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 3:00pm
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.
Sedona United Methodist Church now accepts credit cards for online giving.
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A Message from Pastor Fred Mast
Greetings to our Sedona UMC Family & Friends,
What an Easter season we experienced this year—I hope it was special for you. So many opportunities to gather together in times of fellowship and worship to give God honor and glory and praise for bringing us a savior for our world.
It was an especially special time for me this year knowing the challenges that awaited me and Jenny and our entire family. Isn’t it funny how life has a way of grabbing ahold of us and getting our attention? I initially was extremely stressed when after receiving the news that I needed major bypass surgery, that my surgery would be delayed for six weeks—until after Easter. Believing that my heart was just a time bomb ticking—just a matter of time before that last beat would come.
My personal little pity party ensued—how could this be happening to me, I’m far too young. Haven’t we been through enough in our lives, all the challenges and difficulties? God, I’m giving you everything I have and then some, what else do you want from me?
Thank God for my wife Jenny, she just seems to know what I need, when I need it. As we rode along in the car returning from yet another doctor appointment, I was almost in tears when Jenny asked if I had heard the song “Let Your Heart Beat Again”—and as if heaven sent that very song came on the car radio at that exact moment.
You’re shattered Like you’ve never been before The life you knew In a thousand pieces on the floor And words fall short in times like these When this world drives you to your knees You think you’re never gonna get back To the you that used to be.
Tell your heart to beat again Close your eyes and breathe it in Let the shadows fall away Step into the light of grace Yesterday’s a closing door You don’t live there anymore Say goodbye to where you’ve been And tell your heart to beat again.
Beginning – Just let that word wash over you It’s alright now Love’s healing hands have pulled you through So get back up, take step one Leave the darkness, feel the sun Cause your story’s far from over And your journey’s just begun Tell your heart to beat again Close your eyes and breathe it in Let the shadows fall away Step into the light of grace Yesterday’s a closing door You don’t live there anymore Say goodbye to where you’ve been And tell your heart to beat again.
Isn’t that the story of Easter? Second chances and new birth. No matter what we may face in our lives, whether it is health concerns, relationship challenges, financial struggles, no matter what it might be—we are promised by the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ that we can and will experience a new and better day ahead of us.
So, close your eyes and breathe it in—and tell your heart to beat again. Praise God for second and third and fourth and fifth opportunities! May the grace and love of Jesus Christ touch your life as He has mine. I look forward to being back among you in a few short weeks.
Grace & Peace,
UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC
Saturday, May 7th — Parking Lot Sale Swap Meet from 8:00am until noon RAIN OR SHINE!
Friday, May 13th– Family Movie Night, 6:30pm
Saturday, May 14th — Men’s Breakfast, 8:30am
Saturday, May 21st — Ohio Northern University Choir Concert at 6:00pm Click here for flyer.
As usual, the fun keeps reeling.
Sedona United Methodist Church will have an All Church Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.
There’s always good stuff at this sale!
The Good Book Nook, the church library will have some used books for sale. There’s always something interesting!
Church members will sell their items individually and a portion of their proceeds will go to the programs and ministries at Sedona United Methodist Church.
Members of the congregation were inspired to have the sale after participating in a Bible Study written by Adam Hamilton. Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity urges people to change their perceptions of their personal finances in this struggling economy. Through simplifying, desiring and owning less material things, their spiritual life will be enriched as will every other aspect of their life.
See you there! Click here for the flyer.
FREE CONCERT at Sedona UMC
Sedona United Methodist Church will present a concert featuring the Ohio Northern University National Tour Choir on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 6:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. A freewill love offering for the touring group will be taken.
The Ohio Northern National Tour Choir is on a 43-day concert tour to 26 states during May and June 2016. The choir consists of members of the ONU University Singers, the top choral ensemble at ONU, which tours annually. Most recently, in March 2015, the choir took its 12th international tour and presented concerts throughout the United Kingdom. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Ben Ayling.
The concert will be in three sections and will open with a sacred segment beginning with Wallace DePue’s processional “Sing dem Herrn.” The choir will then present various styles of sacred literature, including “The Glory of The Father” by Egil Hovland, a setting of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Howard Helvey, “Weeping Mary” arranged by Brad Holmes, and Robert Ray’s “He Never Failed Me Yet.”
The second segment will include international and contemporary music. The choir will sing a challenge to “Eat Your Vegetables” and a piece by Ēriks Ešenvalds titled “Stars.” This is a setting of a Sara Teasdale text accompanied by tuned water glasses and Tibetan singing bowls. The choir commissioned the next piece, “For Our World,” an original composition by Joseph Martin, as a premiere for this tour. This setting of the poem by the same title was written by Mattie J.T. Stepanek and published when he was just 12 years old. It is a call to aspire to an elevated level of common good. The section will end with the “Sakkijarven Polka” arranged by Jonathan Rathbone. Also featured will be choir accompanist and piano soloist Andreya Grzegorzewski.
The final segment of the concert will focus on American music. The American folk song “Cindy” will be featured in an arrangement by Mack Wilberg, composer and conductor of the Morman Tabernacle Choir. The choir will present a double choir setting of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” from “Annie Get Your Gun” as well as James Erb’s arrangement of “Shenandoah.” A testament to those who have served will be presented in the “Armed Forces Medley,” arranged by Greg Gilpin, and the concert will end with a choral “Benediction.”
Sedona United Methodist Church is located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road in Sedona.
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