Young Adults

Sterling UMC Presents the 2018 Summer Mission Trips, Local Missions Program, and Fundraiser

(Updated March 8, 2018) Sterling United Methodist Church has kicked off its 2018 Summer Mission Trip and local mission program schedule; and Sunday March 11 will kick off its first fundraiser for the 2018 efforts with its Red Envelope Campaign.  The Red Envelope Fundraiser involves red envelopes with donation denominations from $1 to $100 printed on […]

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What’s Happening at SUMC!

    Soup and Cookie Mix Holiday Gift Fundraiser  The annual SUMC Missions Soup and Cookie Mix Fundraiser  kicked off earlier this month and will continue through the holiday season.  Purchase your gifts of Chicken Noodle Soup mix, Minestrone Soup Mix, Cheese Soup mix, and Tortilla Soup Mix; and for baking; M & M Brownie Mix […]

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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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Half Truths

Sermon Series for April.  “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.  Join us for worship at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 AM and learn the truth about popular quotes we assume are “gospel truth” but miss the point of Scripture.  Based on the book by Adam Hamilton.  We look forward […]

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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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Sign Up for Spring Softball League

Sign up to play softball with the church team this spring.  League cost is $65 per person plus $10 if you would like to purchase an SUMC hat.  League play starts on April 3 and games are usually played on Monday nights.  Space is limited to the first ones who sign up.   Contact:  Pete Perhach […]

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Current Sermon Series

Questions God Asks Us.   Transformation comes from questions, not answers. We instinctively ask questions in the face of the things in life we cannot explain.  The Bible can be seen as a book of questions from God to us.  Our answers to His questions will draw us into a relationship of deeper intimacy with God. […]

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UMW Christmas Party

Sunday, December 4 2:00 – 4:00 PM in Gallihugh Hall Ladies:  You are cordially invited to the United Methodist Women Christmas Party the first Sunday in December.  We will have food, fellowship, and entertainment.  All women are welcome! Child care will be provided, but we need to know ahead of time how many children will be attending. […]

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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 .  

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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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Red Cross Blood Drive

SATURDAY, October 15, 2016 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. in Gallihugh Hall Please click here to sign in, sign up and give the gift of life! Sterling United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross.  For your convenience you can schedule your own appointment online. For more information or common eligibility questions, […]

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United Methodist Women Tea

All ladies are invited to come to tea at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Sept. 18 in Gallihugh Hall. Contact Beth Meserve for questions.     Vintage & Cake Tea Party | Photo by Claire Sutton on Flickr | Permission: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.de  

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Early Response Team Training

Class Registration Sat, 8 Oct, 2016 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Braddock Street United Methodist Church in Winchester, Virginia, will host an Early Response training on October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This training prepares those attending to become part of an Early Response Team which can be mobilized immediately after a natural disaster. […]

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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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Graduate Sunday June 5

Calling All Graduates If you graduated in the fall/winter of 2015 or will graduate in May/June 2016 from High School or College, please let the church office know by filling out the graduate information form. We will recognize our graduates on June 5, 2016, Graduation Sunday, at the 9:30 AM service.  There will be a reception for […]

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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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Lenten Devotional for March 24

Resurrection or Resuscitation Read: John 11:17-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” — John 11:25-26 (NRSV) Reflect: When Jesus brought Lazarus back to life, he knew Lazarus would […]

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