Extraordinary purpose.

At Galilee Church, we believe that we are ordinary people endowed with extraordinary purpose: to know Christ and to make Christ known. Join us as we connect, worship, grow, and serve.
Ephesians 4:22-24 … be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self
  • The Last to Leave

    Methodists are known for sticking around for the clean up. You can help with a bucket

  • Who Will You Invite?

    Fall Festival is coming! It’s the event of the season and a perfect chance to invite some friends

  • A Welcome Next Step

    Geitra Mickelson is our new ministry intern for Galilee and the Chapel

  • Keep the Doors Open

    “Welcome” is a series about the Hospitality of the Heart

  • Backpack Buddies Needs You

    Help Loudoun’s kids by donating and lending a hand

  • Small Groups Are Where It Happens

    Making friends and learning about faith is how we live well

  • Welcoming Jordan Markwood

    Our new music director’s mission is our mission

  • Summer’s Volunteer Heroes

    Ron and Ginger Chinnici helped make many a young camper’s summer

  • “Khushi Ki Khabar” Means Good News

    Galilee helps a church reach NOVA’s  South Asian community

  • Summer Reading: Philippians

    Our August entry in the Summer Book Series is all about joy

  • The Joy of Saying Goodbye

    Andrew and Rachel Hall bid us farewell, but take God on their travels

  • Finding Extraordinary Purpose

    VBS teaches the truly important lessons

  • Raising Families in Faith

    The Jenkins want to make the gospel real and visible outside church

  • Peace Means Opening the Door

    Galilee holds a community vigil for all

  • We all have hurts, habits, and hang-ups

    They don’t define us. Our faith does

  • Summer Book Series – July

    We’re reading books of the Bible this Summer. July’s book is Ephesians

  • Kina Willingham hit the road with a bunch of kids

    On a mission to love

  • Pastor Jason has a response to violence in Orlando and elsewhere

    It’s not just pretty words, it’s a plan

  • Studying the Eternal in an Instant Society

    Long-term Bible study transforms lives

  • The Blessings of Connection

    Families who choose Galilee bring the great resource of an effective church: themselves

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    Galilee On the Go

    Watch us live at 9am Sunday or enjoy an archived service

  • Carrying the Message to Others

    Our lives change when we become agents of transformation

  • Check out the Calendar

    Our facilities are busy every day. You’ll find most everything on our Google or facilities calendar

  • Galilee Christian School and After School Program

    Preschool, Full Day Kindergarten, & Elementary After School Care

  • Confirmation Class of 2016

    Thirteen middle-schoolers affirmed their faith in Jesus Christ this spring

  • Galilee’s Impact

    The church isn’t a building. The Chiang family shows how much more it can be

  • Life at Galilee

    See what’s currently happening at Galilee with our Monthly Bulletin

  • Check out the Calendar

    Our facilities are busy every day. You’ll find most everything on our Google or facilities calendar

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Current series: Welcome

The message of Welcome is that God’s love extends to all of us. Isn’t that the greatest and most unconditional welcome?

The Welcome series will last for three weeks:

  • September 11 – “Open Doors, Making Friends”
    We love each other because He loved us first. (1 John 4:19)
  • September 18 – “Open Heart, Spirit Friends”
    Amongst strangers, Abraham encounters God. (Genesis 18:1-8)
  • September 25 – “Open Spirit, Open Arms”
    A poor widow welcomes a stranger, offering her meager rations, and God provides for all her needs. (1 Kings 17:9-16)

Robert Schnase’s Receiving God’s Love: The Practice of Radical Hospitality and Henry G. Brinton’s The Welcoming Congregation are excellent companion books for this worship series.

