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Arva United Church invites applications for a half-time, ordained, diaconal or designated lay minister. We are seeking a minister with excellent preaching abilities who is willing to engage in pastoral care with a variety of ages. Arva is a small village, offering rural charm and urban amenities, at the north edge of London, Ontario. The ministry position at this single-point charge offers a flexible summer schedule. Interested applicants should forward their resumé to email@example.com
in Word or PDF format.
Beachburg Pastoral Charge is a two-point charge, located in Renfrew County in the Ottawa Valley. The congregations of St. Andrew’s and Trinity United Churches celebrate and share God’s accepting love known to us through Jesus Christ and seek a full-time minister. Our new minister will be able to relate to people of all ages, support families during difficult times by demonstrating empathy and compassion, and provide spiritual guidance to the community. We are seeking a minister with strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills, who is able to preach meaningful sermons. An appreciation of music and the ability to create worship services that combine word and music is important. The full JNAC report, including the position details and requirements are available at www.sites.google.com/site/beachburgpastoralcharge
. Please submit requests and resumés to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Application deadline is May 31, 2013.
Scarboro United Church is home to a diverse, affirming congregation of open-minded, passionate explorers of faith. We are seeking a half-time minister to engage in a dynamic team ministry as Minister of Spiritual Development. The minister we seek will lead in faith formation and Christian development with a focus on ministry to children, youth, young adults, as well as welcoming newcomers in connection with this ministry. As a long-established inner-city church, Scarboro offers a lively multigenerational experience with challenging sermons and excellence in music. We are committed to providing meaningful programming for all ages. In particular, our youth, children and young adults require a leader to engage them in church life, worship, and faith-development programming. Ordained, diaconal or designated lay ministers may apply. Please refer to our JNAC report online at www.scarborounited.org
. Resumés, cover letters and questions may be sent to Fred Pynn, Chair of the Joint Search Committee, at email@example.com
. The application process will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Barton Stone United Church, a welcoming, relaxed and informal congregation, was established in 1811. Our members are proud of their heritage and their Christian faith, and are seeking an order of ministry person to fill a 3/4 vacancy. The successful candidate should be prepared to assist in leading our mature and committed congregation through a time of change; be prepared to help present members in their faith journey; be willing to help the congregation explore ways which will increase our outreach to the community and provide uplifting Sunday worship with biblical-based preaching and an appreciation for appropriate upbeat music in worship. Our JNAC can be found on our website, www.vaxxine.com/bartonstone
. You can send your resumé to Jennifer Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Knox United Church is seeking an individual to fill the newly created full-time position of Youth and Community Outreach Minister. The successful applicant will be responsible for enhancing the spiritual nurturance of our Sunday School program and for strengthening Knox’s presence in local outreach initiatives. We invite interested applicants to submit your resume by email to, email@example.com
, and for further information, please visit our website www.knoxunitedkenora.ca
Kitchener, ON -
St. James'~ Rosemount United Church is seeking an Ordered Minster (either ordained or diaconal) of Worship, Pastoral Care, Christian Education and Outreach. Our JNAC can be found on the church website at www.sjruc.ca
. Please submit applications to, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a passion to attract, engage, inspire, and lead children, youth, and young families? Are you excited about the opportunity to deepen your spirituality as you enrich ours? St. Andrew's United Church is an Affirming Ministry seeking to fill a 0.7 FTE position as part of a team ministry. If you are an organized, tech savvy, outgoing, and young-at-heart team player you can view our JNAC report at www.lacombeunitedchurch.ca
, or email email@example.com
. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Lower Sackville, NS
Knox United Church seeks a full-time minister to lead a thriving congregation – a person of vision and passion, who has strong leadership skills, is sociable, approachable, motivational and has a desire to grow our Christian community.
Please address applications to Sonya Osmond, Corresponding Secretary,
, or 487 Lakeview Avenue,
Middle Sackville, NS, B4E 3B6, or call
902-865-5096 after 5:30 p.m.
