Education

Welcome Our New Sterling UMC Staff Members

This is the time of the year when the church staff is fully engaged in planning, developing, promoting, practicing, implementing, and praying over the new programs that will begin in the next couple of weeks.  Along with the lay leadership who have also invested a great deal of time and energy, everyone is working towards […]

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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, and there will be an orientation on Sunday, August 26 for the 2018-2019 school year beginning on September 9. And there is […]

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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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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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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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Come and Worship with Us This Sunday!

We are quickly approaching the last Sunday in January 2018! Soon we will be entering into the Lent season which begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14! However, before we get to the season of Lent there is so much going on in the life of our church! This Sunday, […]

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Senior High Retreat!

Our Senior High Retreat, open to all youth in grades 9-12, is scheduled for the weekend of December 8 – 10. The retreat will be held at Camp Highroad in Middleburg, Virginia. Activities include a Challenge Course, a Zip Line, Worship, Fellowship, and just a whole lot of fun! The cost of the weekend retreat is […]

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“Hi, I am Sterling UMC; It’s Nice to Meet You”

This past Thursday evening about 25 members of Sterling UMC gathered together to learn a little more about ourselves and our congregation; and to gain a little more insight into ways we can be more welcoming to those who may be first time guests or returning guests to our church. Fulfilling one of the recommendations […]

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New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for Sunday Children’s Program

9 AM Kids Worship Hour Ages 2 & 3                                                               Room 100 Ages 4-Grade 6                                                     Gallihugh Hall   Drop Off – Children will be dropped off to their assigned room-either Gallihugh Hall or Room 100-before you go to your  worship service. Pick Up – Parents please pick up your child or […]

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Sterling Kids

  “Train a child how to live the right way.  Then even when he is old, he will still live that way.” Proverbs 22:6   The New Sunday Experience coming September 10 to SUMC includes some changes to our children’s and youth programs as well. Our Sunday School program is now called “Sterling Kids” and […]

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Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Due to Loudoun County Schools being closed, the church office is closed today. The CrossWalk meal, children’s activities (J.A.M.), and youth activities are canceled for this evening. The Aldersgate Choir and Contemporary Worship Team will rehearse as scheduled. Other Wednesday evening adult activities/studies will meet at the discretion of the leader of each group.  Please contact your group leader for information. There will be limited child […]

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Ladies Wednesday Night Bible Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Room 103 Join us for a 6-week Lenten study using Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others. We will be using the book, Restored: Finding Redemption in our Mess, by Tom Berlin, which can be ordered […]

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Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School

July 31-August 4, 2017 Registration begins March 15 and ends July 21. Cost $40 per child until June 15, with a maximum of $85 per family. After June 15, cost is $45 per child with a maximum of $95 per family. A little about this year’s program: Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on […]

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2017 Summer Camp Director Wanted

We are seeking a Director for “In God’s Backyard” camp during the weeks of July 10 and July 17.  If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Michelle Caldrone at *protected email* by February 21.  Click here to view the job description. Camp planning for the kids begins this month.  Thank […]

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Youth December Activities

Sr. High Retreat, Dec. 9-11, Camp Caroline Furnace. We will be hanging out with old friends/making new friends while teambuilding and relaxing.  A time for fun and worship and listening for the voice of God. Musical Rehearsals: Tues, Dec. 6, 6:30-8:00 PM Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 PM   Christmas Party:        Sunday, Dec. 18, 5;30-8:00 […]

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Adult Sunday School New Fall Study

Adult Sunday School – Sundays, 9:30 AM in Room 107: Beginning October 30, the Spirit Seekers Sunday School class will be studying How We Got The Bible, a DVD series by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in your Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told […]

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