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Message to the Conference

Greetings members and friends of Penn Central Conference,


Is this not the fast I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice; to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? (Isaiah 58:6 NRSV)


The authors of the Book of Isaiah were active from 500 BCE to 70 CE and produced one of the most lyrical and beautiful works of prophetic poetry known. The entire scope of Isaiah speaks to the ways God’s people Israel have turned away from God, borne the consequences, and been restored. The words include threat, judgment, mercy, hope, and renewal.


Now imagine the amount of time that has passed since those original words were scratched on vellum. Two thousand five hundred years. When I sit down to read Isaiah, I am struck at the remarkable act of reading words across that span of time, words that have something to say to me, here in 2023 CE. I am humbled in the face of those eons. I imagine the thousands who copied the words by hand, the millions who read these same words, and the innumerable number who recited them aloud.


That humility is the best place for me to recognize that the expectations of God in 500 BCE are the same now in 2023 CE. Reading Isaiah draws me into a cycle of judgment, repentance, and restoration. But it also draws me back to a sobering reality – God has told us what is expected of us and yet consistently we turn away. God calls for justice. Instead, we quarrel, plan revolts, defraud widows, take bribes, withhold bread, ignore the naked and homeless, refuse to intervene when called for, create idols, point the finger, place a yoke on others’ shoulders, rob the poor, make prey of the orphans, and oppress our workers. Add to this ingratitude, complacency, pride, iniquity, and bloodshed, and just about everything is covered.


The prophet speaks the words of the Holy One, calling us back to a life of justice. And this life of justice has a clear blueprint. The just community will have food, clothing, and shelter for the most vulnerable, and they (widows, orphans, strangers, slaves) will be protected. They will be free from fraud in the marketplace and in the legal system. The community will not be socially equal in the way we think of that equality now. Yet it will be in balance with God at the center and its inhabitants living in peace.


The words from God about humanity’s injustice are searing. They reappear, chapter after chapter. God begs, pleads, questions, and demands to know why we turn away from right relationship with God and neighbor. I ask myself this too – especially in recent days. I begin at home and consider the blueprint in my own heart. Does it reflect the way God expects me to live? A life of care for the vulnerable, recognizing all that God has done for me and acting out of that immense gratitude?


God is patient. I am thankful for that. While I felt the indictment as I read (of myself and our society) I also cling to God’s words of mercy and promise:



But those who are noble plan noble things,

and by noble things they stand…

Then Justice will dwell in the wilderness,

and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.

The effect of righteousness will be peace,

and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

(Isaiah 32:8, 16-17)


Peace,


Carrie

Rev. Dr. Carrie Call

Conference Minister

Penn Central Conference

Keystone Study Group – Communications Summary from 2023-01-20 Gathering

 

The third meeting of the Keystone Study Group* took place Friday, January 20, 2023 in Harrisburg. The Keystone Study Group (KSG) meets monthly to explore the possibilities of mutual or consolidated ministry among the four Conferences in Pennsylvania.


In the first session of the meeting, we started by identifying potential roadblocks/obstacles related to this work through several topics:


Justification for a Consolidation – The “Why?” of what drives this spiritual work and helps create a stronger church/missional connection.


Governance – How might we structure/govern our shared work/mission?


Staff – What human resources would be needed to effectively resource our shared work/mission?


Money/Assets – How could our collective assets empower and resource our shared work/mission?


Relationships – How might we create covenantal transparency to strengthen our shared work/mission across a wider geography, and engage more deeply so every congregation feels connected and resourced?


Inclusion – With our “big tent” and “always reforming” identity as the UCC and Pennsylvania congregations, how could we intentionally maintain and grow our connections across theological, social, and political perspectives so every congregation feels affirmed for who they are?


