Category Archives: Missions

Information about opportunities for service and mission at Sterling UMC.

Fifty Cleaning Kits Assembled and Delivered for UMCOR Hurricane Relief

Fifty Cleaning Kits Assembled and Delivered for UMCOR Hurricane Relief

Yesterday 50 completed UMCOR Cleaning Kits or Flood Buckets were transported from Sterling UMC and delivered to the Burke United Methodist Church where they were loaded on to the Burke UMC church bus.  This morning around 10 AM the Burke UMC bus left for the Virginia United Methodist Center in Glen Allen Virginia, the northern Virginia regional drop off site.   Two other local churches Warrenton United Methodist and the Cranford United Methodist Church (Lorton) served as local drop off sites and transported buckets to The Virginia Conference in Glen Allen .

Members of the local community and Sterling UMC donated the items necessary to complete the 50 buckets. This past Sunday, during Sterling UMC’s  Growing Deeper at Ten hour of service, the buckets were assembled and the their lids secured to make the trip to help those in hurricane and flood damaged areas.

In addition, Girl Scout Troop 495 of Arlington, Virginia responded to the call for help on social media by assembling and delivering to Sterling UMC 48 UMCOR Hygiene Kits.  Those kits were sent south with the cleaning buckets on the Burke UMC bus.

According to the Virginia Conference website “Hurricane Harvey relief phase is underway in Texas and Louisiana and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is providing much needed resources.…In support of UMCOR’s response efforts, the Virginia Conference is collecting cleaning buckets that will be shipped to the UMCOR Depot Sager-Brown on Sept. 21.”

Since making that statement Hurricane Irma has left her destruction across the Caribbean and Florida.

This next Sunday September 24, Sterling UMC will continue its efforts to provide relief materials by assembling Hygiene Kits during the 10 AM hour of service.

Hygiene kits contain:

1 each – Hand towel 15″ x 25″ to 17″ x 27″ (No kitchen towels please)

1 each – Washcloth (no child/baby’s washcloths please)

1 each – Comb (sturdy and at least 8 inches long)

1 each – Metal nail file or fingernail clipper (no toenail clippers please)

1 each – Bath-sized bar of soap 3 oz. or larger

6 each – Adhesive bandages (3/4″ -1″ size)

1 each – Toothbrush in packaging

1 each – One gallon size plastic bag with zip top closure

 

Also UMCOR requests a $1.00 per kit donation to provide toothpaste with a current date.

Donations of these items can be delivered to the church donation center in the lobby/narthex through Friday September 22.

If you would like to help assemble kits join us at 10 AM this Sunday morning!

 

God bless everyone who participated in providing product, assembling buckets, and praying for those in the storm zones and those responding to the call for action.

More prayers and more action will be needed as more storms and disasters threaten even as we read this.

 

The Children’s Worship participating in bucket effort.
Lining up to fill buckets
Getting a bucket and instructions
Thanks to Burke UMC for bringing this area’s buckets to the Virginia Conference Center

 

Local UMCOR Effort Underway to Support Disaster Relief

Local UMCOR Effort Underway to Support Disaster Relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is an organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.  According to a recent press release about UMCOR’s response to Hurricane Harvey:  “UMCOR-affiliated volunteers have been staffing emergency shelters,… Continue Reading

Potato Drop April 1

Potato Drop April 1

On Saturday, April 1, an 18-wheeler will drop 45,000 pounds of potatoes in our parking lot and we will re-bag and distribute them to local food banks and pantries, shelters, schools and individuals in need. Some jobs require lifting and others do not. We need volunteers to make netting bags ahead of time, set up the… Continue Reading

Grace Ministry Second Saturdays

Grace Ministry Second Saturdays

Free food and clothing are available for the community at Sterling United Methodist Church on the second Saturday of every month from 8:00-10:00 AM. Come early to register.  You are welcome to volunteer to help on Saturday or with setup on Friday, the day before.  Clothing setup is at 4:30 PM on Friday and food setup is… Continue Reading

Shepherd’s Run December 25

Shepherd’s Run December 25

December 25, Noontime after the Worship Service Be part of thanking our community’s “first responders” with Christmas goodies. Some emergency personnel have to work on Christmas Day.  If you would like to be a blessing to them this Christmas, click here. You can bring baked goods and other goodies to church on Christmas Eve or on… Continue Reading

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

Sunday, November 6, 7:30-11:30 AM Come enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with pumpkin, chocolate chip or regular pancakes; eggs, sausage or bacon, and fruit. Suggested Love Offering:  $6.00 for 12 years and up, $5.00 for 5-12 years old, and free for children under 5. Breakfast and bake sale proceeds will help our sponsored children in… 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

Seniors Luncheon

Seniors Luncheon

Saturday, October 1, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall. All seniors are invited to Sterling United Methodist Church’s Senior Citizen luncheon on Saturday, October 1, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  Please do not arrive before 11:00 AM, but be there by 11:30 AM!  This is a free luncheon (ham, turkey and all… Continue Reading

Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

SATURDAY, October 15, 2016 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. in Gallihugh Hall Please click here to sign in, sign up and give the gift of life! Sterling United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross.  For your convenience you can schedule your own appointment online. For more information or common eligibility questions,… Continue Reading

Early Response Team Training

Class Registration Sat, 8 Oct, 2016 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Braddock Street United Methodist Church in Winchester, Virginia, will host an Early Response training on October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This training prepares those attending to become part of an Early Response Team which can be mobilized immediately after a natural disaster.… Continue Reading

Missions Celebration – Saturday, August 27 at 6:30 PM

Missions Celebration – Saturday, August 27 at 6:30 PM

You are invited to an evening of celebration as we share a meal and our summer mission experiences via a slide presentation and testimonials.  The whole congregation is welcome! Pizza, pasta and salad by Joe’s Pizzaria. Free of charge, but RSVP required to Phil Mohr by 8/21 so we can get a headcount.  Call 703-430-6455… 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