We sing, “Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!” God came toward us as the greatest gift of love to both redeem and to save us making a way that we can be reconciled to Him and have eternal life through Jesus. This gift, Jesus Christ, is offered in God’s grace regardless of our doubts and insecurities. Nothing is impossible with God!

The question is, did we receive God’s gift? Did we open it? Or was it lost in the clutter of Christmas? Christmas is a week past and perhaps all the decorations have been put away, but this gift from God is still offered. Will you take time to truly receive the gift of Jesus Christ in your life?

Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Valerie Fairchild brings a very special New Year’s message entitled “Have You Opened Every Gift?” based on scripture from the Gospel of Luke Chapter 2:8-14 and that beautiful carol, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 a.m. featuring meaningful times of prayer, joyous music, and life messages that will help move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled

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

We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s join us @ 1:30 pm for a bible study at The Gathering Place in West Sedona; and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. So many great missions, ministries, and fellowship opportunities at Sedona UMC—Call our office for additional details.

Visit our website at www.sedonaumc.org  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 United Methodist—Come and join this growing faith family! Invite, pick-up, and bring your friends and family.