The Maine Conference UCC currently has 30 Churches In Transition |  Updated: January 20, 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)

An announced pastoral resignation, effective 1/26/2020. Qualified candidates interested in small church ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

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

The Interim search committee is receiving ministerial profiles.  “High Street has a vibrant local ministry, including a three church food pantry and neighborhood outreach. Our location drives our ministry. Members of our congregation come from all walks of life. We strive to be a welcoming, inclusive and progressive faith community. 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 a changing community and world. Part of the interim work will include determining how to best use our resources to do God’s work in our community, and show God’s love to our neighbors and each other. Located in the vibrant central Maine town of Auburn, the High Street Congregational church is within walking distance of coffee shops and restaurants. There are numerous cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities within a short drive.

View church prospectus HERE.

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

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

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

An announced pastoral retirement, effective 7/1/2020.  Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

FMI: Rev. Deborah J. Blood, 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

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.

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 currently 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)

An announced pastoral retirement, effective 12/31/2019. Qualified candidates interested in small church ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

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

Fort Fairfield – United Parish Church (part-time)

An announced pastoral resignation, effective 12/31/2019. 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. Qualified candidates interested in rural ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

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 currently 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 Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

Qualified candidates interested in small church ministry should contact the Maine Conference.

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 receiving 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.

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 Village – Raymond Village Community Church UCC – Pastor (full time)

An announced pastoral retirement, effective 4/12/2020. Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

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

South Portland – First Congregational Church UCC – Associate Pastor (full time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “Our active, Open & Affirming (ONA) congregation seeks an engaging, energetic, creative person to serve as Associate Pastor / Minister of Faith Formation and Visitation. The ideal candidate will have experience working with and building youth, family, and adult programs, will have a welcoming presence to people of all ages, and will help us further engage in outreach and justice work as we are formed and informed by our faith. The Minister of Faith Formation and Visitation will oversee the church’s spiritual development program for all stages of life in order to offer a cohesive plan of education and faith formation for all ages. This person will also spend approximately 25% of his/her/their time visiting our members who are homebound or have limited mobility, and making hospital visits. We do have certain tasks that must be done, and we do have a clear job description. However, we believe it is crucial to find someone who is the right fit for our congregation, rather than merely the person who checks all the right boxes. So tell us about your calling and passion. If you love to preach, we will include preaching in your responsibilities. If you have a heart for social justice, we can include time for that work as well. Love contemporary Christian music, community-building, or small groups? Tell us about it. We believe that the most meaningful ministry happens at the intersection of one’s gifts and the world’s needs. A wide variety of duties fall under the responsibility of this position. Some will be hands-on and others oversight; how each area is decided will be based on the candidate’s strengths and preferences in consultation with the senior minister and the church’s needs. We are poised for growth. While we know that transformation can be slow and messy, our leaders are committed to making changes so that we will still be a thriving congregation for many years to come. We seek an Associate Pastor who can be part of us, grow with us, explore with us, and bring his/her/their whole self to ministry with us.”

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 currently 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 currently served by a Transitional Minister. Watch for updates.

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

Woolwich – Day’s Ferry Congregational Church UCC – Pastor (part-time)

ON HOLD.

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

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

The search committee is receiving 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