Churches in Transition

NHCUCC Churches in Transition


Churches Seeking Short-term or Bridge Ministry


Hampton: First Congregational Church of Hampton
Full time Bridge Pastor.
View Request for Bridge Pastor
For more information please contact the Rev. Gordon Rankin at grankin@nhcucc.org

Somersworth: First Parish United Church of Christ
Part time pulpit supply and pastoral care.
For further information please contact the Rev. Gordon Rankin at grankin@nhcucc.org

Temple: Congregational Church of Temple
Part time transitional minister (20 hours per week)
View Request for Transitional Leadership
For further information please contact the Rev. Gordon Rankin at grankin@nhcucc.org

Wakefield: First Congregational Church of Wakefield
Part time pulpit supply and pastoral care. (3-6 months Bridge Pastor)
View Request for Transitional Leadership
For further information please contact the Rev. Richard Slater at rslater@nhcucc.org

West Lebanon: West Lebanon Congregational Church
We are seeking a pastor for 20 to 25 hours per week. Responsibilities will include all aspects of Sunday worship and the bridge minister will hold regular office hours as agreed with the church leadership. The minister will also be available for urgent pastoral and church matters, funerals, memorial services, etc…
For further information please contact the Rev. Richard Slater at rslater@nhcucc.org

 


Churches in Active Search


Colebrook

Monadnock Congregational Church of Christ

Pastor Full Time

Cash Salary $42,000 + Benefits + Parsonage

69 Members

We desire a leader who is compassionate and caring; who will ask the hard questions while listening to and respecting our diverse views; who will be led by God’s grace, sharing real-life examples to support and guide us on God’s path; who is committed to help us address poverty, addiction and other conditions in our broader community; who will teach us to be more responsive and active in our community.

Our congregation strives to serve as a beacon of light for truth and Christian love. Our church has always been a welcoming place, providing a safe, caring social home for our community. God is calling us to continue to serve these roles while getting involved more deeply in our community in creative ways that actually changes lives.

View Colebrook's Local Church Profile

NHCUCC Search & Call Staff: The Rev. Richard N, Slater rslater@nhcucc.org


Concord

West Congregational Church

Part Time Settled Pastor

Cash Salary plus housing allowance: $40,335. Currently they do not include pension or health insurance benefits. 

68 Members

West Congregational Church is moving enthusiastically into the future. We are a warm, inviting, and welcoming church. We are looking to grow our Sunday School as well as continue and expand our awesome mission program. We look forward to welcoming old and new members as we emerge from the pandemic. Our doors are open to many community groups who use our facilities. We would love to partner with a pastor who shares our passion for spreading the love of God as we continue to become more involved in our community.

View West Congregational Church Local Church Profile

NHCUCC Search & Call Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin, grankin@nhcucc.org

 


Gorham

The Gorham Congregational, United Church of Christ

Part Time Transitional Pastor (12-month contract)

81 Members

Cash Salary of $24,696 + Parsonage + Benefits

We are seeking a Transitional Pastor to provide us with leadership; reactivate people who have been away; meet with individual family units to discover the hope, needs, value, and direction for our church. 

We desire transitional leadership that has a love of people; strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills; knowledge of the Bible; is energetic; can bring in younger families; and will maintain confidentiality.

View Request for Transitional Leadership

NHCUCC Search and Call Staff:  The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org


Kensington

First Congregational Church of Kensington, United Church of Christ

Pastor:  Part time 

Conference guidelines based on experience plus benefits 

50 Active Members

Our church wishes to continue as an active, vital part of the Kensington Community, a welcoming presence that serves the spiritual and pastoral needs of our town. We see ourselves becoming a center of activity, with our building open and used by several community or individual organizations throughout the week. We need guidance and encouragement in finding ways to do this. We are seeking a pastor to help us find ways to expand our presence in the community, to help us become more financially stable, and to teach us creative ways to use marketing and technology to present faith-based programming for all ages.

View Kensington Church Profile

NHCUCC Search and Call Staff:  The Rev. Richard Slater rslater@nhcucc.org


Lee

Lee Church Congregational United Church of Christ

Settled Pastor:  Part time 

Conference guidelines based on experience plus benefits 

169 Active Members

We are seeking a pastor who will empower and facilitate our lay members to help us move into a new era in our life as a community of faith. We are looking for a dynamic person skilled in worship leadership, preaching and creative expression, a heart and passion for an intergenerational approach to faith formation, and an ability to inspire and empower our community to move more fully into a mission focused and lay empowered church. We desire a “convener”, a compassionate and empathetic person, an excellent communicator and able to respect, empower and affirm the diversity of our community and this world.

Over the last twenty years we have experienced a period of relative stability under the leadership of devoted and loving pastors. We have also experienced some decline in membership and giving during that time, like many of our partner churches in the UCC. Our new pastor will be a part of a team to manage the change that began during the interim time and make the position more focused on spiritual leadership than labor. As our pastor, we wish you to journey with us in this community church that we cherish. We feel God calling us to find a pastor who will lead the ministry with the Gospel as the foundation and guide for our life and service and outreach.

View Lee Church Profile

NHCUCC Search and Call Staff:  The Rev. Gordon M. Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org


Manchester

First Congregational Church, Manchester

Full Time Senior Settled Pastor

200 Active Members

Salary - Conference guidelines based on experience plus benefits 

In these ever-changing times, we find ourselves open to new opportunities to serve and connect with our greater community while continuing to nurture our established outreach partnerships. We imagine a faith community where people from all walks of life, economic and social backgrounds, ages, and stages of life, and rich in diversity find a welcoming church home. We have the energy and faith commitment, and we need a Senior Pastor who shares our passion for urban ministry.

