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."

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.

September update

We hope you’ve enjoyed the variety of worshipful musical styles we’ve been blessed to offer during worship services this summer! A big thanks to our super Soprano, Kira Kadel-Funk, for her exceptional voice, plus the best attendance record of all of us!

Thank you to our wonderful summer Alto, Kendra Goodenberger, who, even though she’s only 18 has been a perfect fit through her personality, her faith, and her incredible talent!

And a special thanks to our outstanding “fill in at the last minute Tenor,” Brenda Goodenberger… and no, she’s not Kira and Kendra’s sister, she’s actually their Mom!

Then of course, there are Beverly Fletcher and Floyd Ellison, whose witness to our Lord is exceptional every week through their instrumental talents! What a blessing you both are to our church family!

Our “original” Alto, Caryl Leander, and Tenor, Craig Zimmerman, will be back soon, preparing music for upcoming Sundays, with extra special efforts already begun for Broadway Sunday on October 23! Invite your neighbors!

And, when you are inviting your neighbors, family and friends, don’t forget to encourage them to join our CHOIR this season. Rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 11th!! I hear many of you making a joyful noise unto the Lord as we sing hymns every Sunday, so I encourage you to join! We are hoping to have enough members to be able to balance some orchestra players for a Christmas cantata again this year! We need more singers to make that beautiful tradition reappear! Once rehearsals begin, we will survey the members to see how often we would like to sing, if we wear robes, if we sing earlier in the service to go sit with our families during the sermon, etc. So, talk it over with God, and hopefully we’ll see you at our first rehearsal at 8:30 am on September 11. Currently, we are scheduled to sing in the Sunday service for the first time on October 3.

Would you like to see more weeknight or Sunday afternoon concerts? We would love to make that happen, especially if we could fill the church with an appreciative audience for each one! Spread the word about our upcoming performances by:

“The Tremble Clef Choir” - Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm - SunJoo Lee, Director

“Sounds of the Southwest Singers” -Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 pm - Matt Deller, Director

Both are free (with a free-will offering given to the choir) and include ice cream afterwards.

In His Glory,
Alan Paulson, Minister of Music

Requests; comments?  Text: 602-437-7035  Email: alanpaulson1@gmail.com