Welcome to Sanctuary United Methodist Church, or Sanctuary UMC. My name is Melissa Rynders and I am the pastor at Sanctuary. Sanctuary meets in the Marana/NW Tucson Area.
Sanctuary is a unique congregation, made of a diverse group of people looking for ways to live out their call and share the love of Jesus Christ with the community around them. Our church community is a great place for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never attended church, have drifted away from church, felt like the church wouldn’t accept you for who you are, or gone to church every single Sunday your entire life, you are always welcome here at Sanctuary.
We spend time exploring our own faith through bible studies, sermons, prayer and worship, as well as reaching out into the world through missions, service and social justice. Our missions committee works hard to make sure that we are being the hands and feet of Christ through collecting toiletries, canned food, school supplies, making meals and so much more. We are truly a hands on people when it comes to giving love to those around us.
I invite you to come and join us in worship, fellowship, and study in a place where you will be welcomed and cared for. We will laugh together and cry together, we will be on this journey called faith together, and we will deepen our relationship with God together through Jesus Christ. See you in church!