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!
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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.
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Greetings to our SUMC Family & Friends,
Ash Wednesday is upon us once again, the official beginning of the Season of Lent. A normal practice for many of us during this season is to give something up, for over 100 years committed Catholics have given up meat on Fridays, opting instead to eat fish (I like fish). Protestants often opt to stop eating chocolate or that daily Starbucks coffee. Some of those in the younger generation may even try and give up Facebook or Snap-Chat (although none of the young people I know). We do this to show our commitment to God during these 40 Days of Lent.
But those who give up soda may just opt to drink more coffee, or visa versa. Those who decide to lay off the chocolate replace it with peanut butter (my favorite swap). Do you see the problem here? We may have noble intentions to begin, but the art of negotiations increases as the will power decreases.
This year I want to encourage you to try something new and different. Don’t “give something up” for Lent, instead I want you to consider “taking on something new” for Lent. Make a commitment to add something to your life that really makes a difference, something that enhances your passion and relationship with God.
Easier said than done you say. That does sound a bit harder, doesn’t it? We are all extremely busy people after all. Our calendars are full and we can’t possibly add another thing. That’s our justification, we convince ourselves even in this season of self-reflection and repentance. We forget that we are called to be good stewards of the gifts and lives that God has entrusted us with. Before our time is ours, it is God’s just like everything else God has blessed us with. How about we try:
**Take that money you would otherwise spend on (chocolate, coffee, etc.) and put it into a donation jar to help build wells where there is no fresh water – and encourage others to join your effort.
**Begin a daily devotional and invite others to join you.
**Begin a spiritual practice like faithful Bible reading, daily prayer, spiritual journaling, or meditation.
**Find a group of friends and start a small group study. Find a good book for discussion, pray together, and support each other in going deeper spiritually.
You get the idea – this Lenten season, Don’t – “give something up”. Instead – “take something on” and see the difference it will make in your passion toward God and in your life!
Grace & Peace,
~ Pastor Fred ~
UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC
Tuesday, February 9th — Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 4:30pm until 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 10th — LENTEN BIBLE STUDY Adam Hamilton’s “24 Hours that Changed the World” at 10am
Wednesday, February 10th — Ash Wednesday Worship at Sedona UMC, 7:00pm
Friday, February 12th — Family Movie Night, 6:30pm
Saturday, February 13th – Men’s Breakfast at Golden Goose Café 8:30am
Sunday, February 21st — “The Song is Alive” Concert by the Halos Youth & Young Adult Choir 3:00pm FREE
“24 Hours that Changed the World”
By Adam Hamilton
Join Pastor Fred for this seven week Lent Bible Study that will guide us, step by step, through the last day of Jesus’ life.
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