“Listen, Hearing that Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own,” The Third Sunday of Lent

This Sunday, March 4, the third Sunday of Lent,  Pastor Steve Vineyard continues his sermon series titled “Listen, Hearing that Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own.” This week’s sermon is titled “Finding a Word, Listening to the Texts.” Wisdom shouts in the street; in the public square, she raises her voice. Above the noisy crowd,… Continue Reading

The Breath Of God, Listen

This Lent we will quiet things down and heighten our attention to the “still, small voice” of God and our own True Self. Listening through prayer as well as meditation on holy texts is an ancient Lenten practice. Come and rest, come and listen. Last week on Ash Wednesday Pastor Steve Vineyard introduced a new… Continue Reading

Sterling UMC Will Worship as Scheduled Today Sunday February 18

Sterling UMC will be open today Sunday, February 18 and have its normal Sunday worship schedule beginning at 9 AM with our Traditional Service and our Children’s Service. Our Spanish language service and Growing Deeper at Ten discipleship hour at 10 AM. The Contemporary Service at 11 AM will be followed by a fellowship time… Continue Reading

Listen, Hear God’s Voice

“Look, I’ll pour out my spirit on you. I’ll reveal my words to you.” – Wisdom (from Proverbs) Have you ever misplaced your phone–which is on vibrate of course–and then asked someone to call it? We get really still and really quiet. Our ears perk up in all directions in order to be ready to… Continue Reading

Our “Listen” Sermon Series Continues and So Does Our 11 AM Service Pizza Sundays!

The season of Lent began this week with Ash Wednesday.  Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “lencten” which means “spring.” Lent lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.  In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday must always fall on the next full moon after Spring Equinox. Lent is… Continue Reading

Easter Flowers

Easter flowers are available for you to purchase this Easter, to be placed in the sanctuary and shared with those who worship with us. If you would like your flowers to be in honor or in memory of loved ones, please complete the order form with that information and it will be included in the… Continue Reading

Miércoles de Ceniza, Taking Ashes to the Street at Joe’s Restaurant in Sterling!

Miércoles de Ceniza, Taking Ashes to the Street at Joe’s Restaurant in Sterling!

In recent years some United Methodist pastors have taken to the streets with their ashes on Ash Wednesday meeting new people and applying ashes to the foreheads of those who: drove into the church parking lot in Clearwater, Florida; and on the busy sidewalk in front of Christ United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico;… Continue Reading

The Season of Lent Begins

The season of Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14!  Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “lencten” which means “spring.” Lent lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.  In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday must always fall on… Continue Reading

GRACE Ministry, Backpack Buddies, and Lent

GRACE Ministry, Backpack Buddies, and Lent

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14!  Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “lencten” which means “spring.” Lent lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.  In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday must always fall on the next… Continue Reading

GRACE Ministry, Backpack Buddies, and Lent

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14!  Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “lencten” which means “spring.” Lent lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.  In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday must always fall on the next… Continue Reading

Sterling UMC Presents the 2018 Summer Mission Trips, Local Missions Program, and Fundraiser

(Updated March 8, 2018) Sterling United Methodist Church has kicked off its 2018 Summer Mission Trip and local mission program schedule; and Sunday March 11 will kick off its first fundraiser for the 2018 efforts with its Red Envelope Campaign.  The Red Envelope Fundraiser involves red envelopes with donation denominations from $1 to $100 printed on… Continue Reading

It’s February Already! What’s Going On at Sterling UMC?

It’s February Already! What’s Going On at Sterling UMC?

Remember we will soon be entering into the season of Lent which begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14!  Our Ash Wednesday service will begin at 7 PM and this year we will be hosting a soup and salad meal before the service!  More on that to come! But first… Continue Reading

It’s February Already! What’s Going On at Sterling UMC?

Remember we will soon be entering into the season of Lent which begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14!  Our Ash Wednesday service will begin at 7 PM and this year we will be hosting a soup and salad meal before the service!  More on that to come! But first… Continue Reading