No matter your age, there is a place for you to be involved at Sterling. Our community life includes regular potlucks and other congregational events. Our goal with our ministries is for our children and families to have safe places to be themselves and experience God. Through the many ministries of Sterling, our hope is that all will grow in their faith and find places to serve God and others.
Our worship service starts at 10:45 am during the school year and 10:30 am during the summer months. See the events calendar for details. Many people come early and stay after the service to fellowship with each other.
Our worship service is open to all ages and backgrounds. Our style is casual and people usually dress in what they are comfortable. Our music is a blend of contemporary songs and traditional hymns. We have people of all ages lead us in music with a variety of instruments. Children are encouraged to be a part of the Sunday service and a nursery is available for children under 3.
Sunday School takes place from 9:30-10:30 am on Sundays during the school year. We have classes for children from pre-school to grade 6. These times include singing, games, crafts, and Bible lessons. We also have classes for adults of all ages. These are wonderful times of studying the Bible and digging deeper into questions of faith.
Care Groups are a vital part of Sterling's congregational life. It is in care groups that we grow deeper in our faith by studying together, praying for one another, and sharing life with each other. There are a variety of care groups that exist for various purposes. Some are long term and others are short term to study a book or subject together.
We encourage all people at Sterling to plug into a care group. To find out more about care group opportunities and how you can be involved, visit our care group page.
Sterling operates with the many volunteers who sit on the committees, offering their talents and time to minister to Sterling, our community and world. These include Church Council, the Pastoral Care Team, Worship Committee, Missions & Service Committee, Trustees, and the Pastoral Congregation Relations Committee. To learn more about these committees, what they do and who is a part of them, please visit our committees page.
We love the unique and beautiful kids that come through our doors at Sterling. All kids have a place and we want to them to know that they are created and loved by God. Sunday School is a great way for kids to learn about God and build friendships with each other. Every worship service is open to kids and includes a Children's Feature that brings the message of the sermon into language that makes sense to kids. VBS summer camp, church retreats, and church picnics are other ways kids get involved with the congregational life at Sterling.
We are so blessed to have youth from our congregation and community come together every second week on Sunday nights. These events are open to all youth, both junior and senior high and involve fun activities, food, excursions, and Bible studies. Youth are also involved in the VBS and Cross Lake ministries as well as a wide variety of other activities at Sterling. Our Mentorship program connects youth in our congregation with mentors who they can talk to, meet with, and grow in faith together.
Young Adults are an important part of our church community and are involved in all of the ministries of the church. Young Adults meet together occasionally for meals, Bible studies and other events. Check out our calendar for event details.
Men and Women
Sterling hosts a variety of events for Men and Women, including Men's nights, Women's nights, canoe trips, retreats, and other spontaneous events. These events are designed to get to know each other better and to grow in faith through study and discernment. Check out our calendar for event details.
Vacation Bible School
The first week of summer is always a special time at Sterling. Our church is transformed with murals and paintings as we invite children to come spend a week at our day camp. The mornings include music, Bible time, games, crafts, sports, and snacks. In the afternoon, the older kids go on a field trip to places like Tinker Town, Fun Mountain, a park for games, non-profit organizations to volunteer, and more.
For registration information for this year, visit our VBS page.
2017 Dates: July 3-7
Since 2010, Sterling has been invited to go to Cross Lake (a first nations reserve located north of Lake Winnipeg) to spend a week in the community. We pack up all our VBS material and run the same program from Winnipeg in Cross Lake. We also spend a lot of time with the youth and others in the community, learning from them and sharing the love God has for us all. This is a life-changing, intercultural experience for all involved. Youth and Adults are welcome to volunteer with us.
If you would like more information, please contact us.
2017 Dates: July 8-15