Medford Congregational UCC is now accepting applications for our full-time pastor position. On May 4, 2023 the Central Pacific Conference posted the ministry opportunity Click here for a link.
Medford Congregational United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming
congregation. We are designated a Just Peace and Creation Justice Church. Our goal is to serve those in need while offering meaningful outreach and worship. We are a community grounded in Progressive Christian Theology and believe we are called to define and discern our ministry for the future.
Our last full-time pastor retired in June 2022 and since then we have become a resilient, congregation-led church where members and friends have stepped up to serve in a variety of ways. Working alongside two intentional interim pastors (serving at two different times) along with pulpit preachers and retired clergy from within the congregation, we have increased average worship attendance, restarted our fellowship time after worship, provided pastoral care to members, and found a solution to our heating issue which has allowed us to return to worship in the sanctuary for the first time in several years. We are a healthy congregation and dedicated to being a valuable support system for our pastor. We work closely with many charities and nonprofits in our area, and several use our facility regularly for meetings and special events.
We are seeking a designated-term pastor (with the option to extend or transition to settled status) who will work in partnership with the Church Council and church staff, who will provide quality pastoral care, and who is a good communicator with strong organizational skills. A pastor who understands and promotes good financial stewardship will be important as we look to our future.