Welcome to the United Church of Sun City
Rev. Brady Abel.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!
We're a lively congregation where age is a number and life is a gift...
In short, we're a community where people come to be part of family who worship, work and have fun together.
The United Church of Sun City is the first church established in Sun City, Arizona. We have a well-deserved reputation for excellence in programming and warmth in our welcome.
But we aren't stuck in the past! We know God is still speaking, and we are still listening! Come see for yourself.
Buzz from the Beehive
Looking for something to do? The monthly newsletter will have a NEW calendar of events (it’s a keeper) with many fun, educational, and spiritual program choices. Bring a friend!
P.S. Weekly postings are printed in the Sunday bulletin calendar. Be sure to check out our Facebook page!
United Church of Sun City enthusiastically supports Treasures 4 Teachers with the collection of recycled items. Learn more from the videos below!
New Members Class: 11:30 a.m. after worship on Sunday, January 26th in Grace Chapel. If you would like to become a member of United Church, or just would like to learn more about us, please join us. All are welcome!
Symphony Sunday: Harpist Paula Provo, who played so beautifully for us on Christmas Eve, returns for our Symphony Sunday at our 10:00 service on January 26.
United Church of Sun City
Once again it’s time to write about a brand-new year. Already, 2020 is here! This new year, like every new year, will be filled with opportunities, surprises, disappointments, joys, and all the experiences that form the story of our lives. The question becomes, how do we live our lives; how do we approach the new year? Are we filled with dread, caution, hope, full-blown excitement, optimism, pessimism, or some of each? Where does faith factor into our approach for the new year and for life?
A few years back I shared during a sermon that after a period of about five years as a regular viewer of the soap opera “The Bold and The Beautiful” (B&B) I quit watching. And that lasted for several months. Now, on occasion, I watch for a few minutes to see what is happening before the dysfunction bothers me to the point that I change the channel.
Still, on my desk, shared by a longtime “B&B” fan (Thank you, Mary Sue Andreason) is a book that details the first ten-year history of the “B&B.” It is an interesting book from the perspective of offering a behind the scenes glimpse into the making of a major television production, but more than anything, it drips with the dysfunction that demands the starring role for this soap opera and for all soap operas (By the way, “B&B” has been on the air for nearly thirty-three years).
What got my attention as I thumbed through the publication was that the word “faith” isn’t mentioned once; it’s not in the index. I couldn’t help but wonder how this soap opera, or any soap opera for that matter, would be different if it included some faith. No, the dysfunction won’t disappear, but the show would have a completely different dimension.
Well, back to real life. Whatever 2020 holds (which will be far less messy than any soap opera) my prayer is that as people of faith, our faith and trust in the Lord will flourish as we live our 2020 storylines. So best wishes for this new year and see you in worship throughout the year!
January 26: Symphony Sunday featuring Paula Provo, harpist