Category Archives: Hispanic/Latino

Information about the Hispanic-Latino ministry program at Sterling UMC.

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; and in Dallas, Texas outside of a Dallas Area Rapid Transit train and bus station.

Sterling United Methodist Church Pastor Marcela Jarman will be taking ashes to the street in Sterling where she will be at Joe’s Pizzeria in Sterling Plaza, 22360 S Sterling Blvd # 103, Sterling, VA 20164 from 12 to 2 PM and from 5 to 8 PM.  Stop by and visit with Pastor Marcela as she shares the love of Jesus and our Sterling community.  Says Pastor Marcela, “Come enjoy a piece of pizza on us and learn why the sign of ashes on our forehead is a symbol of hope and love.  Let’s talk, pray and learn together at Joe’s Pizzeria.”

Cenizas para llevar, polvo somos y al polvo volveremos!

Ven y te invito a comer gratis una tajada de pizza y a tener conversaciones que nos ayudaran a entender el significado de la cruz en nuestra frente, este Miércoles de Ceniza!

Miércoles , 14 de Febrero de 12-2 PM y 5 -8 PM en Joe’s Pizzeria 22360 S Sterling Blvd. #103, Sterling VA 20164

Preguntas: Rev. Marcela Jarman 703 587 0221

We hope that you will enter our doors and share some of your time with us this Lenten and Easter season.

We invite you to come and experience the joy of Jesus Christ in our worship, our Christian development, and our serving others in our community.

Sterling UMC is a community church and all are welcome to be our guest, attend our services and participate in our mission efforts.

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?

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

Amazing GRACE

Amazing GRACE

‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.  I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.  I was a stranger and you invited me in.  I needed clothes and you clothed me… ‘(Matthew 25:35-36) The GRACE Ministries food, clothing, and diaper distribution is this Saturday, the second Saturday of this… Continue Reading

Christmas in Sterling

Christmas in Sterling

Advent Focus:  The Redemption of Scrooge Sunday Services  at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM Based on Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol.  We can draw important truths from the past, present, and future about brokenness and redemption and the Advent themes of hope, peace, love, and joy. December 4:       The Remembrance of Christmas Past December 11:    … Continue Reading

SterlingFest 2016

SterlingFest 2016

October means it’s time for SterlingFest, and this year our community’s premier festival is celebrating its 29th birthday.  Sterling United Methodist Church is one of the original places where friends and families have gathered in our community.  YOU can help share our story with people who come to SterlingFest.  Click here to sign up. 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

God, Our Ever-Present Father

There is a social reality these days called “the missing father” that has a drastic negative effect on individuals and society.  Studies document that children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Boys are more… Continue Reading

Amigos Taco Breakfast

Amigos Taco Breakfast

Join us for our annual TACO BREAKFAST, with authentic Latino cuisine. May 1  7:30 AM – 11:30 AM $7.00 Adults $5.00 Children (ages 5-12) Free for children ages 4 and under. All proceeds support our Amigos Latino-Americanos ministry. Taco image by Luca Nebuloni. Used under creative commons license from www.flickr.com. 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

Lenten Devotional for March 23

The Tragic Gap Read: Isaiah 43:19 Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness. —Isaiah 43:19 Reflect: When familiar contours disappear and the earth moves beneath our feet, where can we stand? We can stand in the tragic… Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for March 21

The Heartbeat of Jesus Read: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Every time you drink it, do this to remember me.” —1 Corinthians 11:25 Reflect: Overhead lights reflected through the tiny glass cup into the Communion grape juice. I was visiting a church where we waited until all were… Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for March 20

Follow Me Read: Matthew 4:18-22 “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” —Matthew 4:19 Reflect: “So how are we to live now? Can we bear the light of Christ into the darkness of our time? Jesus gave several directions that serve as signposts to guide us on that… Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for 3/19

The True Note Read: Psalm 150 Let every living thing praise the Lord! —Psalm 150:6 Reflect: A few nights ago my wife and I attended a program by a symphony orchestra. When the lights were dimmed the concertmaster came out, received applause, and then sounded one note, “A,” on his violin. One at a time,… Continue Reading

Good Friday Tenebrae Service with Rutter Requiem

On March 25th we will observe Good Friday at Sterling United Methodist Church with a Tenebrae candlelight service combined with the Rutter Requiem.  This service will feature our Aldersgate Choir, several instrumentalists, and the changeless scriptural account of Good Friday.  The music is haunting, transcendent, and sorrowful.  Please join us in this emotional, ancient service… Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for March 16

The Fruit of the Spirit Read: Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. —Galatians 5:22-23 Reflect: Fruit is expected of every Christian, regardless of stage or condition of life. In John 15, Jesus defines this fruit in terms of love and obedience. Paul… Continue Reading