eHappenings

The eHappenings featured on this page highlight various church and organization/agency events. 

 

An eConnection is sent only when a special announcement needs to shared from the Conference.

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EVENTS & HAPPENINGS:

Southwood United Church of Christ, in combination with the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, has obtained the rights to the movie Mission: Joy which highlights the friendship of Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.  There are two ways that your folks can view this movie:  

 

 


Here is a link to the movie trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nlUl5yNgIE&t=28s

Job Opportunities and For Sale or Free Items

 

Local church job postings and for sale and free items (i.e. robes, pews, hymnals, books, etc.) appear within this section of eHappenings.  

Listings will remain posted for one month and then removed, unless specifically requested for extended posting.  

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job Openings - UCC National Office                                       

 

Job Openings:

Wobus Craft Store Volunteers Needed!  One special part of Shannondale Ministries in southeastern Missouri, is the Wobus Craft Center. The purpose of the craft center is to help local artisans offer their unique craft items to be sold to the public. This helps to supplement the income of about 25 local folks. The store is open from Memorial weekend through mid-October, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:00 – 3:00. It is a fair-trade store; the artisans earn whatever they charge for their items. We can do this because our overhead is low, and volunteers run the store. In order to keep the store open every weekend, we are in need of more volunteer help. Volunteer duties include opening the store and working the check-out counter, totaling up sales and closing up in the afternoon. Please note that there are a few steps to navigate and the flooring in the store is made of wood chips. The store is not climate controlled, but you have access to the Nature Center next door, which is. We only need one person each day, but couples or friends also like to volunteer together. A typical sales day sees 2 to 8 groups of customers. So, if you volunteer, bring a good book or use the time to watch the hummingbirds or other wildlife, or browse the internet on our Wi-Fi. Free lodging is provided for volunteers. This year lodging will be available in the newly renovated, climate-controlled cabin across the road a little ways from the craft center. Bedding and towels are now provided as well. You may instead have a free campsite, water and electric hookups are included. After the store closes at 3:00, volunteers have time to explore the beautiful Ozarks. In the nearby area visit Echo Bluff State Park, Akers Ferry, Round Springs, Alley Springs Mill and Park, Devil’s Well, Rocky Falls, Current River State Park the towns of Salem and Eminence, and other regional sights.  If you are ready to volunteer with us, you can go to our SignUp Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44A9A92BA4FACE9-wobus. For more information you can email Kathy Ury at urykath@gmail.com or call 314-605-7718.

Pastor of Visitation - St. Johns Evangelical United Church of Christ (Mehlville) is seeking a Pastor of Visitation. This individual must be an Ordained pastor, authorized to serve by the United Church of Christ, who complies with the Ordained Minister’s Code of the United Church of Christ and upholds a covenant relationship with St. Johns Evangelical United Church of Christ. The Pastor of Visitation will provide pastoral care for those who are hospitalized, homebound, in rehabilitation or care facilities, receiving hospice or palliative care. Work in partnership with the Senior Pastor and the Congregational Care Commission to provide pastoral care to church members. Will preach and lead worship as needed in junction with the Senior Pastor. Part time position (16 hour per week). Please submit resumes to: stjucc.personnelteam@gmail.com.  For a job description, go to www.stjucc.org.

Director of Christian Faith Formation - St. Johns Evangelical United Church of Christ (Mehlville) is seeking a Director of Christian Faith Formation. This individual will create a vibrant Christian Faith Formation program for all ages. In the growth of this ministry, the Director of Christian Faith Formation will provide leadership and support for children, youth, young adult, adult, and family ministry programs, including faith formation, worship, and mission. Working in partnership with Senior Pastor, this person will develop and nurture a comprehensive ministry for faith formation across the lifespan of the congregation, with emphasis on vibrant programming to integrate young families into the life of the church. Part time position (24 hours per week). Sunday morning required. Please submit resumes to: stjucc.personnelteam@gmail.com. For a job description, go to www.stjucc.org.

Director of Christian Education - St. John’s UCC in Chesterfield, MO is currently seeking an energetic person of strong faith for a part time, 20 hours/week, position for Director of Christian Education.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive program that nurtures children and adults into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.  Experience in working with children in a faith-based setting and a college degree are preferred. Resumes only, no calls please. If interested in this opportunity, please submit resume to: stjohnsucccareers@yahoo.com.  For a complete job description, go to www.stjohnsuccchesterfield.org.

