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Washburn Memorial United Church of Christ

Church Pastor

Washburn Memorial United Church of Christ
Sherman, Maine, United States

Date Posted: 09/09/2015
Categories: Other Pastor
Denominations: Congregational
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Washburn Memorial Church seeks a 1/3 time (14 hours/week) settled pastor for our small, friendly rural church located 40 miles south of Houlton. Sherman is a farming community of about 3,000 people.  Our 150 year-old church treasures our founding ecumenical and Congregational tradition while supporting the UCC and its ministries. Our congregation, with many retired seniors, has a cross-section of economic groups and professions. We seek an outgoing pastor who is a good preacher, educator, counselor and spiritual leader to join us in fellowship and congregational renewal.

Our congregation includes a small but excellent choir and our lay leaders dedicate themselves to the life of this church and to the community. Because our congregation is mostly adult, we do not currently have a Sunday school or Youth Group but we do have an adult Bible Study during fall/spring.

While our congregation is aging, we have a caring spirit for the community evidenced by our Upper Room Food and Clothing Pantry. Our biggest outreach is Sherman Old Home Days: an annual, three day event that fosters community, fellowship and raises funds for church activities.  

If you would like the opportunity to serve this faithful congregation, we would like to hear from you. Theological education and small church experience is preferred, as well as participation in the local UCC Association and our Church Council. We know God already has the right person in mind for us. We look forward to our meeting and welcoming you to Washburn Memorial Church.