Welcome to Sedona United Methodist Church

 


churchcourtyardThe Sedona United Methodist Church has been serving Sedona and the Verde Valley for over 35 years.  Whether you are a visitor, newcomer or a part of our family, you are invited to share the glory of God with us.  Our Spirit filled congregation has become known as one of the friendliest places around Sedona.  Please explore our website to learn more about us.  We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30a.m. or at any of our many activities.  We have a place for you, come and worship with us!

 


Sedona United Methodist Church welcomes you.

We are located at: 110 Indian Cliffs Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336

We are located on Highway 179, at the round-a-bout at Indian Cliffs Road in beautiful Sedona, Arizona.

Church office is open: Tuesdays through Thursdays 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fridays 9:00a.m. to Noon
Closed on Monday and on major holidays

Phone number is: 928-282-1780
Fax number is: 928-282-6377
Email: sedonaumc.az@gmail.com
Prayer Request Hotline: sumcprayers@gmail.com


 

UMC Cross & FlameSedona United Methodist Church Mission Statement

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by Welcoming all people, Worshiping God joyfully, Caring for each person, Discovering Christ’s transforming love, and Serving God’s world.

Vision Statement

To share the happiness that is Christianity for all people.

 


 

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A Message from Pastor Fred Mast

As I pondered what New Year message I wanted to share this year I was directed to an eloquent prayer from Billy Graham, one of my favorite all-time evangelists and was written for The Saturday Evening Post in 2008. It is just as relevant for us today as it was when he first delivered ten years ago.

“Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future. We each have our hopes and expectations for the year that is ahead of us—but You alone know what it holds for us, and only You can give us the strength and the wisdom we will need to meet its challenges. So help us to humbly put our hands into Your hand, and to trust You and to seek Your will for our lives during this coming year.

In the midst of life’s uncertainties in the days ahead, assure us of the certainty of Your unchanging love. In the midst of life’s inevitable disappointments and heartaches, help us to turn to You for the stability and comfort we will need. In the midst of life’s temptations and the pull of our stubborn self-will, help us not to lose our way but to have the courage to do what is right in Your sight, regardless of the cost. And in the midst of our daily preoccupations and pursuits, open our eyes to the sorrows and injustices of our hurting world, and help us to respond with compassion and sacrifice to those who are friendless and in need. May our constant prayer be that of the ancient Psalmist: “Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end” (Psalm 119:33).

We pray for our nation and its leaders during these difficult times, and for all those who are seeking to bring peace and justice to our dangerous and troubled world. We pray especially for Your protection on all those who serve in our armed forces, and we thank You for their commitment to defend our freedoms, even at the cost of their own lives. Be with their families also, and assure them of Your love and concern for them. Bring our divided nation together, and give us a greater vision of what You would have us to be. Your Word reminds us that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).

As we look back over this past year we thank You for Your goodness to us—far beyond what we have deserved. May we never presume on Your past goodness or forget all Your mercies to us, but may they instead lead us to repentance, and to a new commitment to make You the foundation and center of our lives this year. And so, our Father, we thank You for the promise and hope of this new year, and we look forward to it with expectancy and faith. This I ask in the name of our Lord and Savior, who by His death and resurrection has given us hope both for this world and the world to come. AMEN”

As we bid a fond farewell to 2017, we look forward to new and exciting horizons in this New Year. We continue to learn from our past experiences and strive to make our future bigger, better, and brighter with God’s help and direction. We have so many new and exciting visions & opportunities before us, some are known and many yet unknown. But we have the faith and confidence to face them with the strong assurance that God is at our center and whatever we encounter—we can meet it with strength, compassion, confidence, and the knowledge that we are doing it for the honor and glory of God!

As a New Year dawns there will indeed be new visions and dreams. I hope and pray that you are as excited as I am about the future God has in store for Sedona UMC and this community. And I pray that you will join with me in welcoming with open arms this New Year filled with hope and opportunities, and for new sights that God has set for us, new journeys we will travel together, and the new destinations we will arrive upon by God’s grace.

WITH GOD SURROUNDING US Let us pray for— A year full of new opportunities. An abundance of warm people among us. And a life with God “center” in our midst.

Wishing a very Happy & Blessed New Year!

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Fred

 


Sedona United Methodist Church now offers online giving as a quick, easy and secure option. If you would like to donate to our church, you may do so by using our online system. To access the system, please click the “Donate Now” button.

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Sunday SermonsSunday Morning Messages are Available ONLINE

Did you miss Pastor Fred Mast’s sermon from Sunday Morning? Or would you like to hear his message again?  Perhaps you would like to share the message with a friend or neighbor?

Sedona United Methodist Church Sunday Sermons are available for listening online or available for download.

Please click here to visit www.sedonaumc.org/sunday-sermons/

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC

Monday, January 1st — Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 6th — Men’s Breakfast at 8:15am at Golden Goose

Friday, January 12th — Family Movie Night Fellowship at 6:00pm, Movie at 6:30pm

Sunday, January 14th — “Be the Church” Seminar at 11:15am

Monday, January 15th — Neighborhood Bible Study Begins

Saturday, January 20th — Estate Planning Basics at 10am

Friday, February 9-10th — Heart to Heart Women’s Conference

 


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BIBLE STUDY AT SEDONA UMC

Sunday School for Children 9:45am

Men’s Bible Study — Every Wednesday at 9:00am in the Conference Room.

Anna’s Circle Bible Study — Every Thursday at 9:45am in the Conference Room. This study is for women.

 

 


Save the DateFamily Movie Night will be held on January 12, 2018  The fun starts at 6:00pm with lots of great food and fellowship. Movie starts at 6:30pm.

Ask a friend and bring them with you!

As usual, the fun keeps reeling.  Don’t forget — it is FREE

 

 

 


Cross Magnet Pins and Cross Necklaces are now available on Sunday Mornings.  First time guests can get their free pin by visiting the “Welcome Center” at the front door.  Members and friends of Sedona United Methodist Church can purchase a Cross Magnet Pin for $10 or a beautiful and adjustable Cross Necklace for $15.

For more information, please contact the church office at 928-282-1780.

 

 

 


Come and Grow with US blueThere is something in the air at Sedona United Methodist Church!  We hope you will join us Sunday Mornings at 9:30am for worship.

Come and see what is happening in the life of the friendliest church in Sedona.

Come and Grow with us!

 

 


 

 

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