This webpage has been created for those persons who are interested in the position of Senior Pastor at United Church of Chapel Hill (UCCH).
UCCH is a United Church of Christ congregation located in the beautiful Research Triangle region of North Carolina, a thriving research, educational and cultural center with great schools and a mild 4-season climate. Our co-senior pastors are retiring in 2017 and we are seeking a new senior pastor to provide inspirational leadership in worship and outreach, oversee operations, and lead 17 staff and a congregation of 955 members. Our congregation is from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, but all are attracted to our passion for biblical truth, social justice, and caring for God’s creation. We are an open and affirming congregation committed to extravagantly welcoming everyone to share in God’s abundant joy; our overarching creed is love.
We are seeking a senior pastor with the skills and proven leadership to build on the strengths of our thriving community, and the insight to help us envision and create our future. We also are looking for a leader that can respond creatively to the unique opportunities and the challenges facing churches today. Our future pastor will be a prophetic voice, an inspirational advocate for justice, and a caring shepherd for our members and lay leaders. Below, we’ve provided links to a number of documents and webpages we thought would be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to browse these links and to search the entire UCCH website and familiarize yourself with the many activities, ministries, and programs here at UCCH.
Related to the search/position:
Related to our church and activities:
Constitution and By-Laws (revised 2016)
UCCH Church Structure and Lay Leadership
Open and Affirming Covenant (adopted 1993)
Economic Justice Covenant (adopted 2007)
Racial Justice Covenant (adopted 2016)
2016 Annual Report of United Church of Chapel Hill
“Why ONA is Important to Me”Story Board Project 2017
2016 United Church Advent Booklet
Article by Reverend Susan Steinberg, Nov 14, 2012, Christian Century
Recent media coverage of United Church of Chapel Hill
A precious promise, February 21, 2017 – The News & Observer
Church conference in Chapel Hill examines gun violence, January 28, 2017 – The News & Observer
Charlotte school ties bind new friends, revive buried slave past, January 15, 2017 – The News & Observer
On Faith: United Church of Chapel Hill approves covenant on racial truth, June 15, 2016 – The News & Observer
United Church of Chapel Hill Goes Solar: Largest Solar Installation on a Place of Worship in North Carolina, November 17, 2015 – PR News Wire
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