Jesus - Joy-Giver

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11

There is a common mistake made in church. We can think that because we possess a truth about our Savior that is real, and eternal, and urgent, that we therefore must stand in judgement of the world around us, must be strict teachers with our every word, and must conduct ourselves as good, sober, serious, boring, party-poopers.

That couldn’t be more wrong!

We don’t win our battles through self-righteousness. We don’t win souls to Christ by being dull. Instead, God wants us to carry joy into the streets—the joy that Christ came to give us!

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Pray First

It’s no secret that in busy Northern Virginia, we struggle with priorities. That’s the reason there is such traffic, because we’ve all got places to be. There are important jobs to do at work. There are relationships to nurture at home. We need to get to school, to the airport, the home improvement store, the gym. There’s sports practice, dates, appointments, groceries, you name it.

We have as many things on our minds as we do on our plates, and we struggle with what should come first. Some think that God should come first. And doesn’t that mean that in all things, prayer should come first?

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Tailgate with Galilee

Fall is fast approaching and that gives us many reasons to celebrate. Our choir returns from summer vacation, our kids go back to school, and it is the start of a brand new football season! At church, we’re celebrating all this on Sunday, September 14 as we “Tailgate with Galilee.”

We’re not just celebrating football, we’re celebrating everything that brings us together as a community, so this will be a church “open house” for our neighbors in the surrounding homes of Broad Run and the apartments and condos along Winding Road. It’s an opportunity for us to welcome new faces and a great chance to say hello to our new pastor, Jason Duley, and his family.

Read more and RSVP here

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FPU Classes

What is Financial Peace University?

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan!
It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Starts September 11th at Galilee

Click here to register online

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Galilee Family Photos

Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are? Have you ever heard an announcement regarding a member and wished you could put a face with a name? Are you a new member and wish you had something to help you put names with faces? Help is on the way!

We are producing a pictorial family album!

There is no cost to have your photograph taken, and you will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait and directory for participating. You will also be able to view your images electronically immediately after photography. At that time, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends. Schedule your own appointment today.

We look forward to seeing you!

Click here to schedule your session

Backpack Buddies
Gets A Facelift!

The Backpack Buddies Program has a new look for the 2014-2015 school year! We have launched a new user-friendly website that offers you the ability to stay connected, volunteer, and donate to the program.

Also, the next time you are at Galilee, please stop by the newly redesigned pantry (Room 304), which now offers our team the capacity to expand the number of children we serve and reduce packing times by half.

Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life?

Join us by visiting

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It's Here!

Ever wanted to access the Galilee Sermons, Calendar, GPS guides or other resources from your phone or tablet device?

There's an app for that!

The registration for our new Galilee Mobile App is complete and we invite you to download it to your smart phone or tablet as soon as you can.

The Galilee app is compatible with either Apple or Android devices, and can be downloaded through the iTunes App Store or on Google Play by searching for Galilee United Methodist Church.
It's free, give it a try today!

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Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling Virginia, 20165