Category Archives: Education

Information about the Christian Education program at Sterling UMC.

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 .
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

Youth December Activities

Youth December Activities

Sr. High Retreat, Dec. 9-11, Camp Caroline Furnace. We will be hanging out with old friends/making new friends while teambuilding and relaxing.  A time for fun and worship and listening for the voice of God. Musical Rehearsals: Tues, Dec. 6, 6:30-8:00 PM Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 PM   Christmas Party:        Sunday, Dec. 18, 5;30-8:00… Continue Reading

Adult Sunday School New Fall Study

Adult Sunday School New Fall Study

Adult Sunday School – Sundays, 9:30 AM in Room 107: Beginning October 30, the Spirit Seekers Sunday School class will be studying How We Got The Bible, a DVD series by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in your Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told… Continue Reading

Bible Study Groups

Bible Study Groups

We welcome you to come and participate in one of our small group studies! Weekday Adult Bible Study Groups   Monday 1:00 PM Bible Study at Sommerset Retirement Home, Led by Careen Hunt & Maryann Craig. “The Story, The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People,” CrossWalk Wednesday Fellowship  7:00 PM Wednesdays   (CrossWalk… 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

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

Escuela de Desarrollo Congregacional 2016

ESCUELA DE DESARROLLO CONGREGACIONAL, 2016       Rev. Patricia Peña Rev. Patricia Peña es presbítero en la Iglesia Metodista Unida. Ella nació en República Dominicana y viene de una familia de pastores y ministros. Rev. Peña tiene una maestría en Divinidades de la Universidad de Boston. Tiene un corazón para las naciones, la misión, es apasionada… Continue Reading

Confirmation Sunday

Confirmation Sunday

On Sunday, May 15 our 7th Grade Confirmation Class will be completing their year of study as we celebrate the Rite of Confirmation during Sunday morning worship.  At the 8:15 and 9:30 AM worship services our confirmands will be presenting their statements of faith to the congregation.  At the 11:00 AM worship service we will… Continue Reading

New Member Classes

New Member Classes

Welcome Coffee for Visitors Sunday, April 10 at 10:30 AM  In the Pastor’s Study Join us for an informal gathering with Pastor Steve and some of the church leaders.  Learn about our congregation, and how you can get connected. New Member Classes: April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 15, 11:00 AM in Room… Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for March 24

Resurrection or Resuscitation Read: John 11:17-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” — John 11:25-26 (NRSV) Reflect: When Jesus brought Lazarus back to life, he knew Lazarus would… Continue Reading