“You are sent into this world to believe in yourself as God’s chosen one and then to help your brothers and sisters to know that they also are beloved sons and daughters of God who belong together.”—Finding My Way Home

The Bible is unambiguous about God’s concern for those in need. “Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, ‘Open your hand to the poor and the needy neighbor in your land’” (Deut. 15:11; Isaiah 58:6-12). From its inception the Church has recognized the privileged place of those in need in God’s sight. “Listen my dear friends! God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.” (James 2:5)

Indeed the poor and suffering remind us that the Son of God became poor for our sake—and in loving and serving those in need, we have the beautiful opportunity to love and serve like Jesus which honors and glorifies God. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus says to his disciples, “whatever you do to the least of these brothers and sisters of mine you do unto me.” (Matt. 25:40)

Join us this Sunday at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Valerie Fairchild will be our guest preacher.  Come and rediscover who Jesus is for you in your life as we continue our Journey of Holy Lent.

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30am for (On-site/In-Person) 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.

As we strive to keep our congregation and community safe and healthy, we will observe physical distancing and limited seating worship. Additional precautions per CDC and AZDHS recommendations will be in place and details can be found on our website as well as the opportunity 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).

Tuesdays through March 30th, you’re invited to join in our Lenten Study  Via Zoom at 10:30am (Contact office for access code) or in-person at the Gathering Place in West Sedona at 2:00 p.m. Our study will feature “Restored-Finding Redemption In Our Mess” – by Tom Berlin. All are welcome and invited.

Saturday morning (March 6), all men invited to join us for our SUMC Men’s Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in our fellowship hall. Our featured guest speakers will be Bob Shuman and Al Cornell who will tell us about the Verde Valley Search and Rescue. All the men of our Verde Valley Communities are encouraged to attend. COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

We offer 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!—Come and grow with us!