Author Archive: Neil Mickelson

Sign Up for Sunday School!

With Sunday School starting up on September 7th, it’s not too late to sign up! You can sign your child up for our many Sunday School programs using our online registration form, or you can contact Michelle Caldrone in the church office at *protected email* or 703-430-6455. We have a variety of Sunday School programs […]

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Noah’s Park Children’s Church

Noah’s Park is SUMC’s exciting Sunday School program which happens during the 11:00 AM services (Contemporary Worship and The Amigos Service) for children ages 2 through 2nd grade. It provides opportunities for bilingual, multicultural experiences in English and Spanish for our children. Kids, grab your compass and follow Ponder and Dreamer on an epic adventure […]

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Acolyte Sign-Ups Now Open

Hello 3rd through 6th Graders! Are you interested in being an acolyte this school year? Please contact Colleen Scout at *protected email* or the church office. Volunteers will be invited to attend a brief training class to familiarize themselves with the steps involved. There will also be handouts provided for your reference. Thanks for your […]

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Amigos Service Time

The Amigos worship service (our Hispanic/Latino ministry) conducted in the Spanish language meets at 11:00 AM in Gallihugh Hall. El servicio de alabanza y adoración de nuestro ministerio hispano/latino (Amigos) se reúne a las 11:00 AM en el salón de Gallihugh. Hablamos español. Tiempo de Compañerismo Coffee and refreshments are available in the lobby after the […]

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Mission Updates – Sager Brown Update #5

Here’s the Thursday evening update from our Sager Brown Mission Team: This is Elaine Utgaard with Thursday’s update from Sager Brown (they finally let me write one). Our team is feeling good about our work here, but at the same time starting to feel sad about leaving tomorrow. In the morning a small group had the […]

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Mission Updates – Sager Brown Update #4

Here’s the fourth update from our Sager Brown Mission Team. This is Erik Utgaard writing for Wednesday, our half day of work/half day off for fellowship and an outing. In the morning, Jason and I joined mission trip participants from Florida and Texas to continue working on the ramp on what someone told us was […]

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Mission Updates – Sager Brown Update #3

Today’s message is written by one of our adults, Debbie Jacobus, who is on her first mission trip! Today was our second day of work at Sager Brown. I have been working in the sewing room and myself and 4 others have completed 195 school bags! A group working in the depot have been checking […]

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Mission Updates – Sager Brown Team Departs

Sterling UMC’s Sager Brown Mission Team departed for Louisiana bright and early on Sunday, August 17th. Each day, the team will share the perspective of a different team member. First up are Zack Morris and Emily Beck. Sunday, August 17th Dear SUMC family, Our first day of Sager Brown has been full of traveling and fun! Our […]

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Mission Updates – New York Team Travelogue

On Saturday, August 9th, Sterling UMC sent a mission team to Brooklyn, NY, to do Hurricane Sandy recovery work in Brooklyn. Even though Hurricane Sandy was almost two years ago, you can be proud that our United Methodist Church is one of the first organizations in after a disaster, and one of the last to remain […]

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Missions Update – Czech Team Update #7

Here’s the latest from our Czech missions team: Ahoy from Prague! Dobry den! The team has arrived in Prague and currently we are at the Starbucks enjoying some cool drinks with our friends from the Czech. Here is the update for yesterday and today Tuesday We went to the Royal Rangers camp outside of Tachov […]

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Mission Updates – Czech Team Update #6

Here is the Czech Republic mission team’s Friday update. Friday, August 2 Hello church family. Today wraps up our time here at Poust and many of us are sad to leave. The people here at Poust have just been amazing. They have had very open hearts and welcoming spirits ever since we arrived here. I can […]

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Mission Updates – Czech Team Update #5

Hi Church family, Here are the updates from the Czech mission team for Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday Today was what seems to be a normal day for us in the Czech Republic. Beautiful day in the mid 70s. Beautiful morning. Small groups met and we all joined in some great discussion about making ourselves available […]

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Mission Updates – Czech Team Update #4

Here is yesterday’s update from the Czech mission team. Today was a pretty relaxed day. Last night there was an evening game that took up to 6 hours to play. Much of the camp did not arrive back until 5:00am, so the whole camp was exhausted. Much of our ministry today came from small groups. […]

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Mission Updates – Czech Team Update #3

Nick Yother sends along the following update form the Czech Mission Team: Hello church family! We had an amazing day yesterday. It all started with our first small group session. We are leading two small groups every morning for English speakers. Nick, Harrison, and Kyle are in one group while Lonnie, Barbara, and Danielle are […]

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Mission Updates – Czech Team Update #2

Today’s update from the Czech Mission Team is provided below: Dobre Den Church family! The Lord is working in a big way around here already and it is really nice to be able to watch and be a part of this. Camp Poust is the place these kids come to grow closer to The Lord […]

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Missions Update – The Czech Team Arrived Safely!

The Czech Republic Mission team arrived safely at Poust today. Poust is a camp facility owned by the Czech Methodist Church. “Poust” means desert in Czech. The facility includes a small monestary building that is several hundred years old. For those wishing to locate the team on a map, Poust is just outside the town […]

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Pastor Randy’s 10th Anniversary Slideshow

On July 20th, Sterling UMC celebrated Pastor Randy’s 10th anniversary as the Senior Pastor of our church. In the 140-year history of Sterling UMC, Pastor Randy is the longest-serving pastor — he has ably ministered to our congregation and community, and led a resurgence of ministry that continues today as demonstrated through our wide range of […]

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Missions Updates – Canton Team Updates 3 and 4

Below are the Wednesday and Thursday updates from the Canton mission team. Canton Wednesday Update Today was a great day for the Canton teams. Our group was split into 4 smaller teams today, as we went to sites in Massilon, Louisville, Delroy and the Restore. We were several teams today, but smaller and mighty. The […]

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