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The Maine Conference UCC currently has 30 Churches In Transition |  Updated: March 24, 2020

UCC candidates seeking a call in the Maine Conference must have a current/validated ministerial profile, issued by the UCC Profile Office. Only official ministerial profiles, distributed by the Profile Office, will be circulated to search committees.  Select “Maine” in the “Geographic Availability” tab in your UCC Snapshot. Profiles are sent to search committees only at the request of the candidate – e-mail searchandcall@maineucc.org to request to have your ministerial profile sent to a search committee who is actively receiving ministerial profiles. The Maine Conference will not withhold a UCC profile that is authorized for circulation by the UCC Profile Office.

Non-UCC clergy must submit the following documentation to the Maine Conference to be considered as a candidate to serve one of our UCC congregations: A copy of your denominational profile; a letter from your denominational Judicatory confirming that you are a minister in good standing; a signed Statement of Consent and Self-Disclosure form; and an Oxford Document Management Criminal Background Check. (Contact the Maine Conference for assistance in the non-UCC candidating process).

Authorized ministers who 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 the Maine Conference UCC as many of these positions are not always listed on our website.

Guide to Pastoral Search and Call: Notes for the Minister in Search – HERE

Andover – First Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “The First Congregational Church UCC of Andover seeks someone to lead us in Sunday services that will inspire our church and community. The future is in God’s hands.”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

The church is served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Bangor – All Souls Congregational Church UCC – Associate Pastor: Minister of Christian Nurture (full time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “All Souls is a mission-minded congregation with an independent spirit, united by our shared desire to know and serve God. We have deep roots in the history of Bangor, Maine. Our church family is made up of engaged and respected community members who span multiple generations and our vibrant mission programs teach all ages that we are “God’s hands and feet.” We are in search of an Associate Pastor (Minister of Christian Nurture) who will value our rich heritage and yet guide us to embrace the opportunities which are found within both this time of transition and also the changing world in which we live. We are eager to welcome a pastoral leader who, drawing from the riches of our historic Christian tradition, will develop our faith in Jesus Christ and our service to the world in His name. The Minister of Christian Nurture (MCN) will work closely with our Board of Christian Education to provide programs for youth and adults alike that help participants grow in faith, knowledge, and service. The MCN will have oversight of other staff who work in these areas and will be responsible for leading a diverse group of volunteers and lay leaders. The MCN typically teaches our High School Sunday school class, but also participates in worship on a regular basis. Participation includes reading liturgy, providing a children’s story, assisting with the administration of the sacraments, and occasional preaching. The Minister of Christian Nurture is also at the heart of a longstanding and transformative mission program called ASSIST-JC (All Souls Students in Service to Jesus Christ). This program draws between 60 and 80 participants per year for mission experiences in Eastport, Maine and Antigua, Guatemala. We are looking for someone of sincere and Biblically rooted faith, able to inspire a diverse community and lead them toward a common vision. The right candidate will bring passion and creativity to an already vibrant and successful program.”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Bangor – Hammond Street Congregational Church UCC – Senior Pastor (full time)

An announced pastoral retirement, effective July 2020.  Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Blue Hill – First Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (full time)

The church is currently served by a Bridge Minister. Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Boothbay Harbor – The Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor UCC – Pastor (full time)

The church is served by an Interim Pastor. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Brunswick – First Parish Church UCC – Interim Senior Pastor (full time)

The interim search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine is seeking a full time Interim Pastor to serve us as we search for a new Senior Pastor. Our much beloved Senior Pastor is retiring, but the overall health of the Church is excellent. We are not a Church in crisis, but instead have a strong, supportive and vibrant congregation led by a very competent and talented paid staff that includes an Assistant Minister, Minister of Music, Church School leaders and administrative staff. All of them are assisted by numerous parishioners actively serving on volunteer committees. As a result, we are not looking for an Interim Pastor who will come in and “change everything”. We are looking, instead, for an Interim Minister who will take some time to help us process our loss and heal. That being said, we do not want to lose any momentum as we move forward with the work of the church and we are looking for an Interim Pastor to engage with us to help us achieve these goals. For example, we would like to have the Interim Minister assist us as we continue to implement our 5 year Strategic Plan that we adopted in late 2018. The Strategic Plan focuses on Witnessing, Welcoming and Worshiping, and early efforts have led us to start projects examining ways to use technology (specifically A/V) to enhance worship, efforts to expand civil discourse and even start a community garden/outdoor space. Our congregation is active and engaged and it is our hope to find an Interim Minister who wants to join us in this energetic environment in an arrangement that will be mutually rewarding.

