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Galilee UMC
45425 Winding Road
Sterling, VA 20165
703-430-2203 • [email protected]

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July 2019 Bulletin

Galilee UMC
45425 Winding Road
Sterling, VA 20165
703-430-2203 • [email protected]

Galilee United Methodist Church
45425 Winding Road
Sterling, Virginia • 703-430-2203

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archived sermons at any time online!


In July, Galilee is exploring powerful evidence from The Book of Psalms that God doesn’t
mean for us to be down in the dumps. He means for us to climb out of the depths toward
The Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) were sung on pilgrimage to the high ground of
Jerusalem. The faithful would journey from all directions toward the city of God which,
being on a hill, meant that it was a climb for everyone.
Our worship series is called “Lift: Psalms of Ascent - A Traveler’s Companion.” That’s right,
“companion”...we’re in this together. When you worship at Galilee, you journey with others
as we make our way over obstacles, toward inspiring peaks, ever onward.
You can get a sense of the path ahead by reading a worthwhile guide book, “A Long
Obedience in the Same Direction,” by Eugene Peterson.
Won’t you climb with us?
Pastor Jason


Buddies (BPB) Memory Cafe

Packing 12-2PM

in MR - 10AM Memory


Going Away for BPB July 13 (12-2)
Pam & David Fundraiser Galilee

Bentley Men’s
Night Out

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One Loudoun 6:30PM

Small Groups

Sundays: Friends in Faith

10:15am · Adult Flex - Thru July 14
Led by Bill Johnson

The Friends in Faith Class is beginning with a new study of the Acts of
the Apostles. This course will be based upon a video presentation of
the complete text but with actors and narrators speaking the dialog
as St. Luke wrote it. We will cover a chapter or two at a time with an
opportunity to discuss the significance of the book.

Sundays: Today’s Group Today’s
10:15am · Room 200
Can’t commit to a long-term Sunday School or Bible Study?
Today’s Group is a small group that meets on Sunday mornings in
Room 200. It is a drop-in group designed to discuss the sermon of
the day. If you have already heard the sermon, the discussion will
take you more in depth. If you haven’t heard it yet, you will have
the opportunity to get a preview and an understanding of what the
sermon is about.

Sundays: NOOMA

10:15am · Room 202
Led by Chris Richter

NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus.
Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now,
and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question,
to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. Wherever he
went, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because for Jesus, God is
always inviting us to open our eyes and join in.
No prep needed - each is a stand alone class.

Galilee Book Club

Led by Chris Smith, Jennifer Shah & Mario Brathwaite
5:30pm - Adult Flex Room
4th Sunday of each month - will not meet in June join us
July 28

Come be a part of the Galilee Book Club, a group of Christians reading
books. We choose one title a month and meet at Galilee on the fourth
Sunday of each month (July 28) @ 5:30 for a light meal and open discus-
sion. Contact [email protected] for details and to learn what
we are reading now.
June & July book is the Faith of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Alex Taunton

Small Groups

Wednesday: PrimeTimers Luncheon

Led by Ferd Wagner PrTimimeers
Not Meeting 7/17
Multi-Purpose Room

PrimeTimers is a fellowship and Bible study group that meets throughout the year. They
are studying the book of Romans. The meeting begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m.

They have begun teaming up with Backpack Buddies to sort and pack food monthly and
have started a monthly card ministry for shut-ins. For more information see Ferd Wagner or
David or Laura Leroy or email the church office, [email protected]

Son-Rise Thursday Morning Study

6:30am We meet every Thursday morning at 6:30am
Newcomers are welcome. Contact: [email protected]

Location: The Holiday Inn: 45425 Holiday Drive, Sterling, VA 20166

Do you find it hard to believe that the One who made everything
keeps your name on His heart and on His lips? Did you realize that
your name is written on the hand of God (Is. 49:16)? Perhaps you’ve never seen your
name honored. And you can’t remember when you heard it spoken with kindness. In
this book, Lucado offers the inspiration to believe that God has already bought the
ticket-with your name on it.
Come join other Galilee members as we read and discuss this book on Thursday

At Galilee Church, we offer regular, intentional opportunities for people to grow in faith.
We strive to prepare people of all ages for a deeper relationship with God. Our greatest
tool for growth is the small group, where people come together to study the word and
build understanding, faith, and strong relationships. Our small groups are open to
everyone at any time. Feel free to drop in when you are able to see if a group is the right
fit for you.
More information on Galilee’s Small Groups can be found at

Children's CHILDREN'S

Ministry Available at both services
after the Children's

Message in Room 208

We have a power source Week 1
that gives us the power
"Every Good and Perfect
to do everything God Gift"
wants us to do. When James 1:17
Jesus is our friend, he Jesus gives us the power to
gives us the power to... show goodness.

