Join us this SUNDAY for WORSHIP!

         Worship              9:00 am

          Sunday School   10:30 am

We are a vital family of Believers who are growing and serving together as we seek God's plan for ourselves and our world.  We worship God in a blended Sunday service that includes a lively praise team as well as traditional elements, guitars and drums as well as the pipe organ and piano.  We believe in worshipping together as a church family, with all generations contributing to and receiving from the community of Christ.  On Wednesday evenings the building comes alive with kids, youth, and adults playing, learning, serving, and worshipping.  

We invite you to join us this Sunday in worship.  It's a comfortable, friendly atmosphere where you are accepted just as you are.  After our time of worship, we have a casual time of conversation in the fellowship hall over coffee and snacks where we enjoy catching up and getting to know new people.  At 10:30 we have several Sunday School classes for kids and adults of all ages, where you can experience deeper frienship and support, biblical teaching and discussion, and a place to really get plugged in.

This is a fun, lively place to share life and we would love to include you in our family of Jesus-followers as together we continue SEEKING, SERVING, and SHARING CHRIST.




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Blue Christmas Service

Invite you to join the "Salt & Light Network" (Sterling, Lyons, Alden, Ebenezer, Geneseo, Little River, & Mitchell Chapel UMC's) for an afternoon of worship for those that the joy eludes them this Christmas season. 

When: December 14 @ 4 p.m.
Where: Sterling First United Methodist Church

Moms In Community (MIC)

MIC is a group of women seeking to become more authentic and transparent. Meeting bi-weekly on Tuesday mornings, 9:15-11:15, for fellowship and encouragement in the Connection Cafe on the second floor. See Calendar for the dates this month. Childcare for children 6 and under provided in first floor in nursery.  To RSVP and reserve your spot, email momsincommunityMIC@gmail.com with your name, and the age of your children. 

For more info, feel free to talk with your church's MIC respresentative. 

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Parent Connect

Our Parent Connect twice-monthly group will be kicking off on Wed, Sept 18 and continuing on the 1st and 3rd Wed of each month.  These will be informal (think small group), collaborative (we’ll learn from each other), encouraging (no judgment, just hope-filled), and informative (we’ll hear from some seasoned parents and great resources).  They meet from 6:30-7:30 in a 2nd floor classroom during Connection.

Kids and Youth Ministry Registration

Online registration is now available. Register your children for Wednesday ministries through the links below.

Cross Training & J-Crew  (Children in K - 6th grade)

Connection (Youth - 7th - 12th grade)

If you would like to Volunteer you can register through these links as well, or contact our Children's Director, Jordan, or Youth Director, Josh.

  December 2019  
Upcoming Events






Cross Training
3:25 PM to 5:00 PM
Cross Roads Meal
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Parent Connect
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Youth Connection
6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Adult Bible Study
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM