Seniors

Approaching Holy Week

The Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, predicted Jesus’ sacrificial suffering and death more than 700 years before it happened. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, […]

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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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Prayer – Our Focus During Lent

  During the season of Lent this year, our focus is on prayer.  We will be using The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson, in a series of sermons to explore these questions:  “How big is your God?  Is He big enough to heal your marriage or heal your child?  Is He bigger than a positive MRI or […]

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Beans and Greens Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather and the resulting ice in the church parking lot, the Beans and Greens event has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 PM.   Please join us tomorrow afternoon for great food and fun fellowship as we take down our Christmas decorations to begin the new year. Again, you can still bring your favorite chili, but you […]

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Senior Activity Group (SAG) 2017

SUMC Senior Activity Group (SAG) Tentative Schedule for 2017  All meeting programs, activities and dates are subject to change.  Please check church weekly email newsletter, weekly bulletin and SAG emails for final details closer to each event.  For more information on SAG, please contact the church office at 703-430-6455 or Mark Humphrey at *protected email* Tuesday, […]

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Folding & Stuffing Party

Wednesday, December 21 at 1:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall Join the fun of preparing our Christmas Eve bulletins, gift ornaments, luminaries and various other helpful tasks while chatting with friends and enjoying some Christmas cookies and treats. Questions?  Contact:  *protected email* or call the church office at 703-430-6455.

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Folding & Stuffing Party

Wednesday, December 21 at 1:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall Join the fun of preparing our Christmas Eve bulletins, gift ornaments, luminaries and various other helpful tasks while chatting with friends and enjoying some Christmas cookies and treats. Questions?  Contact:  *protected email*

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Blue Christmas

Sometimes the holidays bring a mixed blessing with extra stress or unexpected “blues” from pain or loss in our lives.  Sometimes we don’t feel like celebrating at all. If you feel this way or would like to lend your support to others, come on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM for a “Blue Christmas Service” of […]

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Upcoming Mission Trips

The mission trips for 2017 have been selected! Click here for details and to download an application:  2017-mission-trip-application Contact:  Tom Land or the church office at *protected email*  

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Stewardship Campaign

November 15, 2016 Dear Sterling Church Family, We had a great day of worship this past Sunday where many of you made a commitment to support the church in 2017:  84 people made commitments totaling $287,146.  Of those commitments, 29 represented an increase over last year, and 8 persons made a commitment for the first […]

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Seniors Luncheon

Saturday, October 1, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall. All seniors are invited to Sterling United Methodist Church’s Senior Citizen luncheon on Saturday, October 1, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  Please do not arrive before 11:00 AM, but be there by 11:30 AM!  This is a free luncheon (ham, turkey and all […]

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Paint Night Sept. 17, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM

This event is for ages 18 and older. Children ages 12 and older with an accompanying parent or guardian are also welcome. Cost is $45 per person. All supplies will be provided. Small bottles of water will be provided free of charge, and mocktails (alcohol-free cocktails) and snacks will be for sale. Proceeds from this fundraiser will […]

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God, Our Ever-Present Father

There is a social reality these days called “the missing father” that has a drastic negative effect on individuals and society.  Studies document that children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Boys are more […]

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Fundraiser Dinner & Talent Show

Come enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and join in the fun at the Sterling UMC Talent Show, which will showcase the abilities of some of our very gifted members!  You will encounter brilliant to artistic to clever.  Great entertainment at a great price for a great cause (advancing the Capital Campaign). Wednesday, May 25 6:00-8:00 […]

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Mission Trips 2016

Note:  Sager Brown application deadline has been extended until 3/15/16 2016 Mission Trips Application Form Click each trip name for additional trip details (coming soon) SUMC Mission Trips 2016 Trip Dates Minimum Age   Total Trip Cost Partici-pant’s Cost (amount you pay) Non- refundable  Deposit Deposit & Appli-cation Packet Due Final Payment Due Min/ Max […]

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Seniors Luncheon, May 7

Saturday, May 7, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM All Seniors are welcome! Join us for great food, fellowship, and entertainment. Menu: Turkey and Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Deviled Eggs, Cranberry Sauce and Pies for Dessert. This is a free event. Call the church office if you need a ride:  703-430-6455.   Volunteer cooks, […]

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Lenten Devotional for March 23

The Tragic Gap Read: Isaiah 43:19 Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness. —Isaiah 43:19 Reflect: When familiar contours disappear and the earth moves beneath our feet, where can we stand? We can stand in the tragic […]

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Lenten Devotional for March 22

God Weeps with Us Read: Romans 8:26-32 If God is for us, who is against us? He didn’t spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. Won’t he also freely give us all things with him? —Romans 8:32 Reflect: Paul introduces us to a God who groans. We are tempted to think […]

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