News and Updates

Do you know what the stations of the cross are?

Stations of the cross is a way to walk with Jesus through the final night and day leading up to his death on the cross.  Reading scripture and praying became popular with people who could not go to Jerusalem.  The stations are a self-guided meditation with reflection questions and a space to journal.  Reading scripture and praying became popular with people […]

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Parent’s Night Out

We asked many parents what they want for Christmas (okay, maybe not many, but we asked ourselves and this was our answer!), and it was a night out while their children were someplace safe and loving! So we are excited to announce our Parents Night Out on Friday, December 2! Children ages 2+ (preferably potty […]

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Fall Festival at Sterling UMC!

Join us for an afternoon/evening of FREE fun for the whole family! We will begin with a Trunk-or-Treat at 4:30 in the lower parking lot, while crafts, games and treats are offered on the church grounds. At 6:30 we will start some (Not-So-Spooky) movies on our outdoor screen. Join us for this fantastic fall fellowship!

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Bells Across America Sunday

This Sunday, October 9th, Sterling United Methodist Church will be participating in Bells Across America: a tribute to our Nation’s fallen firefighters. The sound of a bell holds special significance for firefighters. Historically, the toll of a bell summoned members to the station, signaled the beginning of a shift, notified departments of a call for […]

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Visibility Campaign!

Dear Friends, On September 18, Sterling United Methodist Church announced the launch of a new Visibility Campaign to increase the profile of the church within the Sterling community and to invite our neighbors to join us as we journey together to better know Christ. In a recent survey, almost 60 percent of the residents of Sterling claimed […]

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Cleaning Kits for UMCOR

UMCOR supply depots are near to disbursing all the stored cleaning kits to areas impacted by the recent hurricanes. In another disaster, UMCOR will lose its ability to respond and share a needed resource with the affected people. Because of this, the Virginia United Methodist Church is taking action and calling on its churches to donate supplies […]

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New Sunday Schedule!

This Sunday, Sterling Church will transition to offering one worship service at 10:00 AM! We are excited to make this change which will allow us to move forward as One Body of Christ!  The new service offering will be a blended style worship, combining traditional Methodist elements with varied musical styles that reflect our unique […]

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Back to School!

It is that crazy time of year again when our students are headed back to school!   These weeks are always filled with the excitement and anxiety that comes with change and new beginnings, and your church family is here to support you! Head over to UMC.org and pray this Back to School Blessing to start […]

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Roof Updates!

What is going on up there, anyway?  Please enjoy this presentation by our friend, Jim Talbert, explaining the history and process so far! 2022-08-09 Roof Restoration Progress Report

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SUMC Church Survey

SUMC Church Survey – Inviting and nurturing others to a relationship with Christ We are excited to find ways that will better engage our congregation and reach out to the community! We are considering changes to Sunday services and/or resuming activities other days of the week. Please scan the qr code in the picture above […]

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Things are Looking Up

The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that we are finally getting a new roof! Construction will begin next Monday, July 25. This has been a huge project. Our roof is a complex structure. There are five flat areas and some fairly steep shingled portions, spanning over 27,000 square feet. This project has been […]

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Avocado Adventure

   AVOCADO DAY CONTEST – SIGN UP   As a part of our Community Connections initiative, we are celebrating AVOCADO DAY!!  We will have the Food Truck serving tacos and we need YOU to make the GUACAMOLE or favorite Avocado dip so that we can vote on the best Guacamole recipe or avocado dip you love! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eacae2da20-avocado VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, please sign up […]

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SPECIAL SERVICE July 24, 2022

Please join us on July 24 for a special service to honor Pastor Steve Vineyard.  There will be ONLY ONE SERVICE at 10:00 a.m. on that day with a tree dedication in Pastor Steve’s honor and a reception to follow. During the service Kingstreet Bluegrass will also be featured. The church-wide luncheon after the 10 […]

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Vacation Bible School happening this week!

VBS happening this week! Calling all brave knights (kids and adults) who are ready to join our quest for the King’s armor! VBS is July 18-22 and we have openings for campers. We also still need volunteers, specifically adults to help make this the best VBS ever! If you would like to help, but cannot […]

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Summer Camps happening now!

Summer Camps are happening NOW at Sterling UMC.  Look what we have to offer. Summer is here and we are ready for some fun! There are still openings for campers in both of our summer camp weeks! Both weeks will be filled with crafts, games, and lots of fun. Our first week (July 5-8) will […]

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Movie Night

Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 8 p.m. we are hosting a movie night!  Can you guess what movie we’ll be showing?  We’ll also have a food truck serving hot dogs, drinks, and an assortment of candy.  So, bring a chair and a friend or two and join us for the fun.

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Annual Yard Sale!

June 25, 2022 Now accepting donations. We are looking forward to holding another SUMC Yard Sale in 2022!  The date for the Yard Sale is Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please see the donation schedule below to determine when the church will be open to receive your donations.  Visit: sterlingumc.org/annual-yard-sale […]

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2022 VBS and Summer Camps

SUMC summer camps and VBS are back!  Register today! Preschool Summer Camp: June 6-10  (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Registration Preschool-5th Grade Summer Camp: July 5-8 and July 11-15 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) Registration    Counselor    Volunteer VBS: July 18-22 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Registration   Volunteer

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Ladies Tea

Bring family, neighbors, friends and older grandchildren and join us.  RSVP’s are due by April 24th.  No child care is available at this event. Menu: tea and other beverages, sandwiches, fruit and yummy desserts.   SIGN UP AT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0848AAA72A1-may1ladies   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0848AAA72A1-mayumw

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Our first Taco Truck Event!

Join us for our first Taco Truck event!  We will be celebrating Cindo de Mayo, Thursday, May 5, 2022  from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the church parking lot.  There will be games, animal balloons, and TACOS!  See you there!

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