There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6. These amazing words of hope from Paul are words we so desperately seek today—a source of unity coming to our communities, our churches, and our world today.
He was a devout man, no doubt about that at all. He prayed daily, studied the scriptures with fervor, ministered to the sick, and offered comfort and counsel to those who grieved. He was a regular in worship, in fact he was thought to have his own pew that many believed may had been bequeathed to him by God. He worshipped God with everything he had. When the congregation sang,
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16, one of the most recognizable and hailed Bible verses in all of Christianity. Though short in length, this verse is deeply profound, defining the essence and values of Christian religion at its core and arguably defining the meaning and example of love
We have some wonderful opportunities to help our community in need this month and I just wanted to send out a little reminder. Our Diaper/Clothing drive has been ramped up by Andrea Kadar as she includes it in the "Two-Fer Tuesday" promotions. See below how you can help: The Sedona United Methodist Church, 100 Indian Cliffs Road, Sedona (Back O' Beyond roundabout) is collecting diapers & baby clothes for Abide House in Camp Verde and summer children's
Support Sedona United Methodist Church's own SAGAP program (Sedona Area Gap Assistance Program) by shopping at Clark's in the VOC on Monday, June 22nd between 8 am and 6 pm. You can drop off your receipts at the SAGAP table and we get 5% of the sales to purchase items needed to be dispersed at the Sedona Food Bank. Learn more about SAGAP by visiting their website at www.sedonaumc.org/sedona-area-gap-assist-program
This week we look at Paul’s letter to the Philippians which is unique—Most of Paul’s letters call for some form of correction either in terms of doctrine or practice. The Galatians had fallen into a pattern of works of righteousness; the Corinthians had a whole plethora of issues with all kinds of sin; the Romans couldn’t get along with anybody; and the Thessalonians doubted Jesus deity and were losing heart.
June is Diaper and Children's Clothing Drive Month Sedona United Methodist Church will be collecting diapers, baby & toddler clothes (NB-3T) for the Abide House. And also children’s Summer clothes/shoes ages 4-16 for Naomi House on the Navajo Reservation. Naomi House shows sizes 4T—Youth L and Adult sizes for the older children L-XXL, Women’s size 6-10, Men’s pants size 36. Shoes sized 9T, Youth 1-5, and Adult 7.5– 10.5. A
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
Great people quite often tend to be the most controversial people. When the greatest man who ever walked among the people came with a new message and a new way of living the Apostle John, in the remarks of the opening chapter of his Gospel, is quoted as saying, "He came to that which was his own, but even his own did not receive him." (John 1:11) Great movements are