Welcome to the
Sedona United Methodist Church
Missions Team


Mission Statement:  Loving our neighbors with glad and sincere hearts and praising God while making a difference and offering hope to all humanity.


SUMC Mission Projects Supported

Our Missions Team supports others through our church missions budget, special offerings, fund-raisers and hands-on projects.

Missions This Month

WEEKEND FOOD BAGS
Sedona UMC will once again participate in the packing of weekend food bags for our at risk Sedona students. Our packing dates are Thursdays from April 8-May 20. We need two people per week to pack the bags at the Sedona Food Bank. Hours are Thursdays from 8:30-10:00. If you would like to help out, please call the church office to sign up (928-282-1780).  The Food Bank organizes and supplies the food, but they are asking for our church to help out by food donations of small Jiff peanut butter (1 to 2 oz. size), shelf stable milk (8 oz. size), and cans of tuna or donations of money to buy the food are also welcome. The food donations can be left in the shopping cart located in the narthex. Thank you!

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR ABIDE MATERNITY HOUSE AND NAOMI HOUSE

We will be collecting baby items for Abide Maternity Home in Camp Verde and for Naomi House on Navajo Reservation throughout the month of April. A collection box will be available at the church. Then watch for the Two-Fer Tuesday Event on April 27th! Items needed:

Abide House has asked for: Diapers sizes 3-6, wipes, baby boy clothes (sizes 3 months to 2T). Naomi House needs: Diapers size 1, baby wipes, baby girl clothes (sizes 3-6 months), baby lotion, Desitin, baby shampoo. They can also use items such as dish soap, laundry soap, Windex, Lysol wipes, paper plates, and snack foods.

TWO-FER TUESDAY

On April 27th, 9-4 p.m. We’ll have an opportunity to help two centers providing encouragement and baby supplies to young moms (and young families) during the shut-downs, the stressful Covid-19 months, the job loss difficulties, and the unfortunate depression that has been the result of all these events. There will be two donation locations: Cafe Jose Restaurant in the Safeway Shopping Center (in West Sedona) and the Sedona United Methodist Church. But you can bring your items to the church all month long! You can also see all the work Two-Fer Tuesday has done in the current article in Sedona.Biz – The Internet Voice of Sedona and The Verde Valley | News, Information and Events in and around the Verde Valley and Sedona AZ

SAGAP
Missions continues to help with SAGAP (Sedona Area Gap Assist Program). We are using funds raised this summer, as well as donations received to provide hygiene and cleaning products to the Sedona Food Bank once a month. Your continued donations will be much appreciated. The items being supplied are as follows: diapers, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, bar soap, laundry detergent, dish liquid, paper towels, and toilet paper. There is a container by the church office for collections. And cash donations are welcome too!

HOPE HOUSE
We will also be taking donations for Hope House of Sedona that is preparing for their homeless shelter. If you have the following items, new or gently used, please drop them off at the church:
Blankets, sheets for double or single beds, vinyl/plastic covers for single or double mattresses, towel sets and NEW bed pillows. LOOK FOR THE DONATION BOX BY THE STAIRWELL ON 2ND FLOOR.

SEDONA FOOD BANK
Our Shopping Cart for the Sedona Food Bank is located on the 2nd floor by the stairwell and non-perishable items are still being be collected and taken to the Food Bank. Here is a list of items always in need (also look for individual servings for their School Back Pack Program):

Regularly Needed Food Supplies
On your next shopping trip, why not pick up a few things for the Sedona Community Food Bank and you can use your Bashas Card too!
 Jar of Peanut Butter/Jam
 Canned Vegetables
 Canned Soups
 Canned Beans
 Canned or Dried Fruits
 Applesauce
 Baby Food
 Juice
 Spaghetti Sauce
 Cereal: Hot or Cold
 Coffee and Tea
 Rice
 Paper Products
 Macaroni/Pasta: Box or Bag
 Staples: Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil
 Canned Meat or Tuna
 Toiletries – Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Feminine Products

Ongoing Local

Sedona Food Bank – food and funds

Yavapai Food Council weekend food backpacks for kids – funds and packing

Verde Valley Sanctuary – domestic abuse – donation

Verde Valley Caregivers – homebound support – donation

Rainbow Acres – residence for developmentally impaired – financial support for one of the residents

NAMI Sedona – mental health – donation

St. Andrews community dinner – twice purchasing food, preparing and serving

FaithWorks membership and participation in several mission trips

Desert Southwest Conference

United Methodist Outreach Ministries – homeless shelter – donation

District Conference drive

National

McCurdy Ministries, Espanola NM – monetary donation; ongoing collection of Campbell’s

Labels for Education and General Mills Boxtops 4 Education

Children’s clothing mission in Willow, Alaska – financial support

International

1st year of 3-year covenant support of honor of missionary in Puebla, Mexico

Contribution to the District’s Imagine No Malaria campaign

Co-sponsor with UMW of Operation Christmas Child

Co-sponsor with Christian Ed of a dinner – proceeds to Heifer International

United Methodist Special Sunday Offerings

The United Methodist General Conference years ago created six Special Sundays with offerings to help congregations work with communities, rebuild shattered lives, strengthen self-sufficiency, encourage partnerships, nurture Native American ministries, model peace and justice, provide scholarships and loans for United Methodist students, and much more. This year, SUMC will observe all six Sundays. In March we observed One Great Hour of Sharing which goes to UMCOR’s administrative costs, thus allowing 100% of all special emergency relief offerings to go toward the specific disaster relief.

The remaining five offerings are:

Native American Ministries Sunday: nurtures outreach with persons of all ages and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.

Peace with Justice Sunday: helps United Methodist worldwide work with people to advocate for human rights, buy fair-trade products, care for the environment, demonstrate for a cause, eradicate poverty, feed hungry people, mediate conflict, provide health care, seek affordable housing and model nonviolence.

World Communion Sunday: provides scholarships for U.S. and international racial- and ethnic-minority students, on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

United Methodist Student Day: provides scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.

Human Relations Day: This day is usually observed in January, but will be observed at a later date this year. The offering helps church-based community developers work in racial- and ethnic-minority communities in the United States and Puerto Rico.

“Serving Christ through our
United Methodist Connectional Giving”