Welcome to Sterling UMC!


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Whether you are new to the Sterling area, or have lived here for a long time and are searching for a new church home, Sterling UMC offers a wide variety of programs and activities to help you get to know us and our Lord. This page is your jumping-off point to other areas of our website to learn more about specific areas that interest you.


What to Expect on Sunday Morning…


Visitor ParkingWhen you pull into the church parking lot, you will find visitor parking spaces in the lower parking lot by the front of the building and in the side parking lot by the playground.   Feel free to use these spaces as often as you wish until you feel comfortable finding your way around our facility.  (For most events we have ample parking in our rear parking lot.)

When you come inside

As you enter the main doors, the worship sanctuary will be straight ahead.  To your left you will find the church office and the fellowship hall at the far end of the lobby.  Continue down the main corridor for restrooms, nursery and classrooms.  Feel free to ask for directions!



The following worship services are held every Sunday in the Sanctuary:

9:00 AM Traditional Service.  This service follows a traditional order of worship with well known liturgies, hymns, organ and piano music and choir. Communion is celebrated weekly.

10:00 AM Servicio de Adoración y Alabanza with Pastora Marcela Jarman.  Alexis Batista leads contemporary style worship music in the Spanish language.

11:00 AM Contemporary Service.  A high-energy, active worship service with contemporary praise and worship music.

Click here for a full description of our worship services.

Click here for worship and music ministries,

9:00 AM  Kids Worship Service in Gallihugh Hall (for children ages 4 through the 6th grade)




10:00 AM  “Growing Deeper at Ten”    As part of the “New Sunday Experience,” you will find Bible studies and discipleship, fellowship and service opportunities for adults, students, and children.

Nursery is provided at all services for children ages 0-24 months.  


Again, Welcome!

It is a joy to welcome new faces and new friends into our congregation. We know that God brings us together for His purposes and He blesses us as we seek to bless others.  We hope you will feel welcome here and we would love to get to know you better.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have and share with us the things that are important to you.  Together, called and empowered by our great God, we can make a difference in our community and in each others’ lives.

Office phone:  703-430-6455.


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Sterling United Methodist Church

Iglesia Metodista Unida de Sterling

304 East Church Road, Sterling VA 20164

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