Category Archives: Children

Summer Programs for Kids

Summer Programs for Kids

Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School (VBS)

July 31-August 4, 2017
Registration begins March 15 and ends July 21.
Cost $40 per child until June 15, with a maximum of $85 per family.
After June 15, cost is $45 per child with a maximum of $95 per family.
 A little about this year’s program:
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible discoveries, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
Contact:  Michelle Caldrone at

In God’s Backyard Summer Camp

Registration begins April 1.

Preschool only camp (ages 2—Pre-K): June 5-9 from 9:00 AM—1:00 PM.
Cost $125 if registered by April 30; after 4/30, $130.

Preschool & Elementary Camp (ages 2–current 5th graders) July 24-28, 9:00 AM—2:00 PM.
Cost $135 if registered by June 15; after June 15, $140.

Contact person:  Katie Plys.  For questions, please email  or .
This Year’s Musical

This Year’s Musical

Are you ready for this year’s Musical announcement?  …Well, you will have to wait a little bit longer! We are working out all the details behind the scenes to make another fantastic show. As always, we are looking for cast members to be in this year’s production.  If you are between 6th-12th grade, you are… Continue Reading

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

It is time once again to partner with Samaritan’s Purse to send Christmas joy to children around the world!  Boxes are now available in the lobby.  Pick one up and fill it with small gifts and necessities.  A list is provided to help you.  Bring the filled boxes back by November 13. Contact:  Debbie Jacobus. Continue Reading

Grief Books for Children

The library at Sterling United Methodist Church (Room 103) has 4 new books on the shelves on the subject of grieving for children: God Gave Us Heaven.  By Lisa Tawn Bergren.  Art by Laura J. Bryant. The Secret of the Dragonfly.  A story of hope and promise.  By Gayle Shaw Cramer. Illustrated by Jan Jones. The Invisible… Continue Reading

Trunk or Treat!

Trunk or Treat!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Kids!  Wear your (non-scary) halloween costumes.  Play fun games and trick or treat at decorated car trunks for nut-free candy. In the front parking lot of Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road. Sterling, VA  20164. Click here to sign up to help with this event!… Continue Reading

Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, August 28 at the 9:30 AM worship service, and at the 11:00 AM Amigos service, we will be blessing our children and their backpacks in preparation for the coming school year. All school-aged children, including preschoolers, are invited to bring their backpacks to participate in this blessing.  We will commit the new school… Continue Reading

Easter Carnival

Easter Carnival

Saturday,March 19 1:00 – 3:00 PM Join us for fun and games, laughter and activities. Come and enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, moon bounce, balloon animals, snacks and more! Fun for the whole family!   Click here to sign up to help with the carnival or to donate needed items. (This link will take you to signupgenius.com.)  … Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for February 10

God Gives Us a Home Read:  Psalm 121 The Lord will protect you on your journeys— whether going or coming— from now until forever from now. –Psalm 121:8 Reflect: On the palm of your hand you write my name, O God. Through the pages of creation, my life unfolds. In the chambers of your heart, I have… Continue Reading

KUC Preschool Registration

KUC Preschool Registration

Registration for the 2016-17 school year of Kids Under Construction Preschool begins: January 14 for current KUC families. January 28 for SUMC members and alumni. February 4 for new families. Registration is first come first served. You will find the registation forms at www.kucpreschool.org. There will be an Open House on January 21 at 10:00… Continue Reading

Drop and Shop

Drop and Shop

  DROP AND SHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT REGISTRATIONS.     Saturday, December 5, 2015 At Sterling United Methodist Church 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM We will watch your kids so you can do your Christmas Shopping. Proceeds will benefit the capital campaign. Cost:  $20 for the first child, $10 for each additional sibling… Continue Reading

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) Mid Week Children’s Ministry

  J.A.M. Children’s Midweek Ministry program is for children age 2 years to 5th grade.  J.A.M. is a children’s Bible study program and is located in room 100. J.A.M. is part of our Wednesday CrossWalk Fellowship and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM. Nursery care is available for 0-24 months from 6:45 pm- 8:30 pm. For… Continue Reading