Rev. Brady Abel.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE - 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!
We're a lively congregation where age is a number and life is a gift...
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In short, we're 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.
Buzz from the Beehive
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!
P.S. Weekly postings are printed in the Sunday bulletin calendar. Be sure to check out our Facebook page!
United Church of Sun City enthusiastically supports Treasures 4 Teachers with the collection of recycled items. Learn more from the videos below!
Healing Service: Sunday, October 20 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.
United Church of Sun City
Sabbatical – A period of time when one does not work at their regular employment and takes a break for rest, travel, or research (Merriam Webster).
Ever since I have served as an ordained minister, I have had the opportunity for a sabbatical (my call agreement at both churches I have served indicates eligibility for a sabbatical after five years of full time ministry). However, I never felt the need or sensed the call to take a sabbatical. That all changed about this same time last year.
I cannot put my finger on a particular reason why, but in the fall of 2018 I began to feel the need for an extended period of time for rest and renewal. The feeling does not come from anything United Church has done. I love my work at United Church!
And yet I sense the need for sabbatical does come from being on call as a parish pastor every day. Every time the phone vibrates, a text comes through, an email pops up in my mailbox or someone comes to the church building; I never know for sure what life experience might need my attention and my presence as pastor. It’s a privilege to serve as pastor, but there are demands that go with that service.
In working with the church council and a sabbatical committee appointed by the church council late in 2018, plans have been made and approved for a sabbatical from April 20, 2020 – July 19, 2020. The sabbatical will include time to unwind, hike throughout this beautiful State of Arizona, spend several weeks with family and friends in the Midwest, and then more hiking in Alaska before getting geared up for my return as Senior Pastor of United Church.
We’ll plan an ice cream and chocolate cake sabbatical kickoff for Sunday April 19 – Holy Humor Sunday! But before then, in the weeks and months ahead, watch the newsletter and bulletin for additional information or feel free to visit with Moderator Norm Still, Sabbatical Chairperson Pat Dilmore, or me anytime. For now, most of all, please know I am terrifically grateful for this sabbatical opportunity!
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Popcorn, Beverage, & A Movie: Pay It Forward on Wednesday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m. Come and join us! Popcorn and a drink are included; feel free to bring a lunch or snack to enjoy during the show.