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 “A Time to Take a Stand”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring uplifting music, special times of prayer, and passionate life changing messages that will move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. Sunday school offered for children kindergarten to 6th grade.

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!

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 at the church. So many great missions, ministries, and fellowship opportunities at Sedona UMC—Call our office for additional details.

Visit our website at 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.