye view of some of the many benefits: Cost-effective User friendly Up to date Web-based software Time saving, one-time data entry Lots of built-in capabilities to use and manage data Quick and easy communication with members Online giving 128-bit encryption for security… Continue Reading

Potato Drop April 1

Potato Drop April 1

On Saturday, April 1, an 18-wheeler will drop 45,000 pounds of potatoes in our parking lot and we will re-bag and distribute them to local food banks and pantries, shelters, schools and individuals in need. Some jobs require lifting and others do not. We need volunteers to make netting bags ahead of time, set up the… Continue Reading

Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Due to Loudoun County Schools being closed, the church office is closed today. The CrossWalk meal, children’s activities (J.A.M.), and youth activities are canceled for this evening. The Aldersgate Choir and Contemporary Worship Team will rehearse as scheduled. Other Wednesday evening adult activities/studies will meet at the discretion of the leader of each group.  Please contact your group leader for information. There will be limited child… Continue Reading

Inclement Weather Announcement

Inclement Weather Announcement

In the event of inclement weather, any closings and cancellations will be posted and updated here. Monday Night, March 13   The church building will be closed tonight due to the impending winter storm. All evening activities are cancelled. Tuesday, March 14 The church building will be closed and all activities for the day and all evening meetings… Continue Reading

Ash Wednesday Meal & Service

Ash Wednesday Meal & Service

Wednesday, March 1 Meal at 6:00 PM (a simple meal of soup and salad) Service at 7:00 PM Join us as we begin the season of Lent whether you come from a liturgical background or just wish to form a spiritual intention to hear God’s voice more clearly and discern His purpose and call in… Continue Reading