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Southwood Church is a southwest Calgary, Spirit-led, biblically-based, transformational community of faith, following Jesus on His mission to change the world. We are seeking a full-time, ordained minister who will provide spiritual leadership and guidance, and work collaboratively with council, staff and teams as we strive to fulfill our mission. The ideal candidate will be energetic and nurturing, with a desire to minister to a diverse congregation. Interested candidates can view our MPR at www.southwoodchurch.ca
. Applications, with resumé and cover letter, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
As the son of God is shining on the new United Church of Canada, so too he is shining on Clifford Pastoral Charge as we manoeuvre in the new way of calling a full-time Ordained, Diaconal or Recognized DLM. We seek a caring, community-minded, dynamic leader who will help us live out ‘God’s purpose that all people might experience His full love’. We are a two-point charge who work well together under one board. Alsfeldt has a smaller, younger congregation while the larger Knox has a predominantly older congregation. Clifford is located at the hub of the four counties - Wellington, Grey, Bruce and Huron; one hour from Kitchener, Owen Sound and the shores of beautiful Lake Huron. Our JNAC Report can be found at www.cliffordpastoralchargeuc.ca
. Your resumé forwarded to email@example.com
is appreciated by January 18, 2019.
St. Paul’s United Church, located in the beautiful valley town of Dundas, is seeking individuals to fill three positions effective July 1, 2019: an ordained full-time minister
(as a result of retirement), an appointment for the ministry of Families and Young Adults
(half-time) and an appointment for the ministry of Pastoral Care
(half-time). You will have the opportunity, together with our minister of music and full-time staff, to lead us in faith development and outreach. We are a strong, active community of faith with some 400 members. Additional details respecting our history and current activities may be found by accessing our JNAC report on our web site (stpaulsdundas.com
). Applications for the full-time ordained minister position should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
; for the families and young adults position to email@example.com and
for the pastoral care position to firstname.lastname@example.org
. We would appreciate receiving all applications by February 15, 2019, but will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.
Fort Frances, ON
Knox United Church is an inclusive and caring faith community. Fort Frances is a Canada/USA border town on scenic Rainy Lake. It is the gateway to Sunset Country, an outdoor destination for individual and family activities throughout every season. The small-town atmosphere offers affordable living close to 3 major cities — Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, and Minneapolis. We are searching for a full-time minister (ordained, diaconal or designated lay recognized), one who will lead and inspire our congregation to praise God through caring for one another, as well as offering hope and help to those in need within our church family, the community within which we live, and the world beyond. We look forward to working with a minister who will give us direction, encouragement and creative ideas to help us rejuvenate our ministry with families and all age groups. Now that we have become an accessible, affirming congregation, we also look forward to working with a minister who will help us fulfill our mission of being an inclusive congregation committed to growth and responsible outreach. Applications accepted 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.
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Annesley United Church is seeking a full-time ordained minister. The individual should have a strong Christian faith, collaborative spirit, and the ability to share the gospel to stimulate thought into action. Markdale is a small town in Grey county, approximately 1.5 hours from Pearson airport, close to Georgian Bay and the Beaver Valley. The town of over 1,000 is currently experiencing growth, with three subdivisions approved and a new hospital, elementary school and supermarket planned. It is also the home of Chapman's Ice Cream. Annesley’s building, which is available to the community, is the largest accessible venue in town. Please visit the Toronto Conference website at www.vacancyavailability.ca/el-tc-vacancies.php
to view and respond to our documents. Interested candidates should email Mark Worthington at email@example.com
St. Paul’s United Church is a fun, musical, caring traditional faith community in rural southwestern Ontario (within 1.5 hrs of Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Guelph). We are seeking a full-time minister (ordered or DLM) who will provide spiritual leadership and guidance, and who will work collaboratively with the official board as we strive to fulfill our mission. Our new leader will help our congregation grow through inspirational worship, pastoral care and community outreach. The ideal candidate will be friendly, outgoing, have a sense of humour and be musically-inclined. Interested candidates can view our profile at www.londonconference.ca/content/vacancies under Milverton, (St. Paul’s) Pastoral Charge and check out our website at stpaulsuc.wixsite.com/milvertonontario
. Resumés and cover letters should be emailed to Pam Paradis at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Battleford, SK
Third Avenue United Church is seeking a full-time Ordained or Designated Lay Minister. Information about our Church family, our ministry, and our JNAC report may be found on our website at: www.thirdavenueunitedchurchnb.ca
. North Battleford is a growing community of 16,000+. Our congregation of approximately 200 families is seeking a dynamic team leader. The successful candidate will possess the ability to connect effectively with people of all ages and promote a welcoming church environment. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2019. To submit your resumé and/or to request further information, please contact our Corresponding Secretary, Ken Holliday, at 9702 – 97th Drive, North Battleford, SK S9A 0L4, or email@example.com
Port Elgin, ON
Come grow with us! Port Elgin United Church - A caring Christian community of faith: growing, living and sharing God’s love! Located on the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Huron, Port Elgin United Church is seeking a full-time ordained or diaconal minister, as our current minister approaches retirement. Located in the Town of Saugeen Shores, a place to enjoy all seasons and a recreation lover’s dream, our community is experiencing tremendous growth. We are a diverse community of faith looking for someone who can appreciate a breadth of theologies and who is able to offer inspiring, thought-provoking worship services. Pastoral care is important to us, as is a minister who is able to offer care and support to those engaged in our Christian Education ministries. Your love of Jesus Christ, passion for music, and ability to collaborate and connect with people of all ages would make you an ideal candidate to join us during this exciting time. Our Living Faith Story (JNAC report) may be found on our website at www.portelginunitedchurch.ca
. Please visit www.churchhub.ca
for additional information and to apply for the position, by March 31, 2019.
