In a very “Sci-Fi” fashion, Jesus has ascended into the clouds to sit at God’s right hand.   The disciples have gone back to Jerusalem.  Join Rev. Katherine Tang for “So…now what?”  Rev. Katherine Tang is a board-certified Palliative Care chaplain in Phoenix, AZ where she works as a CPE Supervisory Candidate, leading other religious leaders in learning the art of hospital chaplaincy. She and her husband, Anthony, are ordained elders in the Desert Southwest Conference where she also serves as the conference chairperson for the Commission on the Status and Role of Women. In her free time, she loves to explore new places, eat new foods, and jump out of perfectly good airplanes.

The community is invited to the Parking Lot Sale at Sedona UMC on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00am until noon.  Rain or shine members of the congregation will sell their garage sale items and the church library “The Good Book Nook” will be selling books.  There is always something good at this sale.  Proceeds benefit the programs and ministries at the church.

The Ohio Northern University National Tour Choir will make a stop to Sedona UMC on Saturday, May 21st at 6:00pm.  The choir consists of members of the ONU University Singers, the top choral ensemble at ONU, which tours annually.  The choir is under the direction of Dr. Ben Ayling.  Admission to the concert is free with an offering taken to benefit the choir.  The concert will be in three sections and will open with a sacred segment beginning with Wallace DePue’s processional “Sing dem Herrn.” The choir will then present various styles of sacred literature, including “The Glory of The Father” by Egil Hovland, a setting of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” by Howard Helvey, “Weeping Mary” arranged by Brad Holmes, and Robert Ray’s “He Never Failed Me Yet.” The second section will include international and contemporary music and the final segment will focus on American music.

Keep Family Movie Night on your radar for May 13th at 6:30.  Snacks and fun–all free including the laughter.  This month’s movie is, “Do You Believe?”

As always we have many opportunities for adult education and enrichment—Monday night Bible study beginning at 6:30pm, our Wednesday morning Men’s Bible Study at 9am, and our 9:45am Anna’s Bible Study Thursday morning.

No matter where you may find yourself in your faith journey—you are welcome at Sedona UMC!  Sedona UMC is located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road, off the Back O’Beyond rotary on Route 179, in Sedona and worship starts at 9:30 each Sunday in the sanctuary.  Childcare available.  Visit or call 928-282-1780 for more information on worship, getting a ride to church or any event, Family Movie Night, to hear past services, for missions, Bible studies, Sunday School, youth events, and any of the many activities of our church.  There is something very special happening at Sedona UMC, and we would love for you to be a part of it.  Everyone is family here–come and experience it first-hand.