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

TWO-FER TUESDAY
“A brand new Two Fer Tuesday is planned for Tuesday, June 29th, 9 AM to 4 PM, at our two great ‘donation stations’: Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road, Sedona, 86336, and Cafe Jose (West Sedona), 2370 AZ 89 A, Suite 1, Sedona, 86336.

We will be supporting the Yavapai Reentry Project (YRP) and onetruegod.shop. Yavapai Reentry Project supports men and women exiting the Yavapai County Department of Corrections in order to reduce recidivism, improve former prisoners’ lives, and promote a safer community for all of Yavapai County.
The Two Fer team has purchased $500 of “scriptural” tee shirts from onetruegod.shop for these prisoners exiting jail to remind them of God’s love for them: “Faith Over Fear”, “Grace, God’s undeserved, unmerited favor”, and “Jeremiah 29:11”.

Former prisoners leaving prison are given a “Welcome Home” basket by YRP with essentials not provided for them in prison. We will be placing the faith tee shirts in the welcome home baskets, and we need the following items to fill the baskets: gift cards to grocery stores, hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, brushes and combs, shaving cream, razors, tennis shoes, healthy snacks like protein bars, sunglasses, lotion, sun screen, and most of all encouraging hand-written notes.

You may donate cash to pay for tee shirts by sending a check to the church. If you donate funds to the church, please put “Yavapai Reentry Project” in the memo section of your checks. Or, you can drop off the above-mentioned items at the church lobby between now and the 29th. On the 29th, we will a host a 9 AM to 4 PM “extravaganza donate day” with volunteers to accept donations at both the church and Cafe Jose location.

Many of these men and women prisoners have only made one mistake that landed them in prison, many have suffered from undiagnosed mental health issues that caused them to act inappropriately, or they have used substances only once with heartbreaking outcomes. These children of God are looking for a hand up, not a hand out. A welcome basket is our way of telling them that they are valuable, loved, and welcome to return to our community for a second chance.
Thank you for your support. Please contact Andrea Kadar at andreakadar7@yahoo.com with questions.”

ANNUAL CONFERENCE MISSION PROJECT – STUDENT HUNGER
This year’s Annual Conference Mission Project is centered around student hunger. Our college campus ministries each day are meeting opportunities to help students with not only their spiritual needs, but there are needs regarding food security as well. Monetary donations are needed or VISA cards for $20 each are also accepted.

Donations can be made to Sedona UMC (please note Annual Conference Mission Project on your donation) in the offering plates or church office or through the conference website: https://dscumc.org/annual-conference/mission-project/

LITTLE PINK HOUSES OF HOPE
Little Pink Houses of Hope will return this year to Sedona with their family retreat for those dealing with breast cancer treatments. SUMC will be the check in and welcoming location on their entry into Sedona on June 5th. Our SET Team will provide to-go dinners for these families and our Missions Team will provide Bashas gift cards for their week long stay in Sedona. The families will be treated to housing free of charge and meals from other establishments in Sedona. This allows them to take a break from reality in our beautiful city. It is a privilege to be a partner in this mission!

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!

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”