The human mind is an amazing creation of God. It can handle billions of informational bites, and process over eight hundred functions a second. No supercomputer will ever compare with the human mind’s amazing power. And what’s even more incredible is that we only use a fraction of its capacity. Scripture tells us, “As a person thinks in his or her heart, that is who they are.” (Proverbs 23:7)

It is what we think more than anything else that determines what and who we are. It’s not our background, or heredity, or even our environment. It’s what we choose to think about that has the greatest influence upon our lives. Paul said, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

And so, if we want to make the changes in our lives that will help us be more of what God wants us to be, we’ve got to start by changing the way we think. And the way we do this is by changing our perspective. Paul knew that while he may get knocked down, he wasn’t knocked out, and that no matter how bad it was, it was nothing as compared to what Jesus went through for humankind—So he was willing endure for the sake of the gospel.

Join Rev. Fred Mast as he continues a sermon series entitled “ThanksLiving-Living a Life of Gratitude”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 a.m. featuring meaningful times of prayer, joyous music, and life messages that will help move you closer in your relationship with Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled! 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.

Mark your calendars for our “Annual SUMC Holiday Boutique” Saturday November 13th from 9AM to 3PM. This year’s sale will be outdoors in our front parking lot with many craft & gift vendors and will be a great opportunity to do some early holiday shopping and get some great gifts. Come and enter the spirit of the holidays!

Sedona UMC offers several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s @ 2PM Adult Studies at “The Gathering Place” in West Sedona; and Thursday’s  Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. We offer so many great missions, ministries, and fellowship 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—Come and grow with us! In fact, I would go as far as to say it may be the most important element of a fulfilled life, a joy filled life, a complete life.