God wants to speak to us—God wants to fellowship and communicate with us. That’s two-way communication. Why? Because you can’t really have a real relationship unless there is true dialogue. How do we get to know a person? By communicating with them. By talking and listening. It’s the same with our relationship with God. God speaks, we listen—We speak, God listens.
God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to take our place and to die for us. He did this so that we could once again have fellowship with Him. In the book of Hebrews, we see that we can have access to God’s very presence, “…having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way…” (Hebrews 10:19-20a).
And when it was Jesus’ time to return to the Father in Heaven, God sent the advocate that Jesus promised— “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. . .” (John 14:15-17a). Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as we celebrate Pentecost and Rev. Fred Mast offers a message entitled, “Can You Hear Me Now?”
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 a.m. featuring meaningful times of prayer, joyous music, and life messages that will help move you closer in your relationship with Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled! Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere featuring delicious snacks and great coffee and always friendship.
Join us on Tuesday’s for an inspirational study based on Max Lucado’s book study entitled “Grace: More Than We Deserve—Greater Than We Imagine” continuing through June 18th. We will be offering two times and locations—10:30am at the Church (110 Indian Cliffs Rd.) & 2pm at “The Gathering Place” (1835 W. State Rte. 89A) in West Sedona. The entire community is encouraged and welcomed to attend—Please Call the church office for more details (928)282-1780.
Sedona UMC offers several weekly book and bible studies: Wednesday’s our Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and Thursday’s our Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. So many great missions, ministries and events happening at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We would love to pray for you! Prayer requests may be submitted online or by calling us at 928-282-1780. 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 UMC—Come and grow with us!