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. We invite you to join the Cross Training Facebook group. 



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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  July 2020  
Upcoming Events


In-Person Worship
9:00 AM
See under Welcome on Home page for Guidelines and Worship RSVP details.
11:30 AM
  • Two Ways you can now join us for Worship at 9 am on Sunday!


    (Guidelines & Checklist for attending in person & worship RSVP so we can ensure seating.)


    LIVE STREAM on our Facebook page 


    Our Live Videos will be available on YouTube by Noon on Sunday's.


  • YouTube Page

    Sterling First UMC now has a YouTube Channel!!

    We invite you to subcribe to watch Sunday worship videos, Summer Sunday School Lessons, and more to come. 

  • Women's Bible Study

    We are excited to share that the women of our church and community are joining together this summer to do an online video Bible study. It's called Get Out of Your Head, taught by Jennie Allen, bestselling author, speaker, and teacher! In this study, we will learn how to deal with our disappointment and find hope and strength when life doesn't turn out the way we expected.

    Together we'll be studying Scriptures and discussing our personal reflections from the study guide. We invite you to join us in-person and/or zoom for discussion of the online study for a total of six weeks on Thursdays @ 7pm in the Church Courtyard. To stay connected and join the discussion click on the graphic below to join.

  • Church Office is re-opening!

    Church Office is re-opening! Effective Monday, June 22 the church office will be once again open Mondays - Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm. 

  • Sterling Community VBS 2020

    Sterling Community VBS 2020 is still on! We are looking at dates in early August to bring an in-person, outdoor adventure on the Rocky Railway! And, we are asking for help from the community to make it happen, by bringing back VBS Sponsor-a-Kid! We will never charge families to send their kids to VBS, but it does take a lot of resources to give them the best experience possible. By making a donation of $15 (, you are sponsoring one child’s week-long experience getting to know the God who made them and loves them. Please prayerfully consider giving.

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