View JNAC marconf.ca/36906-pastoral-charge-sackville-knox/jnac-knox-sackville-2013/
. Applications accepted until May 31, 2013.
Medicine Hat, AB
Westminster United Church, located in “Canada’s sunniest city”, is seeking one full-time ordained minister and a .5 ordained, diaconal or designated lay minister. We are also receptive to a shared 1.5 ministry team position with at least one of the candidates being an ordained minister. We are coming out of a long-term ministerial relationship. We are eager to transition to new spiritual growth and renewal. The successful candidates will bring energy and commitment as they lead in inspirational and relevant Bible-based worship. They will show flexible leadership style with the proficiency to work collaboratively with others in the congregation and community. We have a multi-generational church with a greater proportion of older members and we are interested in reaching out and attracting young families and new Canadians. We have many active groups with a willing core of volunteers and a strong emphasis on music. Multi-media technology knowledge and adaptability is a necessity. Positions open July 1, 2013 and applications accepted until positions filled. Please refer to our JNAC at, www.westminsteruc.com
. Resumés and inquiries can be forwarded to Pat Marshall at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Niagara Peninsula, ON
Bethel/Cooks Mills is a two-point charge, located in the Niagara Peninsula, near the Welland Canal and Lake Erie. We are seeking an ordained minister (25-30 hrs/week) with strong preaching skills and a pastoral heart. The churches are approximately 10 km apart and serve a total of 75 families. The JNAC report is available at email@example.com
. Application deadline is May 31, 2013.
Okotoks/DeWinton, AB . . .
is excited about our expansion to - two full-time Ordained/Diaconal Ministers, following the retirement of our dedicated long-term minister. A short 10-minute drive south of Calgary, we are nestled in the stunning Sheep River Valley. With its rolling plains and mountain views, the Sheep River winds through our bountiful suburban community. We are a church family full of vibrance, blessed with our magnificent new 300-seat sanctuary and quaint country heritage church. Our churches offer a refuge of strong spiritual grounding, encouraging benevolence and inclusiveness, founded deeply in community and outreach activities . . . Bringing Light to the Heart of Okotoks & DeWinton. We are inviting two full-time ministers who will be viewed as having equal authority and status in creating our team ministry. If you are someone who would like to join our church family as one of the team ministers on July 1, 2013, we encourage you to review our JNAC and position announcement at www.okunited.ca
. Please forward your resume, statement of faith, and references to Bonnie Campbell at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Porcupine United Church is an open congregation of compassionate people who have a commitment to explore our faith, seek justice and live with respect with each other and all of creation. We are seeking a half-time Ordained or Diaconal Clergy or Student Supply. Our church has several experienced lay leaders, full-time secretary, many hard-working volunteers and a small but energetic congregation. Our community is located within the boundary of Timmins, ON. Porcupine United Church is a vibrant community church serving the east end of Timmins. We have weekly services and are called upon in times of need for pastoral care. We are in an natural resource area which includes mining and forestry. We are seeking a candidate who can interact effectively with all age groups and lead us in developing a sustained membership. Our JNAC report is available on our website, www.porcupineunitedchurch.ca
. Please contact Bea Webb at email@example.com
, or phone 705-235-3783 for further information.
Stettler, AB -
Stettler United Church is seeking a permanent Ordained/Diaconal minister with strong interpersonal, organizational and multi-tasking skills with an ability to deliver thought-provoking sermons, with a commitment to team ministry. Ideally, the successful candidate is one who will become integrally involved with our community, visibly working among various age groups and community organizations. Couched in "the Heart of Alberta", Stettler serves a wide rural area in the cross section of the four corners of the province. We are within an hour's travel west to the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills, south to the picturesque badlands, east to the expansive prairies and north to the wild life imbued parkland. We are a congregation of talented lay leaders, musicians and willing volunteers who have worked tirelessly on extensive renovations to our historical-site building, to keep abreast of the changing needs of our community. Please visit Stettler United Church website, www.stettlerunitedchurch.org
to access our JNAC, and the town website, www.stettler.net
, for further information about the position and our thriving community. Resumé and cover letter can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2013.
