Maine Conference UCC — Churches in Transition

MAINE CHURCHES IN PASTORAL TRANSITION

NEW UCC ResourceGuide to Pastoral Search and Call: Notes for the Minister in Search

Augusta – South Parish Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (part-time)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “We are looking for a spiritual guide. South Parish hopes to have a minister who is an effective preacher and is excellent at planning and leading worship. Our new pastor should be a compassionate and caring person, who ministers effectively to people in crisis situations and who makes pastoral calls on people in hospitals and nursing homes and those confined to their homes. We hope our new minister will be an effective counselor, will be accepting of people with divergent views, and will be effective in working with children. Although we can’t wait and are already working toward the future, we have a vision that includes doing the work of Jesus. We hope you will join us in community partnerships to help keep us visible to our Community. God is still speaking to us and we hope you want to join the conversation. We want you to love us even after you get to know us.” View church prospectus HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Cumberland – Congregational Church in Cumberland UCC – Pastor (full time)
An announced pastoral retirement, effective 9/8/2019. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Deer Isle – Deer Isle/Sunset Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Whether you are looking for a place to raise your family, or an individual looking for a place reinvent yourself, the Deer Isle Sunset Congregational Church is a great place to answer the call. We seek a pastor who will have an attitude of acceptance and generally believe that a life of faith does not mean one has all the answers, but is open to any question.” View church prospectus HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Dover-Foxcroft – Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
ON-HOLD.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Ellsworth – First Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Our church family consists of 120 members plus a radio audience. It reflects the traditional Maine culture. Over the past several decades the median age of our congregation has risen, therefore there are fewer young families and children. We are an aging but energetic congregation that is passionately committed to seeing our church not just survive in the community but thrive in the world. Our highest priority is a strong faith-filled leader for our weekly Sunday worship service and someone who will help the church find its meaning and purpose in the world today. A pastor who will deliver meaningful sermons that are inspirational, motivational and have real life application. We are looking for someone who can and will enthusiastically encourage local outreach and mission work through active participation with our church community. Our new pastor will support and build on our strong musical tradition and exhibit strong leadership skills with enthusiasm. We are looking for leadership that can promote growth for our church and diversify our membership as expressed in our church’s Statement of Purpose: “To strive to build on commonalities while seeking to understand, accept and celebrate our differences.” Our hope is that our congregation will partner with our new pastor to promote the Word of God and a sense of Love within ourselves and the greater community.” View church prospectus HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Ellsworth Falls – Union Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time – shared with Hancock)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “We are two long-standing, open and affirming, Downeast Maine UCC congregations that are seeking a full-time, shared, settled minister to join with us in our faith journey. We recently decided to partner in supporting this position, and in fact currently share the same minister who plans to retire in April of 2019. We seek a minister who will inspire us, work with us in developing lay leadership, and actively participate in our outreach and social activities in our communities. We are located near Ellsworth, Maine, one of the fasted growing cities in the state, and are within 30 minutes of numerous outdoor attractions such as Acadia National Park.” View church prospectus HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Hancock – Union Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (full time – shared with Ellsworth Falls)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “We are two long-standing, open and affirming, Downeast Maine UCC congregations that are seeking a full-time, shared, settled minister to join with us in our faith journey. We recently decided to partner in supporting this position, and in fact currently share the same minister who plans to retire in April of 2019. We seek a minister who will inspire us, work with us in developing lay leadership, and actively participate in our outreach and social activities in our communities. We are located near Ellsworth, Maine, one of the fasted growing cities in the state, and are within 30 minutes of numerous outdoor attractions such as Acadia National Park.” View church prospectus HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Kennebunk – Christ Church (Federated UMC) – Pastor (part-time)
The church is currently served by a UMC Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Kennebunkport – South Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (full time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Lincoln – First Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (half-time)
The church is to be served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Mt. Desert – Somesville Union Meeting House, UCC – Pastor (full time)
An announced pastoral retirement, effective 9/30/19. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

North Berwick – First Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (part-time)
An announced pastoral retirement, effective 4/1/2019. Qualified candidates interested in small church ministry should contact the Maine Conference.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Pittsfield – First Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (part-time)
Qualified candidates interested in small church ministry should contact the Maine Conference.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Portland – State Street Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
An announced pastoral retirement, effective 8/31/19. Interested qualified Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Portland – Williston-Immanuel United Church – Pastor (full time)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles.  “Williston-Immanuel United might be considered a small church, but we act like a big one. We aspire to be a compassionate, dynamic, 21st Century church community in our corner of Portland, Maine. We seek a pastor who will share and collaborate in that vision, articulate sharp insights, lead us in spiritual growth, inspire us with preaching rooted in scripture, and challenge us to see the world through the eyes of our faith.” View church prospectus HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Rangeley – Rangeley Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (3/5 time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Saco – First Parish Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Our goal in seeking a full time Minister, is to call someone who can hear and nurture the harmony within our congregation inspiring all to join in the rich symphony of the spirit of God moving amongst us; a minister who will embrace the energy within this diverse congregation, collaborating with us in furthering our goals.  Someone who is passionate about God’s calling to do this important work and will lead varied and inspiring worship, applying the lessons of the bible to our modern lives.” View church prospectus HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Sandy Point – Sandy Point Congregational Church – Pastor (part-time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

South Freeport – South Freeport Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Thomaston – Federated Church – Pastor (full time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Waterford – Waterford Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (half-time)
Interested qualified Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.
Staff consultant: Rev. Darren L. Morgan

Wells – Wells Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Westbrook – Pride’s Corner Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (part-time)
The settled pastor departed 1/6/19. Interested qualified Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Westbrook – Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (full time)
The church is served by a Bridge Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Woolwich – Day’s Ferry Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor (half-time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

Yarmouth – First Parish Congregational Church UCC – Associate Pastor (full time)
The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles.  “We, at First Parish Church of Yarmouth, Maine, strive to be a welcoming center for our community. We seek to provide spaces where people of all ages, sexes, genders and orientations can deepen their relationships with God and one another. We worship in traditional ways and we explore new ways to journey together. We believe in flexibility, a willingness to adapt to needs as they arise, and that humor is a key component of our interactions with each other.  We are searching for an Associate Pastor to join our team. We are searching for someone who is comfortable reaching out to a wide range of people; someone who sees possibilities in  unlikely places. We are searching for someone who is searching for us. Come join our team.” View church profile HERE.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

York – First Parish Church, UCC – Senior Pastor (full time)
The church is currently served by an Interim Senior Minister. Watch for updates.
Staff consultant: Rev. Deborah J. Blood

*If you have a particular interest in part-time ministry, bridge interim ministry, sabbatical coverage, long-term stated supply, or pulpit supply please be in touch with Rev. Darren L. Morgan as many of these positions are not always listed on our website.

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