Executive Director: FOCUS Churches of Albany, NY

FOCUS Churches of Albany, NY, a dynamic and healthy nonprofit, set in the heart of the city, seeks a full time person to share our common call to hospitality, mercy and justice.
As God’s servant people, we are responding to Isaiah’s cry to repair the breach and loose the bonds of injustice. Growing from 4 progressive, protestant congregations at its founding to the present interfaith community of 12 congregations, we possess unique diversity, flexibility, stability and community commitment.

FOCUS offices are located one block from the heart of NYS government. Albany is also home to several colleges and universities, hospitals, conference and research centers. The city serves as a transportation hub just hours from Boston and New York City; is located on the picturesque Hudson River; and a short drive to the Catskill and Adirondack mountains.

The candidate we seek will have a passion for urban ministry and will take joy in working with over 150 volunteers and a staff of 12. Ordination desired but not required; administrative acumen and nonprofit management experience are required. Compensation includes a salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefit package.  More information about FOCUS available at: www.focuschurches.netStart date by December 2015.

Potential candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume by August 31 to: FOCUS Churches, 275 State Street, Albany, NY 12210. We cannot respond to phone or email inquiries.

Preaching Opportunities: United Church of Fayetteville, NY

United Church of Fayetteville, New York (E. Syracuse) has a need for pulpit supply speakers and special speakers for their social justice Sundays.

The church is ABC/PCUSA and is located at 310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY.

Interested individuals should contact Betsy Nash at 315-655-4806 or nashbetsy@gmail.com, or leave a message at the church office 315-637-3186.

Pulpit Supply: Next Steps of Orleans Ministries (Albion, NY)

Next Steps of Orleans Ministries is a mission group of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. We are under the guidance of the Session of the Lancaster (NY) Presbyterian Church. Our group numbers around 25 with 15 or 20 in attendance. We meet at the Arnold Gregory complex in Albion at 243 S. Main St. (Route 98). We meet each Sunday at 10 a.m. We have been meeting there for three years.

The position responsibilities include sermon preparation and delivery and as much of other service elements as an individual may feel comfortable leading. For this we compensate an individual $150.00 per service. We allow an individual the option of Scripture and hymn selection. Optional responsibilities could be added in the areas of community involvement and church planning depending upon the individual’s available time and skill set. They would be compensated at a mutually agreed upon rate, and we would pay mileage for additional travel at approximately the IRS approved rate.

Our web site www.nextstepsministryoforleans.com can provide more about us and our beliefs. In short we subscribe to the authority of Scripture and so our preaching, teaching, and Bible studies are all based upon Scripture.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Dick Tucker at 585-589-5055.


Interim Director of Christian Education: Homer Congregational Church (Home, NY)

The Homer Congregational Church, (United Church of Christ) is seeking an Interim Director of Christian Education. It is expected that the position will last one to two years with the IDCE eligible to apply for the permanent position. Responsibilities include: direct the Church School, promote and publicize Christian Education events; coordinate Vacation Bible School and other programs/events.

This is a part-time position (~ 20 hours per week) with presence required on Sunday mornings. The balance of work time may be fulfilled on a flexible basis in consultation with the Pastor. Qualifications: A commitment to fostering the faith of our children and youth; proven experience in children and youth education; ability to multitask and prioritize tasks; and willing to promote the Opening and Affirming policy of the church.

Homer Congregational Church is north of Cortland, NY. For more information contact the Rev. Dr. Kathleen Waters, 607-749-2604. To apply send résumé to Resumes@homercc.org. Job description available on our web site at www.homercc.com.