Great people quite often tend to be the most controversial people. When the greatest man who ever walked among the people came with a new message and a new way of living the Apostle John, in the remarks of the opening chapter of his Gospel, is quoted as saying, “He came to that which was his own, but even his own did not receive him.” (John 1:11)

Great movements are very much the same way—even movements that are new and exciting that bring great hope. This becomes pointedly apparent on the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit demonstrates God’s divine presence through the signs of wind, fire, and speaking in different languages. Luke informs us in Acts chapter 2, there were two very different reactions. “Amazed and perplexed—They asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’  And there were others, who made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine.’” There are seekers and then there are scoffers.

But that’s the amazing Good News of Pentecost—It’s the day when the world was set ablaze. A new era has been ushered in, an era of grace and salvation, of mission and evangelism. An era when God’s Church is taken to a whole new level of being. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares a message entitled “The Day God Set the World Ablaze!”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship 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.

Remember to wear RED this Sunday!

We have temporarily suspended our On-Site Worship and Fellowship Time—But we do offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship each week—Please access worship through our website ( Check out our Facebook and Website page for the latest details and updates regarding church activities and Re-Opening Plan coming soon! Don’t hesitate to contact us if we may be of assistance and for pastoral care. We are here to help!

We continue to offer On-Line times of devotion and study. Join us on Tuesday’s at 10:30am for our adult study entitled “Irresistible” by Andy Stanley. Wednesday’s at 9:00am our Men’s Bible Study takes place. We also offer a number of devotional opportunities—please visit our website or call our office during normal business hours for additional information and access to our Zoom accounts.

The Church Building may be temporarily closed—But the Church is certainly open with so many great missions, ministries and opportunities 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—We look forward to seeing you very soon—Come and grow with us!