This week we look at Jesus’ follow-`up to the beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount. And we see that Jesus uses two powerful metaphors to describe His people. He calls us both salt and light and this week we will focus on “light”.

Here, our Lord directs His attention away from the multitudes to the group of disciples gathered closest to Him, and He says to them, you are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill that cannot be hidden. You are a lamp on a lampstand that gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

There’s a world full of lost men and women, and children, way out in the field of the world, and they can’t find home, they can’t find the Father’s house. And the Lord Jesus Christ is saying to us, “Join hands. Join hands. Be that light. Sweep through the fields of the world to find all of those who are desperately in need of your influence and God’s message.”

In the Beatitudes, He says, “Here’s the character I expect you to have, and if you have this kind of character, then you’re a child of My kingdom. And if you have this character, and you are a child of My kingdom, here’s your job: sweep through the world and be the light and make a difference.”

Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast offers a message entitled “This Little Light of Mine”. 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 Jesus Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and Holy 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.

TONIGHT (11/8)!!!—Is Family Movie Night and ALL ARE WELCOME and invited beginning at 6PM in Fellowship Hall. Join us for a delicious dinner, amazing desserts and of course popcorn, nachos, beverages and lots of great movie snacks—so come hungry! This is a FREE event open to the entire community, so invite, pick up, and bring your friends and join in the fun.

We offer 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 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!