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Sundays at 10 am: Sermon

with Rev. Brady Abel Pastor, Senior Pastor

Sundays at 10:30 am: Music
with our choir and soloists under the direction of

Alan Paulson, Minister of Music

​Thursdays at 5 pm: ​More music!

Pastor's Post

All are welcome at United Church

each Sunday at 10 am

for the worship and praise of God.


Soren Kierkegaard had a saying, something to the effect of, life can best be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards. I like that saying. I believe the practice of reflection, a learning technique where we reflect on the past to help enhance the future.

An example of using reflection with our faith is the Prayer of Examen, where we reflect on the day (or any period of time) in order to reacclimate ourselves with the presence of God in our lives that we may have missed during that period of time. This helps us prepare to see God more closely moving forward.

This is something I think about and try to use regularly in my life, reflecting on the past to better prepare for the future. However, I was recently reminded that we need to be careful about getting too caught up in the past.

The Arizona Supreme Court recently ruled that we need to abide by a territorial law from 1864. To me, this is an absurd example of getting stuck in the past. However, it did cause me to wonder about other laws still on the books that are greatly outdated and in need of repeal.

In Pennsylvania, state law requires when driving through the rural countryside at night, to stop every mile and send up a rocket signal.

In North Dakota, it is against the law to serve beer with pretzels.

In Salem, West Virginia, it is against the law to eat candy less than an hour and a half before church service.

In Normal, Oklahoma, you cannot make ugly faces at your dog. It’s against the law.

South Carolina has a law about not keeping your horse in the bathtub.

And in Arizona...well, you get my point.

God looks to the future. God led the Israelites through the desert for forty years toward their future. God always keeps the human story moving forward. And Jesus often talked about moving on in order to preach and teach in new places, not staying put in any one place.
He carried that idea forward all the way to his death. And he died because of humans who did not want change.

In this year of 2024, I pray that we are more about where God is calling us to be in the future. We can, and should, learn from the past but it is not the place to live.

Looking ahead,
Pastor Brady 

P.S. As of May 2, Governor. Katie Hobbs has signed a bill repealing the 1864 Territorial Law.

United Church of Sun City, a congregation of the United Church of Christ, has the distinction of being the first church to be established in a Del Webb retirement community. Organized in 1960, United Church has been serving Sun City and the surrounding area since at the current location of 107th Avenue and Sun City Blvd.

Today, with an atmosphere of inclusion and care and with respect for diverse theological thought, the goal of United Church is to create a church family, while nurturing individual and collective spiritual development through meaningful biblically based worship, music, education, fellowship, and involvement of members and friends. United Church strives to provide wider community service, social justice, and responsible stewardship.

Senior Pastor Rev. Brady Abel, the United Church staff, and the entire congregation extend a special invitation to everyone for Sunday worship. All are welcome!

We're a lively congregation where age is a number and life is a gift.

  • a fabulous music program
  • a varied and stimulating activities program
  • meaningful mission and creative outreach
  • thought-provoking sermons and wonderful worship

New to United Church of Sun City? Check out our Visitors Page or watch to a recent sermon. ​Read our ONA statement.

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 was 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!

United Church of Sun City

United Church of Sun City

11250 N. 107th Avenue, Suite 105
Sun City, AZ 85351-4002   MAP
(Corner of 107th Ave. & Sun City Blvd.)

Phone  623-933-0058
Email  office@uccsc.com

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