“Walk a mile in my shoes” is a saying that became popular in the 60s, in fact there was a song entitled “Walk a mile in my shoes.” The song invites the listener to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes before you condemn or accuse them—The saying still is popular because no one knows exactly how another’s shoes fit, where they pinch or how they bind. No one knows what dirt from which roads we have walked weighs them down. No one knows how many pebbles are in our shoes as a result of our travels and travails.

We really don’t truly understand each other until we’ve walked a mile in each other shoes. But most would want no part of my stinky, broken down muddy shoes—And even if we wanted to try, we most likely couldn’t really fit into each other’s shoes. You know how it is with shoes; they mold, form, and conform to your feet—Nobody can wear them the way you do. No one that is except for Christ Jesus.

Christ has walked a mile in our shoes and so many more, hasn’t He? He came from heaven and stepped into our shoes—He put on our shoes in the womb. God the Son slipped into our human shoes through the womb of the Virgin Mary. He whose feet were so holy that angels worshiped them and kissed them assumed the feet of all humanity. Join us Sunday at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares a message entitled “Walk a Mile in Christ’ Shoes”

As we strive to keep our community safe and healthy we continue to offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week—You are invited to access worship through our website (www.sedonaumc.org). 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.

Join us for our weekly Book Study—”A Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel (Participant Guides available). This six-week study will meet Tuesdays On-Line via Zoom @ 10:30am & at the Gathering Place at 2:00 pm – 1835 W State Rte. 89A @ 2PM. All are welcome—Call the church office for details.

Check out our Facebook and Website page for the latest details and updates regarding church activities and Re-Opening Plan coming soon!!! Check out our NEW “SUMC Joy Hotline” on our website and share the “Joys & Blessings” happening in your life! Don’t hesitate to contact us if we may be of assistance and for pastoral care. We are here to help!

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 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—We look forward to seeing you very soon—Come and grow with us!