For many of us, the time of year when focusing on Christ should be the easiest, is often times the most difficult. Our calendars are full of activities, the to-do lists are getting longer, the stores are getting busier, and an overwhelming stress has creeped into our hearts.
So how do we get back to the heart of the Christmas narrative? —For starters, WORSHIP. We believe that when our hearts are oriented towards Christ, the rest of the tenets of our faith and how we live will fall into place. The way we spend, give, and love will radically change when it comes from a place of true worship.
Each year Advent brings another opportunity to worship the miracle of the Incarnation when God revealed himself to people in a new way. If you read the Christmas narrative, nearly every character who encountered the infant King had the same response: worship.
Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the LORD. – Luke 2:10-11
Excitement, anticipation, hope—each of these emotions swell around the object of our dearest affection. The reality is that we spend our time and energy on what matters most to us. Notice what you’re spending your time and energy on. Is it drawing you closer to God or is it distracting you from something else?
Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as we give thanks for the blessings God provides and the Rev. Fred Mast brings a very special message to bring us into advent entitled, “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship”. 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 invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall this week for a very special fellowship time featuring delicious goodies and snacks, beverages, and always great hot coffee. This is the friendliest and most welcoming congregation & fellowship time anywhere!
Save the date for one of our two Candlelight Christmas Eve services, Saturday December 24th at 4PM or 6PM. Join us for an amazing evening of your favorite Christmas Carols, Candle lighting and the Christmas story told through the scriptures. All are welcome—Family friendly.
We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s join us @ 1:30 pm for a bible study at The Gathering Place in West Sedona; and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. So many great missions, ministries, and fellowship opportunities at Sedona UMC—Call our office for additional details.
Visit our website at www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. 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 United Methodist—Come and join this growing faith family! Invite, pick-up, and bring your friends and family.