At Sterling First UMC, our vision is that every child who goes through our ministries will become established in an authentic love and faith in Jesus Christ. We pray that they cling to this as the most important thing in their lives. They won't always be in school, or playing sports, but whereever they are and whatever they're doing, they will know that they are loved by the God who created them and sent His Son to die for them.



CROSS TRAINING (K-4th) | 3:30-5:00

Cross Training meets each Wednesday (apart from full or half-day school vacations). Students are picked up by volunteers at Sterling Grade School by the Kindergarten classrooms at the end of the school day. Our time is spent building our spiritual muscles through fellowship, worship, teaching, discussion, and of course, lots of fun! Because Cross Training is a community-wide ministry, we have kids from many different churches and backgrounds. As such, we focus on the essentials of the Christian faith and the core teachings of the Bible.


J-CREW (5th-6th) | 3:30-5:00

J-Crew meets each Wednesday (apart fom full or half-day school vacations). Students are either picked up by volunteers at Sterling Grade School (along with Cross Training), or meet us at the church, in our 2nd floor cafe. Our time, split between fellowship, worship, teaching and discussion, is designed to provide preteens a place where they can ask the big questions about God and faith, and be discipled as young leaders in the church through several serving opportunities.



SUNDAY SCHOOL | 10:30-11:15

Our Sunday School class meets on the 2nd floor, in one class for all ages. Our classes are a combination of further exploration of Cross Training/J-Crew lessons, as well as going deeper into the teachings of the Bible. We also spend time learning how to read the Bible on our own, to further nurture the spiritual disciplines of an authentic faith.



Click here to register your child(ren) for Cross Training and/or J-Crew!


We have a variety of options if you're interested in volunteering with our Children's Ministry, from snacks and check-out to small group leaders! Click here to sign up!

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  January 2020  
  • Lamplighter Newsletter

    Want to read more about our church, see what is happening in our ministry departments. Please enjoy the Jan. & Feb. Lamplighter newsletter available here.

  • The Great Plains Bishop offers thoughts on and for UMC future
  • Join our Apprentice Series Study

    Our 2020 Vision as a church is to grow in our love for God and others.  This year we are going through the Apprentice Series study to help us with this.  Learn more about the study, join an Apprentice Group, and discover the many ways we are growing together by clicking here

    We hope you'll join us as we together seek to become apprentices of Jesus!

  • Wednesday Ministries

    We'll be taking a break on all Wed night ministries on Dec 25 and Jan 1.  Enjoy celebrating with your loved ones!  On January 8, we'll kick back off for the new year.  Join us for one of our life-giving ministries.  

    Cross Training and J-Crew (K-6th)    3:30-5:00

    Crossroads Community Meal            5:00-6:30   

    Connection Cafe open                       5:00-6:30 

    Parent ConnectAdult Bible Study  6:30-7:30

    Connection (7th-12th grade)              6:30-8:15

  • 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 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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