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Lakefield/Youngs Point, ON
Lakefield-Young’s Point Pastoral Charge, situated in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes, seeks a full-time Ordained Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care to lead our two-point charge. Lakefield United serves as a community and ecumenical hub in the historic village of Lakefield. Young’s Point is a smaller, family church, ten minutes north on the Trent Severn waterway. The two are complimentary and have been jointly served for more than a century. Music is an integral part of both worship services. We seek a collaborative, compassionate, imaginative individual to inspire our worship and our work as we grow together as a vibrant and viable community of faith. More information and our Transformation Project and JNAC reports click here
. Please submit your resumé and your Skills, Gifts and Passions Profile document to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Resumés will be accepted until the position is filled. Our congregations are open, kind and keen to greet the future with our new Minister.
St. John’s, NL
Gower Street United Church, located in the heart of downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland, is seeking a full-time Minister. Primary responsibilities will entail leading various key ministries of the Church in addition to exploring new initiatives which will be responsive to evolving needs. Gower Street United Church, locally known as “Gower”, enjoys a long and distinguished history dating back to 1815 when it was originally established as a Methodist Church. It is highly regarded as a leading religious force of the United Church of Canada within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John’s embodies a rich, cultural history and is regarded as a growing, vibrant cosmopolitan city. Gower offers a wide range of ministries both to its congregation and the wider community. It is an inclusive church. It is particularly heralded for its ministry of music which continues to evolve and flourish under the guidance of both nationally and internationally renowned leaders. In 2015, Gower adopted a long-term, high-level plan entitled Vision 2025
to help guide the direction of the church’s ministry over the ensuing ten years. We are seeking energetic and enthusiastic candidates who are able to relate to, and communicate well with, all age groups and backgrounds. Ideally the candidates will have demonstrated leadership ability and a willingness to serve as a catalyst for change. The successful candidate will possess spiritual conviction as evidenced through strong faith in all endeavors. A Joint Needs Assessment Committee Report providing a description of this position as well as the community, resources and ministry of Gower’s pastoral charge is available on the Church’s web site: www.gowerunited.ca
. Vision 2025
and Gower’s Annual Report for 2017 can also be accessed on this site.
Applications for this position may be submitted by mail or email and will be welcomed up to and including June 15, 2018. Applications and questions concerning this position should be directed to: Ms. Gola Roberts, Chair of the Search Committee, Gower Street United Church, 99 Queens Road, St. John’s, NL, A1C 6M6, or by email email@example.com
St. Andrew’s United Church is seeking a full-time Minister of Worship & Congregational Outreach, due to the retirement of one of our ministers. St. Andrew’s occupies a unique place in a unique city. The church is at the city’s heart, housed in St. Andrew’s Place, a 10-storey church/residential/commercial complex that was one of the first of its kind when built in 1973. Sudbury leads the way in environmental transformation, having re-greened and resuscitated its lands and lakes over the past 40 years. Residents here can live beside one of 330 lakes within the city limits, and still get to work in a matter of minutes (which may help explain why in 2015 Stats Canada reported Sudbury to be the happiest city in Canada.) Sudbury has grown far beyond its mining roots to become the largest city in Northern Ontario, with three post-secondary institutions (including schools of medicine and architecture), a regional centre for health care and research, and commercial, arts and culture and recreational opportunities. St. Andrew’s has a long history of shared/team ministry, achieved through creative and respectful cooperation between order of ministry staff and associate lay positions working in conjunction with other church members, volunteers from outside the congregation and community partners. For example, we are actively involved in an inter-denominational downtown churches’ association and have joined forces with several other churches to offer a hot meal program from November to April, which we began more than 20 years ago. The full-time minister we are seeking will be part of a ministry team with a part-time Minister of Pastoral Care & Outreach (14 hours/week). Together, they will lead the congregation to live out our vision of what it means to be a 21st century Christian community in downtown Sudbury. Click here
for JNAC report. Please email applications by May 25, 2018, to Dale Myslik firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge Street United is a warm, caring church family, looking to increase support for our youngest members through a part-time Children, Youth and Young Families Coordinator
position. Key duties of this 14-hour-per-week position include planning and overseeing Sunday school, youth group and special events oriented toward young families, as well as recruitment and training of volunteers to help with these activities. The ideal candidate will have a mature and inclusive personal faith, lots of energy and creativity (and patience!), a flexible schedule and above all a love of working with children and youth. More information at www.theunitedchurch.com
, or request a job description via email@example.com
. Applications must be received by Friday, June 15, 2018.
Put your faith into action as a part-time Pastoral Care Provider
at Cambridge Street United – a caring church family. We seek a compassionate, kind, empathic lay or ordained person for 14 hours per week/60 hours per month, to visit with members who are no longer able to participate actively in the life of our church, visit new members, lead monthly worship services at area nursing homes and more, in support of our church’s commitment to care for all. If you’re a good listener and a strong communicator who is organized and works well as part of a team, visit www.theunitedchurch.com
for more information, or request a job description via firstname.lastname@example.org
. Applications must be received by Friday, June 30, 2018.
St. Albert, AB
St. Albert United Church, a progressive, open and inclusive community, seeks a part-time lay Program and Operations Coordinator
to provide coordination and support to the church’s ministers, programs and volunteers. Responsibilities include assisting ministerial team in implementing their ideas and initiatives, coordinating events, attending meetings and coordinating worship service logistical needs. With a related degree, diploma, or equivalent education/experience, together with an understanding of the United Church of Canada, you’ll have intermediate computer literacy, be proactive, work both independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively, and manage multiple priorities. You’re a creative thinker with strong oral and written communication skills. You’ll take active interest in the life/work of SAUC and be visible to congregants regularly before, during and after most worship services. Some evening/Saturday work required. Apply with resumé and cover letter in a single file to email@example.com
. More info here
. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Metropolitan United Church 1818-2018
– Please join in celebrating our 200th Anniversary: Saturday and Sunday, May, 26, 27 - Doors Open Toronto
- Doors are open to the public to visit our historic church with its’s significant Gothic Revival architecture. Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. - Show Tunes for 200 Concert
. Join a quartet of singers on a multimedia journey through music for the theatre that has crossed the world’s stages from 1818 to today. Admission $20/$10 ages 18 and under. Sunday, May 27 11:00 a.m. - Anniversary Worship Service
“Where is the Spirit Today?” Guest preacher: Rev Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, New York. Sunday, May 27, 1:30 p.m. – Special 200th Anniversary Metropolitan Silver Band Concert
. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Located at 56 Queen Street East, Toronto. For information visit www.metunited.ca
or call 416-363-0331.
Loretto Maryholme Retreats
3-Day Silent Retreat: June 12-14, 2018 and 5-Day Silent Retreats: July 9-13, Sept. 8-12, 2018. Spend time in this sacred space. Decompress, rest, and refocus in an atmosphere of beauty, peace, and solitude. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered.
Silence as a Way of Rest: July 3-7, 2018, Facilitator: Brenda Peddigrew, RSM. Experience how silence can be healing and focusing in daily life. Allow your senses and soul to find rest.
Let Mercy Flow... Embracing a Life of Abundance and Blessing: July 16-19, 2018. Facilitator: Kathy Murtha. Through input, media, poetry, guided reflections and meditative practices explore how steeping oneself in the flow of Mercy unleashes a life of abundance and blessing.
Call 905-476-4013, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or visit www.lorettomaryholme.ca for more details.