In the second session, we explored each of those 6 obstacles more intentionally. We also identified specific possibilities for function and structure to strengthen our missional connection. Focusing on 4 foundational principles we believe are essential building blocks for our possible shared ministry, we asked questions about:


·      Spiritual and Theological Underpinnings of Our Work

·      Concrete Practices of Evangelism, Outreach, and Relationship Building with Emphasis on Action

·      Development of Church Leaders (Laity) to Support Worship and Celebration

·      Spiritual and Theological Values Development as a Foundation for Our Collective Missional Purpose        

Our discussion of these topics will continue and will guide our conversations toward the possibility of coming together in common support of mission and ministry as one (1) Pennsylvania conference. We continue to discern in our meetings (and in other small group clusters across the 4 conferences) how we can collectively function with power, rather than exist in “survival mode.” We envision a vibrant and vital, always reforming faith that embraces new tools for ministry so we might proclaim the love of the One who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

We welcome and appreciate your continued prayers in this journey of exploration and faith, as this body of leaders from the 4 PA UCC Conferences study and dream together, guided by the Holy Spirit and our collective desire to see the “new thing” God is doing in our midst.


Respectfully submitted,


Keystone Project Communications Team


Communications Team

Steve Davis               St. John’s UCC, Fullerton (Penn NE)

Sterling Fritz            Redeemer’s UCC, Littlestown (PCCUCC)

Robin Hightower    Peace In Zion UCC, Zieglerville (Penn SE)

Deb Long                  First Trinity UCC, Youngwood (PWC)

 

*A study and discernment group of the 4 PA UCC Conferences – Penn West, Penn Central, Penn NE, and Pennsylvania SE

Giving Statements


2022 Detailed Giving Statements have been mailed. We discovered after they were mailed that the Neighbors in Need totals do not show in the 5 for 5 section. Contributions to Neighbors in Need ARE listed in the main summary. We will be mailing corrected statements with the full 5 for 5 listing when we mail out the OCWM and 5 for 5 certificates in the next month or so. If you would like a copy sooner, please email Paul at pkeller@pccucc.org.

Amazon closing down Amazon Smile after 10 years. Organizations can continue to accrue donations until February 20, 2023 and will receive an additional payout equal to their three month average in 2022. Churches who have been utilizing Amazon Smile may want to let their congregations know! Read the full press release here.

Churches of Penn Central Conference:

Yearbook reporting has begun! Here's the full instructions. Churches can enter their own data through March 1st.


Reporting your annual church data cultivates the covenantal relationship with other local churches, associations, conferences and national. It helps us at the conference level to provide appropriate support and resources based on the trends in your statistics. Membership numbers determine the number of delegates the Conference can designate, one of the ways your voice is heard on important issues. Annual reporting is also frequently required for receiving grants and loans from the National Setting and Cornerstone Fund. If you'd like to know more, please see this document.


The Conference staff knows that gathering and inputting all the requested information can be time consuming. Please reach out to us for assistance! If you can only provide the membership and attendance figures, please submit even that much as that is the most valuable data.

Scheduling notes:

February 5 - Himmel's UCC, Dornsife - Rev. Dr. Carrie Call preaching

February 12 - St. Thomas UCC, Harrisburg- Rev. Dr. Carrie Call preaching

Printable eNews are available. Pastors and secretaries, please feel free to share with your congregation members that don't get this weekly email. Download and print this PDF with the weekly message to the conference, prayers for Penn Central and brief list of events.

Prayers for Penn Central Conference

 

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:18 (NLT)


This week, we pray for each other as we continue to live into God's calling...


Zion UCC, Marietta

St. Johns (Markelsville) UCC, Newport

Maytown Reformed UCC, Maytown

St. James UCC, Littlestown

Local Church


Grace UCC, Hanover has 6 oak, blue padded 20' pews to be given to any organization, church, or group that could use them. Currently the pews are in two 10' sections for easy transport. Anyone interested please call Grace UCC 717 632 1146.

Save the date!


