Events

What’s going on? Have a look at the church calendar.

While Galilee is physically closed, people need to visit the building. We ask all who enter to log in using a sheet at the front entrance. This is to ensure that we have information needed for contact tracing in the event of a potential COVID case. 

If you are coming to the church for an in-person event, you must complete the online Health Assessment Form through the Virginia United Methodist Conference’s website.

To fill out the correct form, choose the District as “Arlington” and the Church as “Galilee UMC in Sterling”

We ask that all visitors wear masks and socially distance by six feet.

 


 

Galilee’s 60th Anniversary – November 15

Galilee is sixty years old! 

Now’s the time to help us celebrate sixty years of Galilee by sending us a photo.

We’d love for you or your family to take a photo with our “I Am Galilee” or “We Are Galilee” signs and send it into us, so we can put a celebratory video together for worship on Nov 15.

Download the “I Am Galilee” and “We Are Galilee” banners, then submit photos here or send them to Jen Duley.

You can also make your own signs, if you want to get creative! Photos need to be sent by November 4.

 


 

Advent In A Box

You are invited to join Galilee Church as we celebrate the season in a new way in 2020 – through Advent in a Box.

Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas, is a season of preparation. Christians throughout the world spend this time praying, enacting traditions, and decorating their homes to mark the approach of Christmas. Galilee’s Advent in a Box includes supplies needed to assemble an advent wreath at home, as well as activities to engage individuals and families in exploring the true meaning of Jesus Christ and Christmas. Each week, you will be invited to join in lighting your advent candles during worship from the comfort and safety of your own home. 

The “Advent in a Box” includes: 

  • Week 1: “Hope” – Advent Calendar, Galilee watch party for “Veggietales: The Toy that Saved Christmas” or “The Nativity Story”
  • Week 2: “Peace” – Baking cookies, Legend of the Candy Cane
  • Week 3: “Joy” – Surprise Ride, Legend of the Christmas Tree
  • Week 4: “Love” – Writing to Pen Pals, Passing the Blessing
  • Christmas Eve: The Example of St. Nicholas and how to bless our community

Kits are $25, payable at the time of registration. Registration closes on November 15!

Kits will be available for pick up on November 22. 

To register for your Advent in a Box, please click here

 
 
 
 

 

Backpack Buddies 2020-21 Sponsorship

Put your heart on our Virtual Wall of Love when you sponsor a Backpack Buddies student by clicking here. We want to raise $25,000 to help feed hungry students in Loudoun County schools. With your donation, we’ll get there.

 


 

Youth Group

Email lisa.collins@galileeumc.org for info on Youth events. There are Zoom links for most happenings, which she will be happy to send you.

Is this not the weirdest school year ever?! Mark your calendars for Monday, November 2 at 8:00 pm. This virtual Youth@Galilee Parents get-to-know you event gives us an opportunity to share joys and concerns of parenting youth in today’s world. RSVP here to receive the online access instructions

 


 

Worship on Demand

Not Sunday? Not a problem. Galilee worships on Sundays at 9am and 10:30am (Chapel) via livestream, but we’re always available on demand at YouTube, on our app, and on our website. We have resources including Children’s Ministry available to make church “at home” a genuine and meaningful experience.

Click here to Do Church Online.

 

Small Groups

 

 


 

Children’s Ministry