Thriving, federated Congregationalist and Methodist church in Newton, MA is seeking an Interim Pastor.
Through this transition period, as we engage in the Methodist Appointment Process to identify a permanent pastor, the Interim Pastor shall enable the total ministry of the church by:
Giving pastoral support and guidance to the lay leadership in the church in their ministry.
Preaching and guiding the worship life of the congregation.
Giving pastoral care including visitation especially among the sick, aged and others in need. To counsel with the bereaved and others in need.
Administering the spiritual and temporal affairs of the parish including stewardship of resources.
Enable the congregation in its outreach, social service and social action.
Administer the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper; officiate at weddings and funerals.
Leading in the building, nurture and maintenance of the church as a_noemailmunity of belonging and caring.
Representing the parish in denominational,_noemailmunity, ecumenical and inter-religious concerns and to lead the congregation to b_noemaile so involved.
To oversee and co-ordinate the ministry of the church staff.
Qualified candidates should be an ordained UCC or UMC minister in good standing, preferably with experience as an interim pastor. Competitive_noemailpensation package. For more information visit our website, www.upanewtonma_noemail.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to the attention of Bill Hoch at jobs@upanewtonma_noemail.
No phone calls please.