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J. Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

Buxton – First Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Filled with the love of God, how can we not turn, humbly, and share that love as well as we are able? Within this spirit of love, we are a church with a passion for mission. The First Congregational Church of Buxton, also known locally as the Tory Hill Meetinghouse, seeks a pastoral leader to guide our ministry. We may be small in numbers, but we are blessed to be part of a community where neighbors reach out to each other in many caring ways. We seek a caring minister to lead and preach in the congregation’s worship services, work with our governing body and its program committees, and to help us expand our presence in the community. If you have an interest in rural ministry, we want to hear from you.” Qualified candidates interested in small church ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

View church summary HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Cranberry Isles – Cranberry Isles Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

Qualified candidates interested in island ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

East Millinocket – First Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The church is served by a Designated-term Pastor. A succession search is being planned. Qualified candidates interested in small church ministry should contact the Maine Conference. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

East Sumner – Congregational Church of East Sumner UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “The Congregational Church of East Sumner, Maine is seeking a pastor. The church is located in the western mountains of Maine about 1.5 hours north of Portland, 30 minutes from Auburn/ Lewiston and 30 minutes from Augusta.  Sumner is a town of around 1,000 people, with another approx. 3,000 in neighboring towns from which our 45 congregants come.  Our pastor has just retired and we seek a pastor to lead us and help us witness for God in our community.  We seek to reach out to the unchurched and develop a dynamic children’s program.  Job description: Preaching at Sunday morning worship, counseling, and teaching, administer Sacraments, conducting weddings and funerals, visitation, prayer for the congregation, and regular communication with the congregation.  Candidate Description: Mature believer in Christ who embraces Reformed theology and principles.  We seek a half time pastor, graduate of a seminary.  Compensation: $32,000 plus reimbursables to be allocated among salary/housing/ benefits/pension as determined by the candidate.  Four weeks of vacation.  A sabbatical offered after the completion of 5 years service at the church.”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Fort Fairfield – United Parish Church (part-time)

Qualified candidates interested in rural ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Gray – First Congregational Church UCC – Interim Pastor (part-time)

An announced pastoral retirement, effective May 1, 2020. Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J. Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

Industry – Shorey Chapel UCC | Pastor (part-time)

An announced pastoral retirement, effective July 2020. The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Shorey Chapel, located in beautiful Central Maine, is a faith based, friendly, active and spiritual church looking for a part-time minister who will teach the Bible, feed us spiritually and will participate with us in our many charitable, social and religious events. As a UCC church, we believe in the teachings of Jesus the Christ and want a minister that does the same. We need a pastor that will support our friendly and cohesive congregation of 37 members with an average attendance of 27 people. We are looking for someone who would like to join our community where there are many outdoor possibilities such as hunting, fishing, lake living, skiing, hiking, gardening and seeking adventures. We are located in a special place that is in the center of cultural opportunities as well as close to many four season resorts. We are close to several Universities and other learning opportunities. We are close to the mountains, not far away from our beautiful coast and we enjoy four equally beautiful seasons. We are a small but mighty congregation with active involvement in many charitable activities including Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministries, support for the local homeless shelter, support of Clearwater Ministries and our local food closet. We also support the UCC Conference and their mission work. We are a self-supporting church from our offerings and we have money set aside to care for our beautiful old church. We are sad to see our last pastor go, but we are looking forward to who the Spirit of God will send us next. We are looking for you, come check us out!!!”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Isle Au Haut – Union Congregational Church | Pastor (part-time/seasonal)

Qualified candidates interested in island ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Kennebunkport – South Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (full time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “185-year-old church seeks a full-time minister to learn and grow spiritually with a congregation of New Englanders. Located in a vibrant and beautiful community, this active congregation is searching for balance between comfortable traditions and the need to change. We seek a minister to join with us to discover and fulfill God’s purpose for the Church in a complex world. The congregation desires a spiritually-based worship experience that is relevant and reverent, stretching us beyond the familiar and comfortable. We desire alignment with our mission statement to be an open, welcoming, and affirming congregation. Youth ministry is an urgent priority. We seek a minister to partner with volunteers and staff to reinvigorate programs for children, teens, and families. Maintaining an emphasis on outreach will require an ability to: value and support members responding to neighbors in need and/or working on social justice issues; identify areas of need or injustice and initiate a response; and work as an interfaith collaborator. Further expectations include a willingness to provide wise counsel, visitations, or other support to those in need within and outside of our church community. The ideal candidate will be a skilled administrator/supervisor able to partner with staff and committee members, optimizing our democratic processes. All are welcome to apply, but it’s important to know that Maine is blessed with four seasons. Our new minister need not love all four, but must be able to appreciate the beauty and challenges each season has to offer.”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

Lincoln – First Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The church is served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Mt. Desert – Somesville Union Meeting House UCC – Pastor (full time)

The church is served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

North Saco – North Saco Congregational Christian Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “We are currently seeking a spiritual leader in the form of a part-time pastor. We consider our church a family of caring people, and we have done well lately without a permanent minister. However, we long to have a person to lead us through our spiritual lives and to care for our inner selves as we deal with trials throughout our lives. We are a small church with an average worship attendance of 25. We hope to grow into a larger church with new pastoral leadership. We enjoy serving Hunter’s breakfasts in the fall and bean suppers throughout the summer. Many of our elderly have passed away, so we need guidance in bringing in new members to help sustain us.”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Portland – State Street Church UCC – Pastor (full time)

The church is served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

Portland – Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC – Interim Pastor (full time)

