Welcome to Sedona United Methodist Church

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churchcourtyardThe 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: Mondays through Thursdays 9:00am to 4:00pm
Closed on Friday and on major holidays

Phone number is: 928-282-1780
Fax number is: 928-282-6377


 

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.

 


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HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday, March 29th at 9:30a.m.

Good Friday, April 3rd at 7:00p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 5th at 9:30a.m.

 

 

 


 

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Why should we care about Lent?

During Lent we commit to change our lives over the next forty days so that we may be more like Christ through our “repentance”. Repentance is to re-turn to God and re-focus our lives to the standard of God. It’s a time of letting God change our hearts ie., emotions and behaviors by fasting, service, and prayer.

FASTING: Fasting is about cutting out some of the things in our life that distract us from God. Some Christians use the whole 40 days to fast from foods, candy, TV, soft drinks, cigarettes or meat as a way to purify their bodies and lives. Or may skip one meal a day and use that time to pray in-stead. Even given up some activity that keeps you from spend-ing time enjoying God’s creation. However you can simplify your life in terms of what you eat, wear or do?

SERVICE: We can take something on for Christ. We are called to practice social holiness and this is a good time to volunteer or do something that brings relief to others. We can commit to help a different stranger, co-worker or friend everyday of Lent. Serving others is one way we serve God.

PRAYER: We can use Lent as a time of intentional prayer. You can pray while you walk, create music or art as a prayer to God, or savor a time of quiet listening, to becoming more in tune with God.

This is why we care. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Jesus had no sin, but was bruised for our iniquity, our gross injustice and wickedness.

Let Lent be a journey of not just good deeds of light but being transformed into the image of Christ.

Pastor J

 


Young Life at Sedona United Methodist Church

If you passed Sedona United Methodist Church at about 6 p.m. on Sunday February 8th, you would have seen a full parking lot and heard some lively sounds emerging from the campus. The occasion was a meeting of the Northern Arizona Young Life volunteer leaders, when approximately 100 young adults converged on Sedona coming from Flagstaff (in spite of the Oak Creek Canyon sink hole), Williams, and Sedona/Cottonwood. But these are not your average folk, for each and every one is totally committed to Jesus and anxious to share their faith with the teens all over Northern Arizona. They are trained by Young Life Area Directors to enable them to act as friend, mentor, minister, and buddy to the teens with whom they come into contact.

In a society in which church going is definitely not in vogue, something has to be done to reach kids with the Good News of Jesus – and Young Life goes to where the kids are, whether a school, ballgame, shopping mall, biking or skateboard park, with the motive of getting to know them – often with the offer of pizza or ice cream! Our volunteer leaders earn the right to be heard and they are the people to whom kids can turn for help and compassion when life gets tough and peer pressure involves them in risky behavior. Of course it is not all doom and gloom. Often one cannot tell which is the kid and which is the leader during the crazy skits that take place on club nights or at camp. But of one thing you may be sure, each kid has the opportunity to hear the gospel message presented in a relevant form and has the opportunity to delve deeper into a relationship with Jesus himself.

So, no these volunteers are not average. They are superb. They give of their time, finances, and social lives to do what we older Christians cannot do, namely share the joy of Christ with teens, and I guess Heaven is rejoicing about it!! I certainly am!

Thank you to Sedona United Methodist Church for welcoming us to your campus. Should you want to know more about Young Life, please contact Jon Boothe, Area Director at 928-308-3239 or Penny Mathieu at 928-282-2918. We would love to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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