Ivy Chapel UCC Minister of Music - Part-time (20 hours per week, including some evenings).  Qualifications include piano and organ skills, BA in Music or experience in comparable positions, choir directing experience preferred.  See full job description here.  For additional information, email momsearch@ivychapel.org or call 314-630-3668.  To apply for this position, please send resumé and a 1-page cover letter to momsearch@ivychapel.org.   

Office Assistant - Prince of Peace United Church of Christ, 4966 Towne South Road, St. Louis, 63128, is searching for someone to work 6-8 hours per week in the church office.  Duties would include answering the telephone, preparing the weekly church bulletin, entering donations into the computer, organizing bills to be paid, getting mail from the mailbox on days of work, preparing and distributing a monthly newsletter and general help for the church or pastor.  A retired person or someone with school-age children might find this job the perfect fit.  Please call and leave a message for Council President Jan Lundstrom at (314) 894-1575 with interest.

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, a local CHHSM agency, is hiring.  Share your calling for serving others and make a difference in the communities we all live in by joining our growing team. We’re looking for youth counselors, therapists and social workers to help at-risk youth and families living in southern Illinois transform their futures. Full and part-time jobs are available in Fairview Heights, Belleville and Hoyleton, Illinois. APPLY TODAY | hoyleton.org/careers | 618) 688-4727

 

SEEKING FULL TIME CHAPLAIN for Foxwood Springs, a KC area Retirement Community. With 500 residents, this Brookdale Community serves those in independent living, assisted living, nursing and memory care.  For more information contact Brian Petersen at call 816-318-2200 or for more information, contact resident Jane Fisler-Hoffman mahjfh@aol.com .

Youth Ministry Coordinator - an opening exists for a Youth Ministry Coordinator at Ivy Chapel UCC.   The Youth Ministry Coordinator at Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ will create opportunities for all ages of youth to develop their faith and build connections within the church. The successful candidate will develop and lead a growing youth program. This person also will work with the worship team to plan a cohesive Sunday worship experience.  For more information please reference this job description.  For additional details, or to apply for this position, contact Sarah Heend at ymcsearch@ivychapel.org or 314-434-4991.  

Sunday School Teacher - First Congregational Church of Webster Groves is seeking a Sunday School Teacher to implement developmentally appropriate Christian Education classes for children in the Teacher’s assigned age group for 2.5hrs/week. The Sunday School Teacher will be expected to utilize the assigned curriculum, create an engaging classroom environment, attend occasional in-service trainings, employ compassionate discipline practices, become personally acquainted with each child, participate in other Christian Education programming, and comply with the church’s Safe Child Policy. This position will work under the supervision of the Pastoral Assistant and in cooperation with other Christian Education leaders (staff and volunteers). Experience with elementary-age children and progressive Christianity preferred.  For additional information, or to apply for this position, please contact Halley Kim, Pastoral Assistant, First Congregational Church of Webster Groves United Church of Christ, 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119, (314) 962-0475 ext. 12.

Director of Music - Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ferguson MO is seeking a dedicated and creative individual for the position of Director of Music. The position oversees and provides leadership for the total music ministry of a Pre-COVID19, 300 member church with senior pastor. Responsibilities include playing the Wicks pipe organ and grand piano for up to two services each Sunday. Previously, the Director of Music duties included a volunteer adult choir and adult hand-bell choir, overseeing a children’s choir, preparing music for seasonal services, etc. with activities on Wednesday evening, Thursday evening and Sunday morning for nine months, then reduced summer hours while choirs break for the summer.  Previous church music experience and a degree in music is preferred. Previous experiences will be reviewed on an individual basis. Salary is competitive.  All interested persons may submit a resume, salary requirements and references to info@immanuelucc.org . The church website is www.immanuelucc.org.  Church office: 314-521-7324, hours are 8:00-1:00 Tuesday through Friday

 

ITEMS FOR SALE / FREE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact Information: 
Lisa Key: Chief Development Officer
314.805.6856 | KeyLisa@EmmausHomes.org   

 

Emmaus Homes Archives

Marthasville, MO

After completing a multi-year project to preserve and catalog archives and historical documents, Emmaus will offer remaining items available for free to the public. The limited offering includes primarily documents, photographs, and books. The event will be held Thursday, July 29th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Emmaus office, located at 16020 State Hwy 47, Marthasville MO.

In recent years, Emmaus has successfully transitioned the clients they serve from campus-based settings to homes in the local community. Currently, more than 200 clients live in homes throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Warren, Franklin, and St. Charles County.

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