Category Archives: Worship

Information about worship opportunities at Sterling UMC.

New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for Sunday Children’s Program

New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for Sunday Children’s Program

9 AM Kids Worship Hour Ages 2 & 3                                                               Room 100 Ages 4-Grade 6                                                     Gallihugh Hall   Drop Off – Children will be dropped off to their assigned room-either Gallihugh Hall or Room 100-before you go to your  worship service. Pick Up – Parents please pick up your child or… Continue Reading

The New Sunday Experience is Coming to Sterling on September 10

The New Sunday Experience is Coming to Sterling on September 10

  On September 10, Sterling UMC will unveil a new and bold “experience” that will enrich our Christian beliefs and strengthen our relationships within our church family and our community.  We call this “The New Sunday Experience.” This summer, our congregation voted to accept a set of recommendations to help our church grow and create… Continue Reading

Next Level Innovations Update

The recommendations from the Next Level Innovations (N.L.I.) report were accepted last Wednesday evening at a Church Conference by a vote of 103-16. We had a wonderful gathering that was preceded by a time of singing, prayer, and communion. Cathy Abbott, our Arlington District Superintendent, lead the Church Conference by quoting Bishop Cho, who prayed… Continue Reading

Half Truths

Half Truths

Sermon Series for April.  “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.  Join us for worship at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM and learn the truth about popular quotes we assume are “gospel truth” but miss the point of Scripture.  Based on the book by Adam Hamilton.  We look forward… Continue Reading

Palm Sunday Choral Concert

Palm Sunday Choral Concert

  Experience the story of Passion Week through unforgettable images and powerful, contemplative choral pieces. Join us on Palm Sunday to hear the Aldersgate Choir and accompanying chamber orchestra perform the beautiful “Lenten Sketches” by Joseph M. Martin. This work is a series of tableaus illustrating the pivotal final days of Christ’s earthly ministry:  the… Continue Reading

Easter Services

Easter Services

Please join us this Easter Sunday, April 16, to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM       (In our outdoor worship area, weather permitting.) Traditional Easter Services        8:15 AM and 9:00 AM Contemporary Worship             11:00 AM Amigos Servicio de Alabanza… 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

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

Ash Wednesday Meal & Service

Ash Wednesday Meal & Service

Wednesday, March 1 Meal at 6:00 PM (a simple meal of soup and salad) Service at 7:00 PM Join us as we begin the season of Lent whether you come from a liturgical background or just wish to form a spiritual intention to hear God’s voice more clearly and discern His purpose and call in… Continue Reading

Current Sermon Topics

Current Sermon Topics

February 19 and 26 – Lessons from Shrek. What can we learn about life from the story of Shrek?  We will spend two Sundays exploring this and then be ready to enjoy the musical production with a new perspective. See you on Sunday at 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 AM! 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

Worship Services on Schedule for Tomorrow

Worship Services on Schedule for Tomorrow

Sterling UMC will hold all scheduled worship services tomorrow morning. The “hill” coming up from the street is clear and the sidewalks are clear.  There is a light dusting of snow on the parking lot but efforts are underway tonight to clear that. Please join us for worship tomorrow at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM as we begin a new sermon… Continue Reading

Current Sermon Series

Current Sermon Series

Questions God Asks Us.   Transformation comes from questions, not answers. We instinctively ask questions in the face of the things in life we cannot explain.  The Bible can be seen as a book of questions from God to us.  Our answers to His questions will draw us into a relationship of deeper intimacy with God.… 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

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

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