We seek someone who is spirit-led and skilled in guiding our congregation to envision new ways of reaching out beyond the walls of our building. Our new Senior Pastor will be a friendly, enthusiastic, and engaged leader who relates well with people. We seek someone whose sermons are down-to-earth and whose messages connect to our lives, helping us reflect on how we live out our faith.

View Manchester's Local Church Profile

NHCUCC Staff:  The Rev. Gordon M. Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org


Somersworth

First Parish United Church of Christ (Congregational), Somersworth

Part Time Pastor

50 Active Members

$21,110 + Benefits and Housing Allowance of $6,740

First Parish of Somersworth is not just a building. As a congregation, we are devoted and caring. We are seeking a pastor who is willing to work with us to reach out to local families and the community. We hope for a strong spiritual leader who will help us to grow as individuals in our faith and guide our vision for our church to grow into a dynamic presence in our community.

Our church would greatly benefit from someone who is compassionate and caring with listening skills. We envision a pastor who can build consensus by guiding thoughtful discussion in decision-making. And, added to that list, is a person who is honest and trustworthy, with a good sense of humor!

View Somersworth Local Church Profile.

NHCUCC Staff:  The Rev. Gordon M. Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org


Washington

Washington Congregational Church, United Church Of Christ

3/4 Time Settled Pastor

53 Active Members

See Compensation and Support Section in the Local Church Profile for Salary and Benefits information.

The strength of our church members showed trough during the two years of Covid. We endeavor to continue to show that strength as we age gracefully moving forward. We are blessed to have a Minister who brought an energy level and passion that has enlivened our lives and enriched our faith. We seek to continue that journey and embrace the challenges of our world, both locally and beyond. We want to be inspired and challenged. We enjoy hearing ideas of how we can apply the Word to our everyday life.

View Washington’s Local Church Profile

NHCUCC Search and Call Staff:  The Rev. Richard Slater rslater@nhcucc.org 


West Lebanon

West Lebanon Congregational Church, United Church Of Christ

3/4 Time Settled Pastor

130 Active Members

$37,637 Base Salary + Benefits; Parsonage Available

Our church wants to deepen its faith in Christ by increasing its outreach and missional work in our local and global community. We need to primarily focus on this goal; therefore, we seek a pastor who is a team builder and will find ways to encourage more members to become involved in the life of the church and its mission. We see ourselves as having a lot of potential as a group, and we are looking for leadership to help to cultivate it. This pastor should be outgoing and willing to network in our area. The added benefit could be to attract new members for our congregation..

View West Lebanon’s Local Church Profile

NHCUCC Search and Call Staff:  The Rev. Richard Slater rslater@nhcucc.org 


Wilmot

First Congregational Church of Wilmot

60 active members
See Request for Transitional Leadership for Salary and Benefits information.

We are seeking a interim pastor for 3.5 days per week to help prepare us to call a settled pastor. We seek someone with experience with grief work, a willingness to hold creative/flexible worship, and the ability to interact with the remote congregation. 

View Request for Transitional Leadership

For further information please contact the Rev. Gordon Rankin at grakin@nhcucc.org 


Wilton

Second Congregational Church, United Church Of Christ

1/2 Time Settled Pastor

93 Active Members

$37,600 Salary + Pension (housing allowance included in Salary)

Second Congregational Church (2CC) seeks to increase our position as the community church. We hope for growth, either with younger families or by increasing membership from the aging population. As we strive for a wider community outreach, we need to find ways to interact with our community and let them know that 2CC believes in Jesus Christ and the Trinity and show it by our actions. We have recently voted to take the ONA designation that we believe supports our “All are welcome” stance, regardless of handicap, race, social or economic background, or LGBTQ status. We need a pastor that will support our faith journey by making the lessons of the scripture relatable to us in our day-to-day existence; and will support our designation of ONA. We hope for a pastor that will inspire and encourage participation in the congregation in working towards these.

View Wilton’s Local Church Profile

NHCUCC Search and Call Staff:  The Rev. Richard Slater rslater@nhcucc.org

 


Churches Moving Through a Time of Transition with an Interim Minister


Center Barnstead: Congregational Church of North Barnstead
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Concord: South Congregational Church UCC
Pastor Full Time
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Richard Slater rslater@nhcucc.org

Conway: Conway Village Congregational Church, U.C.C.
Pastor
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Hampton: First Congregational Church of Hampton
Pastor
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Hooksett: Congregational Church of Hooksett, United Church of Christ
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Hopkinton: First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, United Church of Christ
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Hudson: Community Church, UCC, Hudson
Pastor
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Kensington: First Congregational Church of Kensington, UCC
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Richard Slater rslater@nhcucc.org

Laconia: Congregational Church, Laconia, UCC
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Littleton: First Congregational Church, UCC
Pastor
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Richard N. Slater rslater@nhcucc.org

Lee: Lee Church Congregational 
Pastor Part Time
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Manchester: First Congregational Church
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Mont Vernon: Mont Vernon Congregational Church,United Church of Christ
Part Time Pastor
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Richard N. Slater rslater@nhcucc.org

Nashua: Pilgrim Congregational Church
Pastor
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Richard N. Slater rslater@nhcucc.org

Sanborton: Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org

Temple: Congregational Church of Temple
Interim Pastor Part Time
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Richard N. Slater rslater@nhcucc.orgg

Wilton: Second Congregational Church, UCC
NHCUCC Staff: The Rev. Richard N. Slater rslater@nhcucc.org

Wolfeboro: First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro, UCC
Pastor – Full Time
NHCUCC Staff:  The Rev. Gordon Rankin grankin@nhcucc.org