Welcome to the United Church of Sun City
Special Upcoming Events:
Thurs. October 25 - 6:00pm - Boomerang (60s & 70s Rock & Roll) - Icecream Sundaes following.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!
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!
2018 NEW MEMBERS
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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
One of the questions I get asked most frequently as pastor and one of the conversations I find myself in regularly has to do with the afterlife, as in what happens when we die? I don’t know the answer. I have my hopes, opinions, and ideas like everybody, but I have no more insight into this subject than anyone else. I do know that scripture states, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”— (1 Corinthians 2:9, NRSV). I find that comforting.
I have become a fan of the TV show, “The Good Place” and have been binge watching it on Netflix. Perhaps you have seen it. If not, briefly, it is an American fantasy-comedy series that focuses on a character named Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, who wakes up in the afterlife and is introduced by Michael, played by Ted Danson, to "The Good Place", a highly selective place in the afterlife that he has designed as a reward for her righteous life. However, Eleanor realizes that she was sent there by mistake because she didn’t live a very righteous life and so she feels like she must hide her morally imperfect behavior and try to become a better, more ethical person even in the afterlife. With it being a comedy there are all sorts of unpredictable hijinks ensuing. And at the end of the first season, Eleanor and three of her friends discover that they aren’t actually in the good place, but they are in – Warning! Spoiler Alert – they are in the bad place.
I share this because the show has threads of ethics, philosophy, and subtle religious pluralism weaved throughout. As the characters grow in their experience of the afterlife, they come to the understand more about their experiences in life, the afterlife, and eternal life. And one of the biggest revelations discovered near the end of the second season – Warning! Spoiler Alert – is that our human experience is collective. Life is not about the “I”. It’s about the “we.” It’s not about how we get to be first or the greatest. It’s about how we live together and care for one another. It’s about how we welcome people and care for others. It’s a fun show and it sure is thought provoking. I highly recommend it.
So, how do you think we are doing caring for others? Eleanor and her friends realize they have a lot of work to do in caring for each other – even in the afterlife. I find that’s an important reminder for all of us - especially for this very moment in life.
With thanks for Jesus’ gift of eternal life,