If you like stories that end well, you will love God’s Story. One of the great themes of our faith is triumphant hope—an unshakeable assurance that things will end right, and that allows us to live abundantly without fear in the here and now. Even amid the most violent storms, turbulent battles and constant trials, we focus beyond the present moment and we see victory—We see relief, because in the end, God always wins!

The apostle Paul described the living conditions of “the last days” as “very difficult times,” in which people “will be cruel and hate what is good” (2 Timothy 3:1, 3). The Greek term for “difficult times” means, literally, “fierce, harsh, hard to deal with, savage.” Many ponder if that’s an accurate description of what is happening in our world today.

The world is a powder keg! Anger lunges into physical violence at the slightest provocation. Depression and isolation are affecting people in devastating ways. Neighbors lashing out at neighbors filled with rage over another’s philosophical views.

But amidst this darkness, there is a ray of shining hope: God’s provision and the ultimate promise that Christ WILL return and set things right. He will “reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. And the last enemy to be destroyed is death” (1 Corinthians 15:25–26). God provides and Christ conquers all things, even death—our darkest, most relentless foe!

Join Rev. Fred Mast as he brings a message entitled, “God Wins”—Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at two worship times (9:00am & 10:30am) 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.

We look forward to seeing you! As we strive to keep our congregation and community safe and healthy, we will observe physical distancing and limited seating worship so visit our website or call our church office to reserve your seat for worship.

We will continue to also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week—You are invited to access worship or information through our website (www.sedonaumc.org) or by calling the church office (928-282-1780).

We invite the entire community to our “Drive Thru Trunk-R-Treat” this Saturday October 31st from 6PM to 8PM in our parking lot. There will be lots of decorations, friendly costumes and delicious candy bags handed out to the kids as families drive thru in their cars. A safe and fun way for the kids of our community to celebrate Halloween. We will also offer maps to several “Drive-By Halloween Trick-R-Treat Houses” in the VOC.

We offer so many great missions, ministries and study 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!—Come and grow with us!