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Agincourt, ON (Toronto)
We are Knox United Church serving our inter-generational and culturally diverse community surrounding Midland Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E. for 170 years. Our vacancy for a full-time ordained Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care is effective February 1, 2019. We look to our minister to help the congregation express itself and grow in its Christian faith through Sunday worship, with inspiring sermons that relate scripture to everyday life which is enhanced by our excellent music program. You will be a skilled and caring leader involved in and helping various committees and the congregation to continue to move forward. It will be vital that you demonstrate and reflect a passion for the continuing development of an intercultural church with a vibrant group of children and youth; and an understanding of its dynamics and needs. You will coordinate the staff team at Knox and have oversight and responsibility for the Sunday worship in cooperation with the Worship Committee, the Director of Music and the Coordinator of Chinese Ministry. Our Minister of Visitation and Seniors Programming, together with our Coordinators of Christian Education and Chinese Ministry will fulfill their responsibilities while working in collaboration with you. The top five priorities of this position are Worship, Growing in Faith, Stewardship, Pastoral/Spiritual Care and Leadership. Please visit www.myknox.ca to find out more of who we are and see our faith in action. Applications for the position will be accepted until the position is filled. Vacancy contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. For a detailed Ministry Position Description; our Ministry Articulation Profile; our Demographic, Financial & Community Profile and procedure for application, please visit www.torontoconference.ca
Buckhorn and NM Pastoral Charge, ON
We are a two-point charge, offering one of the best locations in the beautiful Kawarthas. One congregation is in the indigenous community of Curve Lake. This church is a large new building which will hold approximately 300 people. The other congregation meets at Wesley Church, which is just south of the delightful village of Buckhorn. Our communities are approximately ½ hour from Peterborough, located on the Trent Severn waterway. There is close access to Trent University (Peterborough), Lakefield College (Lakefield), and the renowned Sir Sanford Fleming College, with campuses in both Lindsay and Peterborough. Peterborough has a new Regional Health Centre, which also has a cancer treatment centre. In winter, the area attracts many sports enthusiasts for snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing. In summer the population swells, with the addition of many cottagers who are attracted to the area for fishing, boating and other water sports. We serve the mostly rural communities, plus many people who are choosing the area as a vacation destination or a future retirement location. The candidate we are seeking must be sensitive to our indigenous population and will have to be open to obtaining knowledge of the First Nation’s language, traditions and ceremonies. At Wesley, we have two talented musicians who play keyboard and lead an enthusiastic choir. The successful candidate will have strong worship and pastoral skills and be able to lead these two congregations in community involvement and growth. The position will require a commitment of 30 hours per week. Please send resumé to T. Timson, Director of Personnel, at bayofquinteconference.ca
You need to meet us! We are a two-point charge looking for a part-time (30 hour) ordained, diaconal, designated lay minister, student or recent graduate. Creemore Pastoral Charge is located approximately 120 kms north of Toronto, in the rural communities of Creemore and New Lowell. Our area offers welcoming, kind, hard-working people; Farmers’ Markets, ski hills, hiking trails, lakes, small shops, sports parks, schools and artisans – all 30 minutes from larger cities. We enjoy the benefits of both the energy of our youth who have participated in mission trips and the grounding spirit of our older members. We strive to be strong role models and an active presence in both communities. We welcome forward-thinking scripture-based leadership that will help us advance the ministry and outreach in our communities and beyond, while becoming attractive to new, younger families. Our buildings provide us with updated, accessible space and we want to fill them. You could be the person who helps us “get out of the building” to encourage the community to join us inside the building. We look forward to meeting you. This position is available as of March 1, 2019. Please view our profile on the Toronto Conference website www.torontoconference.ca
, or contact Linda Peacock at email@example.com
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.
Northminster United Church is seeking a full-time minister. We look forward to welcoming an individual who will help us to continue the work of Jesus and advocate for justice locally and globally. He/she should be an enthusiastic leader in our journey of renewal. We have a need for pastoral care, Christian development and outreach. Our new leader should be able to provide meaningful, relevant and inspiring messages at our church services. Our new minister should be comfortable with the use of social media and be able to work collaboratively with other staff and other churches in our area. The beautiful city of Peterborough has a population of 82,000, a university, a community college, a large hospital, and several medical clinics. We are located in the Kawarthas, surrounded by many lakes, rivers and the Trent-Severn Waterway. We have a well-maintained church with offices, meeting rooms and auditoriums. We are a solvent entity with an administrator-secretary, Music Director and custodians. Our JNAC is available online at www.northminsteruc.ca
. Inquiries and resumés are invited. Please contact our Search Committee Co-Chair, Joyce Armstrong at email@example.com
, or phone 705-745-9230. Resumés will be accepted until November 15, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found.
