Category Archives: Music

Information about the music program at Sterling UMC.

Sterling UMC Players to Perform You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!

Sterling UMC Players to Perform You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!

The Sterling United Methodist Church Players will present the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” on March 2, 3, and 4 at the church.

Tickets will go on sale this Sunday for the Friday March 2 performance at 7 PM; the Saturday, March 3 performance at 7 PM; and the Sunday, March 4 matinee performance at 2 PM.  Tickets are $8 for adults ($9 at the door); $6 kids under 12 ($7 at the door); kids under 3 are free.

The SUMC Player’s performance is an adaptation of the 1967 musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, based on the Charles Shultz Peanuts characters with the book, music, and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner.   The original premiered off- Broadway in 1967 and ran until 1971 after a short stint on-Broadway.  It has been revived both on and off Broadway since then.

If you would like to be a Patron of the Arts and support this and future shows by joining one of our “Giving Circles” with your name included in the program, please submit your donation by February 18.  “Giving Circle” categories:

  • Disciple $1-$24
  • Apostle $25-$49
  • Saint $50-$99
  • Angel $100+

If you would like to advertise in the “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Musical Program here are the details:

  • Computer files or scanner-ready text and graphics are accepted or we can design an ad for you.
  • Business cards work great!
  • Business Card size (2” x 3.5”) are $25
  • Half Page (3.5” x 4.5”) are $40
  • Please submit payment with the ad
  • Deadline for the ad is February 18

Please forward your ad or ad information to

The Sterling UMC Players Youth Musical is an annual event and is always an enjoyable experience! Tickets can be purchased from the office at any time during normal business hours and on Sunday mornings in the Narthex (lobby) before each service (February 11, 18, and 25).

Volunteers are need to sell tickets and work the intermission concessions.  A sign up can be found at this link.

For other questions please contact the office at

Play is produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

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,… Continue Reading

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

Shrek, The Musical

Shrek, The Musical

The Sterling United Methodist Players have been working hard to bring you this year’s musical production:  Shrek, The Musical.  As you can guess, this show is based on the funny and family-friendly movie, Shrek. This musical will appeal to all ages, so invite your family and friends and come out and enjoy. Tickets go on sale… Continue Reading

Life Signs Youth Group

Life Signs Youth Group

Sunday evenings 5:30-8:00 PM  Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM LifeSigns youth ministry is excited for all we have to look forward to in 2017!  With Christ as our foundation, each individual youth fits uniquely in as we grow and learn together and enjoy fun activities and music. Click here for more information.        … 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

We are happy to announce that this year’s show will be “Shrek, the Musical.”  It’s funny and family friendly and will make for another amazing show. Calling all actors in 6th-12th grades (experienced and not so much). You are welcome to join us! Musical Workshops:   November 7, 6:30-8:00 PM November 8, 6:30-8:00 PM. These workshops… Continue Reading

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

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

Good Friday Requiem

Good Friday Requiem

Join us at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 25, for a special presentation of John Rutter’s Requiem in celebration of Good Friday.  The requiem is being presented by our Aldersgate Choir, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble.       Cross photo by Claudio Ungari.  Used under creative commons license from www.flickr.com Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for February 26

Light Divine Read: John 8:12-30 Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” —John 8:12 Reflect: Come, Christ-light, undying, inseparable Light of love, we celebrate The offering of your eternal Hope. A light into our… Continue Reading

Lenten Devotional for February 25

The Light of Life Read: John 9:1-7 Jesus answered, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” —John 9:5 Reflect: One of my favorite sayings is “let’s shed some light on this.” It’s a familiar expression to use when you want to take a closer look at an object or… Continue Reading

Youth Choir Tour Update

Youth Choir Tour Update

Youth Choir Tour Update We just want to say thank you for all of the prayers we have been receiving from church. It is awesome to know our church family is supporting us while we are away. We have been working hard, performing strong, and having a lot of fun in the name of the… Continue Reading

CrossWalk Wednesday Fellowship News

CrossWalk Wednesday Fellowship News

CrossWalk is Sterling United Methodist Church’s mid-week fellowship.  A catered meal is served at 6:00 PM with Bible studies and other activities starting at 7:00 PM. Wednesday Night Schedule: 6:00 PM – Family Fellowship Meal  7:00 PM  JAM Children’s Ministry, LifeSigns Youth Study, Adult Bible Studies, Aldersgate Choir, The Master’s Crafters, Amigos Bible Study, Young Adults Study… Continue Reading