The Sedona United Methodist Church has been serving Sedona and the Verde Valley for over 30 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: Monday thru Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Closed on Friday and on major holidays
Phone number is: 928-282-1780
Fax number is: 928-282-6377
Change is inevitable. The writer of Ecclesiastes understood this. The earth is in constant change, but still staying the same. Summer turns to fall, winter to spring, and the cycle begins again. Change is constant and the earth remains firmly on its axis. It is the same with the church. The more things change the more they stay the same. The Church throughout the ages has gone through cycles of change, a pastor leaving and another coming, two pastors the same but different.
We are in a season of change. And with change, we must reflect on where we have been and where we are going. We are on a spiritual journey and we are at the crossroads of a new path that will still lead us to our divine destination. As with any journey, sometimes the path will be straight, we can see for miles ahead. Then there will be curves in the road, sometimes a pothole or two, we may even come to an obstacle and maybe a hill or mountain to climb. None of these will stop the journey. It may slow us down, but as disciples of Jesus Christ we must keep moving forward shifting our gears to give us momentum to reach our destination.
To be accountable for my part of the journey God has given me some directions in steering this awesome congregation. My goal for these next six months is to listen and discern Sedona United Methodist Church’s culture code. We will be visiting with each household to hear the “stories” of Sedona UMC from inception to the present. We will be listening for joys and concerns, innovative and traditional ideas, most of all, the purpose of why God called this congregation into existence and how each of you “fit” in the call. Jesus never called anyone to be part of a building or congregation; he called people to be part of a movement.
I ask of you to be receptive in building relationships of humility, honesty, trust and integrity. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to gently blow upon our hearts so we may be one with each other and one in Christ to the community. This will occur as we seek to find a piece of our story in listening to each other’s story.
I cannot tell you what we will look like, but what I can tell you is that He who has begun a good work will bring it to completion if we faint not. So, “If You have any encouragement from being united with Christ. If any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:1-4)
Because He lives, we live,
Pastor Jimelvia P. Martin