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.
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Thanksgiving Greetings to our Sedona UMC Family & Friends.
“God desires to create in us the “heart of a farmer”. “A farmer prepares the soil, plants, carefully oversees and seeks to protect what he has planted but trusts God for the increase in due season… …If he’s hailed out or rained out, stormed out or droughted out, he still farms because he has the heart of a farmer.”
James Robison, founder of LIFE Outreach International, quoted in “The Blessed Life”.
Christian stewardship is a way of living in which we come to the realization that everything, all of our blessings, all of our resources come from and belong to God. We are called to use these resources for God’s glory, working for the common good. Our oneness with God and with God’s mission is the fruit of our stewardship.
Stewardship is most often a popular term used by churches and religious leaders when these leaders want their parishioners to give something. It is often closely associated with the words “tithe,” “generosity,” and “money.” While these associations are not completely wrong, stewardship for me means so much more than simply giving, of time, talent, and treasure. I truly believe that “True Stewardship” involves and becomes a way of life that changes us from the inside out – creating in us a new life in Christ, a life in which we transform from followers to true vessels of God’s Kingdom. Stewardship becomes as much a blessing for the giver as it is for the receiver.
Our Christian Stewardship is lived out in:
Living and sharing the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ;
Following God’s will in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of all creation in an interdependent world;
Prudent use of our God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships;
Employing our material resources in service, mission, and compassion;
Providing a positive example for future generations;
Sharing in the fellowship, community worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission.
Both for the individual and for the community, stewardship is a joyful act we live out on behalf of God’s Kingdom. There are many ways in which we can manifest this joyful outpouring of stewardship to our community and the world. For us as United Methodists’ – it is through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.
A number of years ago I had the opportunity to travel and see Niagara Falls. What an amazing site, but even more amazing for me was the sheer amount of water that continuously flowed from this river over the falls and disappeared down stream. I stood in awe, watching and waiting, almost expecting the flow to cease, or at least reduce in volume – but it never did. That is God, a God who blesses us with abundance until we are overflowing and sharing our abundant blessings with others.
As we approach and celebrate Thanksgiving this month I hope and pray that we will take the time to pause with our families, to give God the thanks for our blessings, and to find ways in which we might move closer in our faith journey and relationship with our creator.
May God continue to bless our church, continue to bless our families, and may God continue to shape us and mold us into vessels that joyously overflow our abundant hospitality and blessing to others.
Grace and Peace
~ Pastor Fred ~
UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC
Saturday, November 7th at 3:00pm — SUMC Church Conference
Monday, November 9th — Sedona Community Dinner at St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 12th — UMW Women’s Retreat 9am until 3:30pm
Saturday, November 14th from 9am to 3pm — Holiday Boutique, Annual Craft Show
Friday, November 20th at 6:30pm — Family Movie Night
Sunday, November 22nd — Pre-Thanksgiving Feast after Worship.
Tuesday, November 24th — Thanksgiving Inter-Faith Prayer Service at St. John Vianney
Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00pm — Ladies Christmas Dinner
Sunday, December 20th — Christmas Open House, Cantata and Luncheon
Christmas Eve — 6:00pm Carols & Lessons with Communion
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