Sterling UMC is the Place To Be on Wednesday Evenings!

(Updated September 13)

Wednesday, September 12 was the beginning of a new weekly evening of activity at Sterling United Methodist Church.

There was a fellowship time with a meal catered by one of our local restaurants, adult Bible studies, activities for children and youth, our music ministry rehearsals, and our Master’s Crafters craft group.

The adult Bible Studies are:

“Jesus and Everyday Life” 

This study is a thematic reflection of the Gospel of Luke.  Each week we will read and think about how Jesus spoke to particular topics in our everyday lives. Themes will include children and family; work; sadness and suffering; and mealtime; among many others!  Facilitated by Vincent Williams, Director of Discipleship.

“Grace, Not Perfection” 

In this study, Emily describes the journey that led to her pursuing a simpler life; one that allowed her to breathe, laugh, and grow; and provides ways for others to simplify their lives.  She reminds each of us that God abundantly pours out grace on us, and because of this, we can surely extend grace to ourselves. Facilitated by Chelsea Taylor

“The Wilderness”

This study is based on the book A Way Through the Wilderness, Growing in Faith When Life Gets Hard by Rob Renfroe.  Facilitated by Jim Gallihugh.

In addition to adult Bible studies, activities were available for children and youth; and the nursery open for the 0 to 2 year olds.

Youth ages 6th to 8th grade could attend “Learning to Study Your Bible.”

Youth ages 9th to 12th grade could attend “Diving Into Your Bible.”

Our Music Ministry resumed their normal schedule of activities recently and there are still many opportunities to participate in our music program including the Aldersgate Choir which performs at our 9 AM service, and the Contemporary music praise band which performs at our 11 AM service.  Both rehearse on Wednesday evenings.

Our Master’s Crafters group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM as well and does crafting projects throughout the year meeting in Room 107.

The first Wednesday Fellowship meal was catered by Zoe’s Kitchen and was a big success with over 40 people in attendance.  Next week’s meal (September 19) will be catered by Mission BBQ and will include:

  • Pulled pork, chopped brisket, and smoked turkey
  • Mac’n chesse, green beans, and cole slaw
  • Slider rolls and corn bread
  • Dessert
  • A variety of sauces including Memphis Belle, Georgia Mustard, NC Vinegar, Smokey Mountain, Tupelo Honey Heat.

The cost will be $12.00 per person or $40 maximum per family.  You may RSVP for the September 19 fellowship meal here.

Sterling UMC is a community church and all are welcome to be our guest, attend our services and support our mission efforts.  Please visit our website often for updates.  To subscribe to our weekly email newsletter please send your email contact information to 

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