Children’s Ministries

“Train a child how to live the right way. Then even when he is old, he will still live that way.”

Proverbs 22:6


The Sunday Kids Experience

9 AM Sterling Kids Worship Service

For Children ages 4 through the 6th Grade in Gallihugh Hall.  Please bring children ages 0-24 months to the Nursery (Room 101) and ages  2-3 to Room 100.


                                        Sterling Kids  Sunday School at 10 AM

 The heart and soul of our children’s ministry is our Sunday School.

  • Sterling Kids  Sunday School at 10 AM
    • Ages 0-24 months: Nursery – Room 101
    • Ages 2 – 3:  Room 100
    • Preschool & Kindergarten: Room 203
    • 1st – 4th Grade:  Rooms 103-106
    • 5th & 6th Grade:  Room 03
    • 7th Grade: Confirmation – Jacobus 2
    • 8th Grade & High School: Jacobus Building

    Nursery:  Ages 0-24 months begin their spiritual journey and learn how God loves them through the use of stories, music & picture cards.  Nursery is provided during worship services and Growing Deeper hour.

    Two’s and Three’s:   Children continue to Grow Deeper in their spiritual growth through Bible stories, games and arts and crafts.

    Preschool & Kindergarten:  Children discover what it means to be a disciple of Christ through the use of Bible stories, arts and crafts, active games and animated video.

    First – Fourth Grade:  Children learn Bible stories utilizing a rotation model.  Each rotation is 4 weeks with students rotating to a different workshop each week.  Discovering the same Bible story for multiple weeks improves Bible literacy.  Examples of workshops include cooking, art, games, movie and new for this year LEGO!  The possibilities are endless!

    Fifth & Sixth Grade:  Preteens Grow Deeper into God’s Word as they study the Old & New Testaments preparing for Confirmation.



11 AM Service


Children attend the 11 AM worship service with their parents.  Quiet, sitting activities are provided to make the worship experience real to them at their individual ages.


All Services

Nursery is provided during all Sunday morning service times. Please remember to pick up your children in a timely manner. Thank you!


To find out more about our Sunday School programs, contact Heather Toth at

Vacation Bible School                                                                                                    

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long Bible adventure during the summer for children ages 3 (as of 9/30/17) through rising 6th grade.  VBS 2018 will be Shipwrecked:

Welcome aboard!  Venture on to an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible discoveries, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.  Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.  Each day concludes with a Sail Away Send-Off that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.

REGISTRATION for Vacation Bible School opens March 15, forms are currently available in the church office.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Michelle Caldrone at .


In God’s Backyard Summer Camp

In God’s Backyard Summer Day Camp is our summer day camp for children ages 2.5 – rising 6th graders. Children may sign up for one or more of the week-long sessions.  KUC_SummerCamp_Logo_2008

Registration for summer camp begins March 15 and forms are currently available in the church office.

Preschool & Elementary Camp (ages 2.5– rising 6th graders) 

To see photos from last year’s In God’s Backyard Summer Camp, click here.

For a camp counselor application, click here.

To volunteer for summer camp or for any questions you may have, please contact the Summer Camp Director in the church office.



Children’s Music Ministries

We have an active and dynamic children’s music ministry, with vocal and instrumental groups for all ages, starting at age 3. Our children’s chimes and bell choirs, vocal choirs and ensembles perform regularly in worship services. In addition, our children perform in a Children’s Christmas Pageant and participate in our annual youth musical production.  Our choirs also participate in festivals during the year. To learn more about our children’s music ministries, click here.


Kids Under Construction (KUC) Preschool

KUC_logoOur Kids Under Construction (KUC) Preschool is a great learning environment for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.   KUC is open throughout the academic year, with 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day classes. To learn more about KUC Preschool, click here.  (This link will direct you to KUC’s own website).




Sterling United Methodist Church

Iglesia Metodista Unida de Sterling

304 East Church Road, Sterling VA 20164

Phone: 703-430-6455 Fax: 703-430-0753