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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 email@example.com
. 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. Stephen’s on-the-Hill United Church (SSOTH), an active, progressive, intergenerational congregation of 176 families in Lorne Park, seeks a full-time ordained minister to lead our faith community in fulfilling its broad mission both “On and Off the Hill”. Our programs are overseen by Church Council and implemented through an active Committee structure. Kidzone and Junior Youth programs are led by a part-time DLM/Church School Coordinator. Music has always been an integral part of our weekly worship. Our esteemed Music Director leads an 18-member Chancel Choir, plus award-winning community-based Junior and Youth Choirs. Since our inception 60 years ago, we have flourished as a congregation, guided by a series of outstanding Ministers, who each served for a decade or more. To carry on this tradition, we are seeking an individual with a strong theological background, excellent preaching skills and experience in worship design and leadership. Pastoral Care, Christian Development and Community Outreach are also key components of our ministry. Please access our recent JNAC Report on the website www.ststephensuc.ca/jnac.html
. Our Facebook page provides an excellent overview of our church activities. Interested applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org
or (306)747-7580. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
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.
Loretto Maryholme Retreats
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to register, or visit www.lorettomaryholme.ca for more details.
Thomas Merton in Rome - September 16 – 22, 2018
In this 7-day pilgrimage, we will visit the places in and around Rome that 20th century Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton visited, read his accounts of those visits, and discuss the later parts of his life to which they point. We will also consider how Merton’s legacy has influenced our own spiritual journeys. Accommodation is at Casa Per Ferie “I Cappuccini,” which is located in the heart of Rome, within walking distance of the Spanish Steps. We invite you to make your own way to Italy so you can combine other travel plans before or after Thomas Merton in Rome. Leaders: Dr. Christine M. Bochen
is Professor of Religious Studies at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. She is co-author of The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia; the editor of Courage for Truth, Learning to Love, and Thomas Merton: Essential Writings; and co-editor of Cold War Letters and Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters. Judith Hardcastle
is an ordained Minister at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver, BC, and Program Director, Thomas Merton Society of Canada. She has co-led TMSC pilgrimage programs to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, New York City, Cuba, France, and Rome. For more information, visit www.merton.ca
, or contact the Thomas Merton Society of Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org