McClure United Church is seeking an exceptional minister for the position of Minister of Worship and Renewal. Working in collaboration with two other ministerial team members, this position will have primary responsibility for congregational renewal (including outreach), preaching and worship leadership. This full-time, three-year appointment is open to an Ordained, Diaconal, or Designated Lay minister with a passion for renewal work. McClure has been defined by outreach since its inception and has both a seniors’ high-rise and assisted living complexes attached to the church. The entire church is multi-use with community and church events happening most evenings. We are an Affirming congregation, with active children, youth and young adult ministries. The position is open immediately. For further information or to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. A copy of the JNAC report is available at mcclureunitedchurch.org
. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.
Knox United Church is seeking a half-time minister, to serve approximately 50 families in a one-point charge. This is a congregation who are surviving (and thriving) after a year without clergy to call our own! Our jugband has elicited laughter and smiles in regional care homes. Our musicians are tops. We have dedicated folks who sit on church council, the worship and music committee, the local ecumenical ministerial association, and lead workshop in the local long term care home and on Sunday mornings. When folks are asked to participate in worship, “no” is a word we have not heard. When there is a call for a work party, it feels like a party, and the work is accomplished. Our UCW discusses Observer articles each month. Shellbrook has excellent recreational, educational and health care facilities. We are close to two urban centers, Prince Albert (47 km east) and Saskatoon (150 km south). A manse is available in Shellbrook, which has a population of about 1,400 people. If you are an enthusiastic worship leader, and have an interest in pastoral care, direct enquiries to Deb Mervold, Box 351, Shellbrook SK S0J 2E0; email@example.com
or (306)747-7580. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Dewi Sant Welsh United Church is looking for a full-time minister who is grounded in the theology and ethos of The United Church of Canada. We are community of faith originating from an ethnic Welsh heritage, seeking a minister who will lead our community in fulfilling our Mission Statement which is “To grow in the Christian faith through the Word, the sacraments and fellowship, and to maintain and encourage the music, Welsh heritage, language and culture for future generations”. We recognize that the minister may not have any Welsh background, but we believe that a genuine interest in Welsh culture and history (both in Wales and in Canada) will help a new minister to feel at home in our congregation. While the church is based in north Toronto, our congregation is spread over a wide area. Similar to many United Church congregations, we are missing young families and expect that the new minister will develop a strategy for outreach to new members in the local community, as well as from the Welsh community third and fourth generations. Our Mission Articulation Profile is available on the Toronto Conference website under #875794346 on the www.vacancyavailability.ca/el-tc-vacancies.php
. If you are interested, please contact Anna Dunets, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Metropolitan United Church seeks an experienced, full-time Intentional Interim Minister (ordained) for 1-2 years, starting no later than February 1, 2019. Metropolitan has a team ministry with specific accountabilities for each minister as they work together to support the Metropolitan community and programs. The IIM will fill the role of Minister of the Congregation, assisting congregation and staff as they deal with the end of a long-term ministry, preaching three times per month, and working with the Transition Team to guide the exploration of new opportunities for the future. Ministerial team members include the Minister of Congregational Care and Development and the Minister of Music. Metropolitan is an affirming congregation in downtown Toronto with a tradition of learned, contemporary preaching that relates the Bible and Christianity to spirituality in our world today. Metropolitan has strong lay leadership and dedicated volunteers. Its heritage building will be under renovation for part of the tenure. Necessary skills include strong preaching and worship leadership, competencies in pastoral care, and the effective communication and interpersonal skills needed for inclusive consultation. For the position description and DFC, contact email@example.com
. Those interested should contact the Toronto Conference Personnel Minister at DHildebrand@united-church.ca.
Welcome to our corner of paradise, St. Andrews United Church in Williamstown – a storybook church set in a village steeped in Celtic tradition, century homes, wrap around porches and most importantly residents who are actively involved in the community and are proud of it. Located in the middle of a strong and vibrant agricultural area, benefitting from the values of rural living, just 15 minutes east of Cornwall and within commuting distance of Ottawa and Montreal, we call it home. As we continue on our faith journey, we are in search of a full-time Ordained Minister to be part of our church family and community. If you are interested in becoming part of our family, we would love to hear from you. You can find us on the web at www.standrewsunited.org
, or on Facebook @standrewsunitedwilliamstown. For more information on how to apply, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or visit the conference website at www.montrealandottawaconference.ca/pr-rp
Do you feel the winds of God? Is it time for an adventure in a great church family in the Northwest Territories? Yellowknife United Church is a welcoming and affirming congregation and we are
seeking a full-time ordained or diaconal minister to lead us in our congregational ministry. We are looking for a minister with excellent worship and preaching skills, an interest in creative outreach, pastoral care, and Christian education for all ages. Our church is located in Northern United Place, built in the 70’s as congregational outreach to the community providing subsidized housing and commercial rental space. Yellowknife, (pop.18,000) the capital of the NWT, is an exciting and challenging small city. An abundance of services such as recreation, health care and education are available here and are comparable to most cities much larger. We are a financially-stable church; offering a manse and an attractive remuneration package. This position can be available as soon as November 2018. Do you feel those winds? For our JNAC package and more information please contact email@example.com
Looking for 3 octave of Malmark Handbells, cases, pads, mallets and binders, to borrow or buy, for Wasaga Beach United Church. Contact Susan Gutsell, 705-441-1954.
