Education

Welcoming Our New Staff Members

This is the time of the year when the church staff is fully engaged in planning, developing, promoting, practicing, implementing, and praying over the new programs that will begin in the next couple of weeks.  Along with the lay leadership who have also invested a great deal of time and energy, everyone is working towards […]

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A New Sunday School Curriculum Planned for 2018-2019

A new program from Deep Blue Kids will be introduced for our Sunday school this upcoming school year.  The new curriculum is titled Deep Blue Connects:  At Home With God 2018-2019.  The curriculum is designed for all ages from the nursery to preteens.  Preteens will use a format called Submerged designed for older ages. “Deep […]

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Teacher Recognition, Backpack Buddies, Grace Ministries

Last week’s Graduate Recognition Sunday post reported that our schools are teaching more kids than ever and according to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a […]

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Graduate Recognition Sunday

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a further increase of 8 percent is expected. Our schools are teaching more kids than ever. And, according […]

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Come and Worship with Us This Sunday!

We are quickly approaching the last Sunday in January 2018! Soon we will be entering into the Lent season which begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14! However, before we get to the season of Lent there is so much going on in the life of our church! This Sunday, […]

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New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for Sunday Children’s Program

9 AM Kids Worship Hour Ages 2 & 3                                                               Room 100 Ages 4-Grade 6                                                     Gallihugh Hall   Drop Off – Children will be dropped off to their assigned room-either Gallihugh Hall or Room 100-before you go to your  worship service. Pick Up – Parents please pick up your child or […]

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Sterling Kids

  “Train a child how to live the right way.  Then even when he is old, he will still live that way.” Proverbs 22:6   The New Sunday Experience coming September 10 to SUMC includes some changes to our children’s and youth programs as well. Our Sunday School program is now called “Sterling Kids” and […]

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Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Due to Loudoun County Schools being closed, the church office is closed today. The CrossWalk meal, children’s activities (J.A.M.), and youth activities are canceled for this evening. The Aldersgate Choir and Contemporary Worship Team will rehearse as scheduled. Other Wednesday evening adult activities/studies will meet at the discretion of the leader of each group.  Please contact your group leader for information. There will be limited child […]

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Ladies Wednesday Night Bible Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Room 103 Join us for a 6-week Lenten study using Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others. We will be using the book, Restored: Finding Redemption in our Mess, by Tom Berlin, which can be ordered […]

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Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School

July 31-August 4, 2017 Registration begins March 15 and ends July 21. Cost $40 per child until June 15, with a maximum of $85 per family. After June 15, cost is $45 per child with a maximum of $95 per family. A little about this year’s program: Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on […]

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2017 Summer Camp Director Wanted

We are seeking a Director for “In God’s Backyard” camp during the weeks of July 10 and July 17.  If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Michelle Caldrone at *protected email* by February 21.  Click here to view the job description. Camp planning for the kids begins this month.  Thank […]

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Youth December Activities

Sr. High Retreat, Dec. 9-11, Camp Caroline Furnace. We will be hanging out with old friends/making new friends while teambuilding and relaxing.  A time for fun and worship and listening for the voice of God. Musical Rehearsals: Tues, Dec. 6, 6:30-8:00 PM Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 PM   Christmas Party:        Sunday, Dec. 18, 5;30-8:00 […]

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Adult Sunday School New Fall Study

Adult Sunday School – Sundays, 9:30 AM in Room 107: Beginning October 30, the Spirit Seekers Sunday School class will be studying How We Got The Bible, a DVD series by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in your Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told […]

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Bible Study Groups

We welcome you to come and participate in one of our small group studies! Weekday Adult Bible Study Groups   Monday 1:00 PM Bible Study at Sommerset Retirement Home, Led by Careen Hunt & Maryann Craig. “The Story, The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People,” CrossWalk Wednesday Fellowship  7:00 PM Wednesdays   (CrossWalk […]

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Grief Books for Children

The library at Sterling United Methodist Church (Room 103) has 4 new books on the shelves on the subject of grieving for children: God Gave Us Heaven.  By Lisa Tawn Bergren.  Art by Laura J. Bryant. The Secret of the Dragonfly.  A story of hope and promise.  By Gayle Shaw Cramer. Illustrated by Jan Jones. The Invisible […]

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Education — Sterling United Methodist Church

Education

Welcoming Our New Staff Members

This is the time of the year when the church staff is fully engaged in planning, developing, promoting, practicing, implementing, and praying over the new programs that will begin in the next couple of weeks.  Along with the lay leadership who have also invested a great deal of time and energy, everyone is working towards […]

