Sterling United Methodist Church has opportunities for study and discipleship that happen throughout the week. Check this page from time to time to find out what is available. This is a wonderful way to connect with other members of the church, and could be a great way to introduce a friend to our church!
Prayer and Study Groups
The Women’s Bible study group meets from 1:00-2:30 on Mondays and is led by Careen Hunt and Maryann Craig. This group usually meets online, but once a month gathers in person at Sommerset Retirement Home. Contact the church office for the link to the online meeting!
Meet at 7 PM in the Gallihugh Fellowship Hall. Study is facilitated by Jim Gallihugh. All are welcome to join in anytime.
La pastora Marcela dirige un estudio bíblico los miércoles por la noche a las 7:30 p.m.
(Pastor Marcela is leading a Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to join this study, please email the church office)
Regresando al salón 105 a las 11 a.m. los domingos por la mañana está Bocadillos y Bendiciones. Este pequeño grupo es un lugar donde compartimos y aprendemos lo que escuchamos durante el servicio de alabanza y adoración.
(Room 105 at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings is Bocadillos y Bendiciones. This small group is a place where we share and learn what we heard during the service of praise and worship.)
In-person bible study held in room 103 at 11:15 AM on Sundays.
Contact Desirae Zentz at email@example.com for more information.
Join Linda to explore the Gospel at 11:15 on Sunday Mornings.
You are invited to join Julie Johns for prayer sessions every Monday from October 3, 2022 to November 21, 2022, from 3PM to 4PM.
What is Contemplative Prayer? Contemplative prayer has been a part of Christian life beginning with the dessert fathers and great mystics from St. Gregory the Great, to Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, Theresa of Avila and more recently, Thomas Merton.
According to St. Gregory the Great, (quoted from the website contemplativeoutreach.org), “…contemplation was both the fruit of reflecting on the Word of God in scripture and a precious gift of God. He referred to contemplation as “resting in God.” In this “resting,” the mind and heart are not so much seeking God, as beginning to experience what they have been seeking.”
Thurs, contemplative prayer is more akin to meditation than intercessory prayer, which is focused on interceding on behalf of another with prayer when we feel their burden.
We will learn from the early mystics as well as Thomas Merton and spend time in contemplative prayer with an opening prayer, silence, and a closing prayer. And yes, there’s an app for that.
Please join us to learn and experience contemplative prayer.
Opportunities to Teach
If you have always wanted to lead a Bible study group, we would love to talk with you!
Please call the church office and we will help you get started.