The 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
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.
To share the happiness that is Christianity for all people.
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A Message from Pastor Fred Mast
Greetings to our Sedona UMC Family & Friends,
Christian makes a bit of difference to the world. I have heard these sentiments from so many especially in recent months in the midst of the violence, anger, stresses, complacency, and so many other descriptive words that express their sense that there is so little hope, that life is just becoming more and more impossible each day.
How do you define “impossible?” My Webster’s dictionary defines it as “felt to be incapable of being done, attained, or fulfilled.” I think the key word in this definition is “felt.” Sometimes we become our worst critics in feeling: “I just can’t do it alone,” or “What difference can I possible make by myself.” Can you bring peace and love and hope to the entire world on your own? Probably not…that is seemingly impossible. But in staying faithful to being the “Reflection of Christ” that we are called to be I do believe that peace, and love, and especially hope becomes a real possibility.
“In His name the nations will put their hope.” – Matthew 12:21
This year marks the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. Churches and communities throughout the nation hold prayer gatherings to recognize God‘s goodness and to thank our Creator for the many blessings poured out on God’s people. Millions will gather to seek God’s guidance and protection for our national and leaders, our communities, and our families. On February 19, 1795, President George Washington proclaimed a day of public thanksgiving, and since that time there have been many days of national prayer in America. In 1952 Congress established an official National Day of Prayer, and in 1988 set aside the 1st Thursday in May for that purpose. Though we set apart a “special day” of focus, our focus should really persist each and every day of the year.
“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that no-body pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
May we join together in all of our years to come, heeding the words of the Apostle Paul, stepping from the “impossible” into the “possible”, joining our voices with hundreds, thousands, and millions of others in “rejoicing always”, “praying continuously”, and “giving thanks in all circumstances”. All of this because we are children of God – the hope of the world, and this indeed is God’s will for us.
Praying God’s continued blessings for you and your families.
Grace and 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC
Thursday, May 4th — National Day of Prayer
Saturday, May 6th — Parking Lot Sale from 8am until 2:00pm CLICK HERE for the flyer
Saturday, May 6th — Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am at Golden Goose
Friday, May 12th — Movie Night Food & Fellowship at 6:00pm, Movie at 6:30pm
Saturday, May 13th — Reaching New People Tune Up Day starts at 10:00am
Sunday, May 14th — Bring Mom to church on Mother’s Day, then take her to breakfast after.
Summer Youth Theatre Camp — Starts June 19th by Emerson Theater Collaborative
Ask a friend and bring them with you!
As usual, the fun keeps reeling. Don’t forget — it is FREE!
Our Story of Jesus Bracelets are on sale now. These lovely and meaningful bracelets tell the story of Christ’s life with symbolic beads. Please call our church office (928-282-1780) if you’d like to place an order. The price of each bracelet is $22.
The proceeds from our bracelet sales are applied towards mortgage reduction. Thanks for your continued support!
There 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.
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