Graduate Recognition Sunday

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total public and private elementary and secondary school enrollment reached a record 55 million in fall 2006, representing a 12 percent increase since fall 1993. Between 2006 and 2018, a further increase of 8 percent is expected.

Our schools are teaching more kids than ever.

And, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 3.6 million of those students are expected to graduate from high school in 2017–18 school year.  Colleges and universities in the 2017-2018 school year are expected to award 1.0 million associate’s degrees; 1.9 million bachelor’s degrees; 790,000 master’s degrees; and 183,000 doctor’s degrees.

That’s quite an achievement for students of all ages.

This Sunday is Graduate Recognition Sunday at Sterling United Methodist Church when we will recognize the achievements of those students in our church family who will be receiving diplomas.

Congratulations to the students and the families of the students on their accomplishment!

This Sunday Pastor Steve will continue the sermon series started last week with The First Christians, Part Two: Something About That Name.

And since this is the first Sunday of the new month, Communion will be served at all services.  All are welcome to the table at Sterling United Methodist Church to receive Communion.

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