Events

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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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 Services Only Until Further Notice

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 all in-person services and close the church building until further notice. However, just because the church building is closed does not mean the ministry will stop! We will continue to praise […]

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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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What’s Happening in Adult Education

Sterling United Methodist Church has many opportunities for adults to meet in fellowship and Christian education. Sunday morning small groups meet at 10 a.m. during our Growing Deeper at Ten hour.  There are currently four classes to choose from. Our Spirit Seekers Adult Sunday school class is our longest running adult Bible study. They are […]

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Interested in Joining Sterling UMC?

Have you been attending Sterling UMC for a while but have never gotten around to joining? Maybe you have been visiting and would like to know more about the church? Whether you are looking for a new church home, have been attending for a while or just want to learn about the membership process – […]

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The 2020 Summer Mission Program

Sterling United Methodist Church has announced its summer Missions trips and the applications now available on the Sterling United Methodist Church website Resources page. This year’s program includes two opportunities to serve in mission.  The first opportunity is the Youth trip in support of the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) located in the southwest Virginia and […]

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Christmas at Sterling

Do you have plans for Christmas Eve yet? Not sure where to take the family or just looking for a place to celebrate with neighbors? Join Sterling UMC for one of three Candlelight and Communion Christmas Eve Services this year! There are services held at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24. Whether […]

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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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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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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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