Position Available: Sabbatical Supply Pastor-September through November
Our pastor of 12 years is taking a sabbatical this fall. We are in need of a 3/4 or full-time sabbatical supply pastor for the time she is away. We will need you to work with the leadership of our youth programs and church school as well as to lead the confirmation class. We expect these programs, which have been virtual since March of 2020, to return in-person in September. Of equal importance are planning and leading weekly worship and providing pastoral care. Other specific time commitment includes weekly daytime office hours to provide support to staff (~1 per week) and evening meetings (~ 1-2 per week) to provide support to the Executive Council and ministries as needed.
Melrose Highlands Congregational Church (MHCC) is located in Melrose just 7 miles north of Boston. We are an urban community with a small-town feel. Our community is family friendly with many parks and green space. MHCC is a small yet vibrant congregation of approximately 150 members and many families with young children. Our congregation is lively with fabulous music, vibrant youth programs and a heart for service. We recently received the SNEUCC Faith in our Future Grant which will allow us expand our antiracism work into the community. We are a fun group. Our big fundraiser-Beer + Bites is a craft brew tasting which is the talk of the town. Our fabulous part-time staff of 8 includes a business manager, office manager, music director, organist/accompanist, Sunday School coordinator, custodian and youth group leaders
The total salary for the 3 months with no benefits is: $15000-$18000. Please send your resume to Moderator Rob Ayles: Robert.email@example.com. MID who have completed Field Ed, clergy awaiting a call and retired clergy are encouraged to apply.
Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin Street, Melrose, MA 02176
Contact: Rob Ayles Moderator
Address: 355 Franklin Street MELROSE MA 02176
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