The candidate recommended by the Search and Call Committee to serve as our new Senior Minister will be joining us for a Special Candidating Weekend the weekend of April 26-27. A timeline of the various special events scheduled to take place that weekend follows. Ethical Standards I will be honest and diligent in my work to fulfill the offices of ministry according to the stipulations of my call or employment and my best professional judgment.I will not misappropriate the money or property of the congregations, agencies or enterprises I serve, or of their members, staff or clients.In the online UCC bookstore, you can find a checklist poster and DVD to help your church understand the search process. Use the following tools for professional networking: The Snapshot as your online UCC business card, the Ministerial Profile, and open positions listed at UCC Ministry Opportunities.Practices of discernment will assist you as you prayerfully read Local Church Profiles and proceed to interview with search committees.
I will make myself a candidate for a pulpit or other position of ministry only with serious intent, and I will observe the established candidating procedures of the Unitarian Universalist Association.Though this story is bleak and discouraging, we must learn from such examples. As many as 100,000 churches in America could be dying. Always work collegially with conference staff and help the congregation do the same.September 10, 2000 I checked my notes and realized that it’s been a year since I gave you a Bible quiz. I’ll give you a hint – all the questions have to do with the Old Testament. Because of the richness of this book, you will get more out of this series if you do some homework each week.