LAY LEADERS CONVOCATION


Who: For elders, deacons, church council members, and other leaders


What: A full day of worship, address, workshops, and fellowship


When: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


Where: Trinity and Zion U.C.C., Pottstown, Pennsylvania


Cost: $40 per person ($20 for persons coming for part of the program not eating lunch)


The event will include: Worship and Keynote address on

Empowering Lay Leadership

Workshops on some of the following topics:

Being effective as a post-Covid Church

Reviving the Sunday school

Stewardship of Financial Resources

Becoming Spiritual Leaders

Becoming an Environmentally Friendly Church

Church Meetings that get out on time

How does the U.C.C. work

Music ministry when the choir is shrinking

Worshiping when there is no pastor.


Registration information will be available by March 1


But save the date now!


Sponsored by the Lay Leadership Education Team of Penn SE Conference, U.C.C.

The Center for Transformational Leadership is excited to announce a Church Leadership Training session that will be held over Zoom on Saturday, February 25th from 9:00AM - 12:00PM.


Offered at no cost through the generosity of proportional giving, this event will equip returning and newly elected moderators, assistant moderators, treasurers, and pastor-parish relations committee members for their roles through participation in one of three basic training workshops:

  • Basics for Treasurers
  • Basics for Moderators and Assistant Moderators
  • Basics for Pastor Parish Relations Committee Members 


We encourage you to share the attached flyer and information about this event at your annual meeting or with your newly elected leaders!

Registration is open until 2/17/2023, https://sneucc-reg.brtapp.com/LeadershipTraining

ONA Ministry Team

ONA Ministry Team Winter Gathering

SAVE THE DATE: “Embracing the Beloved LGBTQ+ Community: The Role of the Church”.  


This year's winter gathering will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at Colonial Park UCC, Harrisburg, PA. The featured speaker is Attorney Henry Sias.  After graduating from Yale Law School, Henry Sias has been working tirelessly as a defense and civil rights lawyer. He’s also a commissioner on Pennsylvania’s Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. Mr. Sias is a trans man and had a previous run for Judge. He will share his perspective on reasons why our country's political discourse is so focused on the LGBTQ community.



Breakout Sessions - The Role of the Church include:

1. Queer Bible Study 

2.  The “T” in LGBTQ 

3.  ONA 101 – How to get started.

4. ONA 201 – We're ONA, Now What?

 

Lunch will be provided. There is NO COST to attend, but donations will be collected to cover the cost of the speaker and lunch.

 

Stay tuned for registration information. 

Creation Justice Team

UCC Climate Hope Cards Finalists and Winners

Congratulations to 2 young artists, Clara, age 9 and Grace, age 12 from Salem UCC, Campbelltown who were named finalists in the recent United Church of Christ Climate Hope Cards Art Contest. Check out this short video of the Finalists' art: Climate Hope Cards Finalists Video

In 2022, the UCC called upon children and youth to draw or paint about climate hope, environmental justice, or protecting the Earth. Ultimately, 339 UCC churches participated from 44 states and DC. There were 880 works of art submitted from children and youth. This ceremony shows the art from the finalists and announces the contest winners: https://youtu.be/HH7aGX33N7Y The winning art will be placed on advocacy postcards that UCC members throughout the country will collect and deliver to elected officials in calling for climate action. Learn more at: www.ucc.org/climatehopecards


2023 Climate Hope Summer Fellowship Grants

Deadline: March 01 2023 at midnight EST

The Environmental Justice Ministry of the United Church of Christ is allotting $30,000 in grants of $2,500 to UCC churches, conferences, and associations as well as UCC-affiliated theological schools and non-profit organizations for the purposes of developing and furthering the work of youth and young adult leaders in the movement for climate justice. A central goal of this grant program is to further develop a prophetic culture of faith leadership that goes beyond a focus on individual behaviors to collectively address the institutions and systems responsible for the present crisis. Grants will be awarded to promote a climate justice movement that recognizes the root causes of the climate crisis in relation to corporate power and government policy as well as racial and economic inequity. Grants will be awarded to those seeking to advance climate solutions that effectively center the needs of those most impacted by the climate crisis, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.

