Category Archives: Music

Information about the music program at Sterling UMC.

Summer Musicians Wanted!

Summer Musicians Wanted!

Are you interested in performing in church? All you need is the desire.  There are opportunities for those with talent and those who just want to learn and develop!

Sterling United Methodist Church has an awesome music program that includes the choir that performs at the 9 AM service, our Latino musicians at 10 AM, the praise band that performs at the 11 AM service, the bell choir and percussion group, the children’s choir, and the special performances we are treated to like the cantatas and the musical.

Now there is an opportunity for you to share your talents by being part of our summer music program.  Our Director of Music Ministries, Willis Rosenfeld, is looking for those who would like to share their musical talents with our congregation in any way, style, or form.  All types are welcome—singers, flautists, tubas…whatever you feel inspired to share that will inspire our congregation in worship!

Or you can join the Summer Choir! All singers are welcome to join the choir at the 9:00 AM service on Sunday morning. Come drop in, even just for one Sunday, and lift your voice with us. Rehearsals will be on Sunday mornings at 8:15 AM to prepare for the service at 9:00 AM so no extra evening practices required! And no previous experience is necessary, just a desire to sing to the Lord!

There is a sign up on the choir room door where you can indicate your desire to share your musical talents with our congregation. You can sign up for as many services as you wish. Willis will contact you as we approach your Sunday to coordinate.

Do you not have any experience but would like to try your hand at music?  Then join our Drumming in the Spirit 101 group!  This group will meet twice this summer for a practice followed by a performance.  The first session on June 28 to prepare for a presentation on July 1st.  The second practice will occur on July 26 with a performance on July 29.  No experience necessary!  Open to ages 6th grade to seniors!  For questions about Drumming in the Spirit email Jack Layne at ljacklayne @gmail.com.

Please contact our Director of Music Ministries, Willis Rosenfeld at for more information or if you have any questions!

Tonight’s Friday Evening Performance Will Go On As Scheduled

The Sterling United Methodist Church Players’  presentation of their youth musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” scheduled for this evening at 7 PM will be performed as scheduled.  Tickets will be available for tonight’s performance in the lobby before the show.  Tickets are also still available for Saturday’s show at 7 PM, and Sunday’s… Continue Reading

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

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