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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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is found. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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
St Paul's United Church is close to a beautiful valley, and halfway between Regina, Sask., and Winnipeg, Man., on #1 Highway. We are a small rural community looking for a full-time minister. If you are an Ordained Minister, Diaconal Minister, or Designated Lay Minister, please apply. Full information can be found in the St Paul's JNAC Report, on the MNWO Conference website, www.mnwo.ca
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
Collier Street United Church, located downtown, has a proud 182- year history. We are seeking a Music Director to lead our present traditional worship services, but also to help us embrace modern music in worship. The Music Director will lead and administer the music ministry of the church in conjunction with the Minister of Worship, Congregational Care and Leadership; be proficient with our Keats-Geissler 3 manual pipe organ and 7` Steinway grand piano; have experience with other musical instruments; effectively lead, direct and accompany our church choirs during regular and special services; be a team player who co-operatively works with other staff and groups within the church, and integrate modern music technology and contemporary music into Collier`s worship life. This is a part-time position based on 14 hours per week. Collier`s compensation package is negotiable upon qualifications/experience and based on RCCO guidelines. Additional information is available at www.collierunited.ca
. Please forward your application and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org
by November 2, 2018. We thank all applicants, but only shortlisted persons will be interviewed.
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 email@example.com
. (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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
; 135 Main Street S., Waterford, Ontario, N0E 1Y0.
World Pilgrim Offers Educational Travel Experiences to Guatemala, Cuba, India, Thailand, Mexico and More! Two
of our upcoming tours: Thailand: Land of Smiles – January 23 - Feb 6, 2019.
Spend 18 days exploring a diverse itinerary: Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Bangkok, and Phuket. Our tour includes visits to an Elephant Refuge, home stay with Hill Tribe people, Thai cooking classes, a visit to a Burmese Refugee Camp, projects, temples, markets, ancient ruins and thai massage! 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. For more information, visit www.worldpilgrim.ca,
or email email@example.com