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!
2016-17 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
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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
Writing this newsletter article, I am listening to weather forecasters predict that our June 2017 temperatures will fall somewhere between 110 and baked to golden brown. In other words, it is going to be hot! Some predictions indicate that we will see a temperature of 120 degrees! That would be a first since 1990. As always, the weather folks are better at telling us what it did the day before then predicting what the weather will be tomorrow. So we shall see.
But thinking about these hot desert temps and hitting high numbers for the first time in a long time, got me thinking about some firsts that have been set in the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC General Synod will be meeting in Baltimore from June 30 – July 4 and the gathering will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the UCC (prayers for the gathering, please). So here are some of the history making firsts our denomination has experienced:
1620, Seeking spiritual freedom, forebears of the UCC prepare to leave Europe for the New World. Later generations know these faithful explorers as the Pilgrims. Their pastor, John Robinson, urges them to keep their minds and hearts open to new ways.
1785, Lemuel Haynes is the first African American ordained by a protestant denomination. In 1776, in the midst of the fight for independence in which he enlists as a soldier, he writes a defense of the liberation of African Americans from slavery: “Liberty, Further Extended.”
1853, Antoinette Brown is the first woman since the New Testament times ordained as a Christian minister, and perhaps the first woman in history elected to serve a Christian congregation as pastor. At her ordination a friend, Methodist minister Luther Lee, defends “a woman’s right to preach the Gospel.”
1972, The UCC’s Golden Gate Association ordains the first openly gay person as a minister in a historic Protestant denomination: the Reverend William R. Johnson.
1976, The UCC General Synod elects the Rev. Joseph H. Evans president. He becomes the first African American leader of a racially integrated mainline church in the U.S.
2005, On July 4, the UCC General Synod overwhelmingly passes a resolution supporting same-gender marriage equality becoming the first mainline protestant denomination to take such action.
There are more firsts and more firsts to come. During these hot summer days, take it easy, drink plenty of water, stay in the A/C (the church’s A/C is working just fine), and read more about the United Church of Christ and our firsts at www.ucc.org.
Happy 60th to the UCC,
Welcome to the United Church of Sun City