Here is an Update on Activities at Sterling UMC!


Our Soup and Cookie Mix Holiday Gift Fundraiser Continues!

The annual SUMC Missions Soup and Cookie Mix Fundraiser  kicked off earlier this month and will continue through the holiday season.  Purchase your gifts of Chicken Noodle Soup mix, Minestrone Soup Mix, Cheese Soup mix, and Tortilla Soup Mix; and for baking; M & M Brownie Mix and Cranberry Cornbread Mix. Proceeds will benefit SUMC’s 2018 Mission efforts.  The holiday gift mixes, as well as greeting cards and calendars, are available for purchase in the Narthex.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Program A Big Success!  A Message from Marlene Cavaiola…

“Thanks to our church family helping to fill boxes to provide joy to a child. A total of 136 boxes were dropped off  Sunday by two UMW elves. Each year locations of where boxes are sent change. A child may only receive one box during their young years as locations of and in countries change each year. It is our understanding that this year children of native American Indians on reservations and Alaskan natives will be receiving Christmas boxes. Samaritan’s Operations Christmas Child is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to people around the world. For more information on Samaritan’s Purse visit the website.  There are two groups going to the final operation point near Baltimore, MD where we finalize checking/packing all boxes to head for designated countries. If you are interested in either dates/time slots on Wednesday, December 6, 1-6 PM OR Friday, December 8, 1-6 PM, call the church office ASAP as we will be releasing any unused slots on December 1.

God Bless you and thank you for your help.”

And So Was the Craft Show!  A Message from the Master’s Crafters…

“The Master’s Crafters would like to thank the congregation for your support of our Craft Show/Sale.  It was a HUGE success.  We will now begin the happy task of compiling a “wish list” from the various groups within the Church.  All items that we purchase are not included in the Church’s budget  yet will benefit the the congregation or function of SUMC.  We are happy that we can help.

Special thanks to Dick Cavaiola, Larry Harbour and Jay Mickelwait for cutting out our wood projects for us!

The ”elves” are now on break but will start up again in January.  We welcome all to join us on Wednesday evenings in Room 107 from 7:00 PM.-9:00 PM.  We have a great deal of fun and great fellowship.

Again, many thanks for your support!”

The Master’s Crafters

Marlene Cavaiola, Libby Coleman, Jan Hobbs, Debbie Jacobus,  Sarah Korte, Gail Mickelwait, Karen Snyder, Rusty Wilder

Decorating the Church for Advent

Saturday December 2 from 2 to 4 PM we will be decorating the church for the holidays.  This is a great family event with fun and fellowship.  Snacks will be served.  For more information contact the church office.


Senior High Retreat 

Our Senior High Retreat is coming up the weekend of December 8-10.  For more information click here.


Our 2017 Christmas Eve Worship Schedule 

Our Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year and our worship schedule will be different as a result.

Our Amigos Spanish Language Worship service will be as scheduled at 10 AM in the sanctuary.

We will have our Children’s Christmas Pageant and worship service at 11 AM.

Our evening services are at 7 PM, 9 PM, and 11 PM and all will be a candlelight service.  Communion will be served at all three services.


Sterling United Methodist Church is a community church serving the Sterling community and its neighbors.  All are welcome to worship with us and participate in our ministries.  Please be our guest on Sunday mornings!

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