“Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. Then the LORD said to Joshua, See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its mighty warriors. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse, and the people will go up, everyone marching straight in.”—Joshua 6:1-5

There is nothing God loves more than answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling the dreams and visions of God’s people. That is who God is and that is what God does. And the bigger the dreams and visions we have focused on glorifying God’s kingdom here on this earth, the better—because, to God be the glory! The greatest moments in life are the miraculous moments when human impotence and divine omnipotence intersect—Around the seemingly impossible situations and challenges in our human existence. God is ready, willing, and more than able—and you may be only one prayer away from a dream fulfilled, a promise kept, a vison becoming reality, or a miracle performed.

Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast begins a series of messages focused on “Prayer” with a message entitled “You May Only Be One Prayer Away”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere featuring delicious snacks and great coffee and always friendship.

On Saturday morning June 2nd the men of the Verde Valley are invited to gather for a delicious SUMC Men’s Breakfast at 8:15 a.m. at The Golden Goose Restaurant in West Sedona. Our featured speaker will be Guy Grand who has lived in Sedona for 31 years as a valued and active participant in this community. Guy spent many years working in insurance creating along with his wife Cheryl the first and only Catastrophic Insurance adjusting vocational school in the country focusing on putting Veterans back to work. He will share with us his wealth of knowledge and experiences as we enjoy a delicious breakfast. Bring a canned food item for the Food Bank—All men are welcomed, encouraged and invited to attend and come and make a new friendship.

We are truly pleased to announce that Sedona United Methodist Church will once again be hosting the “Emerson Theater’s Summer Youth Camp”—June 18th through July 14 (featuring live performances) for children and youth ages 6 to 17. For more information or to register call (860)705-9711 or call the church office at (928)282-1780. Spread the word! Scholarships available—and space is limited!

We offer a number of book and bible studies: Wednesday’s our Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and Thursday’s our Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. So many great missions, ministries and events happening at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We would love to pray for you!—Prayer requests may be submitted online or by calling us at 928-282-1780. We are conveniently located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. Come and grow with us!