OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“True Faith is not believing that God can; it is knowing that God will.” How often have we faced a situation in life, a desperate time in which we would give anything if God would just hear our call and answer our prayers? How many of us have received difficult news from the doctor, news of the death of a loved one taken from us far too soon. How many of us have struggled with relationships with our spouses, children, or even a dear friend? In these times, what a sense of assurance we can have that our God hears our cries and cares dearly for us in the midst of our struggles.  Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as we celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with a spirit-filled message from Rev. Fred Mast titled “An Amazing Faith,” based on the story of a Roman Soldier’s deep and abiding faith that takes us inside what true faith looks like and showing how and what true faith does.  In this seventh chapter of Luke, verses 1-10, we see a centurion who, though he was a Gentile, understood who Christ was and what God could do working through the person of Jesus.

Immediately following worship, you are invited to stay and join us for the best fellowship anywhere—this week we will celebrate our Chancel Choir with a breakfast brunch. Come as we celebrate and recognize all of the hard work our dedicated choir under the direction and leadership of Norm and Janice LaDuke. On Saturday June 4, the Sedona UMW will meet for a potluck salad lunch at 11:30 am in our Fellowship Hall.  A program will follow at 1:00 pm featuring the “Harmony on the Rocks” who will entertain. This is a barbershop chorus of about twenty members who will bless us with their great harmonies.  We would like to extend an invitation to all the ladies of our Verde Valley Communities to come make new friends, enjoy a great luncheon, and hear some great music. Please RSVP to our church office (928)282-1780 so we can reserve a space for you.

You are invited to our monthly Family Movie Night on Friday night June 10th beginning at 6:30pm. Our featured film is “Courageous,” an incredible story celebrating fathers and the importance of parents and families. This movie will bring you to tears, have you laughing out loud, and experiencing great joy.  Lots of great food as always so come hungry. This is a FREE event open to the entire community, so invite your friends and join in the fun. Fellowship, and fun for all ages.   On Saturday morning, June 9th, you are invited to join us for a delicious SUMC Men’s Breakfast at 8:00am at Relic’s Restaurant in West Sedona. All men of our Verde Valley Communities are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  A great opportunity to meet new people and make some great new friendships.  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 www.sedonaumc.org 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.