Welcome to The Church of the Palms UCC!

Welcome to Church of the Palms United Church of Christ, a progressive Open and Affirming (ONA) Christian church and certified W.I.S.E. congregation in Sun City, Arizona. 

Our mission: Sharing God’s unconditional love, justice, and extravagant welcome.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.


We’ve returned to in-person worship services in our sanctuary. Registration required

If you feel ill, please do not come to worship, even if you have registered. If you feel it is still unsafe to attend, you will get no negative judgment – we trust you to make the best decision for your family’s health. We support your decision.

Watch below as Pastor Paul walks you through some simple steps to re-enter our worship spaces for in-person services. We’re excited to welcome you back to campus.

Wear a mask
Use hand sanitizer
Place offering in the plate
Get temperature check
Check out hearing device if applicable
Be seated by ushers
Sing only in your head
Keep a holy distance for lighting candles
Follow floor arrows to exit sanctuary
Wait turns for communion at a holy distance
Take your time taking communion
Take your empty communion cup to the wastebasket at the exit
Allow ushers to show you out
Pick up announcements and “Palm Leaf”
Return hearing device if applicable

We’ll record these live worship services and make them available on the Online Worship Services page and our Facebook page each Sunday. 

Senior Minister Rev. Paul A. Whitlock addresses current social justice issues

  • Portland Matters: “Today I come before you to address the happenings in and around Portland. My agenda is simple: to get us to be people who care about things that matter.” Click to watch.
  • Some words about Black Lives Matter. Click to watch.  

Visit our labyrinths – they’re open to the community!

We’re located at 14808 N Boswell Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351.

Click the map below, then “View Larger Map” for a better view. You can navigate to us by clicking HERE.

Watch replays of Online Worship Services.

Join our Facebook community.

Read our Statement of Faith and Purpose.

The Welcomin’ Wagon Ministry can assist you in getting from your car to the church. This small group of volunteers uses the golf cart to roam around the church’s parking lot on a Sunday morning offering rides to the church’s entrances. They can also help you with walkers and heavy items that you bring to church.

Church Bus: Need a ride to worship on Sunday? Click HERE.

Rummage Sales: We’re rather famous in the west valley for our three-day rummage and bake sales held every March and October. We will not continue the rummage sales until further notice.

Music Ministry: Whether you are a singer of songs, a player of instruments, or a joyful listener, the ministry of music at the Church of the Palms is for you! Learn more HERE.