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!


  November 2019  
  • Moms In Community (MIC)

    Mic is a group of women seeking to become more authentic and transparent. Meeting bi-weekly for fellowship and encouragement. Starting October 22 at 9:15 - 11:15 am in the Cafe on the second floor. Childcare for children 6 and under provided on 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


  • 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.

  • Wednesday Ministries

    Join us each Wed for one of our life-giving ministries.  These programs are all up and running for the school year now, so come on out and join our Christ-centered community.

    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 

    Adult Bible Study                               6:30-7:30

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

  • Online Giving Now Available

    You can now give securely to our church online through the link below.  You can set up a one-time gift or a recurring gift via a credit/debit card or by linking your bank account (ACH).  You can also download our Church Center app to your Apple or Android device and easily give that way as well.  

    We'd love to help you with any questions you may have.  Just contact Jeff in the office.

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    To update your Church Center profile, register for upcoming events, or view your giving recrods, sign in here.


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