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Musician, Hartsgrove Community Church

Hartsgrove Community Church UCC (on the circle at Route 6 and 534) is seeking a part-time musician to provide music for worship services. The musician collaborates with our pastor to pick hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal for the congregation to sing during weekly 10:30am Sunday worship services and can fill in prelude, offertory and postlude music from their own sacred or classical repertoire. Additional services are held on Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve.

There is an opportunity to share this position with another musician(s) or to commit to a specific weekly schedule. Salary is $100 per service (no benefits). To apply, contact Pastor Robin Stanley at hartsgrovechurch@gmail.com.

Organist & Bell Choir Director, Church of the Redeemer UCC, Westlake

Church of the Redeemer UCC, a Just Peace and an Open and Affirming congregation in Westlake, Ohio, is in search of an organist and bell choir director. Compensation is $10,000-$12,000, based on experience. Interested candidates should contact the Rev. R. Brooke Baker for a full job description at PastorBrooke@corucc.org.

Director of Music and the Arts, Community Church of Chesterland

Community Church of Chesterland seeks a part-time Director of Music and the Arts who will work closely with the settled pastor to design and implement a music program that reflects Chesterland UCC’s vision for its present and future. Primary duties include identifying and performing hymns and songs for the weekly Sunday morning spiritual gatherings, leading music, and assisting the pastor in identifying and planning for other opportunities of artistic expression within the weekly spiritual gatherings (ex. dance, painting, poetry, etc.)

Hours and Salary: 15 hours/week, $1,400/month (no benefits), beginning September 1, 2022. Full description and application instructions available here.

Music Director/Pianist (PT), Clague Road UCC, North Olmsted

Hiring a part-time Music Director, CRUCC is a family style congregation that enjoys a variety of music styles, works to coordinate music, art, faith formation into Sunday worship and the life of the church for adults, children, and youth. Responsibilities include planning services with the minister and worship team leader, directing and accompanying chancel choir, bell choir, hymns, and other music throughout the services.

Aside from Sundays, special holiday services occur throughout the year. The position offers flexibility without a set schedule for rehearsals. A general weekly time commitment necessary to meet expectations will be discussed during interviews.

More information and the application process can be discussed with the Search Committee. Please leave a message with the church office at 440-734-1040.

Musician, St. Paul's Community Church UCC (Cleveland)

St. Paul’s Community Church UCC is seeking a musician with skills in piano and voice to lead worship on Sundays. St. Paul’s is a progressive urban church in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. Worship is a mix of traditional and contemporary and other styles, and we are seeking a musician with knowledge and interest in diverse musical styles and traditions. Responsibilities would include choosing the music for Sunday in coordination with the Pastor and other musicians, leading a rehearsal once a week, and coordinating with other musicians to provide music for our regular weekly services and occasional special services. Please send resume or any questions to Rev. Emily Culp Ashby at emily@stpaulscommunityucc.org.

Director of Music, Trinity UCC (Akron)

Trinity UCC Akron, 915 N Main Street, is seeking a Director of Music – a quarter-time position. Salary is $13K for approximately 10 hours per week. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the Pastor in planning worship, select hymns and choral music, direct our small choir & lead rehearsals, accompany choral and congregational singing (piano and/or organ), and lead congregational singing. Send resume to Pastor.trinucc@gmail.com. (The position will begin on or after January 2, 2023)

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Church Items Available from Solon Community Church

Solon Community Church has closed and is transitioning to a legacy ministry.  We want to invest in the ministry and mission of other UCC congregations through the donation of items within the Church. Some of the items available are:  an organ, pianos, choir music and robes, bibles, furniture, kitchen ware.  If you are interested and want more information please contact the Legacy Committee at info@soloncommunitychurch.org.  They will provide you with detailed information and an application.

Free Pilgrim Hymnals from First Church in Oberlin

The First Church in Oberlin (106 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074) has 29 Pilgrim Hymnals – 20 red and 9 blue – that are free to any church that is interested in picking them up, or paying for the shipping.  Please call Jen in the church office at 440-775-1711 to make arrangements for shipping or pickup.

Faith Formation/Youth
Children's Director of Worship and Arts, Kent UCC

Kent United Church of Christ (1400 E Main Street Kent) is searching for someone to fill the position of Children’s Director of Worship and Arts. This position runs September through May and includes one week of summer Vacation Bible School. This position offers a yearly stipend of $1,500. Interested applicants can find the job description (available here) and send resumes to Barb Werstler at cricket5621@icloud.com

Part Time Youth Director, Howland Community Church, Warren

Howland Community Church is looking for a part-time Youth Minister. Both ordained and non-ordained may apply. We are looking for someone who is resilient and patient. A person who listens and is a team player. Creativity, enthusiasm and flexibility are important, as are the ability to speak in public, to make decisions, to plan for the future, and to respect and maintain interpersonal relationships. This person will face the task of ministering to young people. Instructional skills will come into play as well as team building, prioritizing, and organizing skills. Due to the pervasive use of social platforms, familiarity with computers and technology are a plus. We want to build a vital program and realize that this will take time. Faith in our loving God will carry us through. Full description available here.