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.
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Welcome to the United Church of Sun City
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
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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 shared a story in worship recently connected to thoughts about the will of God. I have received feedback about the illustration and decided to share a portion of it here. It goes like this:
Once upon a time . . . in the heart of an ancient Kingdom, there was a beautiful
garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Great Gardener would walk. Of all the plants of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was the gracious and noble bamboo. Year after year, bamboo grew yet more noble and gracious, aware of his Master’s love and watchful delight, but always modest and gentle.
One day the Gardener drew near to Bamboo. And Bamboo, in a passion of adoration, bowed his head to the ground in greeting.
The Gardener spoke: “Bamboo, Bamboo, I would use you.”
Bamboo flung his head to the sky in delight. His voice came low: “Master, I’m ready. Use me as you wish.”
“Bamboo,” The Gardener’s voice was grave, “I would have to take you and cut you down!”
A trembling of horror shook Bamboo, “Cut ... me ... down? Me . . . whom you, Master, has made the most beautiful in the Garden! Not that. Use me for the joy, use me for the glory, but oh Master, do not cut me down!”
“Beloved Bamboo,” The Gardener’s voice grew graver still, “If I do not cut you down, I cannot use you.”
Bamboo slowly bent his proud and glorious head. There was a whisper: “Master, if you cannot use me other than to cut me down . . . then your will be done and cut away.”
“Bamboo, beloved Bamboo, I would strip your leaves and branches from you also.”
“Master spare me. Cut me down and lay my beauty in the dust; but would you also have to take from me my leaves and branches too?”
“Bamboo, if I do not strip them away, I cannot use you.” Bamboo shivered in slow acceptance, whispering low: “Master, strip away.” “Bamboo, Bamboo, I would yet ... split you in two, for if I do not, I cannot use you.” Then Bamboo bowed to the ground: “Master, Master ... split away.” So the Gardener took Bamboo ... and cut him down ... and hacked off his branches ...
and stripped off his leaves ... and split him in two. And lifting him gently, the Gardener carried Bamboo to where there was a spring of
fresh sparkling water amid barren fields. The Gardener put one end of the broken Bamboo in the spring and the other end into the dry water channel ... And the spring sang welcome, and the clear sparkling waters raced joyously down the channel of bamboo’s torn body into the waiting, wasting fields. Then the rice was planted, and the days went by, and the shoots grew, and the harvest came, and the hungry were fed, and life thrived.
In that day Bamboo, once so glorious in stately beauty, was yet even more glorious in brokenness and humility serving his Master and the world (Unknown Author; www.storiesforpreaching.com).
Friends, what God has in store for us goes far beyond what we can ever imagine. Still, at all times and pertaining to all things, prayerfully contemplate the will of the Lord and how we might help fulfill the Lord’s purpose and plans.
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!
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