Author Archive: Curt Christiansen

SterlingFest 2016

October means it’s time for SterlingFest, and this year our community’s premier festival is celebrating its 29th birthday.  Sterling United Methodist Church is one of the original places where friends and families have gathered in our community.  YOU can help share our story with people who come to SterlingFest.  Click here to sign up.

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LINK Food Deliveries

  In the month of October our church partners with LINK to deliver food to local families in need. Click here to sign up and be a part of this community partnership. Questions?  Contact:  Amy Thomas  

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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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Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, August 28 at the 9:30 AM worship service, and at the 11:00 AM Amigos service, we will be blessing our children and their backpacks in preparation for the coming school year. All school-aged children, including preschoolers, are invited to bring their backpacks to participate in this blessing.  We will commit the new school […]

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Church Picnic – September 11 at 12:30 PM

Join us on Sunday, September 11 at 12:30 PM for our annual church picnic. Bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share.  The church will provide drinks and meats on the grill. During the picnic we will have an opportunity to share in fellowship with the Mohr family as they say goodbye to SUMC. […]

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Escuela de Desarrollo Congregacional 2016

ESCUELA DE DESARROLLO CONGREGACIONAL, 2016       Rev. Patricia Peña Rev. Patricia Peña es presbítero en la Iglesia Metodista Unida. Ella nació en República Dominicana y viene de una familia de pastores y ministros. Rev. Peña tiene una maestría en Divinidades de la Universidad de Boston. Tiene un corazón para las naciones, la misión, es apasionada […]

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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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UMC Council of Bishops’ Response to Orlando Shooting

  Our Sympathy and Prayers go out for the victims,survivors and families of the recent terrorist shooting in Orlando on June 12.  Below you can read the response of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church to this horrific act of terror. United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2016 Minneapolis, […]

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Letter from Bishop Young Jin Cho

May 26, 2016 Dear United Methodists in the Virginia Conference: May the grace and peace from our risen Lord be with you. The 2016 General Conference has adjourned.  Although there were ups and downs during the sessions of the General Conference, we worshiped together, conversed with each other and struggled together.  Together we recommitted ourselves […]

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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 Trip Prayer Partners

Many thanks to our mission team members, prayer partners and members of the congregation who have had a part in taking the love of Jesus to different areas of the world this summer on behalf of Sterling UMC.  It is great to hear the stories you have to share about your mission trip experiences.   […]

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Sanctuary Renovation

Photos from Week #4 of the Renovation   Photos from Week #3 of the Renovation Photos from Week #2 of the Renovation: Photos from Week #1 of the Renovation:   Sanctuary renovations begin June 13, with an anticipated completion date of July 10.  During that time the sanctuary will NOT be available for use by […]

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