You may notice slightly lower attendance on the next two Sundays, January 13 and 20. Our eight committee members will be off and away observing two very viable candidates for the Associate Minister’s position at neutral pulpits. With these observations, telephone interviews of references, and more face-to-face conversations we hope to gather all the [...]
1st UCC Northfield is open for inquiries! We submitted the necessary profiles, descriptors, etc. to the UCC Conference, which posted this tantalizing summary on their online classifieds page:
Active Peace and Justice and ONA congregation in two-college town (40 minutes from Minneapolis) seeks Associate Minister to work closely with Senior Minister, provide leadership [...]
The Committee has been finalizing the updated church profile that describes who we are and what we are looking for in an Associate Minister. The Church Council, our UCC Conference contact Rick Wagner, and the congregation will review our work in the next week and a half. Watch for it in printed form (a [...]
Interim Associate Minister Bob Griggs joined the Associate Minister Search Committee for a recent dinner meeting. Being Bob, he couldn’t resist snapping his salad tongs in the air and asking committee members what he was doing. ???
Answer: “Speaking in tongs.” We discussed how his experience as a full time associate minister in [...]
The Associate Minister Search Committee has been blessed with air-conditioned meeting spaces during our biweekly meetings this summer. Margit Johnson, Nancy Johnson-Maloney, Kaara Maki-Waller, Will Marroquin-Haslett, Jerry Mohrig, Greg Muth, Bill Poehlmann, Jami Reister and Todd Smith Lippert have met with the UCC conference liaison Rick Wagner to discuss the overall process and protocols [...]
A process for forming the Seach Committee for an Associate Minister has been developed. The committee will be comprised of 8 members plus the Rev. Todd Smith Lippert, with the members being representative of the broader church community. Members are free to nominate themselves or others. All nominees are asked to provide a short [...]