Pastor Vernon Meyer

Pastor Vernon Meyer


I want to welcome you to our community. I am pastor Vernon Meyer and I want you to know that we are an Open and Affirming congregation that is ready to welcome you and walk with you in your journey of faith. Our community was founded over 30 years ago in the retirement community of Sun Lakes, Arizona, but we are now a community reaching out beyond Sun Lakes to those who live in the larger community of South Chandler, Arizona. Join us for worship if you are in the area; come to any of our scripture classes that might interest you; join our women’s and men’s study groups; and most of all, know that you are always welcome in our community.

Pastor Vernon

Our Mission

Sun Lakes United Church of Christ is a Christ centered congregation, welcoming all, wherever you are on life’s journey; for the purpose of growing in faith through worship, music, study, service, and fellowship.

We welcome you to our community.  You will find in these pages of our website the story of our people and our community of faith.  So take your time in getting to know us and if by chance you have to the opportunity to be in Sun Lakes on a Sunday morning, you are more than welcome to join us for worship.


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Sun Lakes UCC

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The United Church of Christ

Find out what The United Church of Christ is doing here and around the world.

Literacy is essential to end the cycle of poverty, open job opportunities, and close the cradle-to-prison pipeline. The need has never been greater for faith communities to stand up and take action. The United Church of Christ is ready to accept the call to justice.

Give the Stillspeaking God a day of elbow grease and advocacy. Throw yourself into a project you are already passionate about and involved in on March 4th. Commit to buying fair trade products for your home or congregation, keep track and cut back on your electrical use, write letters to your representatives calling for immigration reform. Our faith challenges us to understand our lives are interconnected. Commit to prayer and study on justice issues in your community. Share your efforts on social media, and spread the idea. Get the picture? This is a one-day effort where, across the UCC, we can make a difference in the world around us.

We declare that the Sun Lakes United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming Congregation. 
We, the Members and Friends of SLUCC are committed to the struggle for justice, love and inclusiveness for
All People with the example of  the love of God & Jesus as our guide.  We are committed to extend an extravagant welcome to each and every person we meet or who comes to our Church regardless of national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental situation, economic or marital status.

We are inclusive in our invitation to participate in the ministry of the Sun Lakes United Church of Christ community of faith. 
We encourage all members to actively share their friendship, talents, gifts and energy in the liturgy, life, employment and leadership of Sun Lakes United Church of Christ.  All are invited to participate in the full life of the Church including the sacraments of baptism and communion and ceremonies of marriage or covenant.

Tell me your story, show me your wound,
And I’ll show you what Love sees when Love looks at you.
Hand me the pieces, broken and bruised,
And I’ll show you what Love sees when Love sees you.