Author Archive: Katie Shifflette

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and we would like to celebrate the African-Americans who have played vital roles in the development of The United Methodist Church. These notable Methodists have played a great role not only in our Methodist history but also in the history of our country. Susan Angeline Collins was the daughter of […]

Continue Reading

A Season of Waiting

Advent is the first season of our Christian church year. It takes place during the month of December, leading up to Christmas, where we to focus on four virtues of Jesus: hope, love, joy and peace – as symbolized by the four candles within the advent wreath. It is a time of the year where […]

Continue Reading

A Time for Thanksgiving

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18 Today is the day. The day when the seeming madness of the holiday season is finally fully upon us and there is a whirlwind of family. We are consumed with […]

Continue Reading

Happy Pastor Appreciation Month!

This October, churches across the nation are celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month. Every year Pastor Appreciation Day, aka Clergy Appreciation Day, occurs on the second Sunday of the month. This is a day and a month set aside to celebrate the contributions of pastors, priests, reverends and ministers across the United States. It has been proposed […]

Continue Reading

Youth Connections – What’s in a Name?

The youth program here at Sterling UMC has a new name – Youth Connections. The goal of a new name relates to the idea that a name represents what a group is about and how it should operate. So, what does this mean for our new name, Youth Connections? Why this name and what does […]

Continue Reading