News and Updates

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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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. For decades, Memorial Day was observed on […]

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This Sunday Why Not Enjoy Lunch at Church

This week we have an opportunity for fellowship following our 11 AM Contemporary worship service. Our monthly pizza and salad lunch will be served in the Gallihugh Fellowship Hall at approximately 12 PM. All are invited to attend our 11 AM service and join the group for lunch right after.  Or, if you wish to […]

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Pentecost Sunday

The fiftieth day after Easter is known as Pentecost and this Sunday is Pentecost Sunday.  Pentecost is one of the principal days of the Christian year and in the early Church was the second most important part of the Christian year next to Easter.  The Greek word pentecoste means “fiftieth day.” Pentecost is the day on which […]

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Summer Musicians Wanted!

Are you interested in performing in church? All you need is the desire.  There are opportunities for those with talent and those who just want to learn and develop! Sterling United Methodist Church has an awesome music program that includes the choir that performs at the 9 AM service, our Latino musicians at 10 AM, […]

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Mother’s Day has Methodist Roots

In the 1860s, before there was an official Mother’s Day holiday in the U.S., a Methodist mom named Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day.” Ann organized women’s clubs in the 1860s to serve suffering mothers and children and to work for peace because they could see the ravages of war in their husbands […]

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At The Table With Jesus

Last Sunday our new sermon series Lessons of Easter continued with part two called “Meeting the Risen Christ.”   This week Pastor Steve will deliver the final sermon of the series with a sermon titled “At the Table with Jesus” and the story of the walk to Emmaus. 29But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it […]

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Lessons of Easter Sermon Series Continues

We continue with the Easter Season, the time according to the United Methodist Church that: …also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative […]

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