Imagine a state of perfect peace—What would that look like for you? For me, I imagine sailing in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, a gentle but steady breeze, calms waters, puffy clouds gathering on the horizon. The air is cool and comfortable and there are no distractions other than the cawing of the seagulls and the rhythmic beat of the gentle waves. I envision a quietness with no to-do list, fear, worry, pressure, or commitments.

But then, just as quickly as I drifted off to my peaceful getaway, I am quickly jolted back to the reality of so many responsibilities, work, kids, phone calls, and an anxiety-inducing “to-do” list, as my perfect peaceful paradise fades into the distance.

Peace. Is it truly attainable beyond a momentary escape from reality? According to John 14:27, it is. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do, I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares a message entitled “Let It Begin With Me”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship 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.

We have temporarily suspended our On-Site Worship and Fellowship Time—But we do offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship each week—Please access worship through our website ( Check out our Facebook and Website page for the latest details and updates regarding church activities and Re-Opening Plan coming soon! Don’t hesitate to contact us if we may be of assistance and for pastoral care. We are here to help!

The Church Building may be temporarily closed—But the Church is certainly open with so many great missions, ministries and opportunities 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—We look forward to seeing you very soon—Come and grow with us!