Sterling UMC offers music participation for every age. Our musical groups include vocal and handbell choirs for preschoolers, elementary age, middle and high school through adulthood. If you play an instrument there are also performance opportunities several times a year. If you would like more information about adult or children’s musical activities, please contact Willis Rosenfeld at or the church office at 703-430-6455.
The Aldersgate Choir meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30-8:00 PM to rehearse and performs at the 9:00 AM worship service on Sunday as well as several special concerts throughout the program year. Our covenant is to provide the best quality music for our congregation that leads them into a place of deeper worship and relationship with God. Our choir is comprised of adults and youth and is directed by Willis Rosenfeld. Contact:
The Children’s Choir is for children Kindergarten through the 5th grade. This choir learns to sing songs about God’s love for them and all creation. They also present an annual Christmas musical for our congregation. The Children’s Choir meets at 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings and is directed by Stephanie Perhach.
Contemporary Worship Team
Our Contemporary Worship Team is a group of vocal and instrumental musicians that provides contemporary worship style music for the 11:00 AM worship service on Sunday mornings. The Contemporary Worship Team rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 8:00-9:00 PM and is led by Director of Music, Willis Rosenfeld. Contact:
Amigos Worship Team
Our Amigos Worship Team is a group of vocal and instrumental musicians that provides music primarily in Spanish for the 10:00 AM Amigos worship service on Sunday mornings. The Amigos Worship Team rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM and is led by Gerson Hortua. Contact:
Carillon Ringers meets on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM. This group rings once a month in church and also out in the community. Our handbell choirs attend festivals with other choirs. This choir is directed by Jack Layne. Contact:
Children’s Bell Choir
Our Children’s Bell Choir meets Sunday mornings at 11:30 during the school year following the Children’s Choir. It is directed by Jack Layne. Contact:
In addition to handbells, percussion has been introduced to our music department and workshops are scheduled periodically under the direction of Jack Layne. For more information contact Jack at
The Youth Musical Production offers a time for our youth to learn more about the love God has for us through song, dance, acting, set design/creation, lighting and sound. Auditions for the musical are held in November. Visit Youth Ministries for more information.
Music Ministry Forms
Music Ministry Forms