Week 2

"Peter's Friends Pray"
Acts 12:1-19
Jesus gives us the power to
be faithful.

Week 3

"Jesus is Gentle"
Mark 5:25-34
Jesus gives us the power to
be gentle.

Week 4

1 Timothy 4:12
Jesus gives us the power to
have self-control.


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VICTORIA BRATHWAITE - I decided to become a
Stephen Minister because when I was a Care
Receiver, my Stephen Minister (Care Giver)
helped me so much. I wanted to be able give
back to someone, who needs support, and the
loving care I received.

SUZETTE LEFTWICH - As a Stephen Minister, I
get to use my spiritual gifts to walk alongside
others in need of Christian caregiving, hopefully
and prayerfully helping them return to wholeness.

considered myself a servant of God and earnestly
help people through their difficult situations.
After speaking with Pastor Jason as to how I could
best serve the Galilee family, it was apparent I
should become a Stephen Minister and assist
anyone who needs Christ centered support.


TESSA SELVEY - The reason I wanted to become
a Stephen Minister is that I recognize not
everyone has someone they can talk to during a
low period of their life, being a Stephen Minister
gives me the training, support, and opportunity
to walk along with those in a low period of their

RISA SILVER- I was fortunate to have a Stephen
Minister when I was going through a difficult
time in my life. Because she helped me so
much, I wanted to give back to someone who
needs the support and loving care that was
given to me.


Front Row: Cheryl Monroe-Medonich, Victoria Brathwaite, Tessa Selvey, Carol
Kearney, Marcia Martin
Back Row: Suzette Leftwich, Risa Silver, Mickie Stalcup, Ann Kuo, Dorothy Mackay,
Tammy Mitchell, Nancy Eberling, Tim Frank Not Shown: Margaret Whitney


Did you know that Galilee has an army? It is a silent army and a busy one. It’s a
volunteer army that we call the Altar Guild. They make our sanctuary a great place
to worship God.
The Altar Guild raises wall banners and paraments on the altar to fit the season and
the scripture. They prepare communion and do the clean up afterwards. They water
plants and keep the pews tidy and stocked with tissues, envelopes, giving cards,
pencils, and the all-important Scribble Sheets for Little Methodists.
The Altar Guild also uses natural beauty to glorify God by arranging for flowers on
Sunday mornings. If you would like to give flowers for a birthday, anniversary, special
memory, graduation, birth of a child, or just to honor God, the Altar Guild can do
that. The cost is $35 for a regular arrangement. Special arrangements may be more.
Sign up on the Connection Card or on the flower calendar located in the lobby on the
column closest to the office. Leave your phone number and you will be called about
the type/color of flowers you would like.
For more information about the Altar Guild, you can email: [email protected]

Ordinary People...
...Extraordinary Purpose

Loudoun Hunger Relief provided over 1 million pounds of food last year to those in
our community that are food insecure. LHR is grateful for the help they received
from Galilee, especially the fresh produce which now comprises 30% of food
provided, and is helping to increase the health and wellness of the families they
LHR continually tells us how grateful they are, and so are we. Thank you and God
Bless. If you would like to join the LHR delivery team contact Kathi Miller at
[email protected]

Apples Garlic Beets Oranges

Carrots Plantains Ginger root

Potatoes Lemons/Limes Onions

Peppers Turnips Yucca

Please bring in all donations of fresh food on the LAST Sunday of each month.
Please feel free to continue to donate throughout the month shelf-stable items
such as rice, beans, cereal, flour, sugar, peanut butter, jelly/jam and canned

Registering for 2019-2020

We offer full-day preschool with optional before and

after-school care for 3 and 4 year old students.
Half-day classes are available for children ages 2 to 5 years old.


