Judas is one of Biblical history’s most unfortunate and tragic figures. He became a pawn in Satan’s evil game to destroy the Messiah, an act that would ultimately fail as prophecy predicted in Genesis 3:14 – 15. Jesus invited him to be one of His original twelve disciples.

It’s natural for people to have strong or mixed feelings about Judas Iscariot. Some feel a sense of hatred toward him for his act of betrayal, others feel pity, and yet even some throughout history have considered him a hero? Very rarely will you ever hear of a child given the name “Judas”.

Judas Iscariot is typically remembered for one thing: his betrayal of Jesus. He was one of the twelve disciples who lived with and followed Jesus for three years. He witnessed Jesus’ ministry, His teaching, and His many miracles. He was the treasurer for the group and used this trusted position to steal from their resources (John 12:6).

So, what happened in this man’s soul that led him so far from the trust bestowed upon him by his friend and the savior of the world? Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast continues a sermon series on those that followed Jesus in an inspired message entitled “How Much Silver Will It Take?”

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of in-person 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! We also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week accessed at www.sedonaumc.org.

The pumpkins are coming—Our “Annual Pumpkin Patch” begins Saturday, October 2nd thru October 31st! Pumpkins and Gourds of many different shapes, sizes and colors will be available. Hours of operation are Noon to 6PM Sunday through Friday and 10am to 6PM on Saturday’s. All proceeds go to support Young Life of Sedona and the Verde Valley for youth camp scholarships. Lots of fun and a great cause!!!

Sedona UMC offers several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s @ 2PM Adult Studies at “The Gathering Place” in West Sedona; Wednesday’s Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. We offer so many great missions, ministries, and fellowship 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!