September 25: “Open Spirit, Open Arms”
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September 18: “Open Heart, Spirit Friends”
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September 11: “Welcome”
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September 4: “Labors of Love”
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August 28: “The Secret”
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August 21: “No Worries”
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August 14: “Press On Towards the Goal”
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August 7: “The Mindset of Christ”
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July 31: “Be Rich in Defense”
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July 24: “Rich in Unity”
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July 17: “Rich in Love and Peace”
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July 10: “Rich in Peace”
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July 3: “Rich Together In Christ”
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June 26: “Identified In Christ”
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June 19: “Justified In Christ”
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June 12: “One In Christ”
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June 5: “Free In Christ”
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May 29: “Energize Yourself”
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May 22: “(En)Vision Yourself”
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May 15: “Invest Yourself”
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May 8: “Ready Yourself”
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May 1: “Devote Yourself”
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April 24: “Downward Mobility”
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April 17: “The Light of The World”
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April 10: “What’s the Difference Now?”
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April 3: “It’s Not About You”
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March 27: “Feed My Sheep”
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March 25: “Seeking Truth/Seeking Jesus”
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March 20: “It Is Finished”
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March 13: “I Thirst”
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March 6: “My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me”
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February 28: “Behold Your Son, Behold Your Mother”
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February 21: “Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise”
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February 14: “Father, Forgive Them”
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February 7: “Speak Love with Service and Sacrifice”
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January 31: “Speak Love With Action”
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January 17: “Speak Love With Time”
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January 10: “Speak Love With Words”
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January 3: “Speak Love With Prayer”
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December 27: “Searching for Peace”
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December 20: “Sent for Life”
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December 13: “Sent for Friendship”
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December 6: “Sent to Free Us”
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November 29: “Sent To Reconcile”
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November 22: “The Call To be Faithfull”
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November 15: “The Call To Give”
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November 8: “The Call To Love”
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November 1: “The Call To Suffer”
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October 25: “The Call To Go Forward”
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October 18: “The Call To Follow Christ”
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October 11: “The Best Thing About Jesus”
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October 4: “Why It’s a Small World”
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September 27: “The Power of Forgiveness”
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September 20: “A Revolution of Humanity”
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September 13: “The Man Who Won’t Go Away”
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September 6: “Work: Trials and Trouble”
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August 30: “The Original GPS”
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August 23: “Baptism Boulevard”
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August 16: “Transformation Turnpike”
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August 9: “Faith and Deeds”
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August 2: “Sacrament Street”
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July 26: “Jesus Saves on the Mountain”
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July 19: “Jesus Prays on the Mountain”
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July 12: “Blessings on the Mountain”
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July 5: “Transfigured on the Mountain”
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June 28: “Let’s Go Fish”
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June 21: “The Parable of the Net”
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June 14: “Deeper Waters, Deeper Disciples”
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June 7: “Catching Fish and Moving Forward”
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May 31: “You Are Not Alone”
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May 24: “Go – Courage Over Complacency, Grace Over Guilt”
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May 17: “Go – Mission More Than Mortar”
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May 10: “Go – Multiply the Love”
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May 3: “Go – Micro > Macro”
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Apr 26: “Go – Servants More Than Spectators”
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Apr 19: “Go – Inclusive More than Exclusive”
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Apr 12: “Go – Change the World”
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Apr 5: “I Am the Resurrection and the Life” -Knowing God’s Possibilities
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Mar 29: “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life”-Knowing God’s Way
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Mar 22: “I Am the Vine”
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Mar 15: “I Am the Good Shepherd”
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Mar 8: “I Am the Light of the World”
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Mar 1: “I Am the Bread of Life”
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Feb 8: “Can I be a Christian and not be part of a Church?”
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Jan 25: “Can I Have Faith AND Doubts?”
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Loving to Grow

At Galilee, growth happens in the relationships formed in small groups.  Faith isn’t just knowledge, but a loving relationship with God and with others. Learn more

Locations and service times

Galilee Church 45425 Winding Road Sterling, VA 20165 703.430.2203 | info@galileeumc.org Sunday Morning Service Times: 9am Worship|10:15 Grow|11am Worship