Grant applications: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/86991-

Outdoor Ministries

Events with our partners at Lutheran Camping Corporation

WINTER FUN DAY - Kirchenwald - February 19, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LENTEN DAY APART - The Wittel Farm - March 4, 2023 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

QUILTING WEEKEND - Kirchenwald - March 17 - March 19, 2023

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE - Kirchenwald -  March 19, 2023 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE - Nawakwa - March 19, 2023 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

WITTEL FARM GROWING PROJECT OPEN HOUSE - The Wittel Farm - March 19, 2023 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Summer Camp with Lutheran Camping Corporation - use code PENNCENTRAL2023 to use a 50% campership from PCC's Outdoor Ministries!


Hartman Center Homecoming week

July 31 through August 5, 2023


We will be returning to Hartman Center Campground in Milroy, PA as guests.

Camping experiences for all ages, including intergenerational camps. For more information, contact Rev. Alice Rauch alirauch07@gmail.com (director) 

or Rev. Amelia Price aashivers@gmail.com (registrar)

Register here


Summer camp with St. John's UCC, Chambersburg

2023 Summer Camps 

Camp Galilee (9-12) June 18-23

Camp Kum Ba Yah (5-8) June 25-30

Camp Noah (K-4) June 26-30

Learn more here.

Clergy Events

Winter/Spring 2023 MEFs (10AM hybrid, 6PM Zoom)


February 21 - "Equitable Community Change" with Rev. Alice Rauch

In February, our MEF on the 21st will include some of the material from E-Cornell’s Equitable Community Change Certificate program. Rev. Alice Rauch was inspired to earn a certificate in Equitable Community Change after being a part of her local school district’s Equity Team and finding that the teams were being disbanded shortly after they were started. Inspired by the changes in the school’s policies, a grassroots organization has been formed – Mifflinburg SAS (Supporting All Students) to address inequities in the school district and to provide support to students and families who may need support in addressing inequities in their educational experience.

 

As people of faith, we are called to witness to justice and compassion in our world. The MEF course will discuss ways to discern community concerns and learn basic methods to address those concerns.

10:00AM hybrid - register here

6:00PM Zoom Only - register here


March 21 - "Just War, Just Peace in Scripture" with Rev. Dr. Carrie Call

10:00AM hybrid - register here

6:00PM Zoom Only - register here


No April MEF, staff will be on retreat


May 16 - "Starting Justice Conversations: Part 1" with Rev. Carla Christopher

10:00AM hybrid - register here

6:00PM Zoom Only - register here

Winter/Spring Boundary Training


Monday, February 6, 6:00 – 9:00pm ET, Specialized Minister Boundary Training with the Rev. Tara Barber and the Rev. Stephen Boyd

This training, hosted by Revs. Tara Barber and Stephen Boyd, is open to ministers serving in specialized settings throughout the United Church of Christ. Serving in specialized setting requires particular attention to boundaries within the ministry setting and home church that are challenging and different from those serving as local church pastors. This training will focus on matters that relate specifically to issues that these ministers face, providing opportunities for clergy to reflect on best practices and growth in their practice of ministry. *Note - This training completes individual requirements for boundary training ONLY WHEN authorized by a local Committee on Ministry. Register here


Monday, March 20, 10:00AM & 6:00PM, Departure Ethics

via Zoom

Register 10am

Register 6pm


Thursday, April 13, 10:00AM & 6:00PM, Humility as Spiritual Practice

via Zoom

Register 10am

Register 6pm

JOURNEY INTO AND THROUGH RETIREMENT 

A convocation for Retired Clergy and Spouses 


MAY 9, 10, 11 at the Doubletree Convention Center, Willow Street, PA 

Brought to you by Penn Central Conference

and the United Church of Christ Pension Boards 


The above announced convocation is for all retired clergy within the Penn Central Conference. It will be a time of renewing friendships and presentations on a wide range of topics of interest and concern during the retirement years. The Pension Boards will have personnel on hand to cover issues of finance, health care and general support services, such as the Annuitant Visitor program. There will be representatives from The UCC Homes and Phoebe Homes to share information on various levels of care available. We will also have persons representing the Area Agency on Aging, AAA and AARP available to assist with questions and interests you may have concerning services and opportunities available for retirees. 


