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 just about anyone for directions!


SanctuaryWe offer a broad array of worship styles at our 4 weekly worship services.

8:15 AM Wesley Worship Service.  This is an intimate, contemplative worship experience with communion celebrated weekly.

9:30 AM Traditional Service.  This service follows a traditional order of worship with well known liturgies, hymns, organ music and choral accompaniment.

11:00 AM Contemporary Service.  This service features a contemporary praise music, heavier use of presentation media, and a looser worship style.

11:00 AM Servicio en Español.  En este servicio se utiliza el idioma español para compartir la alabanza y la adoración a Dios con nuestra congregación y la comunidad que habla español.

Click here for a full description of our worship services.

For more information, click here for worship and music ministries,



Our Discipleship programs offer many opportunities for you to learn more about how to follow Christ’s example to live in loving harmony with God.


We believe in serving the Lord by serving others, and have a vibrant missions program within the church, our community, and the world.


We join with one other to build our congregation and our community through small- and large-group fellowship programs.

Evangelism & Outreach

We help others find their way to Christ through a wide range of Evangelism and Outreach programs.


We have a vibrant Amigos Ministry that offers a weekly Spanish language worship service and other programs of interest to the Hispanic/Latino community.


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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