Many know the story of Jesus growing up in the small village of Nazareth. Jesus returned to Galilee filled with the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

Can you imagine? You’ve grown up with this guy. You took woodshop together at school. He’s the son of Joseph and Mary—Just regular townspeople. After thirty-something years of appearing “normal,” Jesus goes off and gets baptized by John at the river, runs off to the mountains for 40 days sparing with Satan, and comes back revealing himself as the long-awaited Messiah to his hometown congregation.

Needless to say, the people were a bit skeptical. Jesus calls them out and he challenges their doubt. He points to past Hebrew generations that also doubted the scriptures and the prophecies. I wonder what’s behind that rage. What set them off? And now they drive him out to the edge of town and want to “hurl him off the cliff.” What’s gotten into them? What did Jesus do or say that was so upsetting?

Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast brings an inspired message entitled “Going Out on A Ledge”. 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 Jesus Christ.

Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled! Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay after worship and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere!

Sedona UMC offers several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s @ 1:45pm Adult Studies at The Gathering Place in West Sedona (Revelations Study); and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am (Priscilla Shriver’s-“The Armor of God”). 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—Come and grow with us!