What’s the biggest extreme sporting event you have been to?  Have you been to the World Series or the Superbowl?  Have you seen a famous preacher like Billy Graham in a football stadium full of people?  Did you go to Woodstock?  Nothing compares to the day that John the Baptist and the whole Judean people gathered by the River Jordan.  Mark 1:4-11 talked about Jesus coming to be baptized and “And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.'”  Wow!  Talk about an event.  What does baptism mean in your life?  Have you ever really thought about it?  Pastor Jimelvia Martin will talk about this amazing event and how it manifests in our lives and what it meant back in the days when Jesus walked out of that river.

SUMC is located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout of Route 179 in Sedona.  Did you know that you can listen to a sermon or service that you missed?  They are online.  Visit our website www.sedonaumc.org or call 928-282-1780 for more information on worship, the hear past services, for missions, bible study, men’s bible study (called Holy Boldness, meets Wednesday mornings at 9), children’s play group, and any of the many activities of our church.  Many opportunities exist for wonderful adult Sunday School and many bible and issue discussion groups.  Remember we are looking for a couple more bell ringers for a short-term learning session taught by Bob Martin, a visiting music teacher.  He is very talented and you qualify if you can count to four!  Kids, youth, and adults welcome.