Welcome to the United Church of Sun City 


Our chancel choir has approximately 20 to 30 singers, depending on the time of year, and our anthems vary from classical through contemporary in style.

We have a vibrant and talent-filled music program at United Church of Sun City

The mission of our program is to provide music that enhances the liturgy and enables our congregation to pray twice through the music. When our organist first came she told our minister of music that her job was to "take the congregation to the throne of God every week."

Choir and handbell activities at United Church of Sun City are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

View recorded musical offerings on our Sermon Page.

Minister of Music Alan Paulson brings over 40 years of successful music director experience in Christian Churches, public schools, performance choirs and community colleges to our Church. Alan earned his Masters in Choral Music Conducting at ASU and continues expanding his trade by taking courses to maintain his certifications.

Special Music

The church regularly hosts special music performances for the congregation. They range from concerts at the monthly ice cream socials, to the Palm Sunday and Christmas Cantatas, to a three-concert Chamber Music and continental breakfast concert series and more.  We announce upcoming performances in the calendar and at the top of this page.

Jubilee Bells

Our 3 Octave Handbell choir is called the Jubilee Bells. We play about 5 or 6 times throughout the year and occasionally take our bells on the road for special performances.

August update

Happy August from your Music Ministry!

If you’re toughing out the summer weather and attending church in person, THANK YOU… we appreciate that! And of course if you’re viewing us online, we appreciate you, too! We can tell every time someone has watched another one of our musical offerings. Thank you so much!

Assuming you’re reading this before Sunday, August 7th, we are in for a real treat when one of our own, Jan Simmons, will perform a well-loved spiritual rendition in her professional opera voice. Thank you, Jan!

Haven’t we enjoyed our guest summer alto, Kendra Goodenberger!? Only 18 years old with a strong faith, so much poise and such a powerful singing voice. Many thanks to her mom, Brenda Goodenberger, for filling in on very short notice several times.

We are still finalizing details for the coming months, including more evening concerts, (which means more ice cream sundaes) including an evening with a variety of songs from our Praise Team. There will be a performance by the Westside Treble Clefs choir on Sunday, November 20 at 3 pm. Our second annual “Broadway Sunday Service” on Sunday, October 23.

We will have a HUGE Christmas concert provided by The Sounds of the Southwest Singers on Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm; and… finally… the return of our own CHOIR, with rehearsals starting on Sunday, September 11! Please consider joining our ranks so we have enough singers to bring back the beloved CHRISTMAS CANTATA accompanied by members of The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra on December 18! You are welcome to invite a friend or neighbor 

I’ve been informed by our videographer, Greg Yagi, that since we have new technology (have you noticed the new remote-controlled camera above the soundboard?) each Sunday’s scripture, sermon, and music now appear on the CHURCH’s YouTube page. Formerly, they were all under my name on YouTube, so you can still search out old favorite anthems, piano solos etc. there. 

Got a request for a favorite hymn or anthem? Text/voicemail me at (602) 427-7035 or email me at alanpaulson1@gmail.com.

In His Glory,
Alan Paulson, Minister of Music