The Maine Conference UCC currently has 25 Churches In Transition |  Updated: November 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

On HOLD.

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

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 February 2020. Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers 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 church is currently served by an Interim Minister. Watch for updates.

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. Deborah J Blood, 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 – Steven’s Avenue Congregational Church UCC – Interim Pastor (full time)

Qualified and interested Intentional Interim Ministers should contact the Maine Conference.

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

Portland – Woodfords Congregational Church UCC – Designated Term Pastor (full time)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “As we gather on the shores of our future, Woodfords Congregational Church, UCC is seeking a three-year Designated Term Pastor, not to part the waters for us, but to join us and walk our path together. In the past year, Woodfords has entered into a time of discernment, working with the Center for Progressive Renewal to clarify how the next season of our story will develop. Our ideal candidate will desire to both lead and partner with us as we transition from what we are to what we can be as a vibrant church community, as civic leaders in caring, and as spirit-filled individuals. We seek an “adaptable apostle,” with the flexibility to incorporate and support new and creative ideas in building our church into the future. We require a pastor who can appreciate and nurture us when our desire for familiarity creates appropriate tension with our desire to grow and become our future selves. Woodfords is a church with a history of serving as a beacon in our community. Our commitment to social justice remains evident in our current programs. We desire a pastor who can provide guidance on how best to muster our energy and other resources to continue to serve our community effectively, as well as a soulful pastor who is an enabler of lay leadership. We are a spirit-filled, loving, and supportive group with a notable dedication to each other and the world around us. We seek a pastor who can continue to energize and nurture our dedication; one who is a clear communicator, has a strong sense of administrative organization and follow through, and can help us to craft new and creative paths into living God’s call. The image of “gathering on the shore” is familiar for us. We smell the tang of the air and feel the push of the wind – sometimes at our backs, and sometimes in our faces. Looking out at the vastness of the ocean of our possibilities, we listen for God’s voice, because we know that God is, indeed, Still Speaking.”

View Prospectus HERE

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

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

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “We are a faithful, God-seeking, hard-working congregation looking for our next minister to walk with us on our faith journey. We are looking for a person filled with joy, seeking to serve others as we do. We need someone who is comfortable with collaborative decision-making and work. We look forward to sharing with you the areas of service in which we are involved and serving. We are a very diverse congregation, theologically, professionally, economically and politically. Having spent this past year with our Interim Minister working to understand, appreciate, respect and value these differences, we seek a minister who will do the same; unifying us in our love of Christ. Biblically-based sermons should be relevant and applicable to our daily lives, helping us to grow in our faith while nourishing us spiritually. Are you looking for schedule flexibility? Would you enjoy living in an outdoor mecca where people will greet you by name in the grocery store, post office or fitness center? Would you like a supportive congregation with a well-organized Church Council and Boards? Please contact us to discuss the opportunity that may await you as the new Minister of Rangeley Congregational Church UCC.”

View 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)

The search committee is accepting ministerial profiles. “The Day’s Ferry Congregational Church (DFCC) is seeking a part-time settled pastor to join with us to grow spiritually and expand our service to others as followers of Christ. If you join us, you will be enveloped by our “extravagant hospitality” and presented with an intellectually curious congregation committed to making a difference in our community. Our worship is traditional, and we have an exceptional music program led by Dr. Paul Althouse, including an enthusiastic choir, three fine instruments and special musical events through the year. Our budget, supported by a trust fund, has been stable for many years without a deficit. We contribute close to 15% of our budget to community outreach efforts.”

View church prospectus HERE

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 profile HERE

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

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

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

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