News and Updates

What Is New and Coming this Fall to Sterling UMC?

The Fall programs are gearing up here at Sterling United Methodist Church with a kick off date of Sunday, September 9. The new Sunday school curriculum that has been introduced, Deep Blue Kids, will have an orientation on Sunday, August 26 and will begin the 2018-2019 school year on September 9. And there is more! […]

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Sager Brown Mission Team Thursday Update

Today was our last full day at Sager Brown! The time sure has gone by fast, but we won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. As always, we started the day with a good meal in the cafeteria, then went our separate ways to work on our projects. Several of our team members helped organize a […]

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Sager Brown Mission Team Update for Tuesday and Wednesday!

Tuesday: Tuesday was another day of hot weather, hard work, and great fellowship. A group of four went off-site to work at a senior housing complex in the morning. They cleaned two apartments and had a chance to chat with the residents at the apartments. Another group continued their work at Chez Hope, gathering materials for building and assembling shelves. The […]

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The Sager Brown Mission Team Has a Productive First Day

Update from our Sager Brown Mission Team: Monday: Orientation this morning gave us background information and recent changes at UMCOR. Photos were taken of all five teams which include over 80 volunteers ranging in age from 9-86 and from five states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas, Virginia. Today’s jobs included: flood bucket verification and packing, garbage […]

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A New Sunday School Curriculum Planned for 2018-2019

A new program from Deep Blue Kids will be introduced for our Sunday school this upcoming school year.  The new curriculum is titled Deep Blue Connects:  At Home With God 2018-2019.  The curriculum is designed for all ages from the nursery to preteens.  Preteens will use a format called Submerged designed for older ages. “Deep […]

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Our Busy Month Continues

Saturday our local Missions Outreach week ended with the GRACE Ministries food distribution.  It was a successful week that started with serving lunch for the seniors of our community; then Tuesday working in the DeShong’s Gift Back gardens and the LINK Food Pantry; on Wednesday it was grounds maintenance at a Good Shepherd Alliance facility; then Thursday […]

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July, A Busy Time at Sterling UMC

The month of July is a busy one at Sterling UMC. Last Sunday the Mission Team members were commissioned and on Monday the Local Mission Outreach week started with an event for the seniors of our community.   Members of our local mission team served lunch and afterward the group of about eighty seniors played bingo […]

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Sterling UMC Member Darlene Kumler Featured in INOVA Loudoun Chaplaincy Services Newsletter

(From the Inova Loudoun Hospital Chaplaincy Services Newsletter) Volunteer Spotlight: Darlene Kumler Chaplaincy Services News Inova Loudoun Hospital   On a typical Tuesday morning, Darlene Kumler packs inspirational stones into her jacket pockets and heads off to visit patients and families with her Chaplaincy partner, Don Meyer. Darlene became a chaplaincy services volunteer around November […]

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It’s Time for Summer Missions!

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”   Isaiah 6:8 Sterling United Methodist Church kicks off its summer Missions program this Sunday with a commissioning of the mission team members at the 9 AM service.  All […]

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A Return to Calm and a Big Thank You!

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid?  Do you still have no faith?”   Mark 4:39-40   This week, as we wrap up the final clean up from the annual […]

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Summer Sunday School Starts Sunday, June 24!

It’s summertime and Summer Sunday School starts this Sunday, June 24.  Please note that the structure of Summer Sunday School is different than the school year. We will be offering Sunday school for all ages during the 9 AM Worship Service.  For children in kindergarten and up, kids will start their morning with their parents […]

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Good Shepherd Alliance and Sterling UMC’s Local Mission Week

Good Shepherd Alliance is a Christian nonprofit that has served the homeless and near homeless in Loudoun County since 1983.  More than 3,000 men, women, and children are helped each year with the provision of almost 10,000 bed nights.  The Good Shepherd Alliance has a shelter and transitional housing that can accommodate immediate emergencies.   In […]

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Father’s Day, You Can Thank a Methodist

Loving God, We give thanks for the men of virtue who have touched our lives. Those who have shown us kindness, courage, generosity, truth, compassion, faith, and love.   Bless all sons and brothers and fathers and grandfathers who reveal a glimpse of your loving presence on earth. Amen (The Rev. Jane Sommers, a retired […]

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Backpack Buddies, Because Hunger Doesn’t End On Friday

The BackPack Buddies is a national program designed to provide children from low-income households with nutritious kid-friendly groceries for the weekend when free school lunches and breakfasts are not provided.  School officials identify students who qualify to receive BackPack Buddies.  The Sterling United Methodist Church Backpack Buddies program supports the kids at the local Rolling […]

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Teacher Recognition, Backpack Buddies, Grace Ministries

Last week’s Graduate Recognition Sunday post reported that our schools are teaching more kids than ever and according to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a […]

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Graduate Recognition Sunday

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a further increase of 8 percent is expected. Our schools are teaching more kids than ever. And, according […]

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