Welcome to the United Church of Sun City
We are a lively congregation where age is a number and life is a gift ...
with a fabulous music program ...
a varied and stimulating activities program ...
meaningful mission and creative outreach ...
and thought-provoking sermons and wonderful worship.
In short, we are 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.
Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
2016 NEW MEMBERS
Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. - Steele Drum Concert & Ice Cream Social
Oct. 23 at 3:00 p.m. - Southwest Music Mania Fundraiser & Ice Cream Social
Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. - Phoenix Chamber Brass Veteran's Tribute
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!
United Church of Sun City
11250 N. 107th Ave., Ste. 105
Sun City, AZ 85351
Telephone: (623) 933-0058
Fax: (623) 974-3518
Web site: www.uccsc.com
Facebook: United Church of Sun City
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m.
Communion - 1st Sunday of each month
Healing Service - 3rd Sunday of each Month
at 11:15 a.m. in Grace Chapel
Bible Study - 11:00 a.m.
in Grace Chapel
The Pastor's Post
I have always liked the song, “Till There Was You,” written by Meredith Wilson for his 1957 musical, “The Music Man.” In particular, I like the first line that goes something like, “There were bells on the hill, but I never heard them ringing, no I never heard them at all, till there was you.” In 1963 the song was covered by The Beatles and has been performed by various artists through the years.
I was reminded of that song recently as our United Church bell rang out. While our bell rings each Sunday morning prior to worship, on this particular occasion the bell was ringing to mark the Committal for Gertrude (Trudy) McQuown in our church’s Memorial Garden during the late morning of Sunday September 18.
Trudy passed away Thursday September 8 at the age 102 years and 4 months. She had been a member of United Church since March 3, 1974. Trudy had been an avid bell collector since 1938. Because of her interest in bells and her dedication to United Church, Trudy and her husband Harry initiated a Bicentennial project in which the bell in our bell tower was brought here from the Crisp Memorial Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, MD after it closed (Harry and Trudy had been members of that church previously). The bell rang for the very first time in that church on May 8, 1888.
The bell was made by the McShane Bell Foundry of Baltimore, MD. It weighed about 700 lbs. and had a diameter of 33 inches at the lip. The bell sold for $178.00 in 1888. In 1975, prior to it being moved, the bell received a face lift. At that time it was given a value of $4,900.00.
The bell arrived in Sun City and was installed in our bell tower prior to our church’s 15th Anniversary celebration on October 19, 1975. It was rung by Trudy during our nation’s Bicentennial celebration on July 4, 1976 (as a side note, I had the privilege of ringing the church bell at my home church that same day). Thanks to Trudy, Harry, and many others, our United Church bell has now been calling people to worship for over 40 years.
And from now on, I will hear it ringing in new way. “There were bells on the hill, but I never heard them ringing, no I never heard them at all, till there was you.”
With thanks for the chime of the bell,