December 24 Christmas Eve service: 5 p.m. featuring Paula Provo, harpist
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!
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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!
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United Church of Sun City enthusiastically supports Treasures 4 Teachers with the collection of recycled items. Learn more from the videos below!
Christmas Eve service: 5 p.m. featuring Paula Provo, harpist.
Healing Service: Sunday, December 15 at 11:15 am (after the 10:00 worship)
We invite you to gather for a brief 15-minute healing service in Grace Chapel.
You may offer prayers of healing for yourself or for others.
We'll offer anointing with oil and the laying on of hands.
It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend,
Rev. Dr. David Graham. Service on December 22 at 10 a.m. Read more HERE.
United Church of Sun City
A few weeks back I recounted in a sermon about an exchange I had with a person on church property that was without a place to sleep for the night. In fact, the person had been out on the street for several nights and needed a bed. As I said at the time, there aren’t many solutions for homelessness in the West Valley and sometimes the solutions we have available aren’t ones that the person in need is ready to embrace.
My sharing about this encounter led to a number of conversations and it has given me much to think about, primarily how fortunate I am to have the blessings I have in my life, many of which I take for granted.
Now in Advent, with Christmas coming, in the hustle and bustle of gift-giving and receiving, amid the joys and the challenges of the holiday season, here’s a reminder for us to reflect upon which I find gets at the heart of thankfulness. The words come from a poster that lies on my desk, published by Live Life Happy:
If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world.
If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering.
If you can read this message you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
– author unknown
I have so much to be thankful for this holiday season and every day of the year. You have so much to be thankful for this holiday season and every day of the year. I encourage us to give even more thanks for all the blessings God provides. And as we take stock of our God-given abundance, perhaps we will find new ways to make resources available for others. Reflecting on the birth of Jesus, we can see that anything is possible.
Now may the candles of hope, peace, love, joy, along with the light of Christ burn bright for you and yours.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
Welcome to the United Church of Sun City
Rev. Brady Abel.