In America there’s a great divide—It’s a ridge running up and down the Rocky Mountains and it’s called the Continental Divide. A raindrop that falls on this ridge has to go one way or the other. A raindrop may fall on this ridge and if it trickles to the west it ends up in the Pacific Ocean. The next drop may fall on that very same place and trickle off to the east. It will end up in the Atlantic Ocean. Two very different destinations.

Consecutive drops of water may originally fall on same ridge, but eventually thousands of miles might separate them. That’s what the cross does to the whole human race. 1 Corinthians 1:18 speaks of two kinds of persons: Divided into two camps heading to two very different destinations—there are “those who are perishing”, and there are “those who are being saved.”

Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:30) And it affects who we are, how we live, and how we interact with one another. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast continues a Sermon Series “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” with a message entitled “Healing Rain”.

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others.

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.

On Saturday morning February 1st the men of the Verde Valley are invited to gather for a delicious SUMC Men’s Breakfast at 8:15 a.m. at The Golden Goose Restaurant in West Sedona. This month our guest speaker will be Larry Cravens a professional hot-air balloonist who will share some of his adventures. A great way to make new friends—Bring a canned food item for the Food Bank—All men are welcomed, encouraged and invited to attend.

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!