Are you someone with a passion for families, children and youth? Can you develop engaging and innovative programs that appeal to the diverse interests and needs of the younger members of our congregation? Do you have dynamic, creative energy that can impart a love of the Bible and the teachings of the United Church to our children and youth? If you enjoy working collaboratively within a Christian education community comprised of parents, Sunday school teachers and the Minister of Worship, Pastoral Care and Adult Faith Development (MoWPA), we need you at Fairlawn Avenue United Church to help realize our vision for the spiritual education of the youngest members of our congregation. We are seeking an ordained or diaconal minister or staff associate for a half-time Minister of Children and Youth position that will commence on August 1, 2013. Kindly apply by submitting your resumé and a brief statement of faith to email@example.com
by May 31, 2013. A detailed job description including areas of responsibility and general competencies for this position can be found at www.fairlawnavenueunited.ca
, along with extensive information about this progressive United Church community in a time of exciting revitalization.
Eglinton St. George’s, in North Toronto, is on the search!
Our congregation completed their Joint Needs Assessment Committee (JNAC) process and report in March 2012. As an outcome of this study, the congregation endorsed the call for a new ministerial team made up of two ordained ministers. We are pleased to announce that the position of Minister of Worship and Pastoral Care and Coordinating Minister has been filled effective September 1, 2013. We are continuing our search for a second position, that of Minister of Congregational Development and Growth. The full JNAC report, ESG’s Mission and Vision statement, as well as the position description are located on our website at, www.esgunited.org
. The Joint Search Committee will begin reviewing any additional applicants in early July. Please refer to the website, www.esgunited.org
, for more information. For any inquiries, please contact the following by email. The JSC Co-Chairs: Carolyn Woodland, firstname.lastname@example.org
and Jim Black, email@example.com
, or the Corresponding Secretary, Sarah Hisey, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. All inquiries will be confidential.
Ministry of Music
Trinity United Church is inviting applications for an accomplished Music Director to maintain a tradition of high-quality music in our worship services commencing July 1, 2013. We seek a strong, flexible, innovative and energetic organist and choir director to lead our Youth and Senior choirs with soloists. The treasured three-manual Casavant pipe organ that graces our sanctuary has been upgraded in recent years. This part-time job also includes management of the music services budget and maintenance of musical instruments, discussing music selection with the minister on a weekly basis and working with the Worship Committee and minister to realize our new Foundational Statement. Please visit our website www.trinityunitedbowmanville.com
for additional information. Submit resumé electronically to email@example.com
by Friday, May 10, 2013.
Calgary, AB -
Knox United Church is seeking a Music Director to provide inspiration and leadership for the expression of God’s world of music in this downtown church. We are an inclusive, affirming community dedicated to social justice, environmental stewardship, and the open and passionate exploration of faith.You love people, and welcome the opportunity to work with all age groups to promote choral, instrumental and small group performance and encourage creative musical ventures. You are a team player and will work with ministerial staff and the congregation to plan for worship and faith development. Your background prepares you to perform on one of Canada’s finest Casavant Frères church organs.
For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
, contact the church office at 403-269-8382, or visit www.knoxunited.ab.ca
Wesley United Church is calling for a Choir Director. We welcome applicants with strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; a demonstrated ability as a choral director; experience with a variety of musical styles (traditional to contemporary); and innovation. This part-time position works in partnership with the organist/accompanist. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit your resumé with three references to Jane Jackson, Ministry & Personnel Committee, Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue North, Welland, ON, L3C 1Y8, or email email@example.com
. Application deadline is June 30, 2013. Only those applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
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What is Future Quest? An ecumenical program for youth aged 14-17 from all denominational traditions. We explore community, theology and leadership. Engage your body, mind and spirit in an educational community that affirms, challenges and inspires. The program consists of a two-week summer experience in August, on Queen’s University campus. A maximum of 30 participants are admitted. Highlights are drumming, camping, seminars and youth-led reflections and worship. Dates are Saturday, August 3 to Saturday, August 17, 2013. Cost is $800. $300 bursaries available from the School of Religion at Queen’s University. Please contact Ian Fanning, Future Quest Coordinator at 613-533-6690, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Grand piano for sale!
