Events

October is 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 […]

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Drive Thru Trunk or Treat – October 30

Get a jump on Halloween by attending our Drive Thru Trunk or Treat!  Who doesn’t want more chances to wear their costume, right?  So bring your Mummy and Daddy and neighbors too.  We’ll be giving out candy between 2PM and 4PM in the parking lot.  See you there!

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The Blessing of the Animals

  Any animal lover can tell you that their animals are a blessing. They’re a member of the family. They love us unconditionally. So, we should do something special to show our love for our animals. We should have them blessed! On October 3, 2021, from 1:00 pm till 3:00 p.m. Sterling UMC will host […]

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October 2021 Worship Schedule and Pre-registration

Though we are not necessarily back to “normal” we did kick off our new church fall worship season on September 12 and as of that Sunday we are back to our full worship schedule, Sunday School, and Bible Studies in the 10 a.m. hour! We are now offering three options for worship on Sunday mornings: […]

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In-Person Bilingual Worship Service

Starting Sunday, November 8, Pastor Marcela and Pastor Linda will be moving the 10 a.m. bilingual worship service inside to Gallihugh Hall! Check out this informational video for all of the details, but don’t forget: in order to participate, you must pre-register with the form below. On this sign-up, you will find the rules and […]

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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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Online Worship

As a result of COVID-19, the Coronavirus,  and in an effort to reduce the possibility of spreading the disease, we have decided to cancel the 9am and 11am in person worship services. However, just because the church building is closed does not mean the ministry will stop! We will continue to praise the Lord through […]

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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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GRACE Ministries Food and Clothing Distribution Canceled This Saturday

The GRACE Ministries Food and Clothing distribution scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been canceled as a result of precautions being taken to prevent the possible transmission of the COVID-19 Corona Virus Disease. Please continue to visit our website for future events and schedule changes. For more information please contact the church office at .

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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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Ash Wednesday, the Season of Lent Begins

Ash Wednesday, February 26, marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent lasts for forty days, not counting the Sundays, and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. During this period of repentance and renewal, we recall and relive the resurrection story to understand the meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection that gave […]

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