It’s been one week since Easter, one week since the chaos and excitement, one week since the empty tomb, one week since our first “Alleluia.” One week since our shouts “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.” It’s been one week after the resurrection and the disciples are in the same place they were on Easter night. They are in the same room behind the same locked doors.

So, if the resurrection is such a big deal, such a life changing event, why is this group of Jesus’ closest followers—His closest friends still stuck in the same place? What difference has the empty tomb made? How has it changed them? Has it let them see themselves and their world differently? Has it done anything for them?

I wonder, one week after Easter, what has Christ’s resurrection done for us? Is your life different? Do you see and engage the world in new ways? What difference has the empty tomb made in your life over the last week? Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast offers a message entitled “The Son-Shine of a New Day”.

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring uplifting music, special times of prayer, and passionate life changing messages that will move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. Sunday school offered for children kindergarten to 6th grade.

Immediately following worship, you are invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall for a very special fellowship time featuring delicious goodies and snacks, beverages, and always great hot coffee. This is the friendliest and most welcoming fellowship time anywhere!

Beginning today at 4PM you are invited and encouraged to attend the 7th Annual Piano on the Rocks Festival—April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) at Sedona UMC. All performances begin at 4PM in our beautiful sanctuary and are free to the public. Visit for more details. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s @ 1:45pm Adult Studies at The Gathering Place in West Sedona (Revelations Study); and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am (Studying the Gospel of John). We offer so many great missions, ministries, and fellowship opportunities at Sedona UMC.

Visit our website at us on  and “Like” us on Facebook. 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—Come and grow with us! Invite, pick-up, and bring your friends and family.