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Agassiz United Church, in BC's beautiful Fraser Valley, invites applications for a half-time ordained, diaconal or lay minister. Refer to our JNAC on the church website, www.agassizunited.ca
. Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kisbey-Arcola Pastoral Charge in rural southeast Saskatchewan is seeking to fill a full-time ministry position. This two-point charge is located in Saskatchewan’s booming oil patch approximately one hour from Estevan or Weyburn. The successful candidate will be responsible for word, sacrament and pastoral care, and will relate to all members of our diverse community. Our congregations are in need of leadership in varied faith formation initiatives. We appreciate flexibility and humour in our community life. Closing date for applications September15, 2013. For a copy of our JNAC report please contact Margaret Carr at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
. Application deadline is May 31, 2013.
St. Paul’s United Church, located in this growing town, is seeking a full-time Minister of Word, Sacrament, and Pastoral Care. We have a dynamic and thriving congregation that is actively involved within the community. We are home to approximately 238 households, with a number of diverse programs and activities that meet the demands of our multi-generational church. Our congregation is supported by the Minister and two Designated lay positions that assist with Pastoral Care and Child and Youth Work. We are coming out of our latest long-term ministerial relationship, eager to build on the excellence of our past and be inspired to new heights of spiritual growth and service. Our new minister will have a good sense of humor and an engaging preaching style. Through use of the lectionary, music, and multi-media technology, you will bring imaginative ideas to the pulpit to deliver meaningful sermons to enable us to know our faith in modern times. Working with others collaboratively and collegially, offering guidance and support for the continual growth of the congregation, the minister will help us remain vital into future generations. The full JNAC report, including the position details and requirements are available at, www.stpaulsunited.com
. For more information or to submit your application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 15, 2013.
Christ Church United is seeking a full-time ordered minister to guide and join us on our transformation journey. We are looking for a minister with a good sense of humor and a relaxed preaching style, who brings imaginative ideas to the pulpit and who is willing to work with others collegially, offering guidance and support for the continual growth of the congregation. The ability to share a message that challenges and motivates us to live out our Christian faith through worship and studies is necessary. The ideal candidate will have skills in transformational ministry and change management, as well as a leadership style that is organized and includes facilitation and consensus-building skills. An energetic minister is needed to meet the needs of our church family while attracting new members. Relating to children and young families will be important, along with comfort in working in a multimedia environment. For more information, or to submit your application, contact email@example.com
by June 28, 2013.
If you are a member of the Order of Ministry and willing to engage in an exciting call in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, the Cowansville Area Pastoral Charge is the place for you. Emmanuel United Church is situated 90 kilometres east of the vibrant city of Montreal, and is close to the Vermont border. We are seeking a full-time minister who is willing to make a long-term commitment to lead our faithful, mature and devoted members in both traditional and alternative worship. Our congregation requires a minister willing to establish a direction and efforts that will promote growth in membership for all ages. Interested candidates should have strong communication, technology and administrative skills. Knowledge of French is a definite asset. Interested candidates may request our JNAC by contacting Susan Burnham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deer Lake, NL
St. Paul’s United Church is seeking a full-time ordained minister to provide strong spiritual leadership that engages all generations. St. Paul’s is a one-point charge with about 300 families. For the past 30 years we have had only three ministers, each of them stayed at our church for a range of 8 -12 years. We pay a housing allowance and the salary is negotiable. Information about our town can be obtained from the town website at, www.town.deerlake.nf.ca
. A copy of our JNAC can be made available upon request. Please contact Myra at 709-635-2029, email email@example.com
; or Ruth at 709-635-2186 , email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunedin, New Zealand
Knox Church is an inclusive church in the heart of the city of Dunedin, with a long tradition of astute preaching and liturgically based worship, and a strong desire to serve the city. Choral music is a strong and integral part of our worship and ministry. It seeks a minister who is energetic and able to relate to a wide cross-section of people, including children. This position would suit an experienced Minister of Word and Sacrament who is able to lead and inspire the people of God. Expressions of interest should be sent by August 30, 2013, to the Convener, the Rev Graeme Munro, email@example.com
, or telephone 64-3-4738911.
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
Binkley United Church is seeking a minister to lead our small, mature congregation in our spiritual growth and understanding of the Gospel message as we face times of change. Binkley is a welcoming congregation, close to McMaster University, with deep spiritual roots and a commitment to outreach in the community. We enjoy a traditional style of worship with lively, meaningful music. We appreciate sermons that inspire us to show God’s love in action. If you are interested in filling this ¾-time vacancy, please see our JNAC report on our website, www.binkleyunitedchurch.org
. Please send your resumé to Kathy Ouellette at email@example.com
. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is found.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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 as soon as possible, and no later than August 31, 2013, to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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 email@example.com
. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2013.
Knox United Church, located in Sunny Southern Alberta is seeking a full-time, ordained, diaconal or lay designated minister with leadership skills, and an enthusiastic, positive attitude, for our multigenerational congregation. This position is open as of July 2013. Further details are available in our JNAC. If you are interested, please contact John A. MacDonald at, firstname.lastname@example.org
, for further information. All applications should include a cover letter and resumé.
