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,
So what does it mean to LOVE your neighbor?
In Matthew 22:36-39, a lawyer challenges Jesus asking him, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answers him saying, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (ESV).
In the first verse Jesus seems to be quoting from Deuteronomy 6:5; and in the second verse from Leviticus. For Jesus, to love your neighbor as yourself meant living life according to Leviticus 19:9–18 (ESV)—
“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge; neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare; neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God.
You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob them. The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning. You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
You shall not hate your brother or sister in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of them. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD”.
For Jesus, to love your neighbor as you love yourself was to practice humility and justice towards your fellow human beings. To treat others as you would like to have them treat you. For Jesus, speaking to Jews shaped by the Torah, this is what loving your neighbor looked like.
In August, I will share a series of messages entitled “So What Does it Look Like to LOVE Your Neighbor?” based upon the Gospel of Matthew 22:36-39 and parsing this scripture found in Leviticus chapter 9.
Can you imagine a world where people truly loved each other this way?
Grace & Peace,
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC
Friday, August 12th — Family Movie Night, Food is ready at 6:00pm, Movie starts at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 13th — Men’s Breakfast, 8:00am at Huevos inside Olde Sedona Grill
Friday, August 19th — “Hot August Night”, 6:30pm Fun evening with songs, jokes and skits followed with Peach Cobbler Free Admission, but proceeds from the evening will benefit Verde Valley Sanctuary. Click Here for more information.
Saturday, September 10th — United Methodist Women present “Songs of Scripture” Luncheon at 11:30am
Sunday, September 19th — Blood Pressure Screenings resume after Worship
Monday, October 31st, Halloween — “2nd Annual Trunk N Treat” Make plans to stop at Sedona UMC for Trick or Treating. We’ll have decorated car trunks and a LOT of candy.
Saturday, November 12th — Holiday Boutique. Always something for everyone on your Christmas List.
As usual, the fun keeps reeling.
“HOT AUGUST NIGHT”
Friday, August 19th at 6:30pm
Bring your friends for the best show of the Summer! Members of Sedona UMC will share their talents. Funny stories, songs and skits will keep everyone laughing and enjoying themselves. Pastor Fred Mast will be the master of ceremonies and he has some surprises up his sleeve.
After the show, stay for fresh peach cobbler and ice cream sundaes. Although the admission is free, donations will go to Verde Valley Sanctuary.
Sedona UMC Chancel Choir Begins Rehearsals on
Thursday, August 18th at 6:30pm
We welcome anyone who would like to join the choir. Get ready! The choir will be back singing in September.
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