News and Updates

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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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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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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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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Wednesday Night Fellowship at Sterling UMC

Sterling UMC’s Wednesday Night Fellowship program is a time for fellowship and growth with catered meals provided by local restaurants followed by small groups for all ages and interests. The fellowship meal is served in the Gallihugh Fellowship Hall at 6 PM.  There is an option to RSVP online before the meal, but all are […]

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LINK Coat Drive on November 16

LINK, Inc. provides emergency food and financial assistance to those in need in the Sterling, Herndon, and Ashburn, Virginia communities. The workers at LINK, Inc. are all volunteers comprised of dedicated local churches, organizations, and individuals.  It is supported primarily by donations of food, funds, and other needs for special distributions such as the LINK […]

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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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Backpack Buddies for the New School Year Begins August 18

According to Feeding America’s website, twenty-two million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. As a result, fifteen or so years ago, Feeding America started their BackPack Program to help make […]

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Ordinary Time? No Way

The season after Pentecost, is the season known as Ordinary Time in the United Methodist Church. The word ordinary, according to the dictionary means with no special or distinctive features; normal. So does that mean that there is nothing special going on at Sterling UMC this summer?  There is nothing distinctive?  Everything is just normal? Actually […]

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2019 Local Missions Week

Sterling UMC will once again host a week of local missions work focusing on serving those in our local Sterling and Loudoun community. The opportunities to serve will occur the week of July 8 through July 13. The Sterling United Methodist Church has supported our local seniors with luncheons over many years and starting with […]

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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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Sterling UMC Annual Yard Sale

For many years now Sterling UMC has held an Annual Yard Sale to support our worldwide missions teams and our local missions efforts such as Backpack Buddies and GRACE Ministries’ monthly food and clothing distributions. Over the years the “yard” has gotten much larger as the annual sale has taken on Event status with shoppers […]

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Eastertide: The Season Continues

When everything was dark and it seemed that the sun would never shine again, your love broke through. Your love was too strong, too wide, too deep for death to hold. The sparks cast by your love dance and spread and burst forth with resurrection light. Gracious God, We praise you for the light of […]

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Sound The Alarm in Sterling

Last month the American Red Cross launched a program known as Sound the Alarm which is a home fire safety effort with a goal to install 100,000 free smoke alarms across the country.  “Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by half,” said Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American […]

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Holy Week at SUMC

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gently and riding on a donkey…”  (Zechariah 9:9) The greatest time of the Christian year, the week that includes the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, begins on Palm Sunday.  On that day, the Sunday […]

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Easter Cantata

Sterling United Methodist Church’s Music Department presents In My Place: Remembering Christ’s Sacrifice of Love – An Easter Cantata this Palm Sunday, April 14. The Cantata follows the journey of Jesus to the cross in a beautiful narrated orchestration. The Cantata will be directed by Willis Rosenfeld, Sterling’s Music Director and features a full orchestra […]

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Easter Carnival

This year, we are excited to be hosting our annual Easter Carnival once again! Every year, the Easter Carnival is a time for celebration and fun for all ages – and this year is sure to be no different! As always, the carnival will feature lots of exciting games, fun photo opportunities and a moon […]

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Lent Sermon Series

He was not rich or educated, but was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous, but possessed a passion that would change the world. He left everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear. (from Simon Peter, by Adam Hamilton) Simon Peter was thirty years old, married, and had three […]

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Response From Pastor Steve Regarding the Special Session of the General Council

Dear Sterling United Methodist Church Family, On Tuesday, the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted to adopt the Traditional Plan, which makes no changes to the church’s position on human sexuality.  This decision affirms and strengthens the position that United Methodist Clergy do not officiate at same-sex weddings […]

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