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
  • Costa Rica 4 Jesus

    Our mission team is back! They worked hard and shared many God moments

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  • Proclaim the Gospel

    Ever wonder if the gospel message reaches Galilee’s teens? Maddie Beckelhimer shows it does

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  • reCHARGING Youth Group

    Galilee Youth Group spent a week at summer camp in Maryland…and it was awesome

    Summer Means reCHARGE   

     
  • Project Revamp

    Galilee is freshening up our spaces for kids, teachers, and small groups. You can help!

    See the Revamp Plans  

     
  • Confirming Their Faith

    Congratulations to the seven young adults in our Confirmation Class of 2017

    Meet the Confirmands   

     
  • How to Feel Alive

    Pastor Jason Duley talks about endurance sports, helping others, and living well

    Running for His Life   

     
  • Mission: Impossible (Parenting Teens)

    Paul and Mary Ann Myers lean on church to help raise their kids

    Parenting Teens at Galilee  

     
  • Seniors Spring Into Action

    Ferd Wagner and the Prime Timers are stepping out this season to live in faith

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  • Christmas in April

    For Mike Tucker and the Galilee Men, helping is a “holiday” tradition

    Rebuilding Together  

     
  • Paying It Forward

    Having been helped herself, Kathi Miller is personally invested in feeding others

    LHR Fresh Food Initiative 

     
  • Extraordinary Women

    There’s a thread woven through the Bible. God works through ordinary women

    New Worship Series 

     
  • Faith, Music, and Education

    Two teachers share their love of music, as the Houghton College Choir performs

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  • Mapping Out Our Faith

    Volunteer teacher Don Evans rocks Sunday School with maps and crafts

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  • Mercy Hospital’s God Moment

    In Africa, Jason found a mission poised to make a difference

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  • Employment Opportunities at Galilee

    Our job opportunities pages lists current openings

    Job Opportunities 

     
  • Leading Through Innovation

    Galilee is partnering with district leaders to take our ministry to the next level

    Next Level Innovations  

     
  • Revitalizing Galilee’s Africa Mission

    We sent a team to Sierra Leone to build the relationships that matter

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  • 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

     
  • Life at Galilee

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

     

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Essentials: Survival Gear for Faith

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” —Psalm 121:1-2

A climber who attempts the highest peak knows that there is gear that you cannot leave behind. It is the same with following Christ. Certain practices and principles are essential. This summer, we’re going to look at the survival gear of faith that helps us stay on the path toward God.

Our sermons series is called Essentials: Survival Gear for Faith:

  • June 11 – “Worship, the Highest Peak”
  • June 18 – “Relationship Lifeline”
  • June 25 – “The Map to Your Destination”
  • July 2 – “Provision: Food and Living Water”
  • July 9 – “Illumination: A Light on Your Path”
  • July 16 – “Fulfillment: What Charges Your Batteries?”
  • July 23 – “Playlist: The Soundtrack of Your Journey”
  • July 30 – “Compass: Finding True North”

 

July 23: “Essentials: Playlist – The Soundtrack of Your Journey”
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July 16: “Essentials: Fulfillment – What Charges Your Batteries?”
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July 9: “Essentials: Illumination – A Light on Your Path”
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July 2: “Essentials: Provision – Food & Living Water”
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June 25: “Essentials: The Map to Your Destination”
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June 18: “Essentials: Relationship Lifeline”
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June 11: “Essentials: Worship”
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June 4: “Everyone”
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May 28: “The Woman at the Well”
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May 21: “Mary Magdalene: Faith-Sharing Disciple and Friend”
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May 14: “Rebekah: Irrespective of Imperfections”
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May 7: “Hannah: Surrendering, Waiting”
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April 30: “Ruth: Loyalty and Love”
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April 23: “Mary, Mother of Jesus: Courage”
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April 16: “I Believe in the Resurrection”
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April 9: “Forgiving Sins”
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April 2: “Where Did Jesus Go on Good Saturday?”
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March 26: “Church and the Communion of Saints”
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March 19: “Holy Spirit”
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March 12: “Jesus”
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March 5: “I Believe”
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February 26: “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector”
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February 19: “The Rich Man and the Beggar Lazarus”
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February 12: “The Unforgiving Servant”
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February 5: “The Two Debtors”
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January 29: “Go and Be Reconciled”
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January 22: “Gently Restore”
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January 15: “Find a Mirror”
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January 8: “Focus on God”
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January 1: “Praise The Lord”
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December 18: “Christmas Present”
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December 11: “Christmas Past”
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December 4: “Choose Love, Choose Relationship”
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November 27: “Bah! Humbug!”
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November 20: “This is the Remedy”
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November 13: “We are a Sanctuary”
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November 6: “Can you say, I Have a Heart for God?”
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October 30: “Can you say, I will rise above?”
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October 23: “Can you say, I am a generaous person?”
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October 16: “Let’s talk about Everything”
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October 9: “Let’s talk about Barking Dogs”
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October 2: “Let’s talk about Galilee – I love my church!”
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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