Chewelah United Church of Christ (UCC) is excited to recruit a pastor in an open and affirming congregation located in scenic Northeast Washington State. While honoring the spiritual traditions of this 140+ year-old congregation, Chewelah UCC is focused on service to God, our neighbors, community, and a safe, caring world and its environment. The numerous ministries of this church provide love and caring for the congregation; youth; food pantries and meals; housing for service groups e.g., AA, Scouts, Meditation groups, Cancer Support Group, Writers’ groups, BLM vigil, Women’s Marches, as well as “services for the unchurched”. A collaborative partner in an ecumenical “Faith Resources Group”, Chewelah UCC joins our neighbors in advocating and enacting “A Just World for All”.
This openly welcoming congregation seeks a pastor who is friendly; caring; effective with all ages; involved in community life; and a good communicator as well as Spiritual Guide. Members look forward to joyful, thought provoking, uplifting, and challenging sermons/messages.
Congregational learning with the recent pastor and during a pandemic has set goals of growing membership, especially among younger members and families; vibrant worship services including the creative use of technology and music; community outreach; justice and climate issues.
Referred to locally as “that Hope church”, Chewelah UCC invites your application and commitment to serve alongside us. Please email [email protected] to request an application packet which includes process/timelines/forms. Additional church info can be found at UCC Ministry Profiles at http://ucc.org.
Chewelah is a small, rural community with four seasons and nature out your backdoor – a major ski area, 27 hole-golf courses, lakes, mountains, hunting, wildlife – only 45 minutes north of Spokane with major airports, medical schools/services, and shopping. Chewelah, a community of people who cares about each other and works together, has an active arts community with a Performing Arts Center, Creative District, museum, library, radio station, hospital/medical clinic, dentist/ eye doctor, schools, nearby colleges and universities. Check us out at http://chewelahucc.org.
How To Apply
Chewelah United Church of Christ, Chewelah Washington invites your application for a half-time pastor position. This position posting is on the UCC Ministry Opportunities of the UCC https://ucc.org and also available on the Chewelah UCC website https://chewelahucc.org for download. Position is open until filled.
Application screening will commence as applications are received. To be considered for Call, a completed application submission must include:
- A Cover letter of interest (one-page preferred).
- Completed and signed Application Form.
- Questions – to be answered by applicant.
- A Video/flashdrive/link/CD of sermon/message being delivered (5-15 minutes recommended).
Electronic transmission of the application packet is preferred, however hard copy will be accepted.
Please mail to Chewelah United Church of Christ [email protected] , FAX to (509) 935-8046, or mail to Chewelah United Church of Christ, c/o Search, PO Box 378, Chewelah, WA 99109.
For more information regarding Job Description, the Church and geographic area please see the church website listed above. Questions may be emailed to [email protected] or phoned to (509)-935-8046.