Welcome to the United Church of Sun City
Sunday - 9/25 @ 3pm "Sounds of the SW Singers" & Ice Cream Social
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!
2016 NEW MEMBERS
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
A few months back I read a reflection by Pastor Ed Moore concerning the closing scene of the 1984 Academy Award winning film, “Places in the Heart”. I shared a description of that scene in a sermon prior to our celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion in July.
If you have seen the movie you might recall how this goes. If you haven’t seen the movie I can tell you it is set deep in Texas during the 1930’s. In the last minutes of the movie there is a communion service at a small country church. The few folk in the sanctuary do their best to prepare to commune. But then something remarkable happens. As the bread and wine are passed the camera pans the congregation showing more people in the pews then when the service started.
Who are the other people? Well, some of the characters from the movie like the bank president who tried to foreclose on the young widow; white men who lynched a black boy after he mistakenly shot the town’s beloved sheriff; the players in the honky-tonk band and the floozies who followed them from dance to dance; the African American laborer, Moses, who helped that young widow bring in a prizewinning crop of cotton, and the Klansmen who ran Moses out of town; and, finally, the beloved sheriff and the boy who shot him. “The peace of Christ,” the sheriff says to the boy as he shares the bread and cup. “The peace of Christ,” the boy whispers in return.
What a stunning event! I have thought about this scene numerous times. I have wondered what it is about the scene that stays with me and while I don’t know the answer to the question for sure, I am beginning to understand it might have to do with our upcoming election.
It seems that all the candidates have suggestions of what the future of our nation should be and will be. Yet, very few, if any, speak of vision. Perhaps I am becoming more reliant, and hopeful, about the future of our nation based on what happens around the Lord’s Table. I embrace the vision of all who have done wrong, and all who have been wronged, gathering together as one, and that certainly includes all of us. Beyond any party politics, perhaps this vision realized around the Lord’s Table is the vision we can be sharing – and living - as the church; that they may all be one (John 17:21b).