United Church of Sun City
11250 N. 107th Ave., Ste. 105
Sun City, AZ 85351
Web site: www.uccsc.com
Facebook: United Church of Sun City
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
I’m pumped! As an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ I have an obligation to participate each year in continuing education. Now we can all think of educational events that we would not describe as fun. But this year, I am participating in a continuing education event that is not only fun, it is a blast; a blast of good news about the church and the world.
The event I am writing about is known as the Festival of Homiletics. It is the premier preaching event in this nation. It is described, on the FOH website as, “A week-long conference that brings together a wide variety of outstanding preachers and professors of homiletics to inspire a discourse about preaching, worship and culture. The goal of this gathering is to engage theologically the practices of preaching and worship, as well as issues related to congregations in the 21st century. Individual preachers are invited to consider various styles and methodologies of preaching in the hopes that they will renew their faith and refresh their spirits through engaging worship, lectures and workshops. Throughout the week the aim is to inspire preachers in their roles of proclaiming the gospel. Lectures and worship services are open only to paid participants. There are 30 pastors/speakers contracted to present including Diana Butler Bass, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Walter Brueggemann (UCC), Yvette Flunder (UCC), David Lose, Brian McLaren, Otis Moss III, Rabbi Ben Romer, and Will Willimon. This year the event is in Denver from May 11-15.”
I love to preach and I am thankful to be attending this preaching event again this year. I had the opportunity to attend once before – May of 2012. This year will feature new presenters and ideas. And I’ll go ready to listen, learn, and return refreshed as your preacher. Thank you for your support of this continuing educational endeavor.
Proclaiming the good news!