Category Archives: Staff

October is Clergy Appreciation Month

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…” – Ephesians 4:11-12

 October is Clergy Appreciation Month. Have you thanked your pastor today?

A recent daily reading titled The Work of the Believer said this:

The world’s definition of success differs greatly from God’s.  Take the role of a pastor, for example, it would be easy to accept accolades for church growth, as many people equate high attendance numbers with a minister’s effectiveness.  But the Lord desires that we obey Him with humility…success is measured by obedience.

We are grateful to have both Pastor Steve and Pastor Marcela and thank them and their families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and the multiple blessings provided by these special people.

We thank them for their obedience.

Here are some suggestions to show your appreciation to our clergy:

  • Pray for Pastor Steve and Pastor Marcela and their families;
  • Write a note of appreciation to them which reaffirms your commitment to our church;
  • Bring friends and/or family to worship to hear them speak on the Word of God;

We are truly blessed to have Steve and Marcela serving at Sterling United Methodist Church as we continue on our faith journey together.


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

Year End Information

Year End Information

Year End Information Our church office will be closed this year between Christmas and the New Year’s Day holiday, and will reopen Tuesday, January 3.In case of an emergency that requires pastoral care, please call the church office (703) 430-6455, and leave a voicemail for Pastor Steve (Extension 25), or other staff members at their extensions.… Continue Reading