We have reserved space for 150 registrants and so we are sending this information now and ask that you indicate your interest in this program. There will be both registration for staying at the convention center and also a commuter option. Finals details regarding cost have not yet been finalized and so we are only asking interest lever for our planning purposes.   


Please indicate your interest in participating by contacting:

Rev Rick Luciotti, Facilitator for Clergy Care 

Penn Central Conference 

PO Box 6625 

Harrisburg. PA 

Or by email: rluciotti@pccucc.org 

Save the Date – Suicide and Moral Injury Clergy Workshop with Lebanon VA Chaplain Rev. Dean Luther Friday, March 24th 10-12 on Zoom, registration details will be shared when available.


Mark your calendars – Pennsylvania UCC Clergy Convocation May 2-5, more information coming soon

UCC National Setting

UCC Webinars


These webinars are designed to help you enhance your local church ministries. Most are free to attend. Check out the calendar here.


The Land Back Movement

FEB 8, 2023 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM


Virtual National Gathering of UCC Rural/Small Town Churches and Ministries

FEB 9 - 11, 2023


Creative Playspace with the President

FEB 15, 2023 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM


Webinar: Planning the Energy Future of your Congregation

FEB 21, 2023 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM


The Virtual National Gathering of UCC Rural/Small Town Churches and Ministries


Theme: Nourishing the Seeds of Faith (Isaiah 55:10-11)


Presented by the Coalition for UCC Rural Ministries


Hosted by the UCC National Faith INFO Ministry Team of the Justice and Local Church Ministries


February 9-11, 2023 - 4:00-7:00 pm EST



Registration Now Open: https://cvent.me/rQ8RQo


Contact: Rev Roberto Ochoa, UCC Minister for Ethnic Inclusion, Rural and Small Churches – ochoar@ucc.org

"Making All Things New"

General Synod 2023

 

"Making All Things New” will be the theme of the 34th biennial General Synod of the United Church of Christ, scheduled for June 30–July 4, 2023, in Indianapolis.

 

Delegates and visitors will meet June 30 through July 4 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

 

For the full press release, click here.

Our Whole Lives training


In addition to an increasing number of in-person trainings across the country, Our Whole Lives trainings will continue to be offered online in 2023 for UCC and UUA members, at a cost of only $250 plus curriculum.


Registration applications will be accepted from Feb 21-Mar 6 for a Jr Sr High Level Training in April

Registration applications will be accepted from March 13 through March 27 for an Elementary (Grades K-1 and 4-6) Training in May

Registration applications will be accepted from April 17 through May 1 for a Jr Sr High Level Training in June

Registration applications will be accepted from July 17-July 31 for a Jr Sr High Level Training in September

Registration applications will be accepted from Aug 21-Sept 5 for an Elementary (Grades K-1 and 4-6) Training in October

Registration applications will be accepted from Sept 11-Sept 25 for an All Adult Levels Training in November


More information about these trainings, in addition to information about upcoming in-person trainings, can be found here.

From our friends and partners
Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry (PAM)

Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry (PAM) NEW CLASS DATES


Jews and the American Civil Rights Movement, Feb. 8 and 15, March 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2023. Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm via Zoom. Instructor, Jack Paskoff. The American Jewish community played a meaningful role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. This class opens a window into this complex and multi-faceted era in Black-Jewish relations. 2.5 CEUs. $325.

Church History 1, Beginnings to Reformation Rumblings, four Tuesdays and two Thursdays, Feb. 23 and 28, March 7, 14, 23, 28. 7–8:30pm EST, via Zoom. Instructor, the Rev. Matt Deal. Exploring how the church sorted out key paradoxes from the first century up to the Reformation. 2.5 CEUs. $325.