After-school care for elementary age children is
available for K-5 students from the following schools:

Algonkian ES Countryside ES


Potowmack ES

For more information or
to schedule a tour, contact
[email protected]



Interested in becoming involved with our Backpack Buddies
weekend meal pack ministry? Join us at our planning meeting!

July 29th ● 6pm-9pm
To RSVP and for more information,
email [email protected]
Dinner will be provided.

Ministry Highlights

Memory Cafe

July 13 Memory Cafe is a supportive place for people with mild to mid-stage

2nd Saturdays memory loss and their caregivers.

12:00pm - 2:00pm Bring your own lunch. Soft drinks and dessert will be

provided. Resources will be available for you to take home. Meet new

friends, socialize, and relax.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

Location: Youth Center

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

August 1 The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is specifically for caregivers

1st Thursdays and family of people experiencing dementia. It is not intended for

12:00pm - 1:30pm those afflicted with dementia (see Memory Cafe

Lansdowne Woods above). Attendees are welcome to bring lunch,

otherwise light snacks & water are provided.

For more information contact Deb Harney at
[email protected]

Location: Madison Room at Lansdowne Woods

Help the
Garden Grow!

The Gift Garden is a partnership between
Galilee Church and DeShong's Gift Back,

providing fresh vegetables during the
summer months to those in need in our

local community.

Weeding, watering, & harvesting
at Galilee:

Thursday evenings, 6pm-8pm
Saturdays (July 14 and 21), 9am-11am

For more information contact Vini Short at
703-314-9296 (text/voice) or email 
[email protected]


Line Dancing Welcome to all who are interested in exercise and fun!
Intermediate Class: Mondays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mondays and Beginner Class: Fridays 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fridays Intermediate Review: Fridays 8:00pm

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

Mondays Monday evening Pickleball!
7:00pm - 9:00pm For more information contact: [email protected]

Location: Galilee Gym
Looking for a new way to get light exercise? We play Pickleball
Wednesdays every Wednesday in the gymnasium. Active adults welcome.
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Galilee Gym
Not Meeting 7/17

Prayer Shawl Ministry

1st Sundays The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes shawls for those in the
10:15am - 11:00am hospital or in need of comfort. Knitters or crocheters are
welcome, as is anyone interested in learning.
New people of all skill levels welcome as well as any yarn donations.

Location: Conference Room

Men’s Night Out

3rd Thursday Galilee Fire Pit
July 18
6:30pm 45425 Winding Road
Sterling, VA 20165

The Galilee Men’s Night Out will be on Thursday July 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
Join us for grilled hamburgers & hot dogs out behind the Church at the fire pit area.
We will have good food, good conversation and possibly a little friendly cornhole
competition! Please bring side dishes, chips, and drinks to share. The cost will be
approximately $5.00 (based on number of attendees). For more information you
may email: [email protected]

Meet the Pastors

Let me tell you what I believe. I believe the best life is one
that’s got meaning. I believe that God has given every person
an extraordinary purpose.
As a pastor of an active church, I get energy out of helping
people connect with God, with one another, and with their
life’s purpose.
I invite you to connect with Galilee and to connect with me. Hit me on social media
( or simply pick up the phone and call.
[email protected]

Geitra Mickelson, Galilee’s newest addition to our clergy staff, is an
Ohio native who comes to our church with a background in music,
education, and theater. Active in church throughout her life, Geitra
responded to the call to ministry here in Virginia, where she has
lived since 2001.
“I responded to a call when God’s love convicted my heart. I’m
eager to share that love with a hurt and broken world. Jesus has
made all the difference in my life, and I believe he can make a
difference in yours—no matter what!”
“My goal is to work alongside others who are passionately committed to helping those in
Geitra serves in Galilee’s ministries and at the Chapel at Lansdowne Woods, and is
pursuing the completion of her Masters of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary.
[email protected]

Every Week at Galilee

Morning Worship // 9:00am & 11:00am
Grow Hour // 10:15am




PrimeTimers Luncheon // 11:30am


Men’s Son-Rise Study // 6:30am

The deadline to submit information Galilee is still collecting Box Tops for
for the August monthly bulletin is Meadowland Elementary!

July 15. Please email your Please neatly trim Box Tops and drop
information to the church office: them in the collection box located
on the shelf with the
[email protected] Backpack Buddies food!

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