Continue Reading

A New Sunday School Curriculum Planned for 2018-2019

A new program from Deep Blue Kids will be introduced for our Sunday school this upcoming school year.  The new curriculum is titled Deep Blue Connects:  At Home With God 2018-2019.  The curriculum is designed for all ages from the nursery to preteens.  Preteens will use a format called Submerged designed for older ages. “Deep […]

Continue Reading

Teacher Recognition, Backpack Buddies, Grace Ministries

Last week’s Graduate Recognition Sunday post reported that our schools are teaching more kids than ever and according to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a […]

Continue Reading

Graduate Recognition Sunday

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a further increase of 8 percent is expected. Our schools are teaching more kids than ever. And, according […]

Continue Reading

Come and Worship with Us This Sunday!

We are quickly approaching the last Sunday in January 2018! Soon we will be entering into the Lent season which begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14! However, before we get to the season of Lent there is so much going on in the life of our church! This Sunday, […]

Continue Reading

New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures for Sunday Children’s Program

9 AM Kids Worship Hour Ages 2 & 3                                                               Room 100 Ages 4-Grade 6                                                     Gallihugh Hall   Drop Off – Children will be dropped off to their assigned room-either Gallihugh Hall or Room 100-before you go to your  worship service. Pick Up – Parents please pick up your child or […]

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Sterling Kids

  “Train a child how to live the right way.  Then even when he is old, he will still live that way.” Proverbs 22:6   The New Sunday Experience coming September 10 to SUMC includes some changes to our children’s and youth programs as well. Our Sunday School program is now called “Sterling Kids” and […]

Continue Reading

Church Activities for Wednesday, March 15

Due to Loudoun County Schools being closed, the church office is closed today. The CrossWalk meal, children’s activities (J.A.M.), and youth activities are canceled for this evening. The Aldersgate Choir and Contemporary Worship Team will rehearse as scheduled. Other Wednesday evening adult activities/studies will meet at the discretion of the leader of each group.  Please contact your group leader for information. There will be limited child […]

Continue Reading

Ladies Wednesday Night Bible Study

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Room 103 Join us for a 6-week Lenten study using Scripture, devotional tools, and the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, St. Augustine, John Wesley, Evelyn Underhill, and others. We will be using the book, Restored: Finding Redemption in our Mess, by Tom Berlin, which can be ordered […]

Continue Reading

Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School

July 31-August 4, 2017 Registration begins March 15 and ends July 21. Cost $40 per child until June 15, with a maximum of $85 per family. After June 15, cost is $45 per child with a maximum of $95 per family. A little about this year’s program: Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on […]

Continue Reading

2017 Summer Camp Director Wanted

We are seeking a Director for “In God’s Backyard” camp during the weeks of July 10 and July 17.  If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact Michelle Caldrone at *protected email* by February 21.  Click here to view the job description. Camp planning for the kids begins this month.  Thank […]

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Youth December Activities

Sr. High Retreat, Dec. 9-11, Camp Caroline Furnace. We will be hanging out with old friends/making new friends while teambuilding and relaxing.  A time for fun and worship and listening for the voice of God. Musical Rehearsals: Tues, Dec. 6, 6:30-8:00 PM Thurs., Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 PM   Christmas Party:        Sunday, Dec. 18, 5;30-8:00 […]

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Adult Sunday School New Fall Study

Adult Sunday School – Sundays, 9:30 AM in Room 107: Beginning October 30, the Spirit Seekers Sunday School class will be studying How We Got The Bible, a DVD series by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in your Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told […]

Continue Reading

Bible Study Groups

We welcome you to come and participate in one of our small group studies! Weekday Adult Bible Study Groups   Monday 1:00 PM Bible Study at Sommerset Retirement Home, Led by Careen Hunt & Maryann Craig. “The Story, The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People,” CrossWalk Wednesday Fellowship  7:00 PM Wednesdays   (CrossWalk […]

Continue Reading

Grief Books for Children

The library at Sterling United Methodist Church (Room 103) has 4 new books on the shelves on the subject of grieving for children: God Gave Us Heaven.  By Lisa Tawn Bergren.  Art by Laura J. Bryant. The Secret of the Dragonfly.  A story of hope and promise.  By Gayle Shaw Cramer. Illustrated by Jan Jones. The Invisible […]

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