The beginning of the ministry of Jesus Christ was characterized by preaching the message of The Kingdom of God—“From then on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!’” [Matt 4:17] And it ended the same way, “After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.” [Acts 1:3]

Paul continued this emphasis, “Then he entered the synagogue and spoke boldly over a peri¬od of three months, engaging in discussion and trying to persuade them about the things related to the kingdom of God.” [Acts 19:8] And John spoke of it, in the Gospel and concluded Revelation with this emphasis, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign forever and ever!” [Rev 11:15] This was the central theme of the ministry of the Lord Jesus.

Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast continues a series entitled “The Way”, walking with Jesus and his followers on a journey that will ultimately take them to the cross in a message entitled “A Thirst for the Kingdom of God”.

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring 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.

Sedona United Methodist Church still has spaces available for our Annual Community Parking Lot Sale to be held on Saturday, April 13th from 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Arts, Crafts, Foods, Antiques, Household Items, Books, and so much more. For more information or to reserve a space please call the church office at (928)282-1780.

We offer several weekly book and bible studies: LENTEN STUDY (The Way-Walking the Footsteps of Jesus) BEGINS Tuesday March 5th at two locations—10:30am at the Church (110 Indian Cliffs Rd.) & 2pm at “The Gathering Place” (1835 W. State Rte. 89A) in West Sedona. The entire community is welcome and invited—Please Call the church office for more details (928)282-1780. We continue our Wednesday Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and our Thursday Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am.

So many great missions, ministries and events happening at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on 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. All are welcome at Sedona UMC—Come and grow with us!