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,
In June, Wayne Light (SUMC Lay Leader) and I joined over 600 of our UMC friends at our 2017 Desert Southwest Annual Conference in beautiful Glendale, Arizona and our theme for this conference was “That We May Be”. That we may hear God’s call upon us and “Be the Church God is Calling Us to be”. This “theme” was born out of our 2016 Annual Conference that focused upon “Growth & Vitality” and gave birth to a group tasked with taking all the information and data compiled at the 2016 A.C. in Holy Huddle sessions which in turn resulted in an initiative and focus that will lead us into the future in which we might live into “Being the Church That God is Calling Us to Be” And the words of Paul from our focus scripture, Colossians 1:1-10 from the “Message” translation began to ring over and over in my ears.
Our prayers for you are always spilling over into thanksgivings. We can’t quit thanking God our Father and Jesus our Messiah for you! We keep getting reports on your steady faith in Christ, our Jesus, and the love you continuously extend to all Christians. The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack, tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope.
The Message is as true among you today as when you first heard it. It doesn’t diminish or weaken over time. It’s the same all over the world. The Message bears fruit and gets larger and stronger, just as it has in you. From the very first day you heard and recognized the truth of what God is doing, you’ve been hungry for more. It’s as vigorous in you now as when you learned it from our friend and close associate Epaphras. He is one reliable worker for Christ! I could always depend on him. He’s the one who told us how thoroughly love had been worked into your lives by the Spirit.
Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.
My friends, I truly give God thanksgiving for all of you and all the amazing work you do. It is often easy to fall into the trap of believing like that church in Colossae that the mission of God’s Church was just too grand – like our local church is facing just too many worldly challenges and pressures. What good can we do, what difference can we make. But I believe with every fiber of my very being that God is calling us out into the world to be.
A Courageous Church
Loving like Jesus
Acting with Justice
United in Hope
And as we recommit and refine ourselves to this vision believe we can and will change this entire community and maybe even our world in the process “The River of God” will flow from the altar of God and will become ever broader, ever deeper, and will bring new life and enrichment by bearing fruit everywhere it flows.
CAN YOU SEE IT CHURCH? I CAN!
Grace & Peace, Pastor Fred
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC
Saturday, July 1st — Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am at Golden Goose
Sunday, July 2nd — Red, White & Blue BBQ, 11:00am
Sunday, July 9th — “Be the Church” Seminar after Worship 11:00am
Friday, July 14th — Movie Night Food & Fellowship at 6:00pm, Movie at 6:30pm
Friday, July 28th at 7:00pm or Saturday, July 29th at 2:00pm — STOLEN FIRE by Cate Mullen, Presented by Emerson Theater Collaborative’s Summer Youth Theatre. Tickets on sale by clicking here http://bit.ly/2sdsyNz
Sunday, August 13th — Ellen Foncannon Stephenson in Concert “The Story Behind the Song”
Sunday, August 20th — Crazy Quilt Club 2:30pm, Munds Park
Thursday, August 24th & 31st — Bell Choir Workshop with Bob Martin
August 25-27, 2017 — Lay Servant Ministries Training Session
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.
VOLUNTEER & DONATIONS OPPORTUNITIES
Pillow Cases to Dresses — We are excited to offer our members and guests who love to sew this new opportunity! Did you know that new or gently used pillowcases can be easily turned into dresses for young girls? Members of our congregation who continue to travel to Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico on volunteer medical missions with the Christian group FaithWorks have volunteered to take the dresses with them when they go. For those who don’t sew but who would like to participate, a box for donations of materials will be available in the Narthex next to the shopping cart with food for the food bank. If you shop yard sales, you are sure to occasionally come across some of the items. Please contact the church office for more information
Ask a friend and bring them with you!
As usual, the fun keeps reeling. Don’t forget — it is FREE!
Our Story of Jesus Bracelets are on sale now. These lovely and meaningful bracelets tell the story of Christ’s life with symbolic beads. Please call our church office (928-282-1780) if you’d like to place an order. The price of each bracelet is $22.
The proceeds from our bracelet sales are applied towards mortgage reduction. Thanks for your continued support!
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