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Sundays at 10 am
with Rev. Brady Abel Pastor, Senior Pastor
Sundays at 10:30 am
with our choir and soloists under the direction of
Alan Paulson, Minister of Music
Tuesdays at 5 pm
with Lisa Dunbar, BSN, RN, Parish Nurse
Thursdays at 10:30 am
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.
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.
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Did you hear the momentary silence? It was the day after the noisy Arizona primary election when the politician’s campaign commercials paused for just a moment. But not for long. They are firing up fast and furious for the November election.
I find it interesting, and disappointing, that in all the clatter and chatter about the election, very few politicians are talking about a real issue we all face – the water shortage. Lake Powell and Lake Mead are drying up. The federal government continues to regulate water usage from the Colorado River, and it sounds like the Arizona farmers, especially in Southern Arizona will face the greatest cutback. Makes sense, doesn’t it? (No!) Farmers have to pay the price.
What are you doing to conserve water? I am trying to be more mindful of my water usage and looking for examples to do more. I find it inspiring that Las Vegas is setting a strong example for water conservation.
An article from CBS News provides the following information. "For having a reputation as a city of excess, we're actually one of the most water-efficient cities in the world," said John Entsminger, the general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
"Everything we use indoors is recycled. If it hits a drain in Las Vegas, we clean it. We put it back in Lake Mead," Entsminger said. "You could literally leave every faucet, every shower running in every hotel room, and it won't consume any more water." Even the famous fountains at the Bellagio get in on the act through their recycling program. In the past two decades, Lake Mead has dropped a startling 180 feet due to a the ongoing megadrought, made worse by climate change and the rapid growth of cities and agriculture in the Southwest. Southern Nevada, though, has beaten the odds by cutting its overall water use by 26% while also adding 750,000 people to its population since 2002.
Now, a new law, the first of its kind in the nation, bans non-functional grass defined as grass used to make roadways and roundabouts look good while serving no other purpose. The water authority said banning non-functional grass will save 9.5 billion gallons of water, which is nearly 10% of Southern Nevada's total water supply. Early in the Book of Genesis, God gives humans stewardship over God’s creation.
As God’s stewards, we are called to care for all of the resources we are blessed with and to see that the resources are shared with all of God’s children and creation. This is a justice issue that certainly includes water. Las Vegas is being a guide. In this case, what happens in Las Vegas shouldn’t stay in Las Vegas.
Here’s to Saving One More Drop,