Information and Registration: https://www.lancasterseminary.edu/programs/pennsylvania-academy-of-ministry/

Insurance Board Webcast:

Please join us on February 28th at 2:00 p.m. EST for our upcoming webcast, Internal Controls for Financial Operations, facilitated by Insurance Board’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Andrea Gauding, to learn about financial controls and best practices to protect ministries. For additional information and the registration link, please see the attached flyer or visit our website at: https://www.insuranceboard.org/online-learning/

Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you like to drive and explore local areas? If your answer is yes, The Lebanon Valley Home has the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!


The Lebanon Valley Home in Annville, PA is seeking an energetic and funloving person to serve as Volunteer Van/Bus Driver to transport residents on short local trips in our 14 passenger bus.


Trips occur several times a month and may include a visit to a local restaurant for 12 Independent Living residents on a Thursday or lunch trips for Personal Care residents on occasion. Rides to Indiantown Gap Military cemetery and seasonal drives to view fall foliage and Christmas lights also are also scheduled, in addition to shopping trips to Boscov’s and Walmart.


No special license needed! A valid PA Driver’s License is required and the driver must be 25 to 75 years old. A complete physical is needed, which the staff at The Lebanon Valley Home will arrange.


If you would like to share your time with the residents of The Lebanon Valley Homes, please contact Amy Tillinger, Director of Activities, at (717) 867-4467.


Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration of this opportunity to add value not only to your own life but also to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Employment Opportunities

Current Openings - UCC National Setting

OPTIC – MarCom

Editorial Communications and News Strategist Close Date: January 31, 2023

Event Management

Associate for Event Technology Close Date: January 31, 2023

Cornerstone Fund

Loan Underwriting Specialist Close Date: February 17, 2023

Education for Faithful Action Ministries

Minister for Economic Justice Close Date: February 17, 2023

Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA)

Minister for Ministers in Specialized Settings and Endorsement Coordination Close Date: February 17, 2023

Communication and Development

Communications Specialist Close Date: February 17, 2023


Music Ministry Positions at Emmanuel UCC, Hanover PA

Emmanuel United Church of Christ is a forward-looking, Open and Affirming faith environment. These part-time positions offer competitive salary and vacation packages. For details, visit www.emmanuelucc.org. Submit your cover letter and resume to pastor@eucchanover.org.

Organist/Accompanist Needed

EUCC is excited to be searching for an Organist/Keyboardist for Sunday worship and special occasions. We’re open to you leading our Choirs and Handbells as well if you have the experience and savvy. Contact us soon before someone else slides into the bench before you! 

Choir/Handbell Director

EUCC is excited to be searching for a Choir and Handbell Director for Sunday worship and special occasions. We’re open to you playing our organ/keyboards as well if you have the experience and savvy. Contact us soon before someone else slides into the lead before you! 

Bookkeeper Position

Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ, located in Harrisburg, PA, is seeking a part time bookkeeper (averaging 10 hours a week.) A working knowledge of financial systems and processes, computer skills (including Microsoft Office and Servant Keeper) and a willingness to learn new skills as necessary are essential. Responsibilities include preparing payables; tracking receipts and payments of conduits; assisting in preparation of materials requested by auditors; working closely with accounting firm, bankers, auditors, and other financial partners; generating reports; preparing and generating year end giving statements. Hourly pay, compensation commensurate with experience. This position will report to the Office Manager. Interested parties may send a resume to Paul at pkeller@pccucc.org by February 1, 2023

Now Accepting Applications or Referrals for

FT STAFF CHAPLAIN AT PHOEBE RICHLAND

General Responsibilities 

Conducts variety of religious activities and provides for the spiritual needs of residents and families and ministry with staff. Provides clinical oversight and mentoring for CPE intern chaplains, per diem chaplain and volunteers. Works closely with inter-disciplinary staff to meet the needs of residents. Conducts outreach to churches and community. Works collaboratively with other chaplains in the department. Will help establish pastoral care at our new Chestnut Ridge at Rodale campus in Emmaus, PA.

