Churches Seeking

For information on any of these vacancies, contact Thom Webster in the conference office.

St John’s, Bellefonte, PA
Membership: 200
Salary: Negotiable, Housing Allowance or Parsonage
Position: Full-Time Pastor
Nestled in an historic area of spectacular natural beauty, St. John’s is searching for a pastoral leader who is willing to lead a motivated and faithful band of disciples by exhibiting a passion of the gospel. Proud of its 175 year heritage, St. John’s seeks to pass its values and principles in to the future God has in mind for it.

St Paul’s, Bowmansville, PA/Zion, Ephrata, PA
Membership: 300 (combined)
Salary: $80,000 (total package including housing allowance)
Position: Pastor
One ministry; two locations. Two services/Sunday; common governing board, program and fellowship activities. What’s driving this model are the ways both congregations envision transforming the lives of people within and beyond the two churches.

Chapel Hill, Camp Hill, PA
Membership: 181
Salary: Conference Guidelines
Position: Intentional Full-time Interim
Following a very effective 14 year ministry, Chapel Hill (located outside Harrisburg, PA) requires the services of a seasoned, spiritually wise and emotionally mature intentional interim to work with a highly motivated core of congregant leaders to keep the forward momentum of the congregation focused on fulfilling Christ’s mission. Authorization in the UCC, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), or Formula of Agreement denominations required. Send ministerial profiles to: twebster@pccucc.org.

Salem Stone, Carlisle, PA
Membership: 41
Salary: $10,400
Position: Parttime Pastor
20 hour/week position centered on worship preparation/leadership and pastoral care, particularly to homebound people.

Grace, Greencastle, PA
Membership: 208
Salary: $32,600-45,300 + Parsonage or Housing Allowance
Position: Pastor
As the old hymn suggests, “New occasions teach new duties.”  The time has come when Grace Church must begin to experiment with new forms of worship while at the same time keeping its solemnity, of including an emerging generation of disciples while at the same time respecting the presence of former generations, and incorporating new technology into its current practices while at the same time honoring the congregation’s core beliefs.

Penbrook, Harrisburg, PA
Membership: 274
Salary: Compensation Guidelines + Housing Allowance
Position: Intentional Full-Time Interim
As a people of courage and peace, Penbrook will eventually be searching for a new pastor for the first time in 40 years.  Therefore, the leadership of the congregation is looking for an experienced, intentional interim pastor to be in place for 1-2 years; focusing on identifying new leadership styles and strengthening its ministry to the community.  Penbrook is very proud of its Open and Affirming ethos and designation.  Send ministerial profiles to Dr. Thomas Webster at: twebster@pccucc.org.

Grace, Lancaster, PA
Membership: 123
Salary: Conference Guidelines (negotiable) + Housing Allowance
Position: Pastor
An Open and Affirming congregation, deeply committed to the ethos of the UCC and located in the nation’s 5th best small city, is seeking a pastor generalist with excellence in teaching, preaching, care of souls, and innovative Christian education for all ages. More importantly, Grace is seeking a person of character-one who lives honorably and faithfully in the presence of life’s challenges.

St Luke’s, Lancaster, PA
Membership: 73
Salary: Negotiable
Position:Parttime or bivocational
St Luke’s in downtown Lancaster is seeking a parttime or bivocational pastor whose primary duties would include worship preparation and leadership, some pastoral care and assistance in determining the congregation’s future. 

Nittany Valley Charge, Mill Hall, PA
Membership: 323
Salary: Compensation Guidelines + Housing Allowance
Position: Fulltime Pastor
While there are three congregations in the charge, the new pastor will provide worship leadership in only two of the congregations each Sunday.  The people of all three congregations are heavily invested in both church and community.  A pastor willing to lead by example and one who leads from a basis of authority instead of authoritarianism will do well.

Faith, New Cumberland, PA
Membership: 100
Salary: $30,000 maximum based on experience
Position: Intentional Interim (30 hours/week)
Faith UCC is located just outside Harrisburg, the state capital, in a fairly stable middle class neighborhood.  An anticipated proceeds from an estate will require the congregation to take a serious look at its vision and purpose.  Thus the need for a pastorally sensitive, yet hopeful-for-the future transitional shepherd.  Authorization in the UCC, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or one of the four denominations represented by the Formula of Agreement is required.  Send ministerial profiles to Dr. Thomas Webster at: twebster@pccucc.org.

First Reformed, Sunbury, PA
Membership: 384
Salary: Conference Guidelines + Parsonage or Housing Allowance
Position: Fulltime Pastor
Congregation with a strong work ethic, passion for reaching out to those beyond the congregation, and located in a scenic area along the Susquehanna River searching for a pastor to inspire and to guide a spiritually mature group of people who deeply appreciate their reformed roots, yet who seek to re-present them to an emerging group of fellow disciples.

New Covenant, Williamsport, PA
Membership: 278
Salary: Conference Guidelines + Housing Allowance
Position: Full-Time Pastor
If a congregation can demonstrate what Jackson Carroll calls “ambition for the gospel,” New Covenant would be a stellar example.  It is also a good congregation on the threshold of greatness.  The congregation’s sense of hospitality, the quiet pride it conveys to the wider community to embody Christ’s compassion are unmistakable marks of New Covenant’s sense of excellence.

Hayshire, York, PA
Membership: 299
Salary: Negotiable + Housing Allowance
Position: Full-Time Pastor
Located in a stable, middle class suburb north of the city, Hayshire possesses an established reputation as a faithful, inclusive and externally focused congregation.  The church has been well-served by solid pastoral leadership for nearly half a century.  Hayshire’s congregant leaders are gifted, visionary and intelligent.

HOLD Shiloh, York, PA
Membership: 631
Salary: Conference Guidelines with full benefits and Parsonage or Housing Allowance
Position: Fulltime Pastor
Unwilling to rest upon its varied accomplishments, Shiloh is in a strong position to call a pastor who will inspire the congregation to prayerfully discern new initiatives for ministry. Excellent facilities, staff, location and laity.

 

 

 

 

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