The Rev. Javier Olivares, Missional Strategist and Superintendent of the West District, announced that Bishop Grant J. Hagiya intends to appoint the Rev. S. Lewis Lyon as interim pastor of First United Methodist Church, Sun City, AZ, effective January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022, per ¶ 357.6 and ¶ 338.3 b of the 2016 United Methodist Book of Discipline. Rev. Lyon currently serves as pastor of visitation of Dove of the Desert UMC in Glendale, AZ.
The Rev. Tom Butcher currently appointed to First UMC, Sun City, AZ intends to return to retirement status effective December 30, 2021.
Let us be in prayer for Rev. Lyon, Rev. Butcher, their families, First UMC, and Dove of the Desert UMC during this time.