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.

 


DSC_0217

Please click here to Follow us on Facebook!

Submit your prayer requests

To see the most current information about Sedona United Methodist Church, please click “current events” on the menu.  To receive these updates via email, please sign up by using the “Subscribe to Blog” form on the right side of the home page.

 

 


A Message from Pastor Fred Mast

Greetings to our Sedona UMC Family & Friends,

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Once again this year as we approach Thanksgiving, I reflect and celebrate with joy and thanksgiving the many abundant blessings that God has bestowed upon me, my family, and this congregation. And I simply want to say thank you!

Thank you for your generosity. “Thank you for your generosity,” as Paul said often to the churches that supported him: “Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God” (Philippians 4:17-18). Thank you for your many gifts!

Thank you for serving. This is one “thank you” that sometimes gets lost in the “we need more volunteers” please. We don’t serve to be recognized, but giving words of affirmation to those who serve says, “What you do is Important and makes an eternal difference.” To our leaders, greeters, children’s teachers, tutors, nursery caregivers, worship volunteers, coffee brewers, ushers, volunteers, ministry teams and many more you need to know that you make a huge difference and without all of you—we couldn’t do what we do in increasing God’s kingdom.

Thank you for praying for me and my family, and this ministry. You know my feelings on the importance of prayer—that all of our missions, ministries, all that we do should begin on our knees in prayer. I have felt your prayers as has Jenny and our family. You all have prayed us through some incredibly challenging times. Nothing that we have done or will do, could possibly happen without God’s being at our center.

Thank you for putting up with my preaching. I often get caught up in the moment and go on for what might seem an eternity—but you all are so graceful and complimentary. I just pray God’s inspired word, delivered through this fallible preacher are always words of truth and delivered in love, words that touch your lives and increase your faith, and words that I never get in the way of.

Thank you for sticking with the church through thick and thin. It is easy when the work is hard, when things don’t always go as expected or desired, and the challenges even greater, to move down the road to another church in town every couple of years. To all of you who have stayed, served, continued to give, and support SUMC through thick and thin, I say, “thank you.” The tough times make us stronger and better. We are teammates—it’s an honor to be on your team.”

Thank you for inviting your friends and family. The church grows primarily by word of mouth. Changed people are contagious. When individuals in our congregation tell their family and friends how Jesus changed them, changed their lives, the Gospel goes out. I love hearing on Sunday morning, “I started coming to this church because my friend invited me.” Keep up the great work!

Thank you for allowing me to be me. I’ve had my share of moments as a pastor—some good—some, well… In the past 2+ years of being your pastor here I have told corny jokes and you have laughed, fell short and you have encouraged me, and shown a human side and you have shown nothing but love & grace. By far, I believe I am at my best when I am me. And you all have loved me unconditionally, for just who I am.

And most of all—Thank you for welcoming me and Jenny, and our entire family and making us a part of the SUMC family. We feel so truly blessed to be a part of this great church family. You have supported us through so many things and we give thanks to God to each and every one of you.

I am so truly excited about where we have come from, and what we have accomplished for God this year. And I am even more excited at what God has in store for us in the year and years to come. As I have the privilege of traveling the Verde Valley and representing SUMC, I must share with true joy and a childlike giddiness the way my heart is moved as I hear people share their stories of the differences SUMC is making in this community and beyond. So many of you are out in the missions fields witnessing, welcoming, and serving God’s people as the hands and feet of Jesus and it is making an impact.

We are winning! We are making more disciples! And we are transforming our community!

From our family to yours, may this be a Thanksgiving of abundant gifts from God to you and your families. Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace & Peace, Pastor Fred, Jenny and the Mast Family

 


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.

Donate now button


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/

 


IMG_1024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC

CLICK HERE for the November/December Advent Schedule

Saturday, November 4th — Men’s Breakfast at 8:15am at Golden Goose

Saturday, November 4th — Holiday Boutique from 10:00am until 4:00m

Sunday, November 5th — Church Charge Conference at 11:00am

Sunday, November 19th — 3rd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Feast after worship

Tuesday, November 21st — Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service, 7:00pm at SUMC

Wednesday, November 29th — Life Line Screening.  visit www.lifelinescreening.com

Saturday, December 2nd — Christmas Celebration Mission to Navajo Nation

Saturday, December 2nd — Hanging of the Greens

Wednesday, December 6th — Ladies Christmas Dinner at 6:00pm  Tickets on sale now!

Friday, December 8th — Family Movie Night Christmas Party at 6:00pm

Saturday, December 16th — Pastor Fred & Jenny’s Open House at the Parsonage

Sunday, December 17th — Christmas Open House and Soup Luncheon after Worship

Sunday, December 24th — Christmas Eve, 9:30am Service with Carols and Lessons and 6:00pm for Candlelight, Carols, Lessons and Communion.

 


library books

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.

 

 


Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service

Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00pm

“Standing Together”

Sedona United Methodist Church
110 Indian Cliffs Road, off SR 179 at the Back O’Beyond Traffic Circle.

Pie, Coffee and Cider will be served following the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On November 5th, the church unveiled and dedicated a new communion table commissioned by local carpenter Tommy Sturgeon.  This beautiful table was made possible by the Bush Memorial Fund in celebration of the ministry of Rev. Tom Bush.


Save the DateFamily Movie Night will be held on Friday, December 8th, 2017.  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!

There will be NO Movie Night in November.  In December, we will have a Christmas Party where everyone is invited to bring an appetizer to share.

 

 


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!

 

 


 

 

Sedona United Methodist Church Copyright 2017