Rideau Ferry/Perth, ON
Bethel United Church is seeking a full-time minister (Ordained or Diaconal) due to current Minister retirement. We are seeking a pastor with deep roots in the United Church and its issues, respect of the traditions of The United Church of Canada, who is open to growth and the introduction of new practices. Meaningful, relevant and spiritual messages to a welcoming congregation will be appreciated, working collaboratively with established committees (Property, Trustees, United Church Women, Stewardship) and a part-time secretary, volunteer treasurer, enthusiastic lay leaders, two music directors and a 12-14 person choir. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2019, or until position is filled. Send applications to Rev. David Timpson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence Park Community Church (United, Unlimited, Unorthodox), a United Church of Canada congregation, will soon declare a vacancy for a new team minister to begin in January 2019. This position will include preaching, pastoral work and team building with a focus on youth program leadership. The new team minister will play a key role in helping us launch a new evening service which will explore the role of Christianity in the Modern world, with, debates, guest speakers, meals and secular but spiritual music. This bridging of traditional and innovative approaches will require a recruit with flexibility and vision as well as the traditional strong preaching skills. For more information, visit our website: www.lawrenceparkchurch.ca
. We invite applications for this position, please email to email@example.com
Trinity United Church in is conveniently located between Windsor and London, with close proximity to the 401, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair. We are a small-town community in Ontario’s agricultural heartland. With one of the most affordable housing areas in Canada and a temperate winter climate, we are a desirable location for a full-time minister seeking a new opportunity. The primary role of our Minister will be to lead and enable a team ministry which promotes growing and sharing our faith through regular worship, pastoral care, mission and outreach, stewardship and educational ministries of the Church. Our community offers public and secondary schools, a Christian school, French immersion availability, childcare facilities, and we are a short commute to St. Clair College and Lambton College. Our small town also offers an arena, curling rink, organized sports (baseball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, basketball), outdoor tennis and fitness facilities. Our secondary school also has a public pool available for use. We welcome your application and look forward to meeting you. For additional information on our church please visit www.trinityunitedwallaceburg.com
. To apply and see our Church profile, please review the vacancy listings for London Conference (www.londonconference.ca
) and search for Wallaceburg.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Abbey United Church is inviting applications for a Music Director. Glen Abbey is a welcoming and inclusive faith community. Music, both modern and traditional, is an important part of the spiritual life of Glen Abbey. Key responsibilities are: provide leadership, direction and accompaniment for the choir, and lead weekly rehearsals; choose anthems and other music based on themes provided by the minister; provide worship leadership through musical accompaniment for the congregation, including Sunday worship services, and other services (e.g. weddings and memorials, for which additional fees will be paid); plan prelude, postlude and other musical offerings; co-ordinate and support other musicians and vocalists within annual music budget; encourage congregants to develop and share their musical talents (vocal and instrumental) and work collaboratively with the larger worship team, especially for Easter and Christmas seasons. This part-time position is based on approximately 8 hours/wk (6 hours/wk in July and August). The successful candidate will plan 52 weeks of music and be available to play for 46 Sunday services, providing a replacement when not available. Required Education, Skills and Qualifications: Mastery of piano and competency of organ, to accompany congregation, choir, soloists; ability to program and play a wide variety of musical genres; strong organizational skills; strong leadership abilities and previous church experience or experience working with the United Church of Canada is advantageous, but not a prerequisite. Glen Abbey has a Kawai GE-30 grand piano and an Allen MDS-36 digital organ. For further information about Glen Abbey United Church, please visit our website at www.glenabbeyunitedchurch.com
. Resumes can be sent to email@example.com
Mark Street United Church is seeking an Organist/Choir Director who will become an integral part of the renewed growth of our congregation and choir. The successful candidate will bring leadership and enthusiasm to the position and will be experienced in playing a 2-manual pipe organ, piano and carillon. This is a part-time salaried position (8-10 hours per week). Compensation is negotiable based on qualifications and experience, and is expected to be above RCCO guidelines, up to $23,000 annually. Please visit our website www.markstreetunited.ca
for a complete job description. Interested candidates are requested to forward a resumé via e-mail to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by mail to 90 Hunter St. E. Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 1G5.
John Dominic Crossan
John Dominic Crossan on Salt Spring Island (BC) Friday-Saturday March 22-23, 2019. Join us to explore how we can rescue a non-violent God from warring religions. "I Shall Not Hate," is a two-day symposium featuring Dominic's insights from his latest book, workshops on reconciliation, and creative explorations of peace-making. It is packaged with other optional days of stress management and recreation to fashion a Spring refresher course for church leaders: saints and seekers. Arrangements are made for limited, free accommodation (first come first serve) and transportation while on the island. E-mail Chris at email@example.com
for more information, or to register, and to inquire about special group rates. Or call Salt Spring Island United Church office: 250-537-5812. Registration is limited to 150.