Welcome to the
Sedona United Methodist Church
Mission Statement: Loving our neighbors with glad and sincere hearts and praising God while making a difference and offering hope to all humanity.
SUMC Mission Projects Supported in 2014
Our Missions Team supports others through our church missions budget, special offerings, fund-raisers and hands-on projects.
Sedona Food Bank – food and funds
Yavapai Food Council weekend food backpacks for kids – funds and packing
Verde Valley Sanctuary – domestic abuse – donation
Verde Valley Caregivers – homebound support – donation
Rainbow Acres – residence for developmentally impaired – financial support for one of the residents
NAMI Sedona – mental health – donation
St. Andrews community dinner – twice purchasing food, preparing and serving
FaithWorks membership and participation in several mission trips
Desert Southwest Conference
United Methodist Outreach Ministries – homeless shelter – donation
District Conference drive for socks for the homeless
McCurdy Ministries, Espanola NM – monetary donation; ongoing collection of Campbell’s
Labels for Education and General Mills Boxtops 4 Education
Children’s clothing mission in Willow, Alaska – financial support
1st year of 3-year covenant support of honor of missionary in Puebla, Mexico
Contribution to the District’s Imagine No Malaria campaign
Co-sponsor with UMW of Operation Christmas Child
Co-sponsor with Christian Ed of a dinner – proceeds to Heifer International
United Methodist Special Sunday Offerings
The United Methodist General Conference years ago created six Special Sundays with offerings to help congregations work with communities, rebuild shattered lives, strengthen self-sufficiency, encourage partnerships, nurture Native American ministries, model peace and justice, provide scholarships and loans for United Methodist students, and much more. This year, SUMC will observe all six Sundays. In March we observed One Great Hour of Sharing which goes to UMCOR’s administrative costs, thus allowing 100% of all special emergency relief offerings to go toward the specific disaster relief.
The remaining five offerings are:
Native American Ministries Sunday: nurtures outreach with persons of all ages and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.
Peace with Justice Sunday: helps United Methodist worldwide work with people to advocate for human rights, buy fair-trade products, care for the environment, demonstrate for a cause, eradicate poverty, feed hungry people, mediate conflict, provide health care, seek affordable housing and model nonviolence.
World Communion Sunday: provides scholarships for U.S. and international racial- and ethnic-minority students, on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
United Methodist Student Day: provides scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.
Human Relations Day: This day is usually observed in January, but will be observed at a later date this year. The offering helps church-based community developers work in racial- and ethnic-minority communities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
“Serving Christ through our
United Methodist Connectional Giving”