Six-foot black Young Chang. One of four at the time of purchase, it was selected for its perfect resonance, strings to wood. The piano is best suited to a larger-than-average space, where its best qualities can be appreciated. Shipping included. Contact Doug MacIntyre, 613-374-5282.
Poetry As Prayer
Do you love Prayer? Do you love Poetry? Then this fun workshop/retreat is for you. Learn how to let poetry express your prayerful thoughts. No previous experience writing poetry necessary. Early booking rate $500, before May 23, $550 after. Dates: Calgary, August 23-25; Red Deer, September 13-15; Edmonton, November 8-10. Contact Magdala at 780-675-3488, or email@example.com
Village of Love: A Journey to Freedom!
“Village of Love” is not a place. It is a journey that we take with orphan caregivers in the slums of Kibera, Kenya. Joining our hands and hearts with theirs, we can empower them on a journey to freedom from poverty! Village of Love provides food supplements so that no child goes to bed hungry, microloans so that caregivers can sustain their own families, and education fees that open a world of possibility for the children. $40 a month will keep a child in school; $25 a month will empower a caregiver to support their own family. ALL amounts are welcome! Please make your cheque out to CAP/AIDS. Designate “Village of Love” on the memo line. Mail to CAP/AIDS, 812A Bloor St W., #301, Toronto, ON, M6G 1L9. Include a void cheque for monthly donations. Contact Rev Linda Levin, 416-766-7265, or visit www.villageoflovecanada.org
MacGregor United Church, the oldest continuously operating church in Manitoba with Union roots, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its union in 2013. We invite all to join us Saturday evening, June 8, for dinner, visiting and Beaver Choir reunion; and Sunday morning, June 9, for worship, music and entertainment. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
, or 204-685-2610.
Parry Sound, ON
St James Centennial United Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout 2013. Two major events are planned: the weekend of June 1 and 2 for “looking back” and the weekend of September 21 and 22 for “looking forward”. Former moderator the Very Rev. David Giuliano will speak September 22. We invite all our church family, past and present, to join the celebration. For more information, please visit our website, www.stjamesps.com
, or call the office at 705-746-8553.
Pathways to Peace: A Public Talk with Ruth Patterson
Join us as we welcome Ruth Patterson, the first woman to be ordained in Ireland and director of Restoration Ministries. Two sessions offered. Vancouver: May 24, 2013, from 7:30pm at the “Old” Auditorium at UBC (6344 Memorial Road). Calgary: June 9, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 15 Ave. SW). Admission is FREE, however tickets must be reserved in advance for the Vancouver session. Freewill offering will be taken. For further information on the Vancouver event, call 604-435-9544, or visit www.larchevancouver.org
. For the Calgary event, call 403-571-0155, or visit www.larchecalgary.org
Pine River, ON
Pine River United Church will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on Sunday, June 23, 2013. We invite all Pine River church families, past and present, to attend a commemorative church service at 10:30 a.m. A barbecue and concert and fellowship will follow. Your memories, greetings and/or pictures would be gratefully appreciated. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Pine River United Church at 519-395-5371, email email@example.com
, or visit our website www.pineriverunitedchurch.com
. Or you can write to us at Pine River United Church, RR 1, Ripley, ON, N0G 2R0.
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An alternative tour of Palestine/Israel meeting promoters of a just and lasting peace. October 12-26, 2013. Cost, according to numbers is approximately $2,500, plus travel and insurance. Endorsed by the United Church, organised by the Palestinian Siraj Centre for Holy Land Studies (see www.Sirajcenter.org
) and led by the Rev. Dr. Mervyn Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or 905-845-3250. Complete details on request.
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for pictures and more information, or call 416-535-4000.
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