Author Archive: Katie Shifflette

In-Person Bilingual Worship Service

Starting Sunday, September 13, Pastor Marcela and Pastor Linda will be hosting a limited capacity, bilingual outdoor worship service with communion. This will take place before our regularly scheduled live-stream worship service, from 10:00 to 10:30 in Sterling UMC’s outdoor worship area. In order to participate, you must pre-register with the form below. On this […]

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A Message From the Healthy Church Team

From the Healthy Church Team of Sterling UMC July 8, 2020 Good Evening, The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church has developed a Plan to Return to In-Person Worship and Gatherings.  This plan contains requirements that each local church must follow to resume in-person worship and to have other in-person gatherings.  Because we put a […]

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Letters from our Bishops

Last week, many bishops from across the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church wrote a letter to the jurisdiction as a whole addressing the racial disparities in the United States. There is a letter from the white bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction as well as a letter from a Leonard Fairly, a black bishop […]

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The Process of Re-Opening

From the Clergy and Staff of Sterling UMC: The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church has released a Handbook for Local Churches on re-opening for in person worship. This is a comprehensive handbook that is over 60 pages long with very specific instructions for re-opening. Here is a summary of what we have learned: […]

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From the Clergy and Staff of Sterling UMC

From the Clergy and Staff of Sterling UMC May 9, 2020 On Saturday morning, May 9, Virginia Conference Bishop Sharma Lewis released the following statement: May the Lord be with you and keep you. It is a wonderful day to be a United Methodist. I know that Virginia United Methodists are longing for the return […]

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Staying Connected with Sterling UMC

During this time of social distancing, learn how stay connected virtually with our church and specific ministry areas: Follow us on Facebook to see our Livestream events and other posts. Here is a schedule of weekly Facebook Events: Sundays: Livestream Worship 11 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube Live Pastor Larry and Pastor Marcela, accompanied by […]

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Easter at Sterling

Join Sterling UMC (virtually) for everything Easter this year! From worship services on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter – there are plenty of times to come together online in worship with your church family. For everything Easter related, check out this page for your most up to date information! All services will […]

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Local Service Opportunities

One of our Sterling UMC local partners, LINK, who provides food for Grace Ministries and coats during our annual coat drive – is asking for your help to serve the community during the covid-19 outbreak. LINK is still providing emergency food to families in need and has recognized that the need for assistance at this […]

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Annie the Musical!

Purchase tickets here! We would love to see you and your family at the show! The youth musical has been a long standing and beloved tradition at Sterling UMC. Annie will be the 16th production performed by the Sterling UMC Players with a cast and crew of youth from the church and surrounding community. We […]

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Interested in Joining Sterling UMC?

Have you been attending Sterling UMC for a while but have never gotten around to joining? Maybe you have been visiting and would like to know more about the church? Whether you are looking for a new church home, have been attending for a while or just want to learn about the membership process – […]

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Christmas at Sterling

Do you have plans for Christmas Eve yet? Not sure where to take the family or just looking for a place to celebrate with neighbors? Join Sterling UMC for one of three Candlelight and Communion Christmas Eve Services this year! There are services held at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24. Whether […]

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Children’s Christmas Program

Every year, the SterlingKids Choir produces a Children’s Christmas Program and this year is no different! They will be performing CAKE: Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment by Jeff and Dana Anderson and cannot wait to share all of their hard work with the community on Sunday, December 22 at 9:00am. The program is directed by […]

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Blue Christmas Service

Is Christmas a blue time for you? The Christmas season is often associated with joy, love, generosity and unity. But for many, this time of year magnifies loneliness, anxiety, grief and despair. As others are celebrating it can make those who are hurting feel even more lost and alone. Sterling UMC’s Blue Christmas Service is […]

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Gloria: A Christmas Cantata

The Sterling UMC Music Department will be performing a Christmas Cantata to kick off the Christmas Season in a couple of weeks. It is always a wonderful way to celebrate the season and is also expertly performed by many talented musicians! The Christmas Cantata this year is Gloria by Vivaldi. A Cantata is generally a […]

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Annie: A Sterling UMC Players Production

We are proud to announce that this year the Sterling UMC Players will be producing the musical Annie! There is a long history of musicals here at Sterling UMC ranging all the way from Seusical, Into the Woods, Shrek, Charlie Brown and most recently Godspell. Annie is one of the biggest shows that Sterling UMC […]

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Fall Kickoff

As everyone is getting back into the groove of school and fall schedules, we are busily preparing for our Fall Kickoff! This is the time of year that we start all of our educational programs back up and get excited for another year of learning and growing together. Our kickoff this year is on Sunday, […]

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Drive In at Sterling!

Are you ready for some long summer nights and time spent with family and friends? Well, you can find all of those things here at Sterling UMC for our monthly “Drive In at Sterling” summer movie nights! Once a month from July through September, we will be showing a movie in our front parking lot […]

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Summer Fun at Sterling UMC

Looking for exciting programs to to thrill your kids this summer? Sterling United Methodist Church is offering a wide variety of engaging and exciting programs for kids of all abilities and ages preschool through elementary school! Starting in June and going all the way through August, our In God’s Backyard Summer Camp is offering Preschool, […]

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