Requirements

  • Master of Divinity; ordination in the United Church of Christ or a denomination closely related or dual standing in the UCC.
  • Minimum of 4 units of CPE; Eligible for APC Board Certification or working toward this certification
  • 2-3 years of ministry experience in a parish or chaplaincy setting


Part time music director

Dreisbach UCC, Lewisburg, is looking for a music director beginning in January 2023. Dreisbach enjoys a diverse collection of music in its services including both contemporary and traditional. We have a small adult choir, a bell choir, and a praise band. We are looking for someone who can work approximately 3-6 hours per week. Position responsibilities include leading and directing the adult choir in rehearsal and worship, leading the praise band, directing the bell choir, and picking music for all ensembles.

Appropriate clearances are required. Qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and references to: Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, PA. 17837, or email to pam_adminsec@dreisbachucc.org.


Organist and piano accompanist

Dreisbach UCC, Lewisburg, is looking for an organist and piano accompanist beginning in January 2023. Dreisbach enjoys a diverse collection of music in its services including both contemporary and traditional. Dreisbach has an Allen digital organ that was installed in 1997. The organ has 2 manuals, a midi system, and a recording system. We are looking for someone who can work approximately 3-6 hours per week. Position responsibilities include accompanying the worship service and the choir, working with the pastor to choose music for the worship services, and reporting organ and piano repair and tuning needs to the consistory.


Appropriate clearances are required. Qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and references to: Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisurg, PA. 17837, or email to pam_adminsec@dreisbachucc.org.

Starview United Church of Christ has a Director of Music position open. This position involves 1 Sunday morning worship service, special liturgical services throughout the year, and direction of the church choirs. The estimated time per week is a 6 hours, which naturally, will vary depending on the church season and number of services planned. Compensation is negotiable. Resumes may be emailed to: starviewucc@comcast.net or mailed to 4832 N. Sherman St. Ext., Mount Wolf, PA 17347.


For additional contact information to address specific questions with the Worship Committee Chairperson or the pastor, please call 717-266-4248.


Starview United Church of Christ is located approximately 6 miles off of I-83 at Exit 24 and 6 miles north of the Galleria Mall on Rt. 24 (Mt. Zion Exit off of Rt. 30).

UCC National Positions:


Global Ministries

Area Executive, Southern Asia Office Extended Search: Open Until Filled

Shiloh UCC, York
Family and Children Ministry Coordinator

Part-time Position Summary: Nurture and develop a caring Christian community where children and youth have a meaningful and fun relationship with other youth and adults; have an opportunity to grow in God’s grace; develop the spiritual and personal resources necessary for life’s journey and develop a loving relationship with God, themselves and others. Learn more here.
Accompanist Position Available
We are searching for an Accompanist to bring their gifts to our church where we appreciate a blend of contemporary and traditional music.

General Responsibilities:
In support of the vision of the church, this year-round, part time, salaried position will provide music for worship and other events in a manner that enhances the spirit of worship and enriches the congregation's appreciation of music.

The current music ministry of HPUCC consists of one volunteer choir, as well as instrumental and vocal soloists.

For more information, please call the church at 717-397-9791 or email: admin@hpucc.org. If interested, please mail or email resume to: Hamilton Park United Church of Christ, Attn: Search, 1210 Maple Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603

Directory

Rev. Dr. Carrie Call, Ph.D.

Conference Minister

email: ccall@pccucc.org

Phone: 717-433-3196


Rev. Dr. Nora Driver Foust

Associate Conference Minister 

email: nfoust@pccucc.org

Phone: 717-433-2587


Rev. Rick Luciotti

Coordinator of Care to Clergy & Clergy Families

email: rluciotti@gmail.com

Phone: 717-433-6306

 

C. Paul Keller

Office Manager

email: pkeller@pccucc.org

Phone: 717-652-1560

If you have future eNews stories, please send them to C. Paul Keller
Contact information: C. Paul Keller | email: pkeller@pccucc.org | phone: 717-652-1560
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