Theologically progressive, mission oriented, Open and Affirming/More Light congregation is seeking a half-time Coordinator of Senior Ministry. This position has responsibility for care of home bound and hospitalized members and development of generational programming under the guidance of the Lead Minister and in support of the congregation’s vision, mission and call. We are a congregation in transition ready to move boldly forward to grow in new directions. We seek a candidate who understands the needs of people in retirement years, has training and/or experience in visiting people in home or hospital as part of a pastoral team, is creative and compassionate, detail-oriented, able to work well with volunteers, able develop lay leaders, and is able to work as part of team. Preference will be given to candidates with training and/or experience in visitation, a knowledge of aging and dementia, and experience organizing programs. Applications preferred by November 1, 2014, please. Additional information can be found at our website: www.pnecchurch.org
Welcome to the
Presbyterian - New England Congregational Church.
Worship Sundays 10:45 AM
We welcome all who want to thank God... as well as those who have doubt or do not believe. We welcome tiny infants, grandparents, single people, and families of all configurations.
We welcome those who have no church and those who need strength. We welcome first-time guests who have not been to church since childhood – as well as long-time members who have worshiped with us for decades.
We hope to welcome you one Sunday soon.
We believe that God’s love for humanity is all inclusive and by our common baptism we are brought into union with Christ without distinction.In accordance with this faith, membership in this church is open to all who profess Jesus according to their commitment to the Christian faith and their individual qualifications.We faithfully join in the fellowship of United Church of Christ “Open and Affirming” congregations and Presbyterian “More Light” churches.
Read our 1995 Covenant for Inclusiveness
e are a federated church of Presbyterians and New England Congregationalists. We are two historically related congregations and maintain a certain separateness in our legal identities: each congregation has its own membership book, its own mission contribution, and its own denominational ties. However, we worship together as a single church family. For practical purposes, there is no separation between the two congregations.
Our church family is diverse in age, marital status, sexual orientation, theological outlook and political perspective, but we are united in the belief that a church that attempts to experience the love of God within its community must also be a church that is socially conscious and politically involved. That sometimes leads to controversy and discomfort; but we believe that relevance to human life is more important than a “comfortable pew.”
BOA (Being Open and Affirming)will meet after worship service on Sunday, November 2, in the Nolan House. BOA is the group within our church that advocates and educates on justice and welcome for LGBT persons in church and society. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Kathy Cleary (410-4139) or Terry Diggory (587-3537).
Children start out in worship with their parents, then leave after the children’s message during the service with their Sunday School Teacher. Parents retrieve their children from the Nolan House (next door to the church) after worship. Sunday school takes place most Sundays. Children in PreK through 5th grade are invited to attend. Questions? Call Emily at 584-6091
Our Theology Book Group meets at 7pm in the Nolan House on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The reading will be Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison, recommended in the “New Greatly Enlarged Edition” (Touchstone paperback, 1997), available for $12.00 on Amazon.com. All are welcome to participate. For further information, or to sign up for the group’s email list, contact Terry Diggory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 587-3537.
Bring a bag lunch and join a delightful group of women to discuss a wide range of topics incorporating an easy to follow Bible study. Come when you can, leave when you must, and prepare to enjoy a lively conversation. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month.