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

Current Sermon Topics

Current Sermon Topics

February 19 and 26 – Lessons from Shrek. What can we learn about life from the story of Shrek?  We will spend two Sundays exploring this and then be ready to enjoy the musical production with a new perspective. See you on Sunday at 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 AM! Continue Reading

Shrek, The Musical

Shrek, The Musical

The Sterling United Methodist Players have been working hard to bring you this year’s musical production:  Shrek, The Musical.  As you can guess, this show is based on the funny and family-friendly movie, Shrek. This musical will appeal to all ages, so invite your family and friends and come out and enjoy. Tickets go on sale… Continue Reading

UMW Superbowl 2017 Pancake Breakfast

UMW Superbowl 2017 Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 5, 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM MENU  PANCAKES: (Plain and Gluten-Free, Chocolate Chip and Blueberry) MEAT: Bacon (Regular or Turkey) or Sausage Patties SCRAMBLED EGGS FRESH FRUIT Tea, Coffee, Juice, Milk or Water Suggested Love Offering: 12 to 90 years – $6.00 5 to 11 years – $5.00 Children under 5 and Adults over 90… Continue Reading

Grace Ministry Second Saturdays

Grace Ministry Second Saturdays

Free food and clothing are available for the community at Sterling United Methodist Church on the second Saturday of every month from 8:00-10:00 AM. Come early to register.  You are welcome to volunteer to help on Saturday or with setup on Friday, the day before.  Clothing setup is at 4:30 PM on Friday and food setup is… Continue Reading

Worship Services on Schedule for Tomorrow

Worship Services on Schedule for Tomorrow

Sterling UMC will hold all scheduled worship services tomorrow morning. The “hill” coming up from the street is clear and the sidewalks are clear.  There is a light dusting of snow on the parking lot but efforts are underway tonight to clear that. Please join us for worship tomorrow at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM as we begin a new sermon… Continue Reading

Beans and Greens Rescheduled

Beans and Greens Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather and the resulting ice in the church parking lot, the Beans and Greens event has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 PM.   Please join us tomorrow afternoon for great food and fun fellowship as we take down our Christmas decorations to begin the new year. Again, you can still bring your favorite chili, but you… Continue Reading

Senior Activity Group (SAG) 2017

Senior Activity Group (SAG) 2017

SUMC Senior Activity Group (SAG) Tentative Schedule for 2017  All meeting programs, activities and dates are subject to change.  Please check church weekly email newsletter, weekly bulletin and SAG emails for final details closer to each event.  For more information on SAG, please contact the church office at 703-430-6455 or Mark Humphrey at *protected email* Tuesday,… Continue Reading

Current Sermon Series

Current Sermon Series

Questions God Asks Us.   Transformation comes from questions, not answers. We instinctively ask questions in the face of the things in life we cannot explain.  The Bible can be seen as a book of questions from God to us.  Our answers to His questions will draw us into a relationship of deeper intimacy with God.… Continue Reading