**Please note that we are back to our original worship schedule this week, one worship service starting at 9:30am.  Please remember to register your attendance to guarantee your space inside the sanctuary.

. . . “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2)

As we enter our season of advent, our theme this year is “BELIEVE”—Because once you believe, anything is possible! Once you believe in Christmas, the world becomes a place of wonder—a place where God greets us waiting to show us beauty and goodness of life. A time when God wants to show us something that will stop us in our tracks, speak to our hearts, and amaze us.

But we must have eyes to see it. The wise men not only had the eyes to see, but they also had the courage to follow the sign which allowed them to discover the savior of the world. It is almost inconceivable to think that no one went with the wise men to see Jesus, but that is what we can assume from Matthew’s account. The question is why?

Perhaps they were too busy. Maybe they were afraid. Or were they just focused on other “more important” things? Like the wondrous star that led the wise men to the Christ child, God continues to place signs along our paths, all meant to lead us to him. Come and join us this Sunday at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast delivers an Advent message entitled “Eyes to See & Courage to Discover”.

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30am 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).

ALL are invited to join in our Advent Study entitled, “The Wonder of Christmas” exploring the lives of people who witnessed the miracle of the Incarnation, reflect on their stories, and become witnesses with them to the one true light that will never be overcome. Starting December 1 – 22nd, we will meet Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am at the church (also offered on Zoom), and Tuesday afternoons at 2 PM at the Gathering Place (1835 W. State Rte. 89A) in West Sedona. The entire community is welcome and invited—Please Call the church office for more details (928)282-1780.

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!