Category Archives: Seniors

Approaching Holy Week

Approaching Holy Week

The Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, predicted Jesus’ sacrificial suffering and death more than 700 years before it happened.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer…
After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied…

For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

                                                 Isaiah 53:3,5-6,10-12

Looking forward to seeing you at church this coming Sunday morning at 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 AM!

We will begin Holy Week with a Choral Cantata concert at 9:30 and 11:00 AM.  Click here to read more.

 

Beans and Greens Rescheduled

Beans and Greens Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather and the resulting ice in the church parking lot, the Beans and Greens event has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 PM.   Please join us tomorrow afternoon for great food and fun fellowship as we take down our Christmas decorations to begin the new year. Again, you can still bring your favorite chili, but you… Continue Reading

Senior Activity Group (SAG) 2017

Senior Activity Group (SAG) 2017

SUMC Senior Activity Group (SAG) Tentative Schedule for 2017  All meeting programs, activities and dates are subject to change.  Please check church weekly email newsletter, weekly bulletin and SAG emails for final details closer to each event.  For more information on SAG, please contact the church office at 703-430-6455 or Mark Humphrey at *protected email* Tuesday,… Continue Reading

Folding & Stuffing Party

Folding & Stuffing Party

Wednesday, December 21 at 1:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall Join the fun of preparing our Christmas Eve bulletins, gift ornaments, luminaries and various other helpful tasks while chatting with friends and enjoying some Christmas cookies and treats. Questions?  Contact:  *protected email* or call the church office at 703-430-6455. Continue Reading

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

Sometimes the holidays bring a mixed blessing with extra stress or unexpected “blues” from pain or loss in our lives.  Sometimes we don’t feel like celebrating at all. If you feel this way or would like to lend your support to others, come on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM for a “Blue Christmas Service” of… 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

Paint Night Sept. 17, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM

This event is for ages 18 and older. Children ages 12 and older with an accompanying parent or guardian are also welcome. Cost is $45 per person. All supplies will be provided. Small bottles of water will be provided free of charge, and mocktails (alcohol-free cocktails) and snacks will be for sale. Proceeds from this fundraiser will… 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

Mission Trips 2016

Mission Trips 2016

Note:  Sager Brown application deadline has been extended until 3/15/16 2016 Mission Trips Application Form Click each trip name for additional trip details (coming soon) SUMC Mission Trips 2016 Trip Dates Minimum Age   Total Trip Cost Partici-pant’s Cost (amount you pay) Non- refundable  Deposit Deposit & Appli-cation Packet Due Final Payment Due Min/ Max… Continue Reading

Seniors Luncheon, May 7

Seniors Luncheon, May 7

Saturday, May 7, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM All Seniors are welcome! Join us for great food, fellowship, and entertainment. Menu: Turkey and Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Deviled Eggs, Cranberry Sauce and Pies for Dessert. This is a free event. Call the church office if you need a ride:  703-430-6455.   Volunteer cooks,… 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