Welcome to Sedona United Methodist Church

GREAT NEWS—WE’RE BACK!!!

Effective Sunday 09/13/20 WE ARE OPENING for On-Site/In-Person worship. As we strive to keep our congregation and community safe and healthy, we will observe physical distancing and limited seating worship. Additional precautions per CDC and AZDHS recommendations are in place and details can be found on our Return to Church section of the website as well as the opportunity to reserve your seat for worship. We will continue to also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week.

The Sedona United Methodist Church has been serving Sedona and the Verde Valley for over 40 years. Whether you are a visitor, newcomer or a part of our family, you are invited to share the glory of God with us. Our Spirit filled congregation has become known as one of the friendliest places around Sedona. We invite you to join us this Sunday Morning for in-person or online worship.

Worship Services

Two In- Person Services on Sunday

Reservations are required

9:00am & 10:30am

Online Pre-recorded Worship Available

Children Church School – 2pm on ZOOM

Coffee & Fellowship – Postponed until Further Notice

Worship with us.

Sunday In-Person or Online

September 27, 2020

We can’t wait to share the love of God with you.

Our Address

110 Indian Cliffs Road

Sedona, Arizona 86336

Located on SR 179 at the Back O’Beyond Traffic Circle in Sedona

Important Information about Sedona UMC’s Reopening Plan

An Update from Sedona United Methodist Church – Reopening September 13th, 2020

Let us worship together again — Psalm 34:3 “Glorify the Lord with me: Let us exalt his name together.”

I write to you to share some wonderful news. Many of you know that we have been working for months now with our church leadership, our reopening team, the conference reopening team, our DS and Bishop in an effort to return to on-site/in-person worship. After a tremendous amount of effort and many conversations, our SUMC Admin Council and the DSW Conference has given us the go ahead to open our church for worship on next Sunday, 09/13/20. We will be a “test site” and model which will be used for the opening of other churches in our conference, so this is a very important opportunity for all of us.

We have created a comprehensive reopening “Phase 2” plan based on Conference, State, and CDC Federal guidelines that we will follow, which means that while we reopen for worship, it will look much different than before the virus. I know for many this will create challenges and we will do everything we can to ensure everyone is safe and protected from the virus while still providing a very comfortable, meaningful and fulfilling worship experience. Most importantly we will finally have the opportunity to gather together once again as community and family.

As we must limit our numbers in the beginning (50 per service), we will be asking all who plan to attend to make a reservation (required) for one of the two worship services (9:00am or 10:30am) via our website Sedonaumc.org or by calling the church office (928)282-1780 during regular office hours. We will shorten each service to around 40 minutes to allow for us to prepare and thoroughly clean and sanitize the building before and after each service. There will not be fellowship offered at this time and we have also suspended childcare and Sunday School, but the kids are welcome to attend worship with you—also don’t forget ZOOM Sunday School for Kids at 2:00PM each Sunday will continue!

This will be a learning experience for all of us, so I pray for your cooperation and grace as we all learn together. I am confident as the weeks pass, worship will become more normal and progress will be made. I know that some may not be ready to return to in-person worship, and some should not yet attend in extreme caution. I pledge along with the entire congregation to encourage, understand, and support you looking forward to the time in which you are ready and able to return. We will continue to offer a recorded worship service each Sunday for you to view from your home at your convenience.

As we prepare for next Sunday, we will be training our volunteers who will help prepare our space and who will guide us safely when we come. I would ask each of you to prepare yourselves by going on our website and familiarizing yourself with our “Requirements/Guidelines for a Safe Worship Environment”.

We will continue communicating more information throughout the coming weeks with updates and answering questions as they arise. Again, I am asking for your patience, grace, and prayers as we enter these unchartered waters together.

Our church office REMAINS CLOSED — Please contact us via email (sedonaumc.az@gmail.com) or by telephone (928)282-1780.

More than anything I want to give God all the glory for this opportunity to reopen our church and welcome all of you and our community back in—It’s been a long hard haul and with God’s leading and help we can truly return to our focus of sharing the amazing news of Jesus Christ in this community and beyond!

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Fred

Coming Soon to Sedona UMC

Upcoming Events

Most of our events and small group gatherings have been canceled through September.
Please contact the church office for the latest information about upcoming events.

Holy Communion Sunday

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sedona Community Dinner

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Prayer Walking

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trunk or Treat at Sedona UMC

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ESOL Welcomes New Students

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Family Movie Night

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Boutique

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Load More Events

Testimonials

“Loved it all!  Praise God!!!”

William & Sylvia G, Indianapolis, Indiana

“Such a beautiful church.  Warm, friendly and gracious people.  Feels like home.”

Tom & Debbie B., Dallas, Texas

“Such a lovely church and congregation.  I felt welcomed and truly enjoyed the service.”

P. Jones, Knoxville, TN

“We were blessed by the time we shared with your congregation.  Thank you for welcoming us so warmly and proclaiming the joy of the Lord in both message and actions.”

Robert & Beth K., Midland, Michigan

“Sedona United Methodist Church is a welcome part of our Sedona experience.  Thank you!”

Warren & Ginger L., Florida

“A wonderful welcome!  Thanks for the opportunity to worship with you during our stay.”

Ashley & Cody M., Washington, DC

“The friendliest congregation in Sedona!”

George M., Sedona, Arizona

“One of the friendliest congregations I have visited.  The music was top-notch, I could feel the joy bursting forth!”

Robert & Suzanne H., Phoenix, Arizona

Come and grow with us!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!