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,
I love this time of year, when the nights and the mornings begin to tease us with signs of cooler temperatures and the coming fall colors. Before we know it the holiday season will be upon us, and many of our friends who travel to far off locations to beat the heat will be back among us, and what a glorious event this is. And the coming holiday season offers me opportunities to shop for major family and church events & reminds me that I love to eat—that I enjoy really good food.
I love strolling through Sam’s Club, especially at lunch time when they have all those samples. If you know what you’re doing and play your cards just right you can eat a tremendous seven course meal strolling along the aisles of Sam’s Club. Start with hors d’oeuvres, then gourmet meats, delectable side dishes, fruits, vegetables, and top it off with a variety of desserts. There are often even drinks to wash it all down!
The lady in the apron at the end of the aisles says “They’re on sale today, right around the corner in the cold case. They are really easy to prepare and would make a great feast for your family or friends tonight” (Hoping I’ll put some in my cart). The sample was tasty, I think, and we didn’t really have anything planned for dinner tonight.
Sometimes I get samples from a feast that’s already over. My wife comes home with leftovers from a party or the potluck lunch on Sunday. “Not much left but it was really good,” she says. “I thought you’d like some.” And for a moment as I eat the snacks, I can almost imagine how tremendous the full meal must have been, or was.
On communion Sunday’s, especially on World Communion Sunday, as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with millions of others around the globe, as I eat the bread and drink from the cup, I reflect on this small portion of bread and juice coming from the amazing larger Feast, and I imagine.
I imagine being present for the Passover feast, the Last Supper, in the upper room with Jesus and the other disciples. While I wasn’t lucky enough to be there and participate personally, it’s as if they saved some for me so I could have a taste and feel a part of the great fellowship of Jesus’ Table that now circles the world.
This bread and cup a foretaste of an incredible feast to come at Christ’s heavenly banquet table. The Bible speaks of drinking the cup with Jesus in the Kingdom of God; of sitting down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; of participating in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. What an incredible vision of the coming feast.
This tiny portion I am blessed to taste on Sunday morning whets my appetite and reminds me of my personal invitation to the Feast to come. It’s not much to eat, I suppose — a fragment of bread and a dip from the cup, or just a sip. But it’s enough to recall whose I am. To realize how privileged I am to belong to the band of Jesus’ followers who are asked to remember—to eat of His bread and drink of His cup. How privileged I am to know that my name appears on the guest list for Christ’s Great Feast to come.
“As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, do it in remembrance me”.
A tiny taste of the Feast to come, but it’s enough for now. Quite enough!
Grace & Peace,
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT SEDONA UMC
Thursday, October 6th — UMW Meeting & Presentation, “Let’s Eat” at 9:30am
Friday, October 7th — Crosby Lane Concert at 6:00pm
Saturday, October 8th — Church Charge Conference 10:30am
Saturday, October 8th — Men’s Breakfast, 8:00am at Huevos inside Olde Sedona Grill
Thursday, October 13th — Life Line Screening call 1-888-653-6450 to make an appointment
Friday, October 14th — Family Movie Night, Food is ready at 6:00pm, Movie starts at 6:30pm
Sunday, October 16th — Blood Pressure Screenings resume after Worship
Monday, October 31st, Halloween — “2nd Annual Trunk N Treat” Make plans to stop at Sedona UMC for Trick or Treating. We’ll have decorated car trunks and a LOT of candy. 5:00pm until 7:00pm
Saturday, November 12th — Holiday Boutique. Always something for everyone on your Christmas List. 9:00am until 3:00pm
As usual, the fun keeps reeling.
CROSBY LANE CONCERT
Nashville-based acoustic vocal group CROSBY LANE is coming to Sedona United Methodist Church on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:00pm. This Mansion/Sony RED recording artist and full-time ministry has been featured on the GAC (Great American Country), CMT (Country Music Television) and Daystar television networks, among others.
Crosby Lane’s music has been played on Country and Christian radio and regularly appears on the charts, including the latest single, “Crucified”. Comprised of former Country music artist Tonja Rose, multi-Dove and SGMA Award songwriter and arranger John Lemonis and his wife, multi-instrumentalist Michaela, the group takes its name from hymn writer Fanny Crosby.
Ms. Crosby lived an extraordinary life going on to write over 8500 hymns. Crosby Lane shares the inspiring stories and songs of faith, highlighting favorite, classic hymns and original songs with fresh Americana Folk arrangements. Crosby Lane features tightly layered harmonies and organic live instrumentation (guitars, mandolins, etc.) in a casual setting.
The concert is free and a love offering will be taken to cover expenses. Hope to see everyone there!
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