Deer Park United Church in mid-town Toronto seeks a part-time (25 hours/week) Ordained Minister of Worship and Pastoral Care. We are an urban congregation of 100 members and adherents, committed to each other and our activities as we pursue a faithful service to God. We participate in a vibrant ecumenical shared ministry with Calvin Presbyterian Church. We are looking for a minister who is energetic, compassionate, strong in biblical scholarship, has a good sense of humour, strong interpersonal skills and is dedicated to supporting congregational building and membership development. Duties include worship planning, alternating preaching, working closely with the Lay Care Team and Prayer Covenant, education, and collaborating with Calvin’s Minister in shared Ministry. Please use DeerParkSearch@gmail.com
to request a copy of our JNAC report or to submit an application prior to July 15, 2013. More information about our congregation may be found on our website at, www.deerparkunitedchurch.org
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, email@example.com
and Jim Black, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or the Corresponding Secretary, Sarah Hisey, at email@example.com
. All inquiries will be confidential.
Ministry of Music
Northwest Barrie United Church is seeking a part-time Music Director (choir director/pianist). We are a growing church with a vibrant Sunday school and many active groups. We are open-minded in our thinking, thoughtful and caring in our actions and have a more progressive approach to theology. We welcome people of all backgrounds to share their faith journey with us. Our choir of 20 contains many talented musicians and music is an integral part of the life and work of our church. Full details at www.nwbuc.ca
St. Thomas Anglican Church is searching for a Director of Music to further develop an engaging music program. This is a part-time job (17 hours/wk,) salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. A full job description is available at www.stthomasbelleville.ca
. Please submit your resumé with 3 references to, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Application deadline is June 25, 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 email@example.com
, contact the church office at 403-269-8382, or visit www.knoxunited.ab.ca
Keswick United Church, on the beautiful southern shores of Lake Simcoe, is seeking a Music Director – Choir Director/Organist/Pianist. As music is a key component in our Worship Services, we are seeking a person with a strong background and commitment to both traditional and contemporary styles of music as well as experience with choral leadership. We have a 12-member SATB choir who are all eager to learn and rise to new levels. Our music is provided by either a classic organ, upright grand piano or a Roland Digital Piano Model KR105. The salary of this part-time position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. We hope to have this position filled by September 1, 2013. Please send resumés with references by e-mail to, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by mail to Stan Armstrong, P.O. Box 25054, RPO Kes 001, Keswick, ON, L4P 4C2.
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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"I SHALL NOT HATE"
A conference on inter-religious understanding, showing how to be hospitable to the difference that surrounds us. Friday, October 25 and Saturday October 26, 2013. College Street United Church, 454 College Street Toronto (corner of College and Bathurst Streets.) Featuring a Gaza doctor's journey: Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, who wrote the book, I Shall not Hate
. This conference will help us appreciate other religious traditions, explore how we can welcome their contributions to our society and how together we can grow a world where hate is replaced by peace and understanding. To register and for more information contact email@example.com
, or call 426-929-3019.
Norval Intentional Community
Norval United Church seeks 4 young adults (age 19-30) to live in intentional community for 8 to 10 months, starting September 2013. Explore spiritual practices, ministry leadership, community service (with focus on eco-stewardship) and community living. Operate an independent movie theatre and embark on a Bruce Trail eco-pilgrimage. Norval, Ontario, is a small village, 45 minutes west of downtown Toronto. Visit www.norvalunited.ca/intentionalcommunity
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Medicine Hat, AB
Westminster United Church in is celebrating its "100 years of Worship, Prayer and Service" during a Centennial Celebration weekend occurring September 6 to 8, 2013. Activities include a "Meet and Greet" on Friday, September 6; a guided city bus tour with lunch on Saturday, as well as a celebratory dinner and program on Saturday evening; and a morning worship followed by a potluck luncheon after the service on Sunday, September 8. For more information, contact the church office at 403-526-5247, or visit the church website, www.westminsteruc.com
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.
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.
West Hawk Lake, MB
West Hawk United Church will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. Several events are being planned. We are trying to contact all student ministers, ministers, members and adherents and those who have joined us over the years. We would like to hear their stories of WHUC; how and why they came, memories and what they have been doing since. We would like to read one of these each Sunday. Please contact us and join us if you can. Contact Blanche Schaldemose or Eva Ziemanski, c/o West Hawk United Church, Box 28, Falcon Lake, MB, R0E 0N0, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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) and led by the Rev. Dr. Mervyn Russell, email@example.com
, or 905-845-3250. Complete details on request.
Holy Land: Following In The Way - May 1-15, 2014
Join a journey into understanding the way of Jesus. On this tour we will visit the sites from his baptism to his crucifixion, and on each step we will ask what we can actually know about his way. Using the most recent scholarship, this tour will recreate the pathway of Jesus and explore the well known sites: the Western Wall, Bethlehem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee. For more information, or to register, contact Chris Levan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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