The Interim search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Stevens Avenue Congregational Church has an ambitious outreach ministry that supports a local food pantry, hosts awareness events for charitable causes, and gathers supplies and funds for assistance to folks in need. We are in a unique position, geographically and demographically, serving a community of all ages and backgrounds. We strive to be a welcoming, inclusive and progressive faith group. We seek a full-time interim pastor who will lead us in worship and assist us in planning our future as we work to discern our calling in an ever-changing world. Part of the interim work will include determining how to best use our resources to do God’s work both locally and globally, and to show God’s love for our neighbors and each other. Portland is a culturally-diverse metropolitan area, nestled on the coast of Casco Bay, home of several colleges, sports and entertainment venues, many restaurants, shopping, hiking trails, parks and beaches. Located in the Portland neighborhood of Deering, ours is a cozy little church with a mega-sized heart, and an even bigger vision for the future.” Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

View church summary HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Rangeley – Rangeley Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (3/5 time)

ON HOLD

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Raymond – Raymond Village Community Church UCC – Designated-term Pastor (2/3 time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Raymond Village Community Church (RVCC) is seeking a part-time (2/3) pastor for a designated term (3 years, renewable). Raymond is a small town, primarily a bedroom community, with 4,436 year-round residents located in the Sebago Lake Region. There are 2 lakes and 5 ponds within Raymond’s borders providing 64 miles of waterfront. This abundance of waterfront property means there are multiple, varied recreational opportunities (e.g.boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, golf) and a seasonal increase in population to 12,000. RVCC is a community church that draws its members from a variety of spiritual backgrounds and a wide spectrum of theological perspectives. A large portion of our current congregation, 54 members, are retired. We are seeking a pastor who will help us achieve our goals of transition from a long time pastor of 14+ years and assess how to live into our vision documented in 2019: We will maintain a building that is accessible to all, welcome all people, encourage the arts, feed the hungry, enhance communication and programming among the community groups and support the aging and elderly. We will worship God. Job description: leading worship/preaching Sunday morning (10am), administer sacraments, visitation, meetings with congregation and Council, and activities to help the congregation achieve their goals. Compensation: $47,000 salary/housing/benefits plus reimbursables for mileage & education. Four weeks vacation and 1 week education. We are seeking a pastor who is a person of faith who, in addition to preaching/leading worship, has the following skills:
• Effectively helped churches in transition;
• Experience leading churches through self-assessment;
• Experience leading churches to look at the viability of a future vision based on the learnings from self-assessment.”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Vassalboro – Riverside Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The church is served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Darren L. Morgan, Associate Conference Minister – EMAIL

Wells – Congregational Church of Wells UCC – Pastor (full time)

The church is served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

Westbrook – Prides Corner Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Prides Corner Congregational Church in Westbrook, Maine is seeking a part-time, settled pastor. We seek a high energy leader who will help us grow our community, lead us spiritually, educate and inspire our adults and children, and help us to do the work as Jesus intended. We seek an individual who is not afraid to laugh with us, think outside of the box, and who will guide us as we bring our loving church to its next level for generations to come.  We are an eclectic group of people with varied religious beginnings, who have come together as a community of faith, seeking to grow in our discipleship. As a collaborative, hard-working group, we share the work of the pastoral leadership. Our strengths include a vibrant music ministry, feeding those in need in multiple ways (not to mention our “Legendary Bean Suppers”), and being devoted to our community and each other. As an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation, God is calling us to be in community with one another, to lift one another up, and to help each other grow as we walk along our individual spiritual paths. We are called to recognize our abundant gifts of talent and treasure and to give of our hearts and hands to share what we have with each other and those in need. Our seeds are planted, come grow with us.”

View  prospectus HERE

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

Westbrook – Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (full time)

The church is served by a Transitional Minister. Watch for updates.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

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 prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

York – First Parish Church UCC – Senior Pastor (full time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Our robust, traditional congregation in a quaint New England town seeks a Senior Pastor to lead us in worship, the life of the church, and in community efforts. Here, faith is not just demonstrated on Sundays; the church campus is buzzing with activity all week! We look forward to having our Senior Pastor lead us in what we do on-and beyond-campus. In addition, we welcome your promotional skills and direction to assist in communicating all we do! We are excited to learn about your experience in growth strategies, assisting in a capital campaign, and strategically planning for the long-term life of a church. We seek a Senior Pastor with recognized excellence in the content and delivery of sermons that are rooted in Biblical scholarship and which provide inspiration, spiritual growth and meaningful guidance in terms of dealing with today’s challenges. We are a church that is exceptionally good at serving the needs of retirement-aged people and we have a growing youth program, but we look to you to help us meet the needs of the lost demographics in our church. As you bring ideas, please be sensitive to the fact that change does not come easily. You will be chief of staff, working with a thoughtful and engaging Associate Pastor, a gifted, long-term Choir Director, an organized Office Manager, and a host of other part-time staffers. You’ll also work closely with lay leadership in a terrific church close to Boston, Portsmouth, and Portland. If you love God, are a person of integrity, possess strong organizational and communication skills, and will provide help and healing to all, we want to meet you!”

View church prospectus HERE.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL

York Beach – Union Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

An announced pastoral retirement, effective 6/8/2020. Interested and qualified Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J Blood, Conference Minister – EMAIL