Welcome

Pastor Ed Bonneau

My name is Ed Bonneau, Pastor of Sanctuary United Methodist Church. We meet in Marana / NW Tucson, Arizona.

Thanks for your interest and support of Sanctuary UMC. We are a unique congregation of individuals whose primary purpose is to the share the love of Jesus with everyone we meet. And we do mean EVERYONE! It doesn’t matter if you have never attended church, or have drifted away, or have felt pushed out, you are always welcome here. Our focus is on the inner spiritual life of our congregation, but we also are a church that loves to do outreach and mission.

An example is the outreach we have to homeless and hungry. In conjunction with the Salvation Army we make and serve chicken soup at the soup kitchen. In January and February we will be preparing nutritious soup and serving it to those in need. This is the kind of hands on, give in love type of activity that makes us who we are as the people of Sanctuary UMC.

Come join us for worship, fellowship and learning in an environment of care and support. We laugh together, cry with each other, and share the faith and strength that makes us better individuals and better followers of The Way. Blessings to you all during this upcoming Lent and Easter Season. We are a people of the Resurrection, and we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus not just on Easter Sunday, but every day here at Sanctuary UMC. Grace and peace to all.

--Reverend Ed

our vision

Our vision and purpose is to be the kind of church where anyone is welcomed. If you have never stepped in a church or if it has been many years, we want to make sure you feel comfortable from the moment you step in our doors.

We strive to be the church where you feel “at home” from the moment you arrive.

We also believe that the Bible shouldn’t be something used to beat someone over the head with, but instead the stories should be inspiring and fun and exciting. Nothing says that church should be boring! It’s okay to have fun in church as you grow in your faith!

We try our hardest to live up to our mission statement: Be a vibrant and welcoming church that grows in faith, serves Christ, and shares God’s love!

Come check us out sometime and see why they call us, “The Welcoming Church.”

Find us at:
7620 North Hartman Lane, Suite 146
Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: 520-207-6453

First Fruits Sunday
February 14th

This Sunday marks the beginning of our first fruits giving to the Building Fund.

We are offering back to God a token of what his loving kindness has provided.

Deuteronomy 26:9-11 tells us "He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, Lord, have given me.” Place the basket before the Lord your God and bow down before him. Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household."

New Membership Class
February 28th
11:30am-1:30pm

If you have been considering becoming a member of Sanctuary or just want to find out more, this is the class for you. Pizza will be provided. Call the church office or sign up on the red table.

Easter Cookout
& Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26th
11am-1pm

Join us Crossroads at Silverbell Park for a fun and festive time! We will be having a cookout lunch, games for adults and children and an egg hunt! See you there!