Long-experienced Preacher Available
Long-experienced preacher, journalist and author of bestseller book The Little Immigrants is available for Sunday sermons in the city of Toronto and congregations near its perimeter. He has interviewed Harry Emerson Fosdick, Leslie Weatherhead, George Pidgeon, Martin Luther King, Reinhold Niehbuhr, John Robinson, Jim Mutchmore, Bill W (AA founder), Ray Hord, Norman Vincent Peale, and many others with theological and sociological insight. Upcoming sermons will be on the following three topics: "Dealing with our Doubt;" "Faith and our Future" and "The Present and the Path beyond the Present....." No fee. If interested, please contact Rev. Kenneth Bagnell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. (View his commentaries at www.kennethbagnell.com
Metropolitan United Church 1818-2018
Toronto, ON – Metropolitan United Church 1818-2018 – Please join us in celebrating our 200th Anniversary: Sunday, September 23, 11:00 a.m. - Anniversary Worship Service
. “A Focus on Community” guest preacher: The Rev. Dr. Catherine MacLean, Senior Minister, St. Paul’s United Church, Edmonton, Alberta. Sunday, September 23, 12:15 p.m. - Our Annual Fall Fair
. Celebrating community with our heritage partners with specially commissioned carillon music and arts activities. Sunday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. - Special Evening Service. Friday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. - Anniversary Organ Concert
. Dr. Ryan Jackson. Saturday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. - Arts Event and Reception
. A multi-media event presenting the history of Metropolitan with drama, music and visuals. Sunday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - Anniversary Worship Service
. The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair, Minister of the Congregation. Special musical commissions by the Metropolitan Choir and the Metropolitan Silver Band. Located at 56 Queen Street East, Toronto. For more information, visit www.metunited.ca
, or call 416-363-0331.
Waterford United Church 200th Anniversary
We’re celebrating our congregation’s 200th Anniversary at Waterford United Church!
In 1818, we became a congregation, started by an American Methodist Episcopal saddlebag preacher, working through four strains of Methodism, and joining the new denomination of the United Church of Canada. Please help us celebrate in prayer, song and word as we rejoice on October 21, 2018. Following the worship service at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a catered lunch, then we’ll join our voices in a Celebration of 200 Years of Singing Faith. Hallelujah! RSVP to email@example.com
; 135 Main Street S., Waterford, Ontario, N0E 1Y0.
Stories of the Bible heard again for the first time. A refreshing and fun look at the life-giving stories of the Bible, written and produced by Ralph Milton. Check out StoryFest, a series of nine videos and a book funded by the ProVision Fund of the BC United Church and Wood Lake Productions. The inclusive and affirming videos, professionally recorded at three story festivals in in BC United Churches, invite the viewer to discover the link between their personal experience and the ancient scripture story. The story-tellers are Linnea Good, Allison Rennie, Donald Schmidt, Don McNair and producer Ralph Milton. Google Pacific Mountain StoryFest, then look for An Introduction, to see a short preview describing the nine free videos and related resources. Suitable for individuals or congregational groups. A lively and fun way to introduce the riches of the Bible.
The Perfume Beyond the Veil
Rev. Sally McShane has written a novel about eternity. A well-known stage actress, Genia O’Donovan, has bought an old manor house on the edge of the Irish Sea. Surrounded by the mystical secrets of the Irish countryside, she begins to sense her new home has its own secrets. She is kept sane by the presence of her dear friend Dimitri of Greek opera fame and a visit from a few of her stage friends. In the background are the surprising revelations about her ancestor who left Ireland during the Great Famine. The scene has been set for a mysterious and thrilling summer in Ireland. Published by Axial Press and posted on Amazon.ca for $12.95.
Walking the Way!
Walking the Way: El Camino de Santiago - May 25 - June 12, 2019.
Join us on this pilgrimage walking two portions of the French Way (256 km).
Your challenge and purpose await you as we walk together through the beautiful landscape and ancient villages of northern Spain. We’ll build a community of Pilgrims sharing the journey together. Cost is $3,795 Canadian, includes accommodation, most meals, guides, support vehicle, all trip organization and GST. For more information visit www.worldpilgrim.ca
, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
World Pilgrim offers educational travel experiences to Guatemala